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Low noise PSU with fan?

Discussion in 'Computer Components' started by mbede, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. mbede

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    Which PSU would you recommend? Fanless is out of my budget. I need at least 300w, with fan, as quiet as possible!
     
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    akasa paxpower 400, fantastic bit of kit, about 45 quid if you shop around a bit
     
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    The nexus ones are good and reliable I also have a silenx which was even quieter than the nexus with a radeon VE based machine but with a radeon 9800 pro produces a lot of coil whine. The nexus has no such problems and is only a tiny bit louder ( still not as loud as the dvd drive or hard drives.
     
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    I got a 300W Antec Truepower from Ebuyer a month ago which is very quiet indeed and has plenty of other good features too. Only about £25. :)
     
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    Hiper 350W PSU Ive got absolutly silent and cost £18

    I have one in my HTPC silent even with my ear to it. Even has the fan on for about 1 to 2 minutes after system shut down to keep it cool
     
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    silenX make ones which are inaudible, they cost about £95 for a 400w one.
     
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    I've built about 4 or 5 PC's in the last few months plus overhauled a few others and in each case (pun not intended) I've installed Hiper PSU's, mainly the 350watt jobbie. Quiet and cheap (soared up to £19.99 at my local now though:)). I've had one in one of my own PC's for near on a year now and now probs whatsoever. Why spend more?

    Jon.
     
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    Because high end systems need a lot of amps, and a £19.99 PSU just won't cut it......
     
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    I've got a SilenX PSU and I can't fault it on the noise front. The only downsides are the price and its tendency to get quite hot.

    In the past I've used PSU's from Q-technology (not to be confused with Q-tec whose products are quite shoddy) which have also been quiet and reliable.

    And if you do choose SilenX remember not to buy Ahanix SilenX (long story but both companies use the same SilenX brand, but Ahanix SilenX products are generally inferior although cheaper).
     

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