Buying Quiet PC Components in Australia

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JamieG
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Post by JamieG » Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:06 pm

For what it's worth, PCCG also has the Scythe S-FLEX 92mm Fan 2000RPM SFF92C. There is also the Scythe 92mm Gentle Typhoon Fan 1700RPM.

For comparison, the Noctua fan is 1600rpm at 12V, and the Nexus is 1,500rpm at 12V.

I'd suspect you might want to get the two Scythe fans down to 7V or even 5V for low noise.

Hope this helps.
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Post by adikt » Sat Oct 10, 2009 1:18 am

Thanks JamieG but the Scythe S-Flex 92mms are a bit too expensive, unless of course you think it's worth it? They claim to have a 150,000 hour lifetime which equates to just over 17 years!

I think I'll either have to go with the some Nexus 92mms fan ordered from overseas or buy some Noctuas within Aus.

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Post by JamieG » Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:21 am

JamieG wrote:Just got this email response from PCCaseGear about possible availability of the Nexus Value 430 PSU in Australia:
PCCaseGear wrote:Unfortunately we don't do the Nexus power supplies at the moment. However we're well aware how good the Nexus Value 430 is, and hope to be including a small quantity of these (<50) in our next Nexus shipment.
A further update:
PCCaseGear wrote:We would love to carry this model, but unfortunately the Nexus power supplies don't have the Australian C-Tick certification which is a legal requirement for import - this is what's stopping us, as otherwise it's a great unit that would surely be popular.

We will continuing checking with Nexus, and if this situation changes, we'll definitely include them in our shipment.
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Post by Shamgar » Fri Nov 27, 2009 8:22 am

Australia: the land of the long red tape. :)

Gotta love C-Tick. They're looking out for us, unlike in a lot of "less regulated" countries.

You have to wonder why there aren't more Australian PC parts manufacturers out there. We have the capability here. They just have to design (approved for Australian conditions) products here and get it manufacturerd in China. I know of several small companies who do this in other industries. I don't see why we can't do it for PSUs, something which must pass so many regulatory Oz standards. Power Shield is an Australian owned and run UPS company. They make a very good product for a fraction of the cost of the bigger brand imports (and better quality in many respects than the latter IMO). So it can be done.

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Post by JamieG » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:52 pm

So PCCG has jumped the gun with the Phenom II X6's:
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T - $269.00

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T, 2.8Ghz (3.3GHz Turbo Core), Six Core, 9MB Cache (3MB L2, 6MB L3 cache), 45nm, 125W, Socket AM3 Ready.

ETA: 27/04/10
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?mai ... s_id=14156
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Post by Firetech » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:46 pm

JamieG wrote:So PCCG has jumped the gun with the Phenom II X6's:
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T - $269.00

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T, 2.8Ghz (3.3GHz Turbo Core), Six Core, 9MB Cache (3MB L2, 6MB L3 cache), 45nm, 125W, Socket AM3 Ready.

ETA: 27/04/10
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?mai ... s_id=14156
125W? Don't see that being too "quiet".
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Re: Buying Quiet PC Components in Australia

Post by Koldun » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:37 am

Looks like this thread has not been updated in awhile. The Kool Room (http://www.thekoolroom.com/) sell alot of quiet-friendly gear, including the Super Flower Golden Silent 500w for a very competitive price ($155 last time i checked, on par or cheaper than the NA Kingwin equivalent) as well as a range of enthusiast fans (silent wings, GTs, noiseblockers, noctuas etc.) They seem relatively new, but are on the level. I purchased the power supply, no problems at all :)

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