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kobazik
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Has anyone tried replacing fan or the whole PSU in the Razer Core X ?

Fan noise drives me crazy! I bet I'm not the only one.

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itsage
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I would say to replace the whole PSU rather than messing with the fan. The Razer Core X's power supply is ATX size but uses a small 60mm fan facing the rear of the enclosure. Most ATX PSUs have either 120mm or 140mm so they are quieter.

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kobazik
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Any replacement PSU recommendation? I got Vega64 card in. My main concern is fan location on replacement PSU so it blow hot air outside the case. Thanks.

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votehart407
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Can’t identify the specific psu choice related to fan location but I would recommend getting a 800+ wattage PSU. I have read the best way to quiet a PSU is to not heat it up in the first place. At 800 watts there is little chance the GPU will push the PSU past 40% usage. 

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OliverB
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Posted by: kobazik

Has anyone tried replacing fan or the whole PSU in the Razer Core X ?

Fan noise drives me crazy! I bet I'm not the only one.

Yes, that was surprising for me:

https://egpu.io/forums/builds/macbook-pro-15-2018-i7-razer-core-x-evga-gtx-1080-ti-2/

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votehart407
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This post got my brain wondering about going to a Core X in the near future. I reviewed the PSU issue and fan clearance can be very minimal with no negative issues for the PSU. My ATX PSU will face the fan towards the GPU in the Core X  but should provide a 1/4 inch of clearance for the fan. It is 850w and should not be stressed with my current GPU.

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Whitesnake
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Hello, can someone please post a picture of the Razer Core X PSU backside (where the fan and I/O switch is) when unmounted? I would like to know how this PSU is fixed to the case. Perhaps there is a bracket which is mounted on the PSU. From the picture above I'm not sure if the bracket is removeable or not. Is it possible to post the dimensions of the Razer Core X PSU?

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spicybitterness
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What's the PSU you're using? could you post some pictures?

Has anyone found a PSU that fits the enclosure? The positioning of the cable and on/off switch worry me.

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spicybitterness
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I just replaced the PSU with an AX760 i had lying around. I’m using the PSU outside of the case and the cables go though the cutout where the power connector and on/off switch were. I was terrified the entire time i was doing this but it worked. I’m using this with a sapphire nitro+ ( rx 580) so It’s much quieter since there’s usually only the one system fan spinning.

The psu is held in place with just the two screws at the top but you have to remove everything else to remove the psu.

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Abraham Ruiz
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@spicybitterness, Do you have a picture?

 

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