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Old 02-16-2013, 06:23 AM
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Default Magma PE6R4 chassis power supply #3

Hi,

Just thought i would share this on the TDM forum as some of you might come across the same thing if you're using PCI cards in a chassis! My power supply starting making a noise! suspected fan bearing etc. so thought i better put a new power supply in the chassis.

I replaced the power supply about 4 years back with a CIT branded power supply and it has been fine for all those years and never heard it make any fan noise either, untill yesterday.

Just bought a Corsair GS800 and so far all good and no noise at all*
Only 2 connections. ..

1. the main ATX 24+4 (Only use the 24 connection! the extra 4 is just moved out of the way and not needed!!)

2. 5v molex connects to the resister on the inside of the chassis (Dummy load so chassis thinks a hard drive is connected so will boot up ok!)

There is a 3rd connection which goes to the front fans but i don't use them!! instead i have replaced the lid of the chassis with a mesh head and keep the chassis on the ground where it keeps cool. been fine for many years. but my room is quite cool!!!

*Fan only comes on when needed above a certain temp! so i'll update if it becomes noisy when the room gets up to temp.


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Default Magma PE6R4 chassis power supply #3

I just started having noises from my front fan on my Magma! I have already performed the power supply change out as Chris has described. My original unit was too loud for me even at low speed.
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Default Re: Magma PE6R4 chassis power supply #3

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I just started having noises from my front fan on my Magma! I have already performed the power supply change out as Chris has described. My original unit was too loud for me even at low speed.
Hi,

I tried various fans on the front, specifically whisper quiet one's but they still made too much noise for me! so as i've said i don't use the front fans but instead have a mesh lid on the chassis and keep it on the floor where it keeps cool in my control room.


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Hi,

Here's a shot of the mesh lid. Just cheap mesh from a hardware store and cut and bent to shape...





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