Wow this CPU is loud, even though the reviews said it was quiet....

I purchased the following Case w/ 500W PSU built in. There is a large fan mounted on the side removable panel. I've read the reviews and lot of people said it was quiet.....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811164081

But this is not at all quiet ! There's no way to control the PSU through the BIOS and the side fan just runs from the power, no control over it.

At this point I am going to try disconnect the side fan....but I doubt it will help....

I think mainly the biggest noise is from PSU blowing huge amount of air. There seems to be no changes in it's noise....it's just blasting air loudly.

My CPU is idling at about 30~38 C. Memory @ 28 C. Graphic card @ 30 C.

Any ideas on how to solve this noise problem ? Which PSU would run quieter ?
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  1. the link to that psu isnt working for me, please state make and model and the rest of your system specs.
    Reasons a psu fan will spin fast:
    1. too much power is being drawn from it and much heat is being created in the PSU so the fan spins faster.
    2. faulty PSU
    3. the ambient temperature the PSU is in is too hot - cool the room and get case exhaust fan.
  2. iam2thecrowe said:
    the link to that psu isnt working for me, please state make and model and the rest of your system specs.
    Reasons a psu fan will spin fast:
    1. too much power is being drawn from it and much heat is being created in the PSU so the fan spins faster.
    2. faulty PSU
    3. the ambient temperature the PSU is in is too hot - cool the room and get case exhaust fan.


    Linkworld 313-11(3131-11) Black / Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply

    1. I'm not sure about that. I only have HD 5670 512MB, 4GB G.Skill RAM, Athlon ii x3 445....all fairly lower end of power consumption.

    2. how do I know if it's faulty ? Everything seems to be running smoothly.

    3. This computer is in the living room, so it's really not at al hot. case exhaust fan ?

    Thank you.
  3. Lol, that is a dud. With that of a cheap of a case, that psu is crappy quality at best. That PSU can fail the voltage constants and ripple/noise tests, which can ruin your stuff.
  4. You paid $50 for a case and a PSU. Do you expect top notch parts? You get what you pay for. My Corsair PSU was $110 on sale. It works well and it is high quality. A PSU is the most overlooked component and the most critical in system reliability and longevity. Replace the crappy PSU.

    Also, a CPU is not loud. It's made of silicon and various metals. There are no moving parts. It can not be loud.

    Replace the garbage PSU with something that will work. Look for an Antec, Corsair, Silverstone, PCP&C or other HIGH quality brands.
  5. one-shot said:
    You paid $50 for a case and a PSU. Do you expect top notch parts? You get what you pay for. My Corsair PSU was $110 on sale. It works well and it is high quality. A PSU is the most overlooked component and the most critical in system reliability and longevity. Replace the crappy PSU.

    Also, a CPU is not loud. It's made of silicon and various metals. There are no moving parts. It can not be loud.

    Replace the garbage PSU with something that will work. Look for an Antec, Corsair, Silverstone, PCP&C or other HIGH quality brands.


    I really want a quiet PSU.....any recommendations ?
  6. seasonic
  7. all you need for that setup is an antec earthwatts 380w. Any good brand (seasonic, antec, corsair, fsp, silverstone) should be pretty quiet. Nearly every case+psu combo will have a rubbish PSU and you should replace it immediately. Theh 500w rating on your PSU is a PEAK rating, and would be more realistically 250-300w continuous.
  8. Hi dorikick... can you list all your components so that a decent psu with the correct wattage can be recommended???

    Edit - OK i missed out the specs in an earlier post...

    Go for this Corsair CX 430 before the rebate gets over... its only $25... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139017
    or
    Seasonic S12 380W for $53... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151072
    or
    OCZ StealthXstream II 500W for $45 (with rebate)... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341038
  9. Quote:
    please read this when your done. dont believe any reviews. youll be laughing reading this

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/410

    just a example here

    http://www.overclockershq.com/hardware-reviews/coolmax-usa-power-supply-round-up-review.html#axzz0lIMcTWlQ

    the psu got a golden award

    but read what really happens to the psu when tested by a decent site

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/977


    darn, I wish I had seen that earlier......
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