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 Post subject: low cost quiet PSU
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:18 pm 
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hello.

I'm planning to make a low-budget HTPC.
as I already sad in other topic, it should be quiet, but it doesn't have to be completely silent.
so, I guess any PSU with 300W or more would be enough.

culrently, options are something like:

Antec EarthWatts EA-380D Green 380W ~42euro

PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 400W ~45euro

be quiet! Pure Power 430W ~47euro

be quiet! SFX Power 350W SFX12V 3.2 ~48euro

be quiet! Pure Power CM 430W ~58euro

Sea Sonic S12II-380 380W ~58euro

Enermax ErPro80+ 350W ~55euro

Enermax PRO82+ II 385W ~66euro



will choosing some of them make any differency sound / quality / longevity wise or all of them are up to their job?

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 Post subject: Re: low cost quiet PSU
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:40 am 
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I love my BQT E7-400W, it does its job, it's inaudible, and I guess nowadays it's priced under 50eur.
http://www.plugloadsolutions.com/psu_re ... Report.pdf

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 Post subject: Re: low cost quiet PSU
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:44 am 
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Saesonic SS-350ET-F3 40€ similar to SII series, but no manufacturer warranty and no black paintjob.
I've used the Enermax PRO82+ II 385W in a build and it's very quiet. From the revies I read the ErPro isn't far behind.

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 Post subject: Re: low cost quiet PSU
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:47 am 
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Is the Superflower Golden Green priced too high in your locale?


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 Post subject: Re: low cost quiet PSU
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:00 am 
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http://www.be-quiet.net/be-quiet.net/in ... iteLang=de


be quiet! System Power 80Plus 300W ATX 2.2

Should get the job done and isn't to pricy. If it really has to be this low cost, be quiet! is at least a known brand.


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 Post subject: Re: low cost quiet PSU
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:02 pm 
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well, I said low-cost in a way that I don't need top-performance top-quality PSU that cost more then 100 euro, but price range of 40 to 60 euro is OK for me.

current locale is Vienna, so SS-350ET-F3 could be found:
http://geizhals.at/539915

BQT E7-400W is not so widely available, and a little bit more pricy:
http://geizhals.at/467099

here's the breakdown of some known brands:
http://geizhals.at/?cat=gehps&sort=p&xf ... axx#xf_top

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 Post subject: Re: low cost quiet PSU
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:34 pm 
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The BQT Straight Power E9 range is the latest, and in particular features a 135mm fan so can be very quiet indeed. The E9 400w costs around 60 euros, see http://geizhals.at/677342. Review here http://www.pc-experience.de/wbb2/thread.php?threadid=32537.


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 Post subject: Re: low cost quiet PSU
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:33 pm 
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Seeing you're coming from Östereich, i'd point you to a Lepa device, which is an Enermax-OEM brand.

http://geizhals.at/622694

LEPA N 400W ATX 2.3 ranging around 30€ + p&p

Imho this is the best bang for your bucks.


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 Post subject: Re: low cost quiet PSU
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:50 pm 
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Lepa at least involves 2 OEM sources -- Enermax, CWT. CWT is not famous for quiet PSU .....
I won't purchase LEPA PSU unless I'm sure it's Enermax inside.


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