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Need A Cool Running Power Supply


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#1 Johnny Boy

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 04:18 PM

I got a 500w Antec Powersupply that my uncle had lying around. Its all well and good but let me tell you, I could end an ice age with the amount of heat it puts out. I dont know if its faulty, or if its just a hot running power supply. but it needs to go Please give me some suggestions as to COOL running Powersupplys that will run my computer which specs are;

80gb Seagate Barracuda
mATX AsRock P4VM890
P4 2.4ghz HT 800mhz FSB
Pci-e 512mb Nvidia Geforce 8500gt
And A DVD Burner.

Please give me something. Since this power supply is fairly new, ill probably just sel it on ebay to pay for the new one. Thanks for all responses.
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Posted 21 April 2008 - 12:34 PM

Is this a dual-fan unit? You also might want to examine the whole airflow situation. Blocked front vent and or fan, and the rear fan
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Posted 23 April 2008 - 04:39 PM

it is a dual fan unit, the fans arent blocked except for a small portion of the bottom 120mm fan, which is blocked by the peice of metal inside the case that holds the PS up. I can take a picture if you dont understand what I mean.
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Posted 24 April 2008 - 09:08 PM

Is it the power supply itself that's hot to the touch, or is it the air coming out of it that's hot?
Is this a Mid Tower, or Mini Tower case?
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