SILENT power supply for HTPC

Just bought my new HTPC, now all i need is a power supply. I want something as silent as possible... I heard about fanless power supply but i'm not sure if it is a good idea (overheating on high use?) and if it would be enough for my computer...

Other choice would be a SILENT power supply with only 1 fan... i heard about PSU with fans that turns on only when there is a lot of heat, maybe it would be a good idea for me...

The PSU needs to fit in my Antec Fusion Remote case (not the "max" version)

Here is my list of hardware in my HTPC:

Crucial M4 SSD Micron C400 64GB 2.5IN Solid State Disk Flash Drive SATA3 6Gbps

AMD A6-3650 APU W/ AMD Radeon 65XX HD GFX Quad Core Processor Socket FM1 2.6GHZ 4MB 100W

G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

Gigabyte A75M-D2H mATX AMD FM1 A75 2PCI-E16 1PCI-E1 1PCI DDR3 HDMI DVI SATA3 USB 3.0 Motherboard

+ DVD / keyboard / mouse / remote / wireless mini keyboard / bluetooth adapter
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  1. You can go to SPCR to find out which PSU is appropriate for you.

    I generally use Seasonic PSUs since they are high quality and very quiet even though they have fans.
  2. I think your case needs a standatd ATX psu.
    If so, look to the SeaSonic X series SS-400FL Active PFC F3 400W fanless psu.
    Because it is gold rated for efficiency, it really needs little cooling.

    Even the other gold rated seasonics have a fan controller that does not turn on the fan untill it gets a relatively heavy load.
    You really don't need a strong psu unless you have a strong graphics card. A stronger gold rated unit with a fan would be the 560w unit:
  3. looks nice, but over my budget :( any cheaper alternatives ?
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    ungovernable said:
    looks nice, but over my budget :( any cheaper alternatives ?

    You can try a FSP gold unit, which costs $71:
    FSP is a good budget brand.

    A bit off the wall, if you have low power requirements would be something like this:

    Or, just get a good, low cost psu like the Corsair builder series 430w for $25 after rebate.
    I have used it before, and it really is quiet, but not silent.
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  6. Unfortunately the FSP Aurum series is known for having fans which spin too fast. I have read of one person actually changing the fan on his unit because it spins too fast for him.
    This is also confirmed by a review at Xbitlabs.
  7. You dont need much power for that build, around 150W peak.
    This sparkle got good reviews

    This Silverstone uses heatpipes instead of fans. Good reviews too.

    And then theres the seasonic many people use. I think it was already recommended.
  8. I got tired of replacing Power Supplies in my system. So I stretched for one that I wouldn't have any more problems with.

    CORSAIR Gaming Series GS700 700W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

    $99.99 after rebate.
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