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Old 04-10-2012, 01:50 PM   #1
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Default Replacement fan for XFX XXX Edition 650W PSU

I have a 650W XXX Edition XFX PSU and it started making a really annoying clicking sound like on the YouTube video below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NGMXrA1PJ4

The PSU is still covered by warranty and XFX authorised my RMA, which is good. The bad news is that I'm in Brazil, and it would cost me about US$60 to send it to be repaired. Not to mention that it can take up to 60 days for it to get back to me, considering shipping and customs procedures.

So I'm more than willing to lose the warranty and change the fan myself, but I can't find a suitable 135mm fan anywhere. Is it even possible to buy one? As the fan is a lot smaller and lighter than the entire PSU, shipping it to Brazil would be way more feasible.

I'd appreciate any help I can get, thanks for reading!
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:51 PM   #2
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One of these Scythes should fit...

even Amazon has it, not sure if either of them will ship. Just search for that model.. good luck!

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Old 04-10-2012, 06:40 PM   #3
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One of these Scythes should fit...

even Amazon has it, not sure if either of them will ship. Just search for that model.. good luck!
Thanks! But neither Amazon or NewEgg will ship it here... Could a 140mm fan fit? That would make it way easier...
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:52 AM   #4
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I doubt a 140 would fit but I think a 120 might work with a bit of work around... afterall the PSU needs some air, as long as there is a fan moving air into it, the size should not matter.
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:34 PM   #5
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I've found this Akasa fan on Amazon UK and they'll ship it ro Brazil. The shipping fee is not what I would call small, but it is doable. But I'm still pondering my options...

http://www.akasa.com.tw/update.php?t...model=AK-195BL
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:49 PM   #6
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Hi Patrese,
May I ask you how much time after you bought this Psu, the issue appearead? Where did you buy it?
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:21 PM   #7
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Hi Patrese,
May I ask you how much time after you bought this Psu, the issue appearead? Where did you buy it?
I bought it on august 2010. Great PSU, dead silent for most of its time with me, until its fan started clicking in january 2012.

I ended up selling it to someone willing to live with the noise. The replacement will be a Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold, which is modular and affordable enough here in Brazil. Special thanks to DesiPower for the help!
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