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    Very Quite PSU

    Im looking for a really quite PSU.

    I hear the Tagans are about 21dB, but I'm looking for something even quiter. I have about £70 to spend, and must be atleast 500w, capable of running all the new GPU's, HDs and Mobos.

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    ive got a seasonic 500w and honestly cant hear the thing. its quality

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    Anyone with a Tagan or something quite that they can recommend?

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    Seasonics are as quiet as a fanned PSU will get

    Take the quoted sound measurments with a MASSIVE pinch or salt as they really mean bugger all

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenW
    Take the quoted sound measurments with a MASSIVE pinch or salt as they really mean bugger all
    Yes - they all tend to be over-optimistic, but it really depends on how aggressive the manufacturers are...

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    Tagans, fsp seasonic are all much of a muchness, you certainly wont hear them over any other fans in your system, hell, i cant even hear my tagn when its running on its on with my head next to the fan.

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    My hiper is inaudible and i'm more than happy with it.

    Quiet is not spelt quite btw...

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    I have 2 Hipers running in 2 watercooled rigs in the same room and neither are audible unless you get your head around the back of the cases.

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    Dont go for SilentX though! I've got a silentX which claims 14dB (Lower than ambient) and its probably the loudest part in my system (Which is very very quiet!)

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    Seasonic would be my first choice for a quiet PSU. See www.silentpcreview.com for more info and reviews geared towards quiet PC hardware.

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    thanks guys

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