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[Recommendation] Quiet PSU

Hey guys,

I built a rig with the Corsair TX650 v2 but am not too impressed with the fan flow noise however staff at the shop said it is normal so I couldn't get a refund/RMA.

I was wondering if you guys had any recommendations on a PSU that is really quiet with my current computer. Currently, only really looking at PSU from http://www.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf - AU retail shop - MSY however am willing to search other shops for different products.

Computer Specs;

Corsair 500R
Asrock Extreme4 Z77
Sapphire 7870 HD
i5-3570K
8GB RAM

Please let me know if further spec is required. Thanks in advance!

P.S. I've search up most of the PSU on MSY and felt that the ANTEC HCG 620v might be best as it seems to be the one has the least fan flow noise. Please let me know what you guys think.
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  1. Well is money a factor? There are zero dba power supplies but they are super expensive!
    www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182169

    Anyways how bad is the noise? It is normal for the power supply to make noise when operational but if its real loud then it could be defective or the power supply could be getting hot.
  2. I know everyone hates on cooler master psu but I have been using there silent pro m 600 watt for 2 years and beat the crap out of it with no problems even ran GTX 560 sli for awhile till the card noise got to me but the psu is dead silent to me and with the GTX 670 FTW I have all I hear is my case fans now.
  3. ^ Generally Cooler Master power supplies are terrible but I wont lie the Silent Pro series are actually good and the GX 450.

    Here is a tier list for power supplies:
    http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
  4. Seasonic makes the best psus. A 620w modular version would fit the bill and its only 90 bucks at Newegg.com. I have one just like it and its dead silent.
  5. SeaSonic X650 Gold: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088

    fan = Sanyo Denki San Ace PWM Silent Fan
  6. The Corsair TX650 V2 uses a fan which usually starts at 1000RPM, so I can understand why anyone would think that it is a noisy PSU.

    Technically the Antec HCG-620 is inferior to the Corsair TX650 V2, but the fan can go as low as 400RPM, although it is more likely to be 600RPM in idle, so it is going to be quieter.

    I would prefer the Antec Truepower New TP-550:
    http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=4932
    It is uses a higher quality/better performance design than the HCG series; independantly regulated, etc.
    Fan starts at 800RPM.

    I couldn't get the pdf to work so looked on MSY's site.
  7. rolli59 said:


    Hey, thanks, will look into the HX series but not particularly sure if I should go with a Corsair again. Thanks for reply.

    socialfox said:
    Well is money a factor? There are zero dba power supplies but they are super expensive!
    www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182169

    Anyways how bad is the noise? It is normal for the power supply to make noise when operational but if its real loud then it could be defective or the power supply could be getting hot.


    Money is not a factor really but it depends how expensive it is. I can hear the noise about 3m away which I personally consider fairly awful and can get the best of me sometimes. Thanks for reply.

    osoben said:
    I know everyone hates on cooler master psu but I have been using there silent pro m 600 watt for 2 years and beat the crap out of it with no problems even ran GTX 560 sli for awhile till the card noise got to me but the psu is dead silent to me and with the GTX 670 FTW I have all I hear is my case fans now.


    socialfox said:
    ^ Generally Cooler Master power supplies are terrible but I wont lie the Silent Pro series are actually good and the GX 450.

    Here is a tier list for power supplies:
    http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx


    Will be looking into the CM Silent Pro series too. Thanks for reply.

    Anonymous said:
    Seasonic makes the best psus. A 620w modular version would fit the bill and its only 90 bucks at Newegg.com. I have one just like it and its dead silent.


    boyabunda said:
    SeaSonic X650 Gold: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088

    fan = Sanyo Denki San Ace PWM Silent Fan


    Heard good reviews on them too, not too sure if it is sold in AU though but will definitely look into them again. Thanks for reply.

    Anonymous said:
    The Corsair TX650 V2 uses a fan which usually starts at 1000RPM, so I can understand why anyone would think that it is a noisy PSU.

    Technically the Antec HCG-620 is inferior to the Corsair TX650 V2, but the fan can go as low as 400RPM, although it is more likely to be 600RPM in idle, so it is going to be quieter.

    I would prefer the Antec Truepower New TP-550:
    http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=4932
    It is uses a higher quality/better performance design than the HCG series; independantly regulated, etc.
    Fan starts at 800RPM.

    I couldn't get the pdf to work so looked on MSY's site.


    I was looking at the TP too but as you stated, fan starts at 800RPM, would it be as loud as the Corsair's 1000RPM fan noise? Sorry, I am not too sure with noise related terms. Will look into it further after though. Thanks for reply.

