I'm new to this forum and case upgrading/modding and I have two parts in my rig that causes big noise issues:
1- Powersupply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817171018
2- Stock CPU Fan
I have AMD X2 3800 socket AM2 (89W - i think -one) with a generic case.
for the PSU, I didn't know about the noise 6 weeks after the purchase. Initially it was quiet, but then it started to get noisy and now it's the loudest thing in the whole rig. I'm thinking about replacing the PSU fan
(120mm) with this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811998121
which is also installed as the back case fan and is actually quiet.
So is it safe and okay to just get rid of the original fan and solder the wires with this APEVIA one? (Voltage, Amp are the same -- 12V, 25A) I don't want to dump this PSU and buy a new one for another $50+
For the AM2 CPU Fan, which model is the commonly used one for noise and cooling? (under $30)
I have two 18" x 18" x 1.5" silence foams as experiments:
Any tips on how to utilize them correctly before i cut them? :p
Right now, I just taped them on the sides of the case with no side panels, just the foams for now.