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    Upgrading the shuttle fan...

    Is it a simple job to upgrade the shuttle fan?

    I'm thinking of getting a nice quiet 80mm panaflo fan (32db, 40CFM) and having it running all the time rather than the current offering.

    Is it just a case of pulling the other one out and putting this one in?

    Also is it worth replacing the psu fan and will it make much difference?

    One more question: I'm currently not using the shim. How easy is it to damage the cpu with the heatpipe? Is it worth putting it on after I next take it apart?

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    replacing the case fan is simple, any1 could do it.

    PSU fan - yes aslong as u can solder and secure the wires afterward (only 2)

    and shim, cooler without, and aslong as u dont drop it, safe without also :E
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    Cheers Russ.

    I've ordered myself that Panaflo fan. Probably be a bit noisier but worth it for the extra cooling.

    Won't bother with PSU fan even though I'm quite good at soldering.

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    If you replace the Shuttle fan, it becomes almost silent if you pick the right fan ....

    Even a normal fan, not known to be quiet will still be quieter in the shuttle as it is temperature controlled.
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    i had the s4 off ultim8 (THANKS NIGEL ) and that shifts loads of air, and as silent as a mouse
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    Re: Upgrading the shuttle fan...

    Originally posted by Prodigy
    Is it a simple job to upgrade the shuttle fan?
    For instructions on changind the PSU fan see an old article of mine wher I did this on my SS51G - here.

    Hope this helps.

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