Silent/Quiet PSU Recommendations please

  I am Spartacus 11:12 05 Aug 2008
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I have just had to RMA 2 x Corsair HX620 PSUs and don't want to risk another one. The first one started clciking inside and the replacement had the fan hitting the fan frame.

I am looking for quiet/silent, 600-700W, 120mm fan, modular and at least 2 x 6pin PCIE connectors and at least 4 x SATA connectors with 8 pin CPU plug.

I have a Xilence 750W PSU and don't want another one of those as the fan has become noiser over time and it's a pig to replace as it's 135mm rather than 120mm.

Any recommendations please?

  sunny staines 14:45 05 Aug 2008

click here

the "be quiet" range always gets good reviews, not had a new psu for ages myself.

  TopCat® 15:20 05 Aug 2008

Here's another good outlet. TC.

click here

  TopCat® 15:44 05 Aug 2008

I've recently given my rig another thorough clean inside with a gentle brushing, especially to all the fan blades, followed by a careful compressed air blast to clear out the residue. Now it is back to running as quiet as when new. TC.

  I am Spartacus 17:37 05 Aug 2008

The Be Quiet range looks good.

I'd looked at QuietPC as I always try to buy from them first. The problem with their modular silent PSUs is that they're only silent at idle. When you put them under load the fans can spin up to 30db or more. If you work through the specs you can see the claimed noise ranges vary quite a bit. The fanless ones aren't modular.

The Xilence range 'looks' good but the fan on mine has got noisy and 135mm quiet fans are nowhere to be found. I did try to source one from QuietPC. The Xilence claimed cfm and db ratings are a bit 'iffy' too.

It's a new build so no dust yet.

  sunny staines 12:31 06 Aug 2008

lets us know what you get.

  I am Spartacus 12:42 06 Aug 2008

For the moment I've used an old OCZ GameXstream 600W though I've changed the fan for a quiet one.

I'm going to get the 'Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 650W ATX2.2 Modular SLi Compliant PSU' when it's back in stock at click here

  GaT7 21:04 06 Aug 2008

It's available for less at Scan click here. Plus possible free delivery click here. G

  I am Spartacus 21:33 06 Aug 2008

After having problems with an RMA with Scan in the past I won't be buying anything from them again. Thanks for looking though.

  Richard J 18:41 17 Aug 2008

PC Specialist ( click here ) pride themselves on their attention to reducing noise, and that's one of the reasons I ordered a desktop PC from them in April 2008. Wish I hadn't.

The PC was fairly quiet, but I had all sorts of problems, and sent it back with 5 recorded faults in 2 days. It was returned to me with 4 of the fault symptoms still present, and effectively unusable for internet access. I sent it back and asked for a full refund, which they agreed to without hassle. Basically I have no confidence at all in their ability to diagnose faults and carry out adequate testing.

  Joe R 22:21 18 Aug 2008

I am Spartacus,

you could do worse than this Psu. I have used Antec, Zalman and Corsair units in the past, but none have been as silent as Hiper. click here

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