Power supply isolator

PSUs: The source of DC power for all components in the PC & often a big noise source.

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Power supply isolator

Post by carlitosz » Thu Jun 05, 2003 7:03 pm

anybody has any experience with the magicvent?

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Post by halcyon » Thu Jun 05, 2003 11:05 pm

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Post by aphonos » Thu Jun 05, 2003 11:12 pm

Here's an image if you want/need to avoid the pdf (though the pdf gives more details and pics).
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I don't have any experience with it, but most systems would run hot with that limited exhaust space. You won't have any convection cooling from the lower exhaust fans/holes. I guess a PSU-only-exhaust system might find some noise reduction, but lower noise fans (ie modding the PSU) and proper case ventilation would make a happier system, IMO.

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Post by Katana Man » Fri Jun 06, 2003 6:16 am

Yeah, carlitosz, you should say "Power supply muffler".
An isolator will isolate vibrations from being transfered.
Here is an "attempt" at a power supply isolator:

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Post by KenAF » Sat Jun 07, 2003 6:06 am

I am using that "power supply muffler" from Directron. It's made of a soft, rubber/jelly like material.

One problem with this product is that it covers up some of the holes on my FSP350-60PN (the power supply with 120mm fan). It may make a slight difference, but I think you'd probably do just as well by putting some decent grommets in your power supply mounting holes.

I will post a pic of that product on the Fortran 350w later today...

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