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Old 24-03-08, 05:18 AM
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Which 700w+ supply that is quiet?

I have a Corsair HX520 and an Enermax Galaxy 850w power supply. I love the Galaxy but the noise from the rear 80mm fan is doing my head in. I want to get a 700w+ supply but it needs to be as quiet as the corsair. What do you recommend?

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Dave.

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Old 24-03-08, 05:30 AM
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something with a 120mm fan.

To be specific:

The same p/w supply you have but they also have a 750w version. or

Or The Silverston SST-ST75ZF 750W
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Old 24-03-08, 07:28 PM
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something with a 120mm fan.

To be specific:

The same p/w supply you have but they also have a 750w version. or

Or The Silverston SST-ST75ZF 750W
Thanks. I was thinking about the Corsair but didn’t know if the bigger wattage one would be as quiet.
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Old 24-03-08, 08:00 PM
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OCZ 700W GameXStream.
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Old 24-03-08, 08:08 PM
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OCZ 700W GameXStream.
I didn’t know the OCZ range was quiet? My brother has one and his is nearly as loud as the Galaxy. I have heard good things about the Thermaltake toughpower 750w or i could mod the rear fan on the Galaxy with a quieter one, or even try and slow it down with a fan controller.
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Old 24-03-08, 08:15 PM
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Hi mate,

Well, I was looking for exactly the same thing as you last month when building my new rig, After spending days and days reading reviews and getting 3 PSUs to test then returning them i ended up with the following:

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=499627

750W Silverstone ST75F modular, SLi Quad +12V rail, 6X PCI-E, ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS12V, 80 Efficiency

I would have preferred a single rail PSU however when i got this PSU, I was really impressed with the results It is was also very silent as it has a 120mm fan ...

Read some reviews on it, Im sure you will be impressed.
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Old 24-03-08, 08:26 PM
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[QUOTE=name='da2ca']I didn’t know the OCZ range was quiet? QUOTE]

Compared to the OCZ1000w, the 700w GameXStream is near silent. I think they're lifted from the StealthXStream range but with an LED fan, they were marketed as silent PSUs. I have one in my system and it is very quiet, albeit perhaps drowned out by the other 7 fans in the system.
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Old 01-04-08, 07:29 PM
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I still haven’t bought a new supply. I added another rad to my loop today and used the old Corsair “jumped” to prime the system "THAT PSU IS SO QUIET” I am scared of spending more money and not getting anywhere near as quiet. You cannot even hear the PSU when no fans are running in the rig only thing I could hear is the water/air going through the system, I had to look to see if the fan was actually working.
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Old 01-04-08, 07:48 PM
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My Antec Truepower-PSU is as quiet as a whisper. And as far as I know they're cheap too. I'd recommend you the TruePower 750w. The only time I hear it is when booting the system. Even the systemfans (Antec Tri-Cool) are louder.
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Old 01-04-08, 09:35 PM
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TruePower 750w?
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