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June 20, 2012 7:03:48 PM

I currently have the XFX Pro 850W Core Edition power supply, and I noted that the fan in it is quiet loud. Is it worth voiding the warranty to replace the fan with a quiet 12cm fan? I bought the PSu about 0.5- 1 year ago.

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June 20, 2012 7:51:13 PM

Hi :) 

NO..its dangerous and wont work anyway....

All the best Brett :) 
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June 20, 2012 7:52:13 PM

The fan noise is common for this unit. All the reviews mention that the fan is noisy once it gets going. The issue with replacing the fan is that you end up with one that can not cool the PSU. Not only will you void the warranty but you may end up with a ruined PSU. It is not just an issue of cfm for the fan but also pressure. Unlike case fans that encounter little resistance to their air flow, the PSU fan must blow through a some what restricted zone.
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June 20, 2012 8:40:57 PM

:( 
Why can any 120mm fan not cool the PSU properly??
a b ) Power supply
June 20, 2012 8:49:19 PM

olivierhacking said:
:( 
Why can any 120mm fan not cool the PSU properly??



Hi :) 

Because they are NOT designed for it....

All the best Brett :) 
June 20, 2012 9:57:16 PM

Alright, thanks for the advice! Guess I will have to live with it for now. Unless I get very tempted..
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