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Which PSU?

Discussion in 'Computer Components' started by MartinY, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. MartinY

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    I'm looking for a PSU for my new HTPC build :D

    Spec: P4 650 (3.4 Ghz, 64bit), Asus P5AD2-E-Premium MOBO and the 256Mb XFX GeForce 6800. Approx 2.4 Tb of hard drive space (8x 300Mb hard drives).

    Could run either a fan (if quiet) or a fanless PSU as the box will not be in the lounge. What power and make (and model!) should I go for?

    Confused by choice!

    Martin
     
  2. SeanT

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    Akasa Paxpower 460W? Seems to get good reviews. I have the 400W version and it's as quiet as a mouse (although it doesn't squeak.)
    Once I'd bought it though, had to go around searching for quiet everything else, and now my hard drives are doing my nut!!!
     
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    I'm using the Akasa 460w, and while it seemed quiet when I had a fanned ATi card, when I swapped it for a fanless Nvidia, it started to make a lot more noise. The Nvidia cards require more power I'm told, so guess that makes the PSU work harder and fan spin faster.
    With a power hungry system like yours I'd be catious (I'm assuming the 650 processer is hungrier than my 540) about using the Akasa.
     

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