Enermax 431W - Safe to use one Silent 80mm?

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Enermax 431W - Safe to use one Silent 80mm?

Post by Raider » Tue Aug 13, 2002 8:34 am

I want to make my Enermax EG-465P-VE 431W as quiet as possible, so I was thinking of removing the 92mm internal one, and replacing the external 80mm one with a Ystech Silent 80mm.

The silent fan specs are as follows:
Speed - 1850RPM
Output - 27CFM
Decibels - 20dBA

Will this be enough to cool my Enermax?

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Post by MikeC » Tue Aug 13, 2002 10:57 am

Sounds reasonable to me, as long as your ambient room temp isn't past 30C consistently and your PC components don't draw huge amounts of power.

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Post by Raider » Tue Aug 13, 2002 12:25 pm

30C? You kidding, I live in the UK, that means 23C at the peak of summer, and generally very wet :)

I followed you're excellent article on the Enermax modding, but I haven't got my silent fan yet, but so far so good.

What I really need to do is silence my 60mm cpu fan. Although I don't think my XP1700 can take any less cooling :(

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Post by MikeC » Tue Aug 13, 2002 12:37 pm

If you're using the stock AMD HSF, dump it & get something better that you can use an 80mm fan with. No way to make a 60mm fan quiet AND get decent airflow. There are lots of better HS that are not expensive. Look in SPCR's recommended list http://www.silentpcreview.com/goto.php?t=s&id=30&a=1%20or www.overclockers.com or www.dansdata.com.

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Post by Raider » Tue Aug 13, 2002 1:12 pm

Its ok, I'm about to upgrade, so I was probably going to go for a P4 setup. I'll get the Alpha HS, then use a fairly quiet 80mm.

Plus I'm about to buy a Coolermaster 110 alu. case. I plan to replace the 4 fans in that with 4 silent Papsts (12db each), so that should help things along :)

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