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    Semi Fanless PSU

    I watched Hexus TVs quiet PC thingys today and saw they has some semi-fanless PSUs. The fans are switched off until the unit reaches a certain temperature/load then the fan spins up. Here is a few links to examples from their website.

    http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-gbp/pro...00/nesteq-psus

    http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-gbp/pro...600/x-xp600-fl

    You guys had any experience with anything like this or any genral thoughts?

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    Re: Semi Fanless PSU

    As long as the fan doesn't switch on/off at the same temperature; it'd be fine. If it'd constantly be switching on/off that'd irritate the hell out of me. I wouldn't consider intermittent noise as better than constant, you can't get used to it.

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    Re: Semi Fanless PSU

    IF you get a decent quiet PSU in the first place the is no need for semi-fanless, for example the Corsair HX520 I can not hear mine running unless my ear is basically in the fan and that small amount of noise is dampened further by having it in a case.

    As cmjrees said if you happen to be at the temperature where it is constantly switching on and off and you can hear that it will be far more annoying than a constant low hum.

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    Re: Semi Fanless PSU

    Mine is pretty quiet tbf i was just curious on what peoples thoughts where. I reckon they would be good for HTPCs.

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    Re: Semi Fanless PSU

    The ones that cut in and out can be more annoying - get a decent quiet one like the Enermax Modu82+ or as already pointed out the Corsair HX series

    Check this link: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article699-page1.html

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    Re: Semi Fanless PSU

    lol its ok i dont need recommendations to alternatives i was just looking for peoples opinion

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