Silent/Quite PSU


I have an audio studio PC which runs in my bedroom, it is very loud and I hate it, it seems like most of the noise is coming from the Power Supply which is a: COOLER MASTER Real Power Pro RS-850-EMBAD1-US 850W

I am not much into gaming, so stability and low noise are most important, my current build has the following specs.

Coolermaster Cosmos S case
Core i7 2.93 overclocked to 3.2ghz
Coolermaster V8 CPU cooling
6GB Corsair Dominator RAM
Asus P6T Deluxe V1
3 x 500GB RAID (0+1) via Adaptec 5805
1 x Optiarc BluRay Player
1 x LiteOn DVDRW+/- Drive
1 x NZXT Fan Controller
1xPCI Firewire 3 port Card
5 x Silenx 120mm Case Fans.

Please advise :) Thanks so much for your help.
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  1. XFX 650w - $70 after rebate =>

    ...or if you were planning on adding a second GPU (which is why you originally selected an 850w)...

    XFX 850w - $110 =>

    If you are sticking with the HD 5770 GPU(s), then a 750w would suffice for running dual cards and a 550w would be fine for a single GPU. Stick with Antec, Corsair, XFX or Seasonic...
  2. Yeah my friend, I do not plan to add a second GPU at all.
    For me it is all about low noise.
  3. Another I'd recommend is the PC Power & Cooling Silencer series.
  4. Another option is to crack open your existing power supply and replace the fan with a silent one. I have done this a few times. Not exactly ideal from a warranty standpoint, but you have plenty of power available with the existing CoolerMaster. The fan is the problem...
  5. Thank you guys,

    Do you think there is any reason to buy this over XFX 650 for lower noise:

    It is much more expensive...
  6. if you want zero noise, and youre willing to spend the money:
    zero noise. its silent. its more than enough power for your system.
  7. very nice, i think I will go the silent route, the only question are you certain I wont need more power? 460 sounds like very little. I do have that raid card, bunch of fans 4 hds. radeon 5770
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