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Modding Silencing Chieftec PSU

Discussion in 'Modding' started by pr0xZen, 12 Dec 2004.

  1. pr0xZen

    pr0xZen What's a Dremel?

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    After countless weeks of listening to the extreme sounds of the 360W Cheiftec PSU that came in my Chieftec Dragon fulltower, I've had it.

    The problem is this.
    1. I've never silenced a PSU before, but I believe I got the basic ideas of how.
    2. The fan is 80mm I believe, and it's quite load and i think it pushes quite alot of air.

    Have anyone ever tried to silence this PSU? I can't afford a new PSU right now, but this whining is breaking me.

    What fans should I use, and where should they be placed?

    Someone please help me - this thing is stuck in my bedroom!
     
  2. Infraggable Krunk

    Infraggable Krunk What's a Dremel?

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    2 things, but both are going to require that you replace the fan thats in there

    a) undervolt it ( ie to 7 or 5 v if you think it wont overheat ie if it has big heatsinks)

    b) connect it to a fan controller

    EVERY fan in my case is controlled by the four rheobuses of my vantec rheobus. So i tune down the voltage ( down to 5v i believe) when im not gaming
     
  3. Leeum

    Leeum What's a Dremel?

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    The fan will be soldered inside, your best bet is to buy a quiet fan such as a Panaflo etc, cut the two wires from the fan inside and remove it. Do the same with your new fan and solder the two together and heatshrink, much safer than soldering to the power supply PCB etc.
     
  4. Hallq16

    Hallq16 What's a Dremel?

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    I replaced chieftec's fan with a quiet one by Zalman. It's as close to silent, as it can be, and can handle with cooling 360w psu well.

    :rock:
     

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