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harshw
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Posted by: crayonshin

Great work @harshw! Too bad the PSU fan is still noisy. I wish it was like the Season 1U PSUs that don't spin the fan unless it goes over 50% load. Still, that other fan you showed might take care of that problem. Do let us know if you try doing that!

By the way, is your Aorus Gaming Box a 1070 or 1080? I've seen a few posts about 1070 boxes dying randomly which has me a bit worried. Haven't heard of any problems with the 1080 but it's pretty new so we'll see about that one I guess.

The box is the AORUS 1080. And the PSU fan is an ADDA AD0412HB-C50

From ADDA US the specs are 8.8 CFM @ 7800 RPM and 36dBA ( http://www.adda.com.tw/data/file/AD4020.pdf)

I've ordered two SUNON Maglev fans:

   KDE1204PKVX: 10 CFM @ 8200 RPM and 27 dBA
   KDE1204PKV1: 8.9 CFM @ 7200RPM and 25 DBA

Let's see which fan is quieter. I will definitely replace the PSU fan. And if the 20mm SUNON fan fits in the top slot, I might replace one of the 40mm x 10mm fans with it.

I used to own a Shuttle SFF that had a Delta fan in it's FlexATX PSU - That thing was LOUD - like 50dB loud. I remember replacing the Delta with a Sunon, and it was MUCH quieter and lasted for many years.

 

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Does anybody know what the noise differences might be between a stock Aorus 1070 box and a stock Aorus 1080 box (with no fan modifications)? Is the 1070 quieter? I'm looking to buy one to game on my new Yoga 920. Thanks all.

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Posted by: Flyer

Does anybody know what the noise differences might be between a stock Aorus 1070 box and a stock Aorus 1080 box (with no fan modifications)? Is the 1070 quieter? I'm looking to buy one to game on my new Yoga 920. Thanks all.

The noise level is identical to my ears. I hear the PSU's tiny fan and two 40mm side fans more than the GPU most of the time.

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I want to see benchmark in MacOS especially on MacBook, not in regular windows laptop. There are a lot of windows laptop included mid-high end graphics already and it is not necessary talk without MacBook.

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harshw
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I replaced the PSU fan with a KDE1204PKV1.

There's an incredible difference in noise level. Now the main noise comes from the GPU fan - which is perfect, because it isn't high pitched and there's no 'whine'.

Also - the Sunon has the same 8.9 CFM  airflow as does the original spec ADDA  AD0412HB-C50. To anyone attempting this - you will need to crimp a JST PH 2.0 connector to the PSU fan as well - when I purchased the Sunon fans, all of them came with Molex connectors.

 

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Posted by: harshw

I replaced the PSU fan with a KDE1204PKV1.

There's an incredible difference in noise level. Now the main noise comes from the GPU fan - which is perfect, because it isn't high pitched and there's no 'whine'.

Also - the Sunon has the same 8.9 CFM  airflow as does the original spec ADDA  AD0412HB-C50. To anyone attempting this - you will need to crimp a JST PH 2.0 connector to the PSU fan as well - when I purchased the Sunon fans, all of them came with Molex connectors.

 

Does this break the warranty?

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Posted by: harshw

I replaced the PSU fan with a KDE1204PKV1.

There's an incredible difference in noise level. Now the main noise comes from the GPU fan - which is perfect, because it isn't high pitched and there's no 'whine'.

Also - the Sunon has the same 8.9 CFM  airflow as does the original spec ADDA  AD0412HB-C50. To anyone attempting this - you will need to crimp a JST PH 2.0 connector to the PSU fan as well - when I purchased the Sunon fans, all of them came with Molex connectors.

 

My goal was going to be to quiet the box down to the point where only the GPU fan is noticeable so I'm very pleased to know it's possible. Thanks again for all your pioneering experiments!

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Posted by: chaosmage

Does this break the warranty?

TL;DR - I don't know - probably not.

The PSU replacement fan is the same CFM as the original. And the two fans I have replaced in the box do have lower CFMs but I intend to replace the top one with another Sunon 40x20mm that does 9CFM - so it's tough for Gigabyte to claim that the fans caused problems since the CFMs were equivalent. But you never know with Gigabyte ...

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Posted by: harshw

I replaced the PSU fan with a KDE1204PKV1.

There's an incredible difference in noise level. Now the main noise comes from the GPU fan - which is perfect, because it isn't high pitched and there's no 'whine'.

Also - the Sunon has the same 8.9 CFM  airflow as does the original spec ADDA  AD0412HB-C50. To anyone attempting this - you will need to crimp a JST PH 2.0 connector to the PSU fan as well - when I purchased the Sunon fans, all of them came with Molex connectors.

 

Crimping is ouch. Would an adapter like https://www.horizonhobby.com/product/airplanes/airplane-accessories/all-airframe-parts/jst-ph-to-jst-xh-charge-adapter:-200-qx-blh7713 this work?

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Ive used the Sunon as well and have to say not really satisfied with the results. At least for me cause Im comparing it to a Noctua. The Sunon has a weird little grindy noise, it is not as smooth as Id like. 

But again, it was the only one that ive found with fairly high CFM and low dbA

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