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Originally Posted by sccr64472 View Post

I'm not familiar with your case, but don't overlook the fact that a computer case can have a huge impact on noise level. I own three Antec P182 cases for that exact reason. They were designed from the ground up to be silent (rubber mounts,rubber feet, thick chassis walls, 3 speed fans, etc). My fourth computer is the only computer that I can hear the hard drives and it's the only computer that isn't in an Antec P182. It's too bad cases don't wear out because it'd give me an excuse to upgrade it tongue.gif


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Show the PSU intake (filtered) on the floor of the case

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You can see the silicon washer/gasket that the PSU exhaust sits against and rubber pads the PSU sits on.

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THis is mine
The fan controller wires annoy me
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post #12 of 13
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Someone mentioned Cougar.

When they work they work well but it appears they have a quality control issue...

I've checked the power consumption of my rig using those PSU calcs and I get between 475 and 525W at full load...
As I'm wanting quiet I guess I'll need a 700W other wise a 600W will be too near to max out put and will have to have its fan at full speed and be noisy...

SO £60 for a silent 700W modular PSU, possible?

I can only find ones for £80, anything cheaper has either stability under load or noise issues
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
8gb crucial ssd (M4) samsung spin point western digital green 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
LG BDROM Win7 HP 64bit lg 32 inch lcd Logic Tech MK710 
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
8gb crucial ssd (M4) samsung spin point western digital green 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
LG BDROM Win7 HP 64bit lg 32 inch lcd Logic Tech MK710 
PowerCaseMouse
be quiet pure power 750 Fractal r3 logitech mk710 
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post #13 of 13
Seasonic and Corsair PSUs are quiet. I have all Corsair PSUs on my 6 rigs and can't complain about them. The first one(6 years old) is still alive and kicking (400w), but had to replace the fan (it went noisy on 4th year).

I would say any PSU will going to be quiet unless you put them in stress (max load). I have two 750s (mining and folding) and I never hear them scream! Maybe I'm not really putting them in max load.
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