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Yes, so though some improvement noise-wise on my last PSU (Samsun True), I can still hear noise from my newly installed 430cx. Opening up the machine and temporarily jamming the fans, I know that I am hearing - though to lesser an extent - the case fan too.

I really am quite fed up of this machine I bought just a few weeks back, and am now thinking it a better an idea just to buy another and sell this on (i'm in no mood to upgrade, or tinker, as i've writing projects I want to be getting on with, and frankly doing so takes time, patience and money, non of which I've in abundance right now). So my question is what machine could I buy w/ similar or better specs that is silent/ near quiet? I live in the UK, w/ a budget of £80, thinking of buying secondhand. Not quite in the spirit of things, I know, but people here know their stuff, so I ask.

Thanks in advance.
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Then perhaps a higher quality PSU is needed. The CX430 isn't exactly what I would call a "high quality" unit; it's just "pretty decent".
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seasonic fanless psu. its dead silence.
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seasonic fanless psu. its dead silence.
It also costs 3 times as much as the CX430.
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Quote:
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seasonic fanless psu. its dead silence.
It still requires forced airflow across it.....
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I once had a 500cx and it did that whine even when it's off and I rma'ed and got one that doesn't do that whining so i think it's just defective.
    
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Thanks for the replies. I had understood this unit to be quiet before purchase (c.20 dAB reading + OC testimonials), but my main concern with going fanless is that i've no idea how respectable the airflow is within this machine, which is a must I gather. Plus, the fanless units recommended to me all seem to be a higher wattage, and make quite a dent to the wallet.

However, not wanting to make the same mistake twice, i'd be prepared to shell out 50 quid on a fanless PSU if suitable, I guess. Or just a unit where I hear *nothing*, or near to it, when up close, which isn't the case with this unit.
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Thanks for the replies. I had understood this unit to be quiet before purchase (c.20 dAB reading + OC testimonials), but my main concern with going fanless is that i've no idea how respectable the airflow is within this machine, which is a must I gather. Plus, the fanless units recommended to me all seem to be a higher wattage, and make quite a dent to the wallet.

However, not wanting to make the same mistake twice, i'd be prepared to shell out 50 quid on a fanless PSU if suitable, I guess. Or just a unit where I hear *nothing*, or near to it, when up close, which isn't the case with this unit.
The fanless SeaSonic unit mentioned earlier costs three times as much as the CX430 on average.

However, I also would expect the CX430 to be dead silent in your system since the power draw on it is very low. So either it's time for an RMA, or maybe we need to replace it with a much better unit.

So I guess my first question is whether or not you can still RMA it.
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I'm sat next to a P4 system with a CX430 in it. It's deadly silent, so I'm not sure whether yours is on the blink.
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I'm sat next to a P4 system with a CX430 in it. It's deadly silent, so I'm not sure whether yours is on the blink.
This.

That's why I think it may be time for an RMA because the fan should be dead silent with a power draw this small.
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