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 Post subject: Power Supply Recommendation Needed
PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:02 pm 
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Hey guys, I need a new Power Supply. The current one I have makes too much noise. I think it's more electrical noise than fan noise. In any case, can u guys pls recommend me the most quiet power supply for my needs. Basically, I want minimum 480W power supply & my specs are as follows:

1x Video Card: MSI R6850 Cyclone
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814127576

1x Motherboard: ASUS P5QL/EPU
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as ... 6813131393

1x CPU: Intel Core2 Quad Q9400
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as ... 6819115131

2x Hard drives: HITACHI Deskstar 5K3000
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as ... 6822145475

2x DVD Burners: LG GSA-4167B BK
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6827136071

2x 120mm case fans


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 Post subject: Re: Power Supply Recommendation Needed
PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:28 pm 
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arsenal009 wrote:
can u guys pls recommend me the most quiet power supply for my needs. Basically, I want minimum 480W power supply
Check SPCR Recommended Power Supplies, if i were going for a close to 480W Quiet PSU, i would go for either of the following,

1) Seasonic SS-560KM 560W
HARDOCP - Seasonic X-Series: X-560 Power Supply Review
Seasonic X-560 560W Review - JonnyGURU.com
Seasonic X-Series 560 W Power Supply Review | Hardware Secrets

2) ENERMAX PRO87+ EPG500AWT 500W
Enermax Modu87+ 500W 80Plus Gold | silentpcreview.com
Enermax PRO87+ 500 W Power Supply Review | Hardware Secrets

3) KINGWIN Lazer Platinum Series LZP-550 550W
Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W Power Supply | silentpcreview.com
Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W Review - JonnyGURU.com

4) KINGWIN STR-500 500W Fanless
Fanless PSUs: Kingwin Stryker STR-500 - SilentPCReview.com

Personally out of the above, i would go with Seasonic 560W 80 Plus Gold ATX 12V/EPS 12V Power Supply - X-560 SS-560KM, i had very good experience with 2 of their X series, its the cheapest of all, fully modular, single 12V rail, passive under light load and very quiet under heavy load, has great reviews from very trusted website, almost perfect user reviews in amazon/newegg, but i would buy it from amazon has it at the same price as newegg but with free shipping.

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 Post subject: Re: Power Supply Recommendation Needed
PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:19 pm 
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Hey Abula, thanks for the reply. I will prob go with the PSU u suggested: Seasonic 560W 80 Plus Gold ATX 12V/EPS 12V Power Supply - X-560 SS-560KM. Just one thing, I was looking at the specs. The dimensions of that PSU is different than the one I currently have.

I currently have the Thermaltake Silent Purepower W0014RU 480W
http://reviews.cnet.com/power-supplies/ ... col;subnav

Will the drive u suggested fit in my Antec P160 case?:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811129141

Thanks again

PS: I just noticed that I can get the SeaSonic X750 for only $5 more. Are my parts compatible with this PSU as well? If so, should I just go for this one instead?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817151087


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 Post subject: Re: Power Supply Recommendation Needed
PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:50 pm 
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arsenal009 wrote:
Just one thing, I was looking at the specs. The dimensions of that PSU is different than the one I currently have.
Heights is the same, length/depth shoudlnt matter as you have a lot of space still before the 5.25, the only difference is the width (0.4''), but if you check kingwin and enermax, all 3 PSU with the seasonic have 5.9''. In both of my builds, i had no issues with mounting X440 (solo II) and X660 (TJ08E), so i think you should be fine as long as you have the space for the width of the PSU, but i dont own your case so i cant say for sure.

arsenal009 wrote:
PS: I just noticed that I can get the SeaSonic X750 for only $5 more. Are my parts compatible with this PSU as well? If so, should I just go for this one instead?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817151087
Well its a pretty good price for 750W PSU, the X6X series is the newest, but the reviews for all X series been really good regardless, i dont think you need 750W PSU, but you could see it as an investment for the future... idk, its up to you, $5 is very low and this one has free shipping, so at the end since you like newegg is even cheaper than X560.

Just a warning before you buy, there are some users that have experience buzz or coil noise with Seasonic X series, my experience has been perfect with both, no noise or issues at all, but you never know, its best for you to know there is a risk before you buy it, if you wish to read more about it, check X-400 buzz noise, you can also see it in some user reviews in newegg, but its not present in most cases, it seems very low the number of people that had bad luck, but for this why suggested the other 3 PSUs.

Good luck with your choice,

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 Post subject: Re: Power Supply Recommendation Needed
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:42 pm 
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Hey Abula, I decided to go with the SeaSonic X750.

I just finished installing it, & under the cpu fan, case fan, & video card fan, I don't hear the PSU at all :)
I would say my rig is about half as loud as it used to be.

Thanks!

PS: What's up w the velvet pouch for the PSU, lol.


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 Post subject: Re: Power Supply Recommendation Needed
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:55 pm 
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arsenal009 wrote:
Hey Abula, I decided to go with the SeaSonic X750.
I just finished installing it, & under the cpu fan, case fan, & video card fan, I don't hear the PSU at all :)
I would say my rig is about half as loud as it used to be.
Nice that it worked out for you, now its back to the original price, so was a good buy. You have good psu for years to come, should hold any upgrade you do for some time. The PSU is very quiet even under load, now if you want to make your system more quiet, identify where your noise is coming and start undervolting or replacing fans, etc.

arsenal009 wrote:
PS: What's up w the velvet pouch for the PSU, lol.
Yea tell me about it... i have 2 useless velvet bags, i would have preferred $5 less on the price or extra cables, its unnecessary, but its a nice psu.

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 Post subject: Re: Power Supply Recommendation Needed
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:48 am 
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Hey abula, after installing the SeaSonic PSU, I checked the noise from all my cpu parts. Motherboard is silent. The video card & hard disk are pretty quiet. I disconnected 1 of 2 case fans. I hooked up a fan controller on the other one & reduced it's rpm by half. The only thing that is loud in my tower now is my cpu fan. I had a Zalman cpu fan in my old rig that was cool & quiet & was thinking of getting another one for my current setup. However, there are a few on newegg & I am not sure which is best.

I posted a topic with the cpu fans in question:
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=63724

Can u take a look at it & recommend me the best one?

Thanks

PS: Happy New Year!


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 Post subject: Re: Power Supply Recommendation Needed
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:15 pm 
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http://www.silentpcreview.com/Recommended_Heatsinks
for reference :)

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