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    Quiet PSU and 8CM FAN

    I'm going to be creating a new project and i need a new PSU. around 350w would be fine but it has be to as silent as a mouse!

    second on my list. i have a Alpha Pal Heatsink with a Delta SHE and would like it a little quieter.

    so if any one has any recommendations for both a quiet PSU and a quiet 8cm that would be great.

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    a Zalman ZM400A-APF 400W PSU

    and a Papst 8412N/2GM 80mm fan


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    Sparkle 400w modded with a panaflo L1A from Dorothy for the PSU, and another L1A fan for the heatsink. Fiver a pop you can't go wrong with the Panaflos.

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    Originally posted by Zathras
    Sparkle 400w modded with a panaflo L1A from Dorothy for the PSU, and another L1A fan for the heatsink. Fiver a pop you can't go wrong with the Panaflos.
    completely agree... although i would probably get the 350w sparkle/fortron/fsp since the 12v line is the same and the 350w is very underrated... plus costs £15 less

    really depends on your budget...

    anyother option is the 12cm fsp's... the 350w version costs as much as the 400w 8cm... but it wont even make a murmur.... until we put a delta screamer in it

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    kustompcs sell a 350w psu with no fans, for £169, or there's the Nexus at £57 :
    http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/product.php?view=1753

    edit - the nexus 3000 is rated 2nd after the seasonic super tornado 300 - so if you can find a supplier for it, I'd go with this one:
    http://www.silentpcreview.com/module...tid=107&page=1
    Last edited by joshwa; 18-09-2003 at 01:21 PM.

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    Get a 550w QTEC PSU and 2 x 80mm YS-TECH Silent Fans. Remove the 2 fans from the PSU and replace them with ONE of the YS-TECH (dead easy to do) and use the other for your heatsink.

    Very cheap and very quiet.

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    Originally posted by madmaca
    Get a 550w QTEC PSU and 2 x 80mm YS-TECH Silent Fans. Remove the 2 fans from the PSU and replace them with ONE of the YS-TECH (dead easy to do) and use the other for your heatsink.

    Very cheap and very quiet.

    madmaca
    and very RUBBISH.... the qtecs just are not good enough... get a more reliable psu... and put panflo's in it not ystech's...

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    Originally posted by Axion
    and very RUBBISH.... the qtecs just are not good enough... get a more reliable psu... and put panflo's in it not ystech's...
    I think you'll find lots of people to disagree there. Admitedly the lower wattage QTECs are a little "ropey" but the 550W is very good. If you don't want to spend a fortune on a PSU (can't see why anyone would want to imo) then the QTEC 550W is the one to go for. And YS-TECHs are silent fans - they blow air and are silent. I (and many people) use them without ANY problems.

    Can't comment on your recommendation, so unlike you - I won't.

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    I've used both: 550w Q-Tec PSU and some 'silent' ystech fans in youngest bro's computer and Sparkle 400w with Panaflos just installed in my other brother's machine. The Panaflos really are a cut above the ystech, and the PSU lines are far better on the Sparkle when put under some stress. The actual sustainable stated power output is almost the same, even though there's an advertised 150w difference. The Sparkle with Panaflo is really quiet - quieter than my new Enermax until I removed the bottom fan, whereas the QTec is loud. I may still put a panaflo on the temperature controlled line inside the Enermax to silence it further but apparently the voltages may be a bit lower.

    As for the Nexus, get one if you don't want to mod the PSU but it's a bit pricey. As mentioned it's rated as one of the quietest out-of-box on the silentpcreview website (very good site btw) but they all reckon a Sparkle with Panaflo is pretty close and both cheaper and better specced.

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    You can get fanless PSU's by the way. They cost a lot but are available from www.kustompcs.co.uk

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