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November 17, 2003 6:52:59 AM

OK, I want to get a silent PSU, but I don't want to spend $250 for a passive-cooled 350W. I looked around and found a couple good candidates and I'm curious if any of you have an opinion one way or the other.

<b>Vantec ION 400</b>
400W
20-30db(A)
Fan speed settings: Low, Medium, Auto (fans are temp controlled)
Output AC

<b>Silentmaxx ProSilence 420</b>
420W
19-??db(A) (I couldn't find an acoustic upper limit)
No fan speed settings (fans are always temp controlled)
No output AC
Verax/Papst fans

I'm leaning toward the Vantec, but does anyone know what kind of fans it has? I would like to replace them with Verax/Papst if it doesn't already have them.

Thanks

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November 17, 2003 7:17:42 AM

Fortron has a 350W power supply (good for around 420W peak), that has a 120mm multi-speed smart fan, and it's only $36 at Newegg.

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November 17, 2003 10:05:50 PM

Best way to passively cool your own:

Get a bunch of coke cans and some JB weld. Remove your PSU, Cut the cans in half and JB Weld them to the sides of your PSU. Make sure to NOT put the open end down...but the non open end. Make sure you drink or empty the coke cans before cutting them in half. Let the JB Weld harden and reinstall the PSU. Then go and get some nacho's and beer. Get wasted, eat the nachos, and party with a bunch of friends. If you don't have any...ask your mom or dad to have theirs come over and party with them. Boy am I retarded or what? :tongue:

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November 18, 2003 8:04:52 PM

Have I got the power supply for u
I too am building a silent pc for 65 bucks you can get a 400 watt powersupply which runs at a wooping 14db!!!!!
Yes 14db Its at silenx a great site its 100 on their site but if u search on pricewatch for silen you will find it for 65
Good luck
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November 19, 2003 7:23:18 PM

I can't tell you the specs, but can vouch for the quietness of the Antec True Power 550. At least in my system, the fans spin slowly enough to not be heard above other fans I have.
November 21, 2003 5:48:02 AM

fortron should cut you a check for all the buisness you have brought them

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November 21, 2003 4:10:53 PM

Well, if I was a Fortron salesman I'd be talking people into the larger units, which are FAR more expensive.

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