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HCPC (which psu silent/cheap)

Discussion in 'Computer Components' started by vulkan75, Apr 6, 2003.

  1. vulkan75

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    Hey lads how-be?.

    well almost finished building my hcpc components as follows:-

    asus A7V8X motherboard

    athlon2100 thouroughbred cpu

    Thermalright SLK-800 heatsink

    Seagate Barracuda V 60GB 7200RPM ATA100 hd

    PIONEER 106 DVD DRIVE

    radeon 9000 pro gc

    Packard bell tv100 pci

    One last thing the psu.

    what you guys using,recs PLEASE!

    Must be quiet/good price.

    Much obliged
    ;)
     
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    even a generic psu will be more than adiquate. i took the 350w psu that came with my cheap case, and just 7volt-modded then fans. silent and worked perfectly
     
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    Any flames out the back yet? :)

    Rob.
     
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    Have to say I did similar. Replaced the 80mm fan in my cheap Jeantech psu with a Zalman quiet fan and ran it from a 3 pin connector on the motherboard. Near silence with no excess heat generated or reliabilty/stability problems thus far. £22 for the psu, £15 for the fan. Buying saves the hassle of modding, but as I love to play, I was in my element :)
     
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    Anybody got a psu with fan speed control?

    what is it like on slow temp wise?

    How much did you pay?:rolleyes:
     
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    My Seisonic SS300 has a single thermally controlled fan which is extremely quiet, it runs at the slow speed most of the time only increasing when room tempratures get very high. It costs about £50 which is highish but much quieter than the Enermax with speed control that I had before.
     
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    I went for a Nexus NX3000 because it was recommended on www.silentpcreview.com

    It was £60 but much quieter than the supoosedly silent Q Technology and Power Man models that I'd tried before.
     
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    If you're capable enough, buy a reasonable PSU and swap the fan for a Papst one. Also, place the fan out of the back of the PSU casing and attach it using elastic bands etc to reduce vibration as I found even with a 7-volted Papst inside my PSU the noise was too noticeable.
     

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