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Hay all. im looking for a psu for my machine. the contenders are:

XFX ProSeries Core Edition 650W (120 usd)
Seasonic X-650 (171 usd)
Seasonic M12II-620 (134 usd)
Antec HCG900 (174 usd)
Corsair AX850 (254 usd)
Enermax Modu87+ 700W (209 usd)
Seasonic M12D-850 (233 usd)
Enermax Modu 82+ 625Watt (168 usd)
Corsair TX750 V2 (168 usd)

Iv listed the price in my place also so you know if they worth it.
the machine will be:

i7-2600K
Asus P8Z68 DELUXE
GTX460 (CF in the future) or GTX570 or 6870 CF
6HDDs , 1 SSD
1x180 fan 3x140 fan
16GB Ram 1600MHz G.Skill Sniper (32GB in future)

The psu needs to be really silent (room ambient noise here is very low so) and reliable.
some of them are priced very high here.
some have higher wattage but not modular (Corsair TX750 V2 / Antec HCG900).
I was tend to pick the Enermax Modu87+ 700W or Corsair AX850 but booth price high and im not sure if its worth the money cause there are other brand giving high watts but they dont have other featues or not silent enough from what iv read.


If u have any suggestions plz fell free to post. tnx
post #2 of 18
Seasonic X-650 (171 usd)
post #3 of 18
Rosewill HIVE 650/750 for 89/99. I'm using one right now, I can't hear it over my GPUs and even without them my computer is silent with 5 fans.

Definitely the best PSU/price I've ever used thumb.gif
     
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My vote goes out to the Corsair AX850. It is more expensive than the others, but it is well worth it. My AX750 is dead silent. I really can't even tell if there's a fan on it or even if it's running. Really though, any Seasonic PSU should yield the same result since the AX series has the same internals.
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post #6 of 18
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tnx for the responses. why does it priced so high (AX850) i dont understand that. you really think its worth the money? idk

as for the Rosewill HIVE - there is no one in my area selling those.
post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by energydream2007 View Post

tnx for the responses. why does it priced so high (AX850) i dont understand that. you really think its worth the money? idk

as for the Rosewill HIVE - there is no one in my area selling those.
Main reason for the price is plainly because they can. But it does have the seasonic internals, which I'm sure almost everyone here can attest to. Seasonic in general is more expensive, but they are top of the line. In this case, both are practically identical. It's really down to how much you are willing to spend. 750w minimum for 2x 570s though, so I wouldn't go any lower.
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Can't order from Newegg or someone? :/
     
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post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by shinigamibob View Post

Main reason for the price is plainly because they can. But it does have the seasonic internals, which I'm sure almost everyone here can attest to. Seasonic in general is more expensive, but they are top of the line. In this case, both are practically identical. It's really down to how much you are willing to spend. 750w minimum for 2x 570s though, so I wouldn't go any lower.

Ya i cant say if il have 570cf cause of the price (although its better then gtx580 in almost the same price). iv once bought a seasonic 520w modular for a customer and the quality was very solid (iv listed the 620w version).
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Can't order from Newegg or someone?
well maybe i can i need to check on this. but its the first time iv heard of Rosewill so im not sure. any reviews (and if il buy one of this it will be international shipping and thats say no warranty so im not sure dude)
post #10 of 18
Good (e.g. reputable/recommended) modern PSUs are very rarely make much noise at all so are you sure you're not overthinking this?

Depending on your fan choices and GPU choices it is very likely (yes, likely, not just possible) that your case fans and GPUs will make more noise even at system idle than your PSU will.

What you do need to worry about is capacitor whine/hum.

Your system will be as quiet as your loudest component. A quieter or even passive PSU will not change this.
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