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    Posted: Feb/12/2008 at 10:57pm
To save some time, I will repost an email I sent a friend.  He wasn't too much help.
 
Hi. Normally, I am smart on computer-type issues, however; I am going to embark on a mission that is a little tougher than the average problem. I'm going to replace my gargling, noisy, rauscus fan in my power supply with a much quieter fan.

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I read a guide of how the 4 pin power connecter comes off to reveal a 2-pin.  I am aware of the risks and the warranty void.
 
What I ask is if there is anything I can do BEFORE I rip it apart to quiet it down, such as any type of software. This is a sleeve bearing cheapo, and I am not sure a case fan will fit properly in the fan area. Thanks!
 
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I also want the option of replacing the PSU with a quieter PSU of equal or slightly greater strength.  I like Antec fans, but I'm not sure I can afford an Antec PSU.  Should I RMA the PSU or replace the fan?
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RMA, if it is under warranty, RMA.
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Be careful if you decide to open the PSU. They can hold a charge even after unplugged for around a day. You should be able to replace the fan with one from Newegg, but the connector will likely have to be soldered since the inside of a PSU does not have the molex that the fan you linked comes with.
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I already cut the code off for the rebate.  Can I still RMA?
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