First time poster looking for some advice.
Basically, I've got a Dell Studio 540, which I've had for a couple of years now, and I'm looking to do a few small upgrades. My PC has 4gb RAM, intel Q8200, and a NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT graphics card. I mainly use this PC as a HTPC, and I run xmbc. However the PC is a little on the loud side as all of the fans and PSU are the stock ones that came with the original unit.
I’ve recently purchased a new case fan and CPU cooler, and now I’m looking to swap out the PSU. I’ve done a lot of research on PSU’s ( which Is how I found these forums
), and I have a list of 5 possibilities, which are all within my price range (£60ish)
Basically my main requirement is that the PSU is silent or as close to silent that you can get on my budget. Below is the list of contenders
Silverstone Tech. Strider SST-ST50F-ES 500W
BeQuiet Pure Power L7 530W '80 Plus' Power Supply
Antec Earthwatts 430W ATX 12V 80Plus
Antec TruePower New Modular 550W '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply
Do any of you guys run any of these PSU’s? Or is there an obvious choice that I’ve missed?
Any help is greatly appreciated.