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I know and I appreciate it really.
What about the noise levels? The fan included is a Yate Loon D14BH-12
It's fine :)
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post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by tpi2007;13475224 
Out of those brands, and for the price segment you're after, Corsair is decidedly the best one.

XFX Powersupplies all fall under the category of at least "good", and are usually cheaper than the Corsair equivalents ~ there are quite a few average Corsair units aswell so...

Anyway, we can't know exactly what this guy has available to him, as he seems to be dodging the question.
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post #13 of 20
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I answered the question about what is available to me earlier.
I can find any Corsair, Thermaltake or Coolermaster unit and some XFX, Silverstone, Rosewill and 1-2 Antec Truepower units which seem to be out of my price range.
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post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by Nepythys;13475233 
I know and I appreciate it really.
What about the noise levels? The fan included is a Yate Loon D14BH-12

I don't know much about that particular fan, except for the specs it does 2800rpm max at 48.5dBa, which is of course loud, but that does not mean it will ever spin at it's max rpm; unless you have something blowing hot air into the fan's intake, I doubt it will ever reach that speed, the potential is only there if it's really needed. If you have the normal arrangement for a PC case - bottom mounted PSU, or at the top with the CPU cooler blowing out to the fan on the back, there is no reason for it to ever reach it's max under load.

Corsair generally makes silent PSU's - I've got a CX400w 80 Plus and an HX450w 80 Plus Bronze, in addition to the one in my sig. rig, and from the most affordable to the most expensive they are all silent. And the GS range is not even the most affordable line of PSU's Corsair has, I assume it's safe to say it's a good bet. Phaedrus, the local PSU guru, said it was a decent line of PSU's.
Edited by tpi2007 - 5/12/11 at 3:14am
 
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post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by GameBoy;13475310 
XFX Powersupplies all fall under the category of at least "good", and are usually cheaper than the Corsair equivalents ~ there are quite a few average Corsair units aswell so...

Anyway, we can't know exactly what this guy has available to him, as he seems to be dodging the question.

Well, considering what I've read on the forums and the fact this 650w XFX PSU has 23% of 1 and 2 star ratings, I wouldn't put my money there.
 
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The case I'm planning to get is the NZXT Phantom. I'll fill all the fan spots except the 200mm one on the side panel. The CPU will be cooled by a Corsair H60.
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post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by Nepythys;13475378 
The case I'm planning to get is the NZXT Phantom. I'll fill all the fan spots except the 200mm one on the side panel. The CPU will be cooled by a Corsair H60.

Good case choice thumb.gif Mount the PSU with the fan pulling air from the outside and you're fine!
 
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post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by tpi2007;13475375 
Well, considering what I've read on the forums and the fact this 650w XFX PSU has 23% of 1 and 2 star ratings, I wouldn't put my money there.

Newegg PSU reviews are completely useless. First of all, people usually just see if the unit turns on or not, and if it does, it gets 5 stars. Secondly, most people tend not to leave reviews unless something goes wrong.

That XFX 650w is a solid Seasonic built PSU.
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post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by GameBoy;13475483 
Newegg PSU reviews are completely useless. First of all, people usually just see if the unit turns on or not, and if it does, it gets 5 stars. Secondly, most people tend not to leave reviews unless something goes wrong.

You're right, but that was only to quickly demonstrate the point, I mentioned that was not the first place where I got my impression.

As to when something goes wrong, go over to the CPU reviews, and check them out.

Edit: the design may be from Seasonic, but it's XFX that puts it together, and clearly they are not doing a very good job. One of the complaints is that the silent fan is not actually silent, there seems to be a clicking noise, caused by careless assembly.
Edited by tpi2007 - 5/12/11 at 3:42am
 
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post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by tpi2007;13475499 
You're right, but that was only to quickly demonstrate the point, I mentioned that was not the fist place where I got my impression.

Regardless, XFX Powersupplies have all been tested to be "good" at the least... admittedly, a couple of them have crossloading issues, but that isn't an issue (because all modern rigs are heavily +12v based).
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