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Which power supply manufacturer has the quietest fans?

I was going to go with PC power and cooling silencer based on the name, but I heard the silencer line of PSU's aren't actually that quiet in spite of their name, but then again, I also heard they were. I'm hearing Corsair and Silverstone also make very quiet ones. I'm looking around 850W - 1000W range, semi-modular. What do you guys think?
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post #2 of 18
PCP&C Silencers haven't been relevant in years.

What's your budget for a PSU? Actually, what's your build first since most people over estimate for the PSU?
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post #3 of 18
corsar ax series are really quiet. fans only turn on when a thermal threshold is reached

seasonic also makes very quiet psus

other than that... antec has pretty quiet ones (hcp)
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post #4 of 18
Most units are pretty quiet usually under 20dB. Silverstone, Corsair, Antec are usually the recommened brands.
Edited by FEAR. - 8/21/11 at 11:10pm
post #5 of 18
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Well it's a work in progress.

i7 2600k on the way. Most likely will try my hand at some over clockage.
Strongly leaning towards P8Z68-V PRO mobo.
8 GB Corsair Vengeance ram.
Gtx 570 to start then going SLI sometime later.
Just 1 HDD to start. then adding another or a SSD down the line.

Budget I was thinking about 150ish, but I can stretch up to 2 if it's justifiable.
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post #7 of 18
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Thanks badatgames!

And LukaTCE, that certainly would be the quietest I could get. but is 500W going to be enough for me? I was figurinin i'd need more.
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post #8 of 18
seasonic X, fan doesn't even run unless it needs to.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NameMakingSux View Post
Thanks badatgames!

And LukaTCE, that certainly would be the quietest I could get. but is 500W going to be enough for me? I was figurinin i'd need more.
no, you'll need atleast 750 especially if you figure to add a second 570 later on

corsair ax/ seasonic x is your best bet... one is for sale here bnib super cheap.

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post #10 of 18
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Awesome! Thanks guys. This is the one I was looking at.

http://www.directcanada.com/products...acture=CORSAIR

Where is one for sale badatgames18?
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