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can i get a smaller power unit ??

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by newstuart, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. newstuart

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    following on from my earlier thread about making my pc a little less noisy,Ive just ran it with the top half of the case off and discovered its the power unit fan making the noise. Can the fan or indeed the power unit be swapped on PCs ? of so is there a standard size ? what do i need to look out for ?
     
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    Yes definitely, that is often the culprit for pc noise.
    The standard size is just called ATX, so if your PC case is a normal size (not micro or mini) you can swap with any ATX power supplies. There are many available that are quiet or completely silent, make sure you get adequate wattage (around 400, depending on what is in your PC). Try a search in google on silent or quiet power supplies, also been discussed in these forums quite often.
     
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    the pc case i not a standard size, Its a small DVD player size
    the power unit is a Enhance ENP-2222B
    This unit
    http://www.enhance-europe.com/tfx.htm#
    Im not to sure if this would be "ATX" or not ?
     
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    The specs say that this is a TFX form factor power supply.
    Doing a quick search (google is down), I found that Aopen do a TFX supply for about £50, but I couldn't get any details as it isn't on their website, so it might not be any quieter.
     
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    Actually I think that £50 was the price for power supply and case together.
     
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    Ah so TFX relates to the size then ? thanks alot for your help i will get looking
     

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