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Looking for A QUIET PSU

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Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
April 6, 2010 9:00:05 PM

Hi, I had a OCZ Modxstream 400W for my system but i broke it...
so im looking for something quiet, i thought the ocz was quite noisy with its yate loon fan...

right now im using a Antec 380W (20pin), very quiet compared to the OCZ....

any suggestion for a power supply ( 24pin )?

thanks

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a c 91 ) Power supply
April 6, 2010 9:17:29 PM

A detailed system spec would've been better.. As for current, your listed PSU's point towards a not so power hungry system so i'd suggest a corsair VX series PSU ( preferably the VX 450 )
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a c 243 ) Power supply
April 6, 2010 9:35:33 PM

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right now im using a Antec 380W, very quiet compared to the OCZ....

Why are you looking for another ?
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Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
April 6, 2010 9:49:04 PM

the one i have is a very old one used it for 3-4 years already... and cables are a mess .... and its a 20pin only

x3 720
1 hd
1 dvd drive
radeon 4350


450W might be a bit too much...
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a c 243 ) Power supply
April 6, 2010 10:04:35 PM

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450W might be a bit too much...

It would mean a lower load on the psu which would lead to less heat and lower fan speeds, which would mean less noise.
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a c 91 ) Power supply
April 6, 2010 10:30:43 PM

i had the same thoughts as pointed out by DellUser1 behind recommending the VX 450..
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Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
April 6, 2010 11:14:53 PM

the wattage calculator gives me something around 260W... so 380 is high enough.. i think..

http://www.anandtech.com/show/2697/38 , they rated my previous ocz as quiet...
the ocz was running at 1400rpm, its lowest speed, and it was noisy...
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a c 157 ) Power supply
April 6, 2010 11:52:34 PM

Go to www.silentpcreview.com for good info on quiet computing and reviews of quiet components, including PSU's
http://www.silentpcreview.com/Recommended_PSUs

In general, it is hard to fault the Corsair or seasonic units. If you get a unit that is a bit stronger than what you need, the fan will not be very active, making it quieter.
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a c 154 ) Power supply
April 7, 2010 12:07:54 AM

What Geo said.... well with a qualifier.....while the Corsair's are excellent electrically, they have yet to break into the Editor's Choice list at silentpcreview.com because of their acoustical performance, while good enough to make the "Recommended List" doesn't quite make the EC list. For gamers, it generally doesn't matter as they have their surround sound systems blaring.

These make the EC list:

$79 430 W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$99 500 W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$159 650W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$173 650W http://www.directron.com/sg650.html
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a b ) Power supply
April 7, 2010 6:59:09 AM

Well if the 380W Antec is running fine then keep using it.

I have a Corsair 400CX which is nearly silent.My friends 450VX is also barely audible.



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a c 131 ) Power supply
April 7, 2010 5:11:38 PM

The new Antec Earthwatts PSUs are 80+ bronze, which means they don't create a lot of waste heat, and their fans run quietly. I just put the 380W version into my Mom's PC this weekend, and had to double-check that it was on since I couldn't hear it.
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a c 157 ) Power supply
April 7, 2010 6:41:37 PM

Sizing a PSU can be very simple. The PSU needs is almost entirely gated by the graphics cards unless you have an unusual number of devices to attach. Just get one with sufficient 6/8 pin pci-e connectors for your graphics configuration.

In this case the 380 watt unit is working fine, so keep using it.
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