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I have installed a fabulous koolance liquid system in my computer, but the power supply fan is still very noisy. I doubt I can lequid cool it, can I replace the fan without replace the complete power supply?
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You can take same size 12V fan from another supply. Just cut the wires, remove the old fan, install the new fan twist the wires, apply heat shrink sleeve or tape and close the psu case. Lot quicker than waiting for a whole new supply.

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try peeling the label that located in the middle of the fan, and place few drop of WD-30,
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Well, Unfortunately, the PSU fan is installed together with the PSU so there's no way which you could purchase a fan separately.

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daleoran;
I would very much like to see one or more of us who contributed an answer (based on an experience with successful outcome, not just speculation) receive some points, or have the points shared among the most feasible answers.

Almost all of us recommended ways to replace a failing fan in a power supply. It's very easy to do (PSU case screws apart) for anyone who has used a soldering iron. For those who would rather not, most of us recommended a place to find a superior replacement PSU.

I've been taking a beating on EE so far: providing good answers to questioners based on real experience and real results, not just suggestions that "might" work.  Some of the questioners are clearly young teenagers who can't understand the answer. Regardless, the person usually abandons the question or misunderstands the point system, so I'm left having put out good knowledge and experience out there with nothing in return.

Anything you can do to resolve this question thread in a manner that's fair to us who have answered would be much appreciated. :-)

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