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2U Server PSU Recommendations

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February 15, 2010 3:59:54 PM

Hi all. I recently migrated all of my home machines to rackmount setups and I'm looking for a recommendation for a 2U PSU to go in an i-Star 2U case. My issue is that the PSU I currently have is incredibly loud and yes, I understand it's a server PSU, it is expected to be loud.

But I'm hoping someone here has some experience with some reasonably quiet 2U PSU's. Wattage requirements are quiet low, 400w or so will do fine. This is for a low power home router/firewall running pfsense. If I'm unable to find anything on the quiet side, I will break out the tools and see if I can volt mod the current fan or even replace it with a quieter model.

Thanks for any advice.

CG
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February 15, 2010 10:38:11 PM

WOW! That's a tough one. Just about all of the psu questions here are about atx power supplies for desktop and tower rigs.

Can your rackmount chassis accomodate a standard atx power supply?
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February 16, 2010 12:40:46 AM

Unfortunately, this is a 2U case so I'm stuck with using a smaller than standard ATX for this one. I was doing some more looking and found a couple candidates. Seasonic makes one that possibly is quiet but I will tear this one apart and mod it and hope I can slow down the fan a bit.
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February 16, 2010 12:46:40 AM

Seasonic has a reputation for high quality power supplies that are reliable and stable.

One of the veterans here is familiar with psu's for rackmount chassis but I can't remember who it is.
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