Does anybody know the name of the company or have the link for the company that sells the 600w (I think) drop-in replacement PSU for the Digital Audios? I saw it once long ago but I've slept since then and am at a complete loss. Also, does anyone know what size the fan is in the stock PSU? I just installed a 120mm SilenX Extrema Pro to replace the stock one and it is sooo quite (14 dB) that all I can say is, d**n! that PSU fan is LOUD! So I figured I'd swap it too. Thanks for all the info.
P.S. Is the 120mm fan supposed to suck hot air out or blow cool air in? I think I've got it installed backwards
I don't know the name of the company, but if they made a drop in 600W then i don't need to make one for the Quicksilver. As for the fan in the PSU, that's an 80 mm fan. As for the 120 mm, i try to make it suck air in to blow onto the heatsink to cool it off. Then i would add a fan to blow the hot air out of the case and keep it cool in there. Hope that helps
The PSU fan is 80mm x 25mm thick with 2 pin plug. As regards to which way the 120 fan goes, Apple changed from the DA (which sucked cool air in & blew out the top, best IMHO) to the Quicksilver which worked in the opposite directions. So as long as both fans are working together you can't really go wrong!
Thanks guys, I will do some more slogging around on the net and find that PSU. When I do I post back here. Mind you it wasn't cheap but it was easy (story of my life). As for the fans, I'm so tempted to hack a hole in the roof of the DA (natural convection would help just by itself, plus it might be a good start for a radiator location ;D) just for good measure. So, more more little question. Is the PSU fan 12v or 5v?
Thank you Aqua. Got a nice 14dB 32CFM SilenX comming. Can't wait until the loudest thing in the Mac is the VGA cooler.
reddrag0n, SO have you seem it also? The site in question has a page in English with all the PSUs on it but when you navigate away everything changes to Japanese. d**n me for not book marking when I had it! The search continues!!!
No, i haven't seen the page, but the most i have been able to figure out is an MDD power supply in a DA and Quicksilver. Since the voltages are the same. I did find some time back an ATX mod in a quicksilver that was french, and i'm sure if you check the backlogs on this site, you might find a post that i made trying to put this to rest. I don't own a QS as of yet, but i do want to try this mod. It's just the lak of funds that stops me.
Course, when you see the price you won't be so thrilled but at least I'm not losing my mind (more than usual,that is). Now I'm kind of sick that I passed up a 500w Antec at CompUSA for 39.99 when they were on sale . Oh well, special thanks to fangsuede over at Strangedogs for helping me find that sucker.
Ok, now will the Gigabit power supplies work with the Digital Audio? Plus that's pretty expensive for a power supply. Honestly i would perform the mod for the MDD power supply to be put into the Digital Audio. Since those mods work with the Gigabit up to the MDD models. And those power supplies can be bought on eBay for cheaper than what this company is asking for theirs.
Yeah, they are really! expensive. If you click on the 480w G4 model and add it to the cart if offers you the option of Gigabit Ethernet(-17.99), Digital Audio, or Quicksilver. Nice to have those choices but I agree. A nice 550w PSU for less than a quarter of that and a quick moding sounds better to me. For me it was a matter of mantra (mine is I don't mess with electricity, guns, or airplanes) causing me to look.