    Thank you guys for the reply again. I really appreciate it!
  8. Best answer
    Seasonic Platinum Series Fanless 520 W is very good psu..

    and it will not make any noise, since it is fanless..:D

    you can read review here
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Seasonic-Platinum-Fanless-520-W-Power-Supply-Review/1664
  9. I personally have the HCG620, and the fan is VERY quiet. Even when I pull around 400W, the fan is barely audible.
  10. Got the hx750 although its good quality i cant say its that quiet, well its the loudest thing in my pc louder than my graphics card. maybe its just me an the fact that the rest of the pc makes no noise i can hear this when normally it wouldnt be a problem but im sure theres quieter. always wondered if i got the 850 would that mean the fans wouldnt kick in at higher speeds as early?
  11. Quaddro said:
    Seasonic Platinum Series Fanless 520 W is very good psu..

    and it will not make any noise, since it is fanless..:D

    you can read review here
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Seasonic-Platinum-Fanless-520-W-Power-Supply-Review/1664


    Haha, I actually saw that but wasn't sure if the 520W is good enough for my rig to make sure everything work good for a long time. Thanks for the reply.

    amuffin said:
    I personally have the HCG620, and the fan is VERY quiet. Even when I pull around 400W, the fan is barely audible.


    Hmm, with my 7870 GFC, I believe I will be needing about 500W +, might get a higher watt HCG though! First on the list at the moment. Thanks for the reply.

    Anonymous said:
    Got the hx750 although its good quality i cant say its that quiet, well its the loudest thing in my pc louder than my graphics card. maybe its just me an the fact that the rest of the pc makes no noise i can hear this when normally it wouldnt be a problem but im sure theres quieter. always wondered if i got the 850 would that mean the fans wouldnt kick in at higher speeds as early?


    Yeah, I wondered the same and did some research, I believe it does lower the noise as it will be generating less airflow but still looking at articles! Thanks for the reply.
  12. Framps said:
    Haha, I actually saw that but wasn't sure if the 520W is good enough for my rig to make sure everything work good for a long time. Thanks for the reply.


    your system just pull less than 300 watt in full load mode,
    Even in the extreme overclocking, this seasonic psu will provide more than enough power to feed your system without any hiccups..:)




    you can read full review here
    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1863/12/

    In that benchmark using Processor Intel Core i7-3960X, that processor using bigger power than i5 2500k


    FYI, if you read the link that i gave you above, this seasonic 520 can be overloaded to 650 watt without worry...
  13. Quaddro said:
    your system just pull less than 300 watt in full load mode,
    Even in the extreme overclocking, this seasonic psu will provide more than enough power to feed your system without any hiccups..:)


    http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/1863/power-consumption.jpg

    you can read full review here
    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1863/12/

    In that benchmark using Processor Intel Core i7-3960X, that processor using bigger power than i5 2500k


    FYI, if you read the link that i gave you above, this seasonic 520 can be overloaded to 650 watt without worry...


    Thanks for the reply. I actually made a mistake with my computer specifications.

    It is actually;

    Asrock Extreme4 Z77
    Sapphire 7870 HD
    i5-3570K
    8GB RAM
    1x HDD
    1x CD-ROM

    Would I still be able to use the Seasonic 520W? Also, just out of curiosity, how does the power supply work without a fan, wouldn't it overheat?

    A concern as summer gets really hot here at times up to 40 degress.
  14. Framps said:

    Also, just out of curiosity, how does the power supply work without a fan, wouldn't it overheat?


    It's a very efficient psu, that's mean just loss small power that converted to heat..so that's why this psu not need a fan to dissipates heat..
    The case of the PSU itself dissipates heat..

    As long as you have good air flow in your case, your psu (and others components) will not overheat..
  15. Quaddro said:
    It's a very efficient psu, that's mean just loss small power that converted to heat..so that's why this psu not need a fan to dissipates heat..
    The case of the PSU itself dissipates heat..

    As long as you have good air flow in your case, your psu (and others components) will not overheat..


    Thanks for the quick reply, really appreciate it.

    I am also just wanting confirming that the 520W works well with;

    Asrock Extreme4 Z77
    Sapphire 7870 HD
    i5-3570K
    8GB RAM
    1x HDD
    1x CD-ROM

    I am unsure where to check to see how many watts is needed for a rig. If you could advise me on where to double check this detail, be great! Thank you again.
  16. you can check your power needed from here
    www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

    although this site isn't accurate because it always give you bigger number that you actually need..
    But it still can to give you quick and dirty analysis about the safest limit of the power you need..
  17. boyabunda said:
    SeaSonic X650 Gold: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088

    fan = Sanyo Denki San Ace PWM Silent Fan



    ^ I concur have the X-650 also and it is quiet
    Tom
  18. Thanks for the reply guys, it was really hard choosing the right answer just cause everyone contributed alot! I chose Quaddro as the best answer however would've chosen everyone if I was able to.
  19. Best answer selected by Framps.
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