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BUBBLE

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I've recentley purchased a mid tower casing for around $25 from a computer shop along with 400W power supply. In the power supply near the psw area there is no fan to intake to heat air from the processor. I wonder is it good if I drill some holes in that are just to let psw to suck the air in from the cpu heat area. Is that a good pratice to do or is it ok to plug a fan in there? But already my volcano 11+ fan making alot of noice so i don't like the idea fixing a another fan to the machine. Let me know your guys ideas abt this.
 

dalilman52

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hmmm yeah, it may make more noise if u added another fan, but not if u got a quiet one, like a panaflo m1a (m for medium flow), its pretty quiet and has a respectable amount of air-flow for it's noise level

another option would be just to drill some big holes, but first, plz take the cover off b4 then drill the holes in the cover of the psu...

to solve the issue of the noise from ur volcano heatsink (garbage IMHO) u can remove the fugly thermaltake grill that inhibits air-flow like no other...when u remove it, u will see that it is much quieter at high speeds
 

PiMpShiN

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and about the cooling for the cpu and sound caused by the cooling you may want to consider the products made my thermalright. truely *quailty merchandise*. provides exceptional cooling and you can use virtually any fan you prefer for it....just a suggestion.
 
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Hi guys thanks for the reply. Well i've already removed the thermaltake grill in the cpu heatsink but still it's the noisable fan in my system. I can't reduce the fan speed due to the high temp in hte room. Mabye it's nearley something like 27c but still inside the machine it'll be built as 39c and theprocessor might get around 43c-45c. Well I think it's better to do the drilling job also. in my earlier psu i've a fan fixed beneath the psu. Mabye i should fix that but i've apinted it so badly so i don't wanna use it ierther also:D
Anyway is having foam in the casing make any sense likewise controlling the noise? I've seen this in many places in the web. Those people says it'll reduce the noise to a noticibally level. Any idea abt it?