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Hi! I'm new in the forums but I've been reading this section the last couple of hours with something bugging my mind. I need a silent PSU between the lines of 650w~750w. It's for a Haswell build consisting of an OC'd 4770k with a GTX 770, 1 SDD and 2 HDDs (7200 rpm). I know that maybe I need less power but I'm not sure. I was planning to buy a Corsair AX760 but I don't like the 'coil whine' claims and maybe that's too much wattage.

I could really use your opinion guys. Thanks for helping a brother out thumb.gif
Edited by Ereth - 9/19/13 at 10:16pm
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Hi! I'm new in the forums but I've been reading this section the last couple of hours with something bugging my mind. I need a silent PSU between the lines of 650w~750w. I'ts for a Haswell build consisting of an OC'd 4770k with a GTX 770, 1 SDD and 2 HDDs (7200 rpm). I know that maybe I need less power but I'm not sure. I was planning to buy a Corsair AX760 but I don't like the 'coil whine' claims and maybe that's too much wattage.

I could really use your opinion guys. Thanks for helping a brother out thumb.gif

 

You could power this with a good 450W PSU and still have more than enough power. So, a good 650 or 750W PSU would be a huge waste of money unless you plan on adding a 2nd GTX 770 and overclocking both of them.

 

What store(s) can you order from? Is your budget right at about the price of the AX760? At that price, your choices are unlimited in the 450-550W range. For example, you could get the 460W SeaSonic Platinum Series for $129.99 + $6.51 in shipping ($136.50 shipped) from Newegg:

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151099

 

It's fanless. ;)

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You could power this with a good 450W PSU and still have more than enough power. So, a good 650 or 750W PSU would be a huge waste of money unless you plan on adding a 2nd GTX 770 and overclocking both of them.



What store(s) can you order from? Is your budget right at about the price of the AX760? At that price, your choices are unlimited in the 450-550W range. For example, you could get the 460W SeaSonic Platinum Series for $129.99 + $6.51 in shipping ($136.50 shipped) from Newegg:



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151099



It's fanless. wink.gif

Nice, I didn't know that I needed such a low wattage. Sorry for not mentioning budget, I'm willing to go as far as 160~180$ and I'm buying from Amazon. I'll check that one but weren't the Seasonic Platinums horrible with coil whine? via shilka.
Edited by Ereth - 9/19/13 at 10:37pm
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I got a Antec HCG-620M the other day, is a great, affordable PSU and it's really quiet. I can't hear it. 80+ bronze and here's a review: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Antec/HCG-620M/
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The OEM of this unit is the highly experienced Seasonic, which also manufactures the older, non modular, High Current Gamer PSUs with up to 620W capacity. Actually the HCG-620M is a Seasonic M12II-620 with minor differences

Edited by sktfreak - 9/19/13 at 10:49pm
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Nice, I didn't know that I needed such a low wattage. Sorry for not mentioning budget, I'm willing to go as far as 160~180$ and I'm buying from Amazon. I'll check that one but weren't the Seasonic Platinums horrible with coil whine? via shilka.

 

Oh, I have no idea.

 

 

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I got a Antec HCG-620M the other day, is a great, affordable PSU and it's really quiet. I can't hear it. 80+ bronze and here's a review: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Antec/HCG-620M/

 

You can't hear it because your power draw is really tiny thereby resulting in the lowest fan speed possible. So, it has nothing to do with the PSU itself, although it is a good unit. I mean, your power draw is likely never exceeding 350W while gaming. If your power draw were about 600W, then you'd hear it.

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I have heard a lot about the Seasonic Platinums has coil whine

Why not go for a Rosewill Silent Night?

Yes 500 watts is more then you need i know that

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182169&Tpk=rosewill%20silent%20night

Or if you want to add a second card later there is the Fractal Design Newton R3 600 watts

The fan on that one does not start untill 50% load

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817580004
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Hot damn, the Silent Night is an excellent recommendation. Just in case anyone is wondering, it's the Super Flower Golden Silent! My only complaint is that Rosewill didn't include the "overclocking" feature that turns the PSU into a 600W Gold-rated unit! Argh. lol Oh well. This thing is still full of awesome sauce even though it's slightly gimped like that.

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post #8 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

I have heard a lot about the Seasonic Platinums has coil whine

Why not go for a Rosewill Silent Night?

Yes 500 watts is more then you need i know that

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182169&Tpk=rosewill%20silent%20night

Or if you want to add a second card later there is the Fractal Design Newton R3 600 watts

The fan on that one does not start untill 50% load

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817580004

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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

Hot damn, the Silent Night is an excellent recommendation. Just in case anyone is wondering, it's the Super Flower Golden Silent! My only complaint is that Rosewill didn't include the "overclocking" feature that turns the PSU into a 600W Gold-rated unit! Argh. lol Oh well. This thing is still full of awesome sauce even though it's slightly gimped like that.

Wow! Thanks guys, you're the best. I think I'll go with one of those biggrin.gif
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Hot damn, the Silent Night is an excellent recommendation. Just in case anyone is wondering, it's the Super Flower Golden Silent! My only complaint is that Rosewill didn't include the "overclocking" feature that turns the PSU into a 600W Gold-rated unit! Argh. lol Oh well. This thing is still full of awesome sauce even though it's slightly gimped like that.

Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

I have heard a lot about the Seasonic Platinums has coil whine

Why not go for a Rosewill Silent Night?

Yes 500 watts is more then you need i know that

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182169&Tpk=rosewill%20silent%20night

Or if you want to add a second card later there is the Fractal Design Newton R3 600 watts

The fan on that one does not start untill 50% load

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817580004

WOW! Thanks guys, you're the best. I think I'll go with one of those biggrin.gif
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