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eXtreme Power PSU - anyone have one that is NOT Noisy?

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SINneR    0

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Sounds like placing it in a different orientation could work...

Some fans have a little give within the bearing area....

thus, when the PSU is upside down, the fan blades/axle shifts slightly due to gravity.

Also, overtime, heat will expand / weaken materials, causing the plastic to become less viscous, which causes a droop.

So turning it around should prevent the blade-grill collision...

Also, what might work, try slightly bending the grill ends (where the screws go in) to a soft "Z" shape,

so that the grill can sit above the fan blades a bit more...

as shown in pic:

fanGrill_mod.jpg

Well, if you can't fix it yourself or replace it / RMA it, you'll have to spend over $75 on a new one anyway :(

Besides, if a 600w PSU with NO active PFC only costs under $90 and is rated for only

70%+ efficiency :roll: ... it can't be that good of a PSU anyway :x

tkl.hui, you should really go for a more efficient PSU with an Active PFC function.

It will extend the life of your computer components.

Also, the 80 PLUS Certified PSUs are good for saving energy, they are all over 80% efficient.

8) -RJF-PC

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tkl.hui    0

if i bend the grill like that, it wont reach the screw holes. so rmaing, ive never done it before. do u get ur money back? or do they send u a new one or what? thanks

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Maxession    1
if i bend the grill like that, it wont reach the screw holes. so rmaing, ive never done it before. do u get ur money back? or do they send u a new one or what? thanks

RMA within 1 year after buying;

Take it to the shop, they'll take care of it. (they'll replace it immediately, or send it to CM and you'll have to wait for it to come back)

Over 1 year;

You have to fill in the RMA form, then you'll get a number. You write that down on the box you're going to send the PSU back with. CM fixes or replaces it and sends it back.

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SINneR    0

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This has to work!

Try getting 4 small, 1mm thick washers....

Place them under each screw hole in between the unit and grill...

That should allow the fan grill to sit above the PSU unit a little more..

8) -RJF-PC

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tkl.hui    0

good idea, will try that. in the mean time, ive been looking into a new psu cuz this one is getting really annoying. i was looking at the antec earthwatts 500w, ocz stealthxstream, and corsair vx 550 neone, ever used ne of these?

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SINneR    0

ya, those washers should do the trick... :D

What type of system are your running? Gaming? General use?

what kind of CPU & VideoCard(s) do you use?

It's important to get a PSU that can support the current hardware.

Here are some good ones to start...

Antec, Enermax, Corsair, ABS Tagan, or PC Power & Cooling.

Also, CM makes Real Power PROs that are good too.

They all will run a little more expensive than those CM eXtremes, but will serve you better...

OCZ is alright, but my last OCZ (GameXStream) fluctuated quite a bit... :x

If you can afford near or over $110 for a PSU, do it,

...make sure it has Active PFC or is 80 Plus certified.

Just remember, get one with MORE wattage than your system requires. :wink:

Better safe, than to have a smoking PC! :shock:

Hope all works out for ya'! :wink:

8) -RJF-PC

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tkl.hui    0

damn =/ those washers didnt work, and i even tried mounting the psu upsidedown in my new cm690 case =/ very disappointed =/ tho i must say, the cm690 is an excellent case.

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