I own the Zalman ZM300A-PFC and in my eternal journey to silence my whole system I intend to buy a Verax P14 (CPU is an AthlonXP 1700+) to make that Arctic Cooling Pro shut up and I'm getting my 'Cuda V 80GB during the next days, to replace my WD 80 GB 7200. Sooo.... apart from the graphics card (8500LE which might
get a zalman ZM-80, or a cheaper custom solution) the only thing holding me back from near-silence might be the zalman PSU....
So basically I wanted to modify the PSU one way or another. I guess just reducing the the current fans voltage might kill the PSU way quicker then intended to do, so... Has anyone any experience with modifying the Zalman ZM300... ?
. Might a Verax fan be a good idea? I have seen the tomshardware review on those 21 PSUs and they seemed to like the Fortron/Verax sollution very much, so I thought a Verax Fan would do just fine within the Zalman PSU, because the Zalman has some rather large passive heatsinks, not found (to my knowledge) in common (sparkle/fortron) PSUs. So the Verax *should* do a decent job in keeping it cool. But will it be quieter than now as well? Or do you guys think I might be better of with a Papst 8412 N2GL ('12db') or something?
I recon some of you like panaflo Fans a lot, but most reviews i read prefered the papst fans over them and some stated that the Verax thingies might be the quietest. Anyways, Papst or Verax would be the easiest to buy for me, since I am in germany.
BTW. If everybody else thinks the Verax is a really bad idea, I'm very open minded for other more quiet solutions for my CPU (I am aware that the Verax has *just* enough cooling power, to deal with my current 1700+, so this is not an issue, just the noise...)
(sorry for the bad english and typos, hadn't much time)