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    Quiet Low Power PSU

    Hi,

    Ive just finished putting together a server running windows home server and using a 350w "low noise" Silverstone PSU.

    However this is quite possibly the loudest PC component i have ever come across - not great for use in a server

    Fortunately my mate has agreed to buy it off me and therefore i can buy a different PSU.

    Does anyone know of a low power (350/400w) PSU which is actually silent?!

    I was looking at the passivly cooled ones but they seem to cost twice as much which is annoying.

    Any help will be much appreciated!

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    Re: Quiet Low Power PSU

    Does anyone know much about this?

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/400w-...2V-6Serial-ATA

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    Re: Quiet Low Power PSU

    Silverstone are a good name. Have you tried looking for some online reviews?

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    Re: Quiet Low Power PSU

    The quietest PSU around that wattage that SPCR have tested is the Nexus 430 and it's around £60

    I would buy the Silverpower you've linked to and do a fan swap. Recently I bought a second hand Liberty 400W from ebay and did a fan swap.

    Apart from the Antec Neo HE, all the PSUs I've used recently I've done fan swaps on (Seasonic Tornado, FSP models, Enermax Noisetaker clone etc.)

    Edit: I bought a couple of the SilverPower 350W PSUs (they had 2 x 80mm fans) and was impressed with the quality/noise etc.

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    Re: Quiet Low Power PSU

    Thing is, if you do a fan swap it voids the warranty!

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    Re: Quiet Low Power PSU

    Quote Originally Posted by how1 View Post
    Thing is, if you do a fan swap it voids the warranty!
    That's why I don't spend too much (over 40ish on a PSU) and always try to do fan swaps on second hand PSUs.

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    Re: Quiet Low Power PSU

    Silverpower is part of the same company which owns Tagan.

    Here is a review of the PSU with noise measurements:

    http://techreport.com/articles.x/16073/14


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    Re: Quiet Low Power PSU

    I think i better stretch to this tbh, looking at the reviews:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/450W-...PLUS-certified

    Its only a bit more than what i wanted to pay - and with PSUs, you get what you pay for!!
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    Re: Quiet Low Power PSU

    Scan have the 700w FSP on offer on today only at £35 But, I'm guessing you want something of a lower power.

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    Re: Quiet Low Power PSU

    Quote Originally Posted by nvening View Post
    I think i better stretch to this tbh, looking at the reviews:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/450W-...PLUS-certified

    Its only a bit more than what i wanted to pay - and with PSUs, you get what you pay for!!
    I would get this Enermax 425w modular instead:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/144086


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    Re: Quiet Low Power PSU

    ah, good call, i was just looking at scan
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