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Looking for a quiet, 650w PSU for gaming

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September 14, 2012 12:38:47 PM

Can you guys give some recommendations?

Thank you.

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a b ) Power supply
September 14, 2012 1:25:27 PM

What's the specifications of your computer?
What's your budget?
Where are you able to buy from?
a b ) Power supply
a b 4 Gaming
September 14, 2012 1:43:18 PM

The XFX Pro 650w Core is probably the best 650w out there and the sound is pretty low.
a c 158 ) Power supply
September 14, 2012 2:07:42 PM

+1 to Obsidian
a b ) Power supply
September 14, 2012 3:04:24 PM

I have a Seasonic X650 gold. Its completely silent (fan is variable and never runs in my case) and one the highest quality units out there. Better than everything listed here so far (although other options are good too).

Your call if you are willing to pay the $30 premium over the bronze units, however it goes on sale pretty regularly if you watch for a couple weeks.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a c 87 ) Power supply
a b 4 Gaming
September 14, 2012 4:50:02 PM

Another +1 to Obsidian.

The Seasonic M12II 650W unit that jallenlabs suggested is not a quiet unit, this is because the minimum speed of it's 12cm fan is 1000RPM. I personally find that 1000RPM is not quiet.
a b ) Power supply
a b 4 Gaming
September 14, 2012 5:41:13 PM

There is a difference between quiet and silent, btw.

1000 RPM fans are quiet, but not silent.

I have 120mm fans that run at 2000+ and even that is not what I would qualify as loud.
September 14, 2012 5:57:22 PM

Be quiet! They make good psu's which are also pretty silent - bit expensive though.
September 14, 2012 6:01:56 PM

CoolerMaster GX 650W is also another solid candidate.

EDIT: Be quiet! is a top qualirty manufacturer that make quiet PSUs (u dont say :p  ) but they are pretty expensive.
a c 87 ) Power supply
a b 4 Gaming
September 14, 2012 6:06:04 PM

Raiddinn said:
There is a difference between quiet and silent, btw.

1000 RPM fans are quiet, but not silent.

I have 120mm fans that run at 2000+ and even that is not what I would qualify as loud.

I think that our two contrasting statements/opinions, illustrates the point that people perceive noise differently. But surely if someone wants a quiet unit then they want to reduce fan speed as much as possible, and truly quiet PSUs have much lower idle speeds than 1000RPM.

XXStavrosXX said:
CoolerMaster GX 650W is also another solid candidate.

No it is not. I've seen reviews where the idle speed was shown as 1000 or 1100RPM.

Reviews for the GX-650W:
http://hardocp.com/article/2010/11/22/cooler_master_gx_... (old, discontinued Seventeam built one)
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/CoolerMaster/GX650W_...
http://www.kitguru.net/components/power-supplies/zardon...
(These are for the newer, Enhance built one.)
September 14, 2012 6:56:35 PM

Enermax Platinum series all the ones I have tried are Pretty quiet, and Seasonic Platinum Rated series is what Im currently using in my two main machines. Just very good ball bearing and they have those vibration dampeners on the fan inside the power supply good stuff.
September 14, 2012 7:02:25 PM

all of the corsair psu are quite decent. I myself have a Corsair TX650 and i cant even hear it running!
September 16, 2012 4:47:07 PM

My brother has a GX 650W - tbh it is pretty quiet. (Then again I've owned a stock 480 for a while so i'll pass anything off as quiet xD).
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