I've noticed most people here try to get the lowest wattage PSU they can that will meet their power demand requriements.
Now I'm not an electrical engineer, but I have a couple theories and I'm wondering what you all think.
Is getting a high wattage PSU (that is also still high quality, I'm not advocating cheap brands & build quality) more likely to be silent?
Here's what I was contemplating
Higher wattage PSUs tend to have bigger & better heatsinks for cooling the components.
Higher wattage PSUs tend to have bigger better capacitors, coils, mosfets, PWM chips and more conditioning.
- Which means less load on each component at the same wattage because it's distributed amongst more VRM. This could mean less heat since heat causes resistance.
- Since it's distribued more amongst beefier parts it may also be less suceptible to capacitor & coil squealing / whining / buzzing.
Higher wattage PSUs sometimes have bigger enclosures & higher end fans
Am I onto something or am I misunderstanding?