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    Be-Quiet 350W Pure Power

    I currently have a thermaltake 700w psu in my HTPC & because of its depth its making things difficult in fitting a bluray drive.
    I was looking at the Be-Quiet 350W Pure Power on Ebuyer as a replacement as i realy don't think I need such a powerful PSU with my setup.

    Could someone please measure the depth of the PSU for my please in mm?
    Any thoughs on this PSU choice for my setup ?
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    Re: Be-Quiet 350W Pure Power

    If your current setup is the one in your system specs, I'd look at a good 450w to be safe, thoes core 2 quad cpu's are not exactly power light.
    That thermaltake is overkill and unless it's an extended design then that Be-Quiet 350W Pure Power psu will be no shorter
    ok I cannot find a thermaltake "smart power" range, only Purepower and Toughpower
    The toughpower is slightly longer than a standard ATX, the purepower is standard atx length

    both the TR2 and Litepower series don't come in 700w models (and I'd not consider them as great psu's anyway)

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    Re: Be-Quiet 350W Pure Power

    I don't know much about the Be Quiet! model but this Nexus PSU is among the quietest and smallest you can get -



    Quote Originally Posted by SPCR
    The Nexus Value 430 makes a bold leap to the very top of our quiet PSU rankings. It is the quietest fan-cooled PSU we've yet tested, by a 2-3 decibel margin, the closest being the Enermax Modu 82+ 425W at around 13 dBA, the Seasonic M12D-850W at 14 dBA and the Antec Signature 650 at 15 dBA. At such vanishingly quiet levels, this is no mean feat. That it is achieved by a modest, unassuming product with a name like Value 430 is even more surprising, especially when you consider that the other top contenders are high end models from giants in the power supply field. It even begs the question of why you'd pay big bucks for a fanless PSU of similar power rating.
    I'd definitely consider it.
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    Re: Be-Quiet 350W Pure Power

    Thanks for the replies. The only reason I got the TT PSU was I was stuck a few months back when my Zalman packed up. I had to buy it locally. My setup then had a GFX that needed external Power. The Nexus looks promising but probably a bit more than i was looking to pay (don't imagine I'd get that much back for the 700W PSU)

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    Re: Be-Quiet 350W Pure Power

    Could probably get £20-£30, maybe even more on Ebay for the Thermaltake, that leaves £30-40 to pay for the PSU, that's a pretty good deal IMO.
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    Re: Be-Quiet 350W Pure Power

    Quote Originally Posted by format View Post
    Could probably get £20-£30, maybe even more on Ebay for the Thermaltake, that leaves £30-40 to pay for the PSU, that's a pretty good deal IMO.
    Really looking not to spend hardly any , hence the be-quiet psu

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    Re: Be-Quiet 350W Pure Power

    £30 for the lower rated, louder Be Quiet!
    ~£30-£40 for a better rated, silent and smaller Nexus PSU.

    You'd be better off the the Nexus, no doubt, but it is your money
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    Re: Be-Quiet 350W Pure Power

    Quote Originally Posted by format View Post
    £30 for the lower rated, louder Be Quiet!
    ~£30-£40 for a better rated, silent and smaller Nexus PSU.

    You'd be better off the the Nexus, no doubt, but it is your money
    & I still have the bluray drive to buy

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    Re: Be-Quiet 350W Pure Power

    Quote Originally Posted by format View Post
    £30 for the lower rated, louder Be Quiet!
    ~£30-£40 for a better rated, silent and smaller Nexus PSU.

    You'd be better off the the Nexus, no doubt, but it is your money
    Surely the Be Quiet unit would be free if the Nexus was £30?

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    Re: Be-Quiet 350W Pure Power

    A blueray drive can wait - their prices WILL drop the longer you wait
    I'm building a HTPC atm too, my case requires a slimline slotloading blueray so I will have to wait a long time to get a BR drive
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    Re: Be-Quiet 350W Pure Power

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterStoba View Post
    Surely the Be Quiet unit would be free if the Nexus was £30?

    EH? Am I missing something?
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    Re: Be-Quiet 350W Pure Power

    Quote Originally Posted by format View Post
    A blueray drive can wait - their prices WILL drop the longer you wait
    I'm building a HTPC atm too, my case requires a slimline slotloading blueray so I will have to wait a long time to get a BR drive
    Well i bought a xonar slim on Friday & realy want drive so I can play a movie or two. Otherwise there's no point in changing the PSU - thats the only reason

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    Re: Be-Quiet 350W Pure Power

    How's the xonar slim? What did you pay for it? Any software problems?
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    Re: Be-Quiet 350W Pure Power

    Quote Originally Posted by format View Post
    EH? Am I missing something?
    The Nexus PSU costs around £60 in the link you provided whereas the Be Quiet! one costs around £30.


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    Re: Be-Quiet 350W Pure Power

    Quote Originally Posted by format View Post
    How's the xonar slim? What did you pay for it? Any software problems?
    £112 + Delivery

    Couldn't get it to work with Win7 RTM x64 but working fine on x32. I read the post on avs forums before i got it. I have a movie on the HDD which has True HD & it sound amazing (Hooked up to an Onkyo HTX-22HD). Hence why I'd like a bluray drive

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    Re: Be-Quiet 350W Pure Power

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    The Nexus PSU costs around £60 in the link you provided whereas the Be Quiet! one costs around £30.
    Heh, sorry, shouldn't be watching The Wire and posting at the same time.

    IMO, the Nexus is worth the extra money, but I can see the appeal of the cheaper Be Quiet.
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