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Silent Mod PSU

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July 28, 2009 8:47:00 PM

I am looking for a new PSU, i currently had an OCZ SilentXstream 800w, but it died and as been sent back, This wasnt a modular and am thinking of getting 1 now. I want 1 thats really quite, the OCZ had alittle of anoying hum to it. Looking for 700-800W i think 700 will be fine for me but look at my rig and tell me what you think.

CPU - Q6600 @ 3.2GHZ (400x8) 1.35 vcore bios, 1.33 CPU-Z
RAM - 8GB Corsair TWINX2 DDR2 PC-8500 @ 800MHZ - 4-4-4-12
GFX - XFX 1GB 4890 XXX 900/3900
MB - Asus P5Q-E
CPU COOLER - Asus Silent Square EVO w/ OCZ Freeze Extreme
CASE - Antec 900 case

Any price really. So something Quite, Modular, 700-800W :)  and maybe a blue LED to go with the Antec 900 :p 

I was thinking of this but not sure. Never heard of the brand lol.

Also this 1 seems to tick my boxes?

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July 28, 2009 9:30:22 PM

At idle, most quality psu's are pretty quiet. And under load, you video card fan will by far be the loudest part of your system. Just get a Corsair, PCP&C, Seasonic, or Antec psu and you'll be happy.
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a b ) Power supply
July 29, 2009 7:08:23 AM

fpsdominator said:
The PC Power and Cooling Silencer is AMAZING. It provides tons of power and yet its so quiet you cant tell its running.
The top link is the one I have and love.
The bottom link is a list of all PC Power and Cooling power supplies @ newegg.

I didn't realize PC P&C had started making modular PSUs.
a b ) Power supply
July 29, 2009 7:14:19 AM

Antec Truepower New 750 Blue.
a b à CPUs
July 29, 2009 12:54:58 PM

Corsair 750HX
July 29, 2009 4:03:40 PM

theAnimal said:
Antec Truepower New 750 Blue.

MMM i do like that, has everything i need, do you own this yourself?

The Corsair i was looking at last night and looks great also.
July 29, 2009 5:21:01 PM

OCZ Z-series 850w modular, they cost a bit more than the corsair 850HX but you get a 6% higher efficiency.
July 29, 2009 6:15:02 PM

I'd be shocked if you need much more than 450w with that set-up. a 500-650 would give you a lot of headroom and save you some money.
July 29, 2009 7:18:17 PM

Yeah your prob right, say i went CF and got another 4890 am prob still looking at 550W?
July 29, 2009 8:03:59 PM

600w, and that would be a short term PSU, like 6 months max.
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July 29, 2009 8:28:04 PM

As dhvd79a pointed out, a single 4890 only needs a quality 500W PSU, so 650W-700W would be enough for Crossfire.
The newer Antec units are semi-modular. The cables that are always needed are attached (including one PCIE), and the others are modular. They are also 80+ Bronze, and competent technical reviews (e.g. with load testing and waveform analysis) are ALWAYS positive. I have a SG-650, and it is inaudible (although I'm not stressing it at all with my single 4850). The TruePower models are almost as good, and I would not hesitate to buy one.
a c 126 ) Power supply
a c 143 à CPUs
July 30, 2009 12:05:48 AM

Customer testimonials are NOT competent technical reviews, with load testing, waveform analysis, and dissections. Good sites for such reviews include,, and I did not find a review of that model; one for a similar model was graded average, but was before the site got its full complement of test equipment. I won't say that one would be bad, but I can say there are a lot of known excellent units out there. Personally, I like Antec, but would also buy Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, Seasonic, or Enermax; maybe some OCZ.