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Silent/Quite PSU

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May 12, 2011 7:14:39 PM

Hi,

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
COOLERMASTER Real Power Pro 850 WATT PSU
3 x 500GB RAID (0+1) via Adaptec 5805
1 x Optiarc BluRay Player
1 x LiteOn DVDRW+/- Drive
1 x NZXT Fan Controller
1x MSI RADEON HD5770
1xPCI Firewire 3 port Card
5 x Silenx 120mm Case Fans.

Please advise :)  Thanks so much for your help.


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a b B Homebuilt system
May 12, 2011 7:20:45 PM

XFX 650w - $70 after rebate => http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

XFX 850w - $110 => http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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...
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May 12, 2011 7:22:06 PM

Yeah my friend, I do not plan to add a second GPU at all.
For me it is all about low noise.
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 12, 2011 7:29:20 PM

Another I'd recommend is the PC Power & Cooling Silencer series.
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 12, 2011 7:34:23 PM

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...
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May 12, 2011 8:50:08 PM

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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