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post #21 of 26
not trying to steal the thread or anything.. but what is the best performance/price power supply that would fit in the prodigy while keeping reasonably quiet. shilka recommended the sfx Silverstone gold which sounds great but I just want to make sure I haven't missed anything.
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not trying to steal the thread or anything.. but what is the best performance/price power supply that would fit in the prodigy while keeping reasonably quiet. shilka recommended the sfx Silverstone gold which sounds great but I just want to make sure I haven't missed anything.
TBH I don't see any reason to take a SFX PSU if you're building in a Prodigy, especially if noise is a concern. With an ATX PSU you have the option for hybrid fan or even fanless models, and you can get higher wattage units for less than Silverstone's 450W.

Seasonic's X-Gold series go on sale at newegg pretty regularly for $70-$90 ish and offer hybrid mode (fanless until X temp/load). My 660XP's fan never even spins up with the load my sig rig puts on it (~300W in games).
post #23 of 26
I am in australia frown.gif

So only places I can buy are...

pccasegear

Msy

and ebay
post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by Jordan32 View Post

not trying to steal the thread or anything.. but what is the best performance/price power supply that would fit in the prodigy while keeping reasonably quiet. shilka recommended the sfx Silverstone gold which sounds great but I just want to make sure I haven't missed anything.

Prodigy supports ATX, I suggest you go that route. You won't have to worry about noise when it comes to ATX power supplies, every single one I've owned (OCZ's and Corsair's) have all been un-noticeable.

ATX power supplies have more space separating transformers, capacitors, etc., as well as a 120mm fan to deliver more air.

The reason I asked about noise with SFX power supplies is because the components are packed together, and the fan is only 80mm. To dissipate the amount of heat, the 80mm fan will have to blow much harder than a 120mm fan of an ATX supply
post #25 of 26
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well, components packed inside a SFX PSU is pretty tight which means plenty of airflow resistance. which in terms translates to higher required static pressure to overcome those resistance to achieve the airflow needed to cool the components in question.

it's not the fins that you have to worry about. it's the capacitors, transformers, and heatsinks that are packed tightly in there that you have to worry about. biggrin.gif

Yes but they are not as tightly packed as tightly a heatsink.
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Your build is pretty much like mine, I ordered my Ncase in Silver last week. I am also switching from a Prodogy and also own a Seidon 240 lol.

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