Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Quiet PSU's

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    1,891
    Thanks
    218
    Thanked
    61 times in 53 posts
    • jonathan_phang's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Rampage III Extreme
      • CPU:
      • i7 930 @ 4.2 ghz (200x21)
      • Memory:
      • 12GB Corsair XMS3 1600
      • Storage:
      • Crucial M4 128GB SSD + Misc Data Drive
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GTX 1080 FTW
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX850 Modular
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Asus PB278Q (27" 2560x1440)
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 100mb

    Quiet PSU's

    Hello,

    Think its about time to get a new psu to as the one i have seems awfully loud now. Do you all have any recommendations/links for psus that have a reputation for being quiet and reliable?

    Thanks in advance

    JP

  2. #2
    iMc
    iMc is offline
    Senior Member iMc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Northants
    Posts
    3,616
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    HEXUS|iMc

  3. #3
    wibble
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    941
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    What size/budget?
    Wibble

    Currently wanted:
    DVB- satellite pci card

  4. #4
    HEXUS.timelord. Zak33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    I'm a Jessie
    Posts
    34,159
    Thanks
    2,581
    Thanked
    2,649 times in 1,668 posts
    • Zak33's system
      • Storage:
      • Kingston HyperX SSD, Hitachi 1Tb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia 1060
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 800w
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Fortress FT01
      • Operating System:
      • Win10
      • Internet:
      • Zen FTC uber speedy
    Antec Truepower 430W ......scarily quiter than my previous 3 PSU's (up to 400 Watters)
    I should be on commission on this PSU

    Quote Originally Posted by Advice Trinity by Knoxville
    "The second you aren't paying attention to the tool you're using, it will take your fingers from you. It does not know sympathy." |
    "If you don't gaffer it, it will gaffer you" | "Belt and braces"

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    2,435
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    4 times in 2 posts
    • BenW's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASRock Dual SATA2
      • CPU:
      • AMD64 3500+
      • Memory:
      • 1GB Crucial DDR
      • Storage:
      • 160GB Samsung 8MB Cache
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire Radeon HD 3850
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic S12 600W
      • Case:
      • Silverstone TJ-04
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 17" Ultrasharp
      • Internet:
      • Virgin 8Mb
    I've got a SilentX one, not the shuttle ones but a standard ATX one. Available at Kustom PCs, expencive but <14dB

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Rule Britannia!!! (Unfortunately essex!)
    Posts
    1,222
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Another Tagan vote fans spin at around 700 RPM and are totally silent even under extreme load
    .: Predator :.


    - Shuttle SN25P - A64 3700+ San Diego @ 2.7GHz - 1GB PQI Ultra DDR - X850XT - Asus DVD-ROM - 200GB Maxtor + 2*80GB SATAII -

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    2,435
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    4 times in 2 posts
    • BenW's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASRock Dual SATA2
      • CPU:
      • AMD64 3500+
      • Memory:
      • 1GB Crucial DDR
      • Storage:
      • 160GB Samsung 8MB Cache
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire Radeon HD 3850
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic S12 600W
      • Case:
      • Silverstone TJ-04
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 17" Ultrasharp
      • Internet:
      • Virgin 8Mb
    not totally silent

    Anything which has moving parts and isn't in a vacuum will make a noise

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Nuneaton, UK
    Posts
    289
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Another vote for the tagan, can't even hear it unless you put your ear up against the psu housing.

    RenaultSport Clio 172

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    1,891
    Thanks
    218
    Thanked
    61 times in 53 posts
    • jonathan_phang's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Rampage III Extreme
      • CPU:
      • i7 930 @ 4.2 ghz (200x21)
      • Memory:
      • 12GB Corsair XMS3 1600
      • Storage:
      • Crucial M4 128GB SSD + Misc Data Drive
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GTX 1080 FTW
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX850 Modular
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Asus PB278Q (27" 2560x1440)
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 100mb
    Not looking to spend too much tbh maybe £50 tops. I'm not looking for the worlds greatest PSU as I'm not a hardcore overclocker and dont have too many drives. I mean my Generic 250 watt psu have my XP-M running at 2400 easy with an oc 9800pro.

    Its just that I've noticed it seems to be quite loud now, but i never realised it before. Is it just just age/dirt?

    The tagan may be a bit too expensive. The antec 430 and poss 330 could be contenders as they have such a good rep. I also hear good things about CWT ones, what do you think?

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    2,435
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    4 times in 2 posts
    • BenW's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASRock Dual SATA2
      • CPU:
      • AMD64 3500+
      • Memory:
      • 1GB Crucial DDR
      • Storage:
      • 160GB Samsung 8MB Cache
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire Radeon HD 3850
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic S12 600W
      • Case:
      • Silverstone TJ-04
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 17" Ultrasharp
      • Internet:
      • Virgin 8Mb
    The tagen can be had for £55 in 480W or a bit less for i think 420W

  11. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    85
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by ben_wade
    The tagen can be had for £55 in 480W or a bit less for i think 420W
    Where about? Seems like a bargain! Is that including VAT and Delivery?

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    2,435
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    4 times in 2 posts
    • BenW's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASRock Dual SATA2
      • CPU:
      • AMD64 3500+
      • Memory:
      • 1GB Crucial DDR
      • Storage:
      • 160GB Samsung 8MB Cache
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire Radeon HD 3850
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic S12 600W
      • Case:
      • Silverstone TJ-04
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 17" Ultrasharp
      • Internet:
      • Virgin 8Mb
    Don't know where from... i read it on this forum yesterday or the day before, just have a look around

  13. #13
    Ah, Mrs. Peel! mike_w's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Hertfordshire, England
    Posts
    3,326
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    9 times in 7 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by BorisTheSpider
    Where about? Seems like a bargain! Is that including VAT and Delivery?
    I only found Savastore to be that cheap, but they're out of stock now.
    "Well, there was your Uncle Tiberius who died wrapped in cabbage leaves but we assumed that was a freak accident."

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    1,891
    Thanks
    218
    Thanked
    61 times in 53 posts
    • jonathan_phang's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Rampage III Extreme
      • CPU:
      • i7 930 @ 4.2 ghz (200x21)
      • Memory:
      • 12GB Corsair XMS3 1600
      • Storage:
      • Crucial M4 128GB SSD + Misc Data Drive
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GTX 1080 FTW
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX850 Modular
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Asus PB278Q (27" 2560x1440)
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 100mb
    Just spotted this:

    https://forums.hexus.net/pc-hardware-components/9465-antec-psus-cwt-psus-best-evidence-so-far.html

    More evidence for the CWTs then. Anyone know what they're like in terms of sound/reliability?

  15. #15
    john johnnr892's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Stowmarket
    Posts
    791
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    true power series from antec is a safe bet

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Which of these PSUs is the quietest?
    By BenW in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 02-08-2004, 11:10 PM
  2. Antec PSUs = CWT PSUs - best evidence so far
    By malfunction in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 15-12-2003, 12:35 AM
  3. Guys, PLEASE listen : PSU's
    By Agent in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 51
    Last Post: 15-11-2003, 03:39 AM
  4. Cheap case with quiet PSU needed!
    By Matthoulb in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 28-10-2003, 11:10 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •