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Quiet PSU for Ahanix MCE302

Discussion in 'Computer Components' started by nickwild, Sep 15, 2005.

  1. nickwild

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    I think I've found my case of choice, an Ahanix MCE302, what quiet PSU should I choose to go with this, seen mention on a nice n cheap Hiper 350ATX, but can't find any tech info for it - the PSU I need for my case needs an 80mm fan, does this PSU comply and if so where should I buy one from.

    Or is there a better PSU. I'm gonna use PCI-E if this makes any difference.

    Also has anyone any experience of the Ahanix case?

    TIA
     
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    Why an 80 mm fan? There are tons of great PSU's out there - most have 120mm fans though
     
  3. nickwild

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    they recommend this apparently because of the case dimensions.

    I am concerned about the heat with only an 80mm fan on the psu - I'm gonna have (I think) an AMD 64 3000 with cool n quiet, a fanless 6600gt, 1 gb of RAM and a tuner card.
     
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    Quiet and cheap usually don't go together........

    I can 100% recommend the Elan Vital Greenerger PSU. It is silent (0dB) with the fan kicking in now and again, if needed, to cool it down. You can also have the fan on permanently, with a variable speed setting.

    Not cheap but quiet.

    You can find them here

    D.
     
  5. nickwild

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    Thanks for the link... it looks great, but is only available iwth a 120mm fan I think.

    This is what quietpc say about the Ahanix 302 case...

    "Both cases can accommodate full size ATX PSUs, although we do not recommend using PSU with a 120mm fan because the fan would point directly to the roof of the chassis and would not be able to draw any airflow through due to the space restrictions, therefore a PSU with a 80mm fan at the rear should suffice. Alternatively if you are building a system that does not generate a vast amount of heat, for example a Pentium M system, then a fanless PSU would be even better!"

    Looks like I may have to spend some more dish! Thoughts anyone?
     
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    Personal Computer World (Oct 2005) have an article on the media centre case, and the Ahanix MCE302 is one of the cases used. They used a Fanless Silentmaxx PSU. From the pics there's no way a fanless 6600GT will fit in there.

    Gavin
     
  8. nickwild

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    OneEleven: thanks, looks good is it 80mm?
    GLP1: Many thanks. I'll check out that review that's good timing!

    Any other thoughts on other quiet graphics cards... won't be playing games just for HQ DVD playback and PVR duties. HDTV capability would be good too.

    nick
     
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    Yup its 80mm
     
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    Nick, it may be worth considering the Aopen i915GMm-hfs motherboard with onboard graphics. If you need more i think Aopen also do a half height fanless 6600.

    Gavin
     

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