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Old 05-28-2008, 05:29 AM
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Default Re: Noisy PCI expansion chassis - upgrade with quiet fans?

Thanks -

A little update on this project:

I just swapped out the big 120mm fan in my G4 for starters. The one I put in is max 18dBa, I can't hear it at all when it's running. The power supply in the G4 is a different story. That thing is the noisiest fan I have.

I got 3 multi speed fans for the front of the chassis, they run at 14 dba on their lowest setting. I need some hardware to install them, so it'll be tonight before I can test them. After closer inspection, the power supply I put in the chassis a few years ago is a "silent" Antec power supply. Running it by itself without the front 3 fans I can't even hear it.
- John

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