hi all, these are the ONLY choices in my country, please help me choose which one is quieter:
-Corsair CX430/500 V2
-Corsair 650TX V2
-XFX Core 650
and just another alternative: move a 650TX (v1) from my gaming rig and replace it with a Corsair 850HX.
Are there any online retailers in Peru?
Agree that the Antec BP500U is a bad choice because the the 8cm fan has been measured spinning between 2100 and 3400RPM.
The Corsair old/original GS500/GS600 use a Yate Loon D14BH-12, 0.70A, dual ball bearing fan. Supposedly it has 'trouble' starting up below 1000RPM.
The new GS600 uses an updated platform which supports semi-fanless operation up to 15% load.
I would also steer clear of the CX series.
The TX650 V2 uses the same fan as in the GS500/GS600. Supposedly there are TXs with semi-fanless operation as well, but these are quite new.
The TX650 might actually be a good option, as it was positively reviewed both here and X-bit labs, who measured it's fan speed curve, which is quite impressive.http://www.silentpcreview.com/article813-page1.htmlhttp://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cases/ ... html#sect0
...and the XFX uses an aggressive fan control scheme AFAIK.
PS. Turns out the XFX could be Seasonic inside, as per http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?na ... 7&reid=216
. Still, the aggressive fan control is a turn-off.
Can I ask how you know what XFX's fan profile is like? I ask because I haven't been able to find much.
The XFX uses exactly the same internals as the Corsair TX650 V2. Except for the fan which is an ADDA ADN512UB-A90, 0.44A, dual ball bearing fan.