When my Corsair guarantee goes out (in 4.5 years) i was thinking of removing the Adda fan and put a Scythe S-Flex D or something in the lower chamber of the P180 (=Vertical fan).
EDIT: Sorry, Before editing I accidentally wrote =Horizontal Fan. I meant vertical mounting (instead of the originally mounted Antec Tri Cool in the P180B lower chamber).
With taped holes around the PSU on the back of the P180B case this should be OK shouldn't it? I will connect the new fan to the PSU controller of course (=some modding and soldering needed because I have heard the controller is a 2-pin header?).
I guess the original Adda is a 1600 rpm fan but in the lower bay there is no mobo (CPU, GPU) heat to take care of so it should be OK to swap for a 1200 rpm fan (Such as S-Flex D) instead. Noise should be lowered considerably then right?
What do you think of this? Any links to similar projects?
My PSU is not loud at all but if there is no
other noise around (well withing reasonable practical limits) there is no problem to hear if my computer is on if you listen for it.
My fans are probably running ~700 rpm so as Erssa says
If the computer fills "spcr standards" psu will most likely be the loudest component.
Every self-respecting spcr enthusiast has his fan(s) running at less then 1000rpm, most likely in the range of 600-800rpms. S12, Corsair etc have adda fans. Adda's are "ok", but not as good as Nexus, Scythe or Noctua, even if they were running at the same speeds, which they won't doing, since S12 and Corsair both have their fans running very close to 1000rpm even at the lowest speed.
It's very easy for the psu to be the loudest component, it doens't necessarily mean, that the computer itself is loud. I think I will try passive psu next time I'm building a computer.
it is normal that my HX620 is the noisiest component of my computer. Glad to get it confirmed.
Thanks Erssa because I was beginning to wonder if my relatively quiet PSU was faulty after all. But now I am quite sure this is not the case.
And yes Khrono Devil I second your statement.
In early morning I can hear it but certainly isn't loud. Compared to all the other PSUs I have used it is by far the quietest even when the load is on.