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PSU what to buy?

Discussion in 'Computer Components' started by Taz, Apr 20, 2003.

  1. Taz

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    Hi guys, my PC is now ultra quiet thanks to the mods I have made all I can hear now is the PSU fan spinning so without spending the earth (mrs Taz is gonna throttle me soon!) can anyone reccomend a silent PSU please.

    Cheers
     
  2. loonatic

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    The cheapest option is to mod an existing PSU i.e. 5 or 7v the fans.

    I've a Q-tec (thanks again Vex ;) ) 550w unit. I changed the supplied fans for 2 80mm quieter units (1500rpm @ 12v) & then modded it so they run @ 5v.

    Inaudible (rest of the PC is 100% watercooled) & < £35 :eek:

    Often had it stress testing (testing stability of overclocks etc..) with Prime95 for > 48hrs with no problems whatsoever.

    The Enermax range are very quiet too (ones with manual fan speed control).

    ;)
     
  4. IanM

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    I can recommend the Nexus NX3000, which I got for £60 on Tottenham Court Road. It was expensive but is incredibly quiet, much better than the Q-Technology and PowerMan PSUs I've used before.

    I got it because it was recommended on www.silentpcreview.com, and I was too chicken to modify a PSU like Kramer describes. He knows what he's doing, but I didn't want to risk the chance of a nasty shock.

    Cheers,
    Ian.
     
  5. Mr. Wilby

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    I have an Enermax FMA Power ATX 350W and its by far the queitest PSU I've ever used. Until I installed my HDD and DVD I couldn't actually hear the PC it was so quiet.

    I bought extra fans (Panaflows) to mod it just in case it was too loud, but they're not necessary.
     
  6. Sinzer

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    Antec are very very good too, I bought a truepower and it is exceptionally quiet, also has less power fluctuations than most other power supplies.
     
  7. Threadkiller

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    I use a hiper 420ts PSU, as fitted in the coolermaster cases. a review of the range can be found here the 420 cost me under £50 inc vat from www.daisuu.co.uk
     
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    The reviews are very interesting on the Hiper, so I ordered a 420 watt. They're cheaper still at E-Buyer; £40 inc VAT + free delivery on orders (1 only) until 30 04 03.
     

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