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Best replacement fan for PSU?

Discussion in 'Power Supplies' started by LuckyBenski, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. LuckyBenski

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 28, 2017

    Posts: 2,369

    Location: London

    (possibly should be posted in General/Overclocking & Cooling)

    Hi all, have a PSU which has now become my noisiest component due to water cooling the rest.

    It's an EVGA 600B and the system only draws ~350W under full stress test on a hot day. I figured I will just replace the fan as I have plenty of 120mm spares lying around and I know my way around a PCB.

    What are the considerations? Static pressure? Airflow? Low start voltage? I was planning to compare the existing fan with my spares and find something quieter but which 'feels' like the same airflow at a given voltage.

    Any suggestions?
  2. VonScar


    Joined: Jul 18, 2009

    Posts: 641

    Location: Tividale, West Midlands

    I would be more concerned about opening a device that stores a lot of electricity in its capacitor even when it is turned off. The rule of thumb with power supplies is to not even consider opening one up.

    I suggest you get a power supply that is a known "quiet" PSU. Safer and surely not that expensive, and you can then just sell your existing supply to mitigate the outlay.