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NZXT Hale82 vs Corsair TX V2

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July 20, 2012 7:35:47 PM

I know these two 650W PSUs use the same Seasonic internals, but I'm not sure which to buy based mostly on how loud each will be.

The NZXT is modular and $10 cheaper after rebate

Corsair looks like it might have a better, quieter, fan, but looks can be deceiving.

The system will be a mildly overclocked I5-3570k & MSI Twin Frozr 7950.

Edit: Stupid me put the wrong company for the Hale82

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July 20, 2012 7:42:45 PM

I would go with the XFX because it is cheaper, I do not believe there is noticeable difference in acoustics.

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July 20, 2012 11:00:28 PM
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Corsair TX V2 series uses the Yate Loon D14BH-12 fan. Which starts up at about 1000RPM, which explains the 25dBA minimum noise specification that Corsair provides. The maximum it can go up to is 2800RPM, although it probably doesn't get quite that high even on full load and Corsair states 42dBA.

The NZXT Hale82 series uses an ADDA AD1212UB-A70GL, which in those units spins at 1100RPM in idle and goes to up 2300RPM. NZXT states a noise range of 25-40dBA.

So neither is a particularly good choice if you want a quiet unit.

The XFX units use an ADDA ADN512UB-A90. The PDF for the ADDA ADN512UB-A91 fan states a maximum speed of 2500RPM, so I believe it is the same for the A90 version. However XFX state a maximum noise level of only 36dBA.
I don't know what it's like in idle. Although I have fairly high hopes that it idles lower than the fans in the Corsair TX V2 and NZXT Hale82 units.

So if these decibel numbers can be taken at face value the XFX units are not only cheaper, but also quieter and have exactly the same performance.
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July 31, 2012 12:54:24 AM

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July 31, 2012 11:26:12 AM

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