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Anybody using a QuietPC PSU?

Discussion in 'Computer Components' started by Desmo, Nov 12, 2001.

  1. Desmo

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    Just wondering how quiet they really are compared to a normal PSU.
    At £54+VAT it needs to be good otherwise it's not worth getting.
     
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    I went from an Enermax to a QuietPC power supply and must admit I am not overly impressed for the extra cash...the Enermax's are pretty quiet themselves though.

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    Desmo

    I am using their biggest one (400w) from memory. It is very quiet and just seems to do the job I want. It does what is claimed if noise is an issue to you. I now have a ultra quiet black PC with a noisey DVD drive!

    I know Jeff found HCPC picture quality was down to PSU quality and made several changes in this respect. I can't remeber what he did however. It would be worth getting Jeff to say something or use the search engine for his posts on the PSU subject.
     
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    Cheers for the imput guys.
    I think I'll need to do some checking up on power supplies and claimed noise ratings.

    I think they claim around 26db. If loads of other manufacturers are claiming a lot higher then I'll know it's quiet compared to what I have. It just seems a lot of money to spend out on a PSU if it's only going to be marginally quieter.

    Cheers.
     
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    I have a PCPowerCooling Silent 400 with a Papst replacement fan (12db), but you are talking bucket loads of money ($179 + import costs + £12 for the fan). I have tried a QuietPC PSU but I didn't find it do be particularly silent and I would worry about the quality of the PSU itself. Your best bet would be one of the Enermax PSUs

    Jeff
     
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    Having personally used 4 QuietPC Fans now I can vouch for the reliability of them. In fact as a nice simple one-stop supplier of quiet kit I quite like them.

    If I had an almost silent PSU like the Enermax I wouldnt bother upgrading. If I had a real loud unit then I would. Better still buy a case without a PSU :)

    Jenz
     
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    Looking at the Enermax website they make PSU's with variable speed fan via a control on the back.
    May take a look at one of those.
     

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