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  Reply # 192470 28-Jan-2009 13:13
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The slow fan speed on the power supply was one of the main reasons I got it. It is know to run the fan very slowley and therefore be a very quiet power supply. I only rely on it to call the tuners/sound card I rely on the case fans to keep the video card cool.

I had a piece of thin black plastic that came from a fan housing that fitted perfectly to block the CPU cooling hole but to be honest I have no idea where I got it from was just in amongst my PC bits and bobs.

If you are looking for fans maybe try They have not done a review on the fans I have but have a lot of other reviews.

Media centre PC - Case Silverstone LC16M with 2 X 80mm AcoustiFan DustPROOF, MOBO Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H, CPU AMD X2 240 under volted, RAM 4 Gig DDR3 1033, HDD 120Gig System/512Gig data, Tuners 2 X Hauppauge HVR-3000, 1 X HVR-2200, Video Palit GT 220, Sound Realtek 886A HD (onboard), Optical LiteOn DH-401S Blue-ray using TotalMedia Theatre Power Corsair VX Series, 450W ATX PSU OS Windows 7 x64

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  Reply # 192476 28-Jan-2009 13:21
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That was my reason also for that power supply. I guess I was a bit surprised at just how slow and how quiet. Not necessarily a bad surprise. I was looking at the SilentPC a couple of days ago at their fan reviews. I kind of feel like I've spent enough on the build already so I'm interested in shortcuts not involving too much extra expense (having said that, I note that I already have ~200Gb of video, and that Western Digital have just released a 2TB version of their quiet green drive).

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