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    Quiet PSU needed for new rig?

    Hi. Im looking to build a new rig and what im planning to put in it is below

    Case Antec 900 £75.07
    Mobo Asus P5Q PRO £91.56
    CPU Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 £193.80
    CPU Cooler ASUS V-60 Quiet Intel LGA775 £27.48
    Memory 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair Dominator DDR2 £81.65
    Graphics 256MB Sapphire HD2400XT £32.89
    HDD £0
    DVD-RW £0
    PSU 600W Tagan TG600-BZ* £82.24

    I know the graphics card is a bit lame but all i need it to do at the moment is put a picture on the screen.

    Is the PSU quiet enough/good enough or would you recomend a different one. Trying to buy it all from SCAN as its just down the road. Is there any other issues with any of the hardware i've chosen?

    Thanks

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    Re: Quiet PSU needed for new rig?

    Nice list That's gonna fly when it's running.

    Personally, I would change the PSU from the tagan to something similar such as the following as it's got a longer 5 year warranty and everybody swears by them now ;

    Corsair HX 620W PSU

    I hope this information helps

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    Re: Quiet PSU needed for new rig?

    Quote Originally Posted by crofty83 View Post
    I know the graphics card is a bit lame but all i need it to do at the moment is put a picture on the screen.
    You get this card for around £10:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?W...S-Video%2c+OEM

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    Re: Quiet PSU needed for new rig?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee @ SCAN View Post
    Nice list That's gonna fly when it's running.

    Personally, I would change the PSU from the tagan to something similar such as the following as it's got a longer 5 year warranty and everybody swears by them now ;

    Corsair HX 620W PSU
    Agree.
    Also the models from Seasonic are silent and very efficient (actually they produce most of the corsair psus as well), like this one:http://scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebPr...12cm+Quiet+Fan

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    Re: Quiet PSU needed for new rig?

    The HX520 would be more than enough power for that rig so save yourself a bit of money over the HX620

    Oh and its on Scan Today only (£64.61) so you can save a bit more

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    Re: Quiet PSU needed for new rig?

    I agree with the 520W HX, it will run pretty much any single graphics setup and is barely a whisper.

    Why the 2400xt though? the HD3450 or HD3470 would be better for the same money

    I'd also change the CPU cooler to a Scythe Ninja II £30 on scan.

    I'd also change the case to the coolermaster CM-690 which is cheaper and does everything the 900 does + more, such as tidier cables and better/quieter drive management. Looks similar too.

    Not trying to be critical btw that is a nice system you have put together, but I'm assuming you want it very quiet overall and with the changes above I think it would be quieter still

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    Re: Quiet PSU needed for new rig?

    Quieter still with the Enermax Modu82+ PSU

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?W...d%2c+SafeGuard

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    Re: Quiet PSU needed for new rig?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee @ SCAN View Post
    Nice list That's gonna fly when it's running.

    Personally, I would change the PSU from the tagan to something similar such as the following as it's got a longer 5 year warranty and everybody swears by them now ;

    Corsair HX 620W PSU

    I hope this information helps
    Not everbody.
    Remember the 5 year warranty is OK but how many high end users use the same PSU for 5 years??? Not many.
    There is no denying that the Corsair is decent but to say everyone swears by them is very misleading.
    This Enermax MODU+82 Units are superior in quality, efficiency and sound levels.
    Look at this (also from Scan): http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?W...d%2c+SafeGuard

    The Corsair 620W (Lee's link) is massive overkill for your requirements.

    Remember also, that you were prepared to pay £80+ for a Tagan. The link i have given to the Enermax MODU+82 525W will give you massive headroom on the rig you propose.

    I have had Enermax PSUs (currently have the MODU82+ 625W....and even my Enermax Liberty 500W was a superior unit)) and also have a Corsair 520W. Comparing the 2, and considering the small prioce differences, there is no competiton. The Enermax is the better unit in EVERY department.

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    Re: Quiet PSU needed for new rig?

    Thanks for the help. Much appreciated Im now thinking of going with

    525W Enermax MODU82+ (http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?W...d%2c+SafeGuard)

    256MB Sapphire HD3470 PCI-E 2.0 (http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?W...+Ready+Passive)

    Scythe Ninja II Heatpipe Cooler (http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?W...d+940+and+AM2+)

    Antec P182 (http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?W...+Black+(no+PSU))

    Always liked that case

    Any other suggestions/ideas before I purchase tomorrow? Quieter is better

    Thanks

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    Re: Quiet PSU needed for new rig?

    Leftfield choice but I have two of these in machines and they're extremely quiet: http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=575200

    Corsair's a solid choice tho - i have the 1000w one too
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    Re: Quiet PSU needed for new rig?

    I would say use a smaller PSU like the HX450W. The current configuration will tops at 250W even when overclocked by 30%. (Note I have a very similar setup, just with half a dozen more harddrives)

    If you do not need a fast graphics card, get a G43 board instead.

    Get the Xigmatek cooler which everyone recommends here (and 33% cheaper than the Asus one).
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    Re: Quiet PSU needed for new rig?

    The cooler arthurleung suggests is the Xigmatek HDT-S1283 on Scan for <&#163;19 but is currently at call for price so I guess they are out of stock and do not know what the next batch will cost, yet.

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    Re: Quiet PSU needed for new rig?

    Quote Originally Posted by arthurleung View Post
    I would say use a smaller PSU like the HX450W. The current configuration will tops at 250W even when overclocked by 30%. (Note I have a very similar setup, just with half a dozen more harddrives)

    If you do not need a fast graphics card, get a G43 board instead.

    Get the Xigmatek cooler which everyone recommends here (and 33% cheaper than the Asus one).
    Exactly. The 450w corsair will be really quiet and more than adequate for that system. I have no issues at all with a 500w PCP&C unit (basically the same spec) and I have a HD4850.

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    Re: Quiet PSU needed for new rig?

    The 450W VX is a nice PSU but I have the 520W HX in my P182 and it's much easier to deal with that a non-modular.

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    Re: Quiet PSU needed for new rig?

    Quote Originally Posted by crofty83 View Post
    Thanks for the help. Much appreciated Im now thinking of going with

    525W Enermax MODU82+ (http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?W...d%2c+SafeGuard)

    256MB Sapphire HD3470 PCI-E 2.0 (http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?W...+Ready+Passive)

    Scythe Ninja II Heatpipe Cooler (http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?W...d+940+and+AM2+)

    Antec P182 (http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?W...+Black+(no+PSU))

    Always liked that case

    Any other suggestions/ideas before I purchase tomorrow? Quieter is better

    Thanks
    That PSU is 100% the best choice.
    It will also leave you plenty of headroom for future upgrades.

    All you have to do is see that MODU+ and the Corsair (regardless of which one), and you will see that your choice is above is the right one.

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    Re: Quiet PSU needed for new rig?

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    The 450W VX is a nice PSU but I have the 520W HX in my P182 and it's much easier to deal with that a non-modular.
    On a side note interestingly I find that it is impossible to fit a modular PSU in P180 (They probably fixed it in P182) which blocks the lower chamber fan :S
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