This might not be the most appropriate post here but it does relate to my Gateway machine. I'm wanting to move my server out of the closet. It is built with a plexiglass cover and is quite nice(at least i think so). However it is far too loud. I want to have the power supply totaly silent. I am thinking of not having the power supply in the case and removing the fan and cover off of it. If I add extra heat sinks to the power supply would this work?
This way i can have it out in the open while it supplies a steady stream of mp3's to my Gateway. If you care to see current photos of the server are at http://www.ubertech.ca/uberserver/uberindex.htm .
I would not advise this, if it has a fan it is meant to be air-cooled. There are companies who manufacture fanless power supplys, but you risk screwing up your PS and components by trying to make a regular Power Supply into one.
I agree with expo1001.
Also some power supply heatsinks actually carry High voltage! Read and understand all warning labels if any are attached inside.
Possible FIRE risk too! Unless you are VERY experienced with power supply design I would not even consider modding it except MAYBE to change the fan to a quality quieter one with the same or better CFM air movement.
Better to just obtain a quality reduced noise unit.
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