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Upgrading PSU - Recommendations for something silent?

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April 11, 2012 3:16:16 PM

Hi,

So I'm upgrading at the end of the month to a 3770k on an ASRock Extreme 6. I'm looking to upgrade my PSU to something that is reliable but quiet. My current PSU is my loudest component and I want my machine to run more quietly. I currently have an Ultra LSP750 750-Watt PSU.

Any recommendations for something thats quiet, 750+ and ideally modular? Also, do you think I am better off getting something with more power for it to run more quietly due to a lesser relative load?

Thanks,
Richard

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April 11, 2012 4:00:19 PM

"do you think I am better off getting something with more power for it to run more quietly due to a lesser relative load?"

yep
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April 11, 2012 4:08:30 PM

rrahil said:
Hi,

So I'm upgrading at the end of the month to a 3770k on an ASRock Extreme 6. I'm looking to upgrade my PSU to something that is reliable but quiet. My current PSU is my loudest component and I want my machine to run more quietly. I currently have an Ultra LSP750 750-Watt PSU.

Any recommendations for something thats quiet, 750+ and ideally modular? Also, do you think I am better off getting something with more power for it to run more quietly due to a lesser relative load?

Thanks,
Richard


budget ?
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April 11, 2012 4:14:27 PM

Uther39 said:
budget ?



Ideally less than 170$ Canadian
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April 11, 2012 6:16:45 PM

It is only the XFX Pro Black Edition 1000, 1050 and 1250W that have the semi-fanless feature.
The Core and XXX Editions are rated to a maximum of 36dBA.
The only one that I know of which has had it's fan speed curve measured by an independant review site was the 850W when it was still known as the Black Edition.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cases/display/psu-800w...
The minimum speed was 600RPM, which it stayed at until a 500W load. The max it reached was 1800RPM.
Based on what they measured I'd say the 850W version would remain quiet enough up until a 600/700W load.

I wouldn't buy a SPM Gold because they all have very high ripple and noise (still in spec) on the 12V and 5V rails.
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April 11, 2012 6:25:44 PM

Yeah the experts must not have a clue what they are talking about. :sarcastic: 
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April 12, 2012 2:51:52 AM

So I'm leaning towards the Strider... Anyone have any bad experience/further insight?

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April 12, 2012 3:16:37 AM

Get the seasonic x-760 it's a really good psu and it has hybrid fan. Turns off under low load and spins when on load.

I have a lower end seasonic modular 620 watt psu and it's very quiet under load despite it not having gold cert or hybrid fan.
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April 12, 2012 6:53:04 AM

rrahil said:
So I'm leaning towards the Strider... Anyone have any bad experience/further insight?

striders are good but they start making a buzzing sound after some time(mostly).if you have antec 1200 or DF-85,then this is a really good and silent unit-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
if not then pc power and cooling units are great.for $130,this a really great unit-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
it has plenty of power and silver certification.
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April 12, 2012 12:33:20 PM

Plasmid said:
Get the seasonic x-760 it's a really good psu and it has hybrid fan. Turns off under low load and spins when on load.

I have a lower end seasonic modular 620 watt psu and it's very quiet under load despite it not having gold cert or hybrid fan.


Interesting... Thanks for the input
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April 12, 2012 12:35:59 PM

hellfire24 said:
striders are good but they start making a buzzing sound after some time(mostly).if you have antec 1200 or DF-85,then this is a really good and silent unit-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
if not then pc power and cooling units are great.for $130,this a really great unit-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
it has plenty of power and silver certification.


My case is a CoolerMaster Haf 92 MidTower... Thanks for the recommendations but I'm really interested in something fully modular.
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April 12, 2012 3:51:24 PM

modular hardly makes any difference.if you are good at cable management,then you can do very well with a non modular unit.
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