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Enermax with no fans? has anyone tried removing all the fans and leaving it 24/7?
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Not recommended. <!-- BBCode Start --><A HREF="http://www.silentpcreview.com/goto.php?t=s&id=15&a=1 " TARGET="_blank">This article</A><!-- BBCode End --> asks the question & answers it in detail. Especially if left inside a PC in the normal position, the internal temps would exceed 60C. PSUs drop in efficiency prgressively as temp goes up, so that by the time you hit 50C & higher, the normal 65-70% efficiency rating goes out the window; you lose more than half the consumed power as heat. Most manufacturers specify max operating temp as 50C. <br> <br>In fact Enermax says <br> <br><!-- BBCode Start --><I>0~25C for full rating of load, decrease to zero watts O/P at 70'C </I><!-- BBCode End --> <br> <br>In other words, their PSU cannot provide full power output when operated at above 25C (which is absurd, because in a normal PC, it's ALWays above 25C!), and by the time it hits 70C, the PSU cannot deliver any DC current at all.
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