Power supply/cpu cooler quiet/adequate for i7? Tags: New Build Power Supplies Intel i7 Systems Product Last response: April 19, 2009 11:33 PM in Systems Share cappaj1 April 19, 2009 10:25:17 PM I'm building an i7(2.66) / P6T/ 6gb 1600/ Vista 64 pc. Are the below choices good for low sound level, and adequate power? 1) Corsair 650w 80+ power supply $100 - is it adequate, and quiet? Others that are better and as inexpensive? 2) Asus HD4870 512MB video card -$165- are there quieter cards with similar performance for same price or less? 3) Zalman cpu cooler/Arctic Silver paste&cleaner $75total - any as good that are as quiet or quieter for same price or less? 4) Two Barracuda 750GB 7200rpm drives - $80 ea -again, any as good that are quieter? 5) Cooler Master Centurion 5 mid tower case $50 - are the stock fans quiet enough, and if not, what ones would be better? I'm on a budget and want to keep the cost of this system as low as possible. I'm also thinking of adding AcousticPack computer case insulation. Any negatives to this? Thanks for any suggestions. More about : power supply cpu cooler quiet adequate geofelt a c 140 ) Power supply April 19, 2009 11:33:50 PM For good info on quiet computing go to www.silentpcreview.com. They have tested many of the components you are asking about, and I think you can do better. Off the top of my head: Corsair650 is one of the best. Asus engtx260 is quiet. I think the nvidia stock coolers on the GTX275 are similar. Some oem coolers are also very effective and quiet. Noctua probably makes the quietest fans, and their cooler is very good. I think the WD green drives are quieter, but they are not as fast as some others. Antec P182 is probably one of the quietest cases you can get. It has acoustic panels and sound baffled intakes. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedPower Supply/CPU recommendations? Forum Need advice: Power Supply/CPU Fans/Case Fans Forum SolvedI7 4790k cooler Forum SolvedCPU cooler for i7 4790K Forum SolvedAre these temps okay? (i7 4790k + Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO) Forum SolvedShould I purchase a cooler for the i7 4790K? Forum SolvedWill the i7 4790k's stock cooler work for non OC'ing Forum Solvedi7 4790K + Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO? Forum Solvedi7 3770 Temp Issue + CM V8 cooler with Crucial Ballistix Elite Forum SolvedCPU Cooler for i7 4790 (non-K) Forum SolvedBest cooler between $20 and 50$ to overclock Intel I7 4790K Forum SolvedGood CPU cooler for i7 2600 and cooler master n300 Forum Solvedi7 4770(not K) CPU Cooler.. HELP! Forum SolvedCooler for i7 4770k Forum Solvedi7 4790 with Stock Cooler over 80°C in Adobe premiere Rendering, is it too high? Forum SolvedIs the "cooler master seidon 120v " enough to overclock i7 4770k to 4.5 Ghz Forum SolvedBest air cooler for i7? Forum SolvedNew Cooler for Haswell i7 4770 Forum Solvedis a 120mm liquid cooler sufficient to cool a core i7 haswell 4770k? Forum SolvedJust built a PC and it will not power on. When I push the power button, the CPU cooler fan begins to spin for just an instant Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !