Hey guys I'm just in the process of completing my new build computer in a mATX case and have come across an issue with the size of my existing PSU so need a new one. My set-up for my new build is as follows:
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 8MB (with Arctic Cooling Freezer-64-LP Dual Cooling Low Profile Processor Cooler)
Motherboard: ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO
Memory: Kingston 8 GB (4X2GB) DDR3 1333MHz HyperX Memory Kit CL7 1.5V
Hard Drive: 1 TB RAID 0 Set-up – 2 x Western Digital WD5000KS 500GB SATA II 7200RPM 16MB Cache
Graphics Card: On-board (may upgrade at later date)
DVD Drive: LG GDR-8164BL 16x52 DVD-ROM
DVD-RW Drive: Liteon LH-20A 1H-487C 20x DVD-RW/DL Lightscribe
Operating Software: Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64Bit
I want to know what power PSU I should get for this set-up firstly. The actual PSU I want has to be maximum length 14cm and I'm after the quietest PSU the better. Anyone got any suggestions?
When I looked at the jeantech power supplies I noticed that some of them appeared to be standard atx power supplies. Generally speaking the recommendations are usually for Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, Seasonic, Antec Earthwatts series, and several others. Technical reviews can be found at jonnyguru.com
Here's a link to a web site with technical reviews that include quiet power supplies:
With onboards graphics you would not need much power. However, you did mention the possibility of adding a graphics card later. The general rule of thumb is that a high quality 500 to 550 watt power supply with sufficient current (amps) on the twelve volt rail(s) can easily handle ant single video card made.
Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, and Seasonic are brands with a reputation for high quality power supplies. They consistently earn high marks in technical reviews. if you are on a tight budget, then the Antec Earthwatt series would be a good alternative.