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November 28, 2010 12:34:21 PM

I have got a custom build Core i3 PC with H55M-GE R2.0 it has came with a hammer drill (er I mean PSU) I am looking for PSU a bit quieter or even silent what do you recommend?

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a c 165 ) Power supply
November 28, 2010 12:45:00 PM

you currently use on-board graphics, any plans to upgrade to a dedicated video card?

also, do you have a budget and are you in the states?
November 28, 2010 12:47:30 PM

I use Intel HD graphics but have plans to get a graphics card
I live in UK so novatech, Microdirect, Amazon UK ect. If you wanna link me
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a c 165 ) Power supply
November 28, 2010 12:53:47 PM

which graphics card since they are often the most power demanding hardware in a PC.
November 28, 2010 12:56:32 PM

Not sure yet but it will be under £100 maybe a HD5770 hope this helps
a c 165 ) Power supply
November 28, 2010 12:57:59 PM

the budget for the PSU is also under £100?
November 28, 2010 1:00:00 PM

Yes I am not looking to pay much but I use a microphone and it picks up my current psu better then my voice my current psu is 450w.

November 28, 2010 1:11:13 PM

How quiet are these PSUs?
a c 165 ) Power supply
November 28, 2010 1:19:05 PM

i know the antec is ew500 is quiet. that corsair 450w comes from seasonic and their PSU are rarely loud. I have a PC power and cooling unit form them that runs silent. I also have a corsair that runs silent.

the 520w antec I would assume runs silent too. its pretty new but spec wise its an impressive unit
November 28, 2010 1:19:37 PM

I am very tempted I might just go for it I am pushing towards the OCZ
November 28, 2010 1:22:35 PM

I have currently got a CIT cheap thing which as I said is litterally I hammer drill so anything is an upgrade
a b ) Power supply
November 28, 2010 1:26:25 PM

I can tell you that the OCZ was originaly a £80 rrp PSU designed for high end systems, so it'll handle anything you throw at it. I also have a 700w OCZ Modxstream that is quiet but seems twice as loud as the Fatal1ty, even under load.

Also its cool with its bright red fan, which is always important. :D 
November 28, 2010 1:30:17 PM

I dont have any lights or leds in my pc so far and the wouldnt really get seen I use it for website design and light gaming and video editing. My case isnt really visible.
November 28, 2010 1:31:52 PM

I know this is a PSU thread but will I need any cooling fans or anything in my computer I currently only have the fan on the PSU and the fan in my current PSU. Will need cooling?
a b ) Power supply
November 28, 2010 1:33:38 PM

Sorry, I was being sarcastic. :lol: 

Its probably not the best psu in the world but its quiet and a good price, and that is important. :D 
a c 165 ) Power supply
November 28, 2010 1:40:02 PM

shayparker said:
I know this is a PSU thread but will I need any cooling fans or anything in my computer I currently only have the fan on the PSU and the fan in my current PSU. Will need cooling?


1-2 fans would help. what case do you have?
November 28, 2010 1:41:51 PM

CiT 2206
a c 165 ) Power supply
November 28, 2010 1:47:13 PM

you should be able to place one exhaust fan in the back.
November 28, 2010 1:52:37 PM

What size would I need?
a c 165 ) Power supply
November 28, 2010 2:18:45 PM

shayparker said:
What size would I need?



you have a choice of three sizes.

if you see the three mounting holes in each corner. the closer ones are 80mm (8cm), the middle ones are 92mm (9.2), the outer are 120mm (12cm). i would suggest something like the 120mm antec tri-cool that let you adjust the speed and noise level. the 120mm enermax TB silence are great fans also
http://www.kitguru.net/components/cooling/zardon/enerma...



from the spec sheet
# Rear: Space for 1 x 8cm or 1 x 12cm fan
# Side: 1 x 8cm fan and air duct (included)
November 28, 2010 2:35:38 PM

Right the side fan wasnt included with my case so I will buy one of them and a rear fan
a b ) Power supply
November 28, 2010 4:57:13 PM

Yes, 120mm on the rear and 80mm on the side, the side fan will draw cool air in and the rear fan will suck out the warm air.
November 28, 2010 4:58:21 PM

Sorry for that post /\ I didnt read all the comments before posting.
a c 165 ) Power supply
November 28, 2010 5:14:26 PM

beanoslim said:
Yes, 120mm on the rear and 80mm on the side, the side fan will draw cool air in and the rear fan will suck out the warm air.


depends on his heat sink. if its the standard intel/amd flat heatsink with a fan on top I would skip the side fan.

it its a tower heatsink I would go with an exhaust fan to help pull heat off.

frankly i find side panel fans useless, as do many people



November 28, 2010 5:18:11 PM

I will just get a rear fan as the side where the fan where the fan would do is against the wall
a b ) Power supply
November 28, 2010 5:24:15 PM

side fans do nothing for yuo. they make noise and raise temps (a bad thing)...a 120mm exhaust fan is pplenty of cooling for most computers.
a b ) Power supply
November 28, 2010 6:00:58 PM

Some Intel side fan setups actually attach to the cpu cooler don't they?

What about using the 80mm side fan as another exhaust fan, I know its not necessary in this case but wondered if it coud be a viable option?
a b ) Power supply
November 28, 2010 6:07:36 PM

no, because it interrupts the idea front-to back airflow. honestly, i dont see why anyone would bother with a side fan...
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