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Hi people,

I am building a new rig. I want it to be silent. So my PSU choice is "passive".

I live in Turkey so i have access to these 2 passive PSU's only:
1) XILENCE XP550 550W 120MM FAN PSU STANDARD REDWING SERIES R3
2)COOLER MASTER RS-460 ELITE POWER 460W PSU

They both cost the same. I am not sure which one to buy. I heard Cooler Master is a good brand but i have no knowledge of Xilence.

My rig will have: INTEL CORE I5 3570 , 2x4= 8 GB ram , Sandisk 120 GB Extreme SSD. I will also connect 2 external USB HDDs ( they both have their adapters) . And later i am planning to buy a graphics card like this one:

SAPPHIRE
HD6850 Dual-X GDDR5 2GB 256Bit AMD Radeon DX11

My second question is ; Will any of these passive PSU's be enough for my rig?

Thanks a lot!
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post #2 of 11
I recommend using this tool.

Fill in your future setup, press calculate and voila! smile.gif
post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by adre View Post

Hi people,

I am building a new rig. I want it to be silent. So my PSU choice is "passive".

I live in Turkey so i have access to these 2 passive PSU's only:
1) XILENCE XP550 550W 120MM FAN PSU STANDARD REDWING SERIES R3
2)COOLER MASTER RS-460 ELITE POWER 460W PSU

They both cost the same. I am not sure which one to buy. I heard Cooler Master is a good brand but i have no knowledge of Xilence.

My rig will have: INTEL CORE I5 3570 , 2x4= 8 GB ram , Sandisk 120 GB Extreme SSD. I will also connect 2 external USB HDDs ( they both have their adapters) . And later i am planning to buy a graphics card like this one:

SAPPHIRE
HD6850 Dual-X GDDR5 2GB 256Bit AMD Radeon DX11

My second question is ; Will any of these passive PSU's be enough for my rig?

Thanks a lot!

No dont buy those two none of them are good

And dont look at the brands its a bad idea
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post #4 of 11
Passive power factor correction (no switching circuit to control power drawn from the wall, such that current drawn is in phase with voltage) is not the same thing as passive cooling (fanless).

These are cheap, low-end, mostly unreliable power supplies with passive power factor correction. They're have fans—and they really need those, as they are not very efficient, so there is a lot of heat to dissipate. Cooler Master makes a decent amount of money throwing their brand behind overcharging for mostly bad power supplies. This is one of them.

If you could find a better quality 300W+ power supply, that would be better. What else is available, at what prices?
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mikeaj View Post

Passive power factor correction (no switching circuit to control power drawn from the wall, such that current drawn is in phase with voltage) is not the same thing as passive cooling (fanless).

These are cheap, low-end, mostly unreliable power supplies with passive power factor correction. They're have fans—and they really need those, as they are not very efficient, so there is a lot of heat to dissipate. Cooler Master makes a decent amount of money throwing their brand behind overcharging for mostly bad power supplies. This is one of them.

If you could find a better quality 300W+ power supply, that would be better. What else is available, at what prices?

Thanx a lot for the comment.

What about this one? : http://www.vatanbilgisayar.com/guc-kaynagi/xigmatek-cpa-0500bdd-u52-tauro-serisi-80plus-500w-guc-kaynagi/productdetails.aspx?I_ID=64756

XIGMATEK TAURO SERIES 80PLUS 500W

It's 80+
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post #7 of 11
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I looked here: http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

, for all the PSUs i asked you above. It only has THERMALTAKE LITEPOWER BLACK EDITION 500W in the list.

Now my question is; is THERMALTAKE LITEPOWER BLACK EDITION 500W , silent?


Thanks..
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http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-oem-manufacturer,2913.html

I always look at brand. I want to know who made it and who designed it.
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Originally Posted by saipan View Post

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-oem-manufacturer,2913.html

I always look at brand. I want to know who made it and who designed it.

You sould not look at brands

I hope you meant OEM for the brand?
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post #10 of 11
Don't bother with passively cooled PSUs.... they still require the case to have airflow.

Just get a quality PSU with an inaudible fan.
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