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post #11 of 23
I think we're missing the point, the point being that the eXtremePower Plus 700W is noisy crap and needs to go.
post #12 of 23
Yeah, I did say that from the start.
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post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by Volvo View Post
Let me set this straight.

This PSU is both noisy, and crap.

Don't even try to remove the sensor. It'll just make everything overheat and blow up.

Get a proper unit.
Listen to Volvo. Volvo is all about safety.
    
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post #14 of 23
Two choices, call customer support for an exchange, it should not be super loud. iF they will not exchange for a quieter unit, the same or Silent PRO, open up the power supply and change the fan for a quiet one. this voids the warranty.

The fan running full speed at all times is a return for repair or exchange, it should not be designed that way.
post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by brasslad View Post
Two choices, call customer support for an exchange, it should not be super loud. iF they will not exchange for a quieter unit, the same or Silent PRO, open up the power supply and change the fan for a quiet one. this voids the warranty.

The fan running full speed at all times is a return for repair or exchange, it should not be designed that way.
Thanks guys. The fan doesn't always run at full take-off speed. When i start the PC it's a nice whoosh but when i start playing Battlefield BC2 it revs up and i can hear it all the way outside my room - even walking towards my room from the hallway i can hear the computer. It does wind down when i stop playing Battlefield BC2.

I'll ask the shop if there is anything i can do with it - it's only 2 weeks old but i think i'm stuck with it since it was me who came up with the custom build list. Funny thing is Coolermaster does explicitly say the PSU is "Ultra-silent operation with intelligent 120mm fan speed control." It's an out-right lie since i can even hear the unit when i'm wearing headphones!!!!!

My friend has a i7 960 with GTX 460 and when he plays BC2 at full quality (just like my settings) there is only a gentle whoosh sound from the PC - not a huge freakin ROAR!!!!

I"ll probably have to cough up more money to get another PSU - I'll look into the Corsairs.

Any other suggestion for a super duper quiet PSU apart from the Corsairs HX650? - can't afford to make a 2nd mistake on the choice of psu.
post #16 of 23
There's lots of good options in the 650W range. What's your budget, and is modularity a priority?
post #17 of 23
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Budget should be about not more than $200 - i think.

Damn - i should have done a better research on the PSU - should have learnt my lesson from the last noisy PC i had (8-10 years ago). But i was getting a bit tired of researching for parts after the motherboards, graphic cards and PC cases so the PSU unit was chosen basically from Price/wattage rather than on reviews.

Please recommend a REALLY quiet unit.
post #18 of 23
Phew, $200?

Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W (can do 650W @80PLUS Gold). Best PSU on the market in that wattage range period.
post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Phew, $200?

Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W (can do 650W @80PLUS Gold). Best PSU on the market in that wattage range period.
Don't think i can get that - i got my PC from Centrecom - melbourne so i'll want to get what they can get then they won't charge me for installation charges.

Wish i knew how to install it but it's too much learning for now.....the wife is already screaming that i'm spending too much time with the new pc (setup - installing softwares, testing, and now this psu problem.....)

The more i read the more it looks like the Corsairs is the best psu out there - right?
post #20 of 23
No, Corsair doesn't necessarily have the best PSUs out there. They do have a bunch of good ones, but Corsair is far from the only brand on the market that one should consider. Just as an example, the XFX Core 650/750/850W units are 100% identical under the hood to the Corsair TX650/750/850 V2, but typically cheaper.
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