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Thermaltake TR2 750 is too loud

post #1 of 33
Thread Starter 
Any solutions on making this thing quieter? It's so loud I can hear it in the bedroom next to mine as well as the bathroom. If I can't make it super quiet then what's a good 750 watt power supply that I could go after? I bought mine because it was on sale, but I am regretting that because it's too loud to run all night. All my fans are dead silent, including my Thermaltake Frio CPU fan which runs about half speed, but the power supply is just way too loud.
post #2 of 33
You could swap the fan? what's your budget for a new PSU?
post #3 of 33
It's loud because it's a piece of junk. It's an overrated, low quality 450W unit. While you're not close to drawing 450W with your setup, it's no surprise that it would also be loud.
Any reason you want a 750W unit when your computer can run on a 400W unit with room to spare?
post #4 of 33
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Originally Posted by Shub View Post
It's loud because it's a piece of junk. It's an overrated, low quality 450W unit. While you're not close to drawing 450W with your setup, it's no surprise that it would also be loud.
Any reason you want a 750W unit when your computer can run on a 400W unit with room to spare?
I run something similar on a Delta 350W.
post #5 of 33
Thread Starter 
Well I wanted to have spare power in case I upgrade anything, and odds are I will be upgrading my graphics card in a month or so, but for now I need a new PSU and ideally price wise something low noise for under 175 bucks. I have not the slightest clue how to replace a power supply fan though, didn't think it was even safe to do, let alone possible.
post #6 of 33
It is possible to replace a power supply fan, but doing so requires opening the PSU and voiding the warranty. It's also safe provided you discharge the PSU before messing with the internals.
Not really worth the hassle though.
If you're planning on replacing your video card in a month, a good recommendation on a PSU hinges on knowing what that video card will be A Radeon 6850 does not have the same requirements as a GTX 590, just as an extreme example.
post #7 of 33
Thread Starter 
Well I was looking at either the 6950 or 6970, though I think the former is a better value graphics card then the latter. And also with the Bulldozer and Bobcat chips from AMD coming out soon, if it's going to be a considerable leap forward power wise and can compete with the i7, I may not need more then a 650 watt PSU in the end because I will probably switch to one of the Sandy Bridge Intel processors.
post #8 of 33
Gotcha.
In that case, I recommend any of the following:
Antec Neo Eco 520C
Antec HCG-520
SeaSonic S12II 520
SeaSonic M12II 520
They're all made by SeaSonic and have the same internals. The M12II is modular, hence the M, but that's basically the only difference. Other than that, it's safe to get whichever is cheaper or available to you (since I don't know where you're from).
Any of them will be enough for the system you have in mind, with any single video card except a Radeon 6990 or a GTX 590.
post #9 of 33
Any crossfire x plans in the future or just 1 gpu?
post #10 of 33
Thread Starter 
Probably sticking with a single 6950. I don't really see much of the point in running a Crossfire configuration since most games I play are running at max settings on my 5770, and even Crysis 1 runs smoothly on high on it.

Shub: I was looking at the SeaSonic models on Newegg.ca and saw a couple along with Corsair ones that were all pretty highly rated, though there isn't a feature to select decibel rating of the fan on it unfortunately. But I am not sure if the models you suggested were in my search options. I'd prefer modular as well, I am not a big fan of the single cable with tons of wires inside it
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