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post #11 of 24
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Sorry dude, did not want to upset you at all! I really apreciate your advice. I beg your pardon.

I believe that all those that you recommended are really nice pieces of hardware.
After some extensive search, I am still hesitant to invest money on any PSU. Taking into account your previous words, I'm starting to think I'm looking for something unachievable.
I wanted to poll if there are some "special" PSUs that are really worth in terms of noise (besides RM or AX Corsair series which I do not fully trust).

RM series is not worth it anyway
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post #12 of 24
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Do you believe that any of your "recommended PSUs" will do better than my Hale90 in terms of noise?
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post #13 of 24
Be Quiet Dark Power Pro is about the lest noisy PSU out there
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post #14 of 24
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Be Quiet Dark Power Pro is about the lest noisy PSU out there

I have read good words for that PSU. 183€ for the 750W version is too expensive, right?
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post #15 of 24
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Originally Posted by tecuarenta View Post

I have read good words for that PSU. 183€ for the 750W version is too expensive, right?

It is overpriced yes
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post #16 of 24
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Two passive PSUs is a good idea?
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post #17 of 24

I don't think so.

 

What about picking PSUs from this list and telling us what's available to you?

 

http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

 

This could work out in your favor.

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post #18 of 24
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Thanks again for your fast answer. I'll go for a AX860 as it's priced like CM V850.
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post #19 of 24
If you pick a higher wattage PSU, about 950/1000W, then it'll be running at about 60% load, which seems to often be where it's most efficient, sometimes these high-wattage PSU's have a No-Fan mode, where it wont start spinning its fan until it reaches a certain load anyway, and the higher the wattage, the higher the threshold voltage.

If you're prepared to spend lots of money, invest in a high wattage PSU and it might even run passively.
post #20 of 24
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Thanks again for your fast answer. I'll go for a AX860 as it's priced like CM V850.

 

Well like I said, you don't need that much power. At most, you only need a good quality-made 750W PSU. You could go with a good 650W PSU if you wanted to and you'd still be fine.

 

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If you pick a higher wattage PSU, about 950/1000W, then it'll be running at about 60% load, which seems to often be where it's most efficient, sometimes these high-wattage PSU's have a No-Fan mode, where it wont start spinning its fan until it reaches a certain load anyway, and the higher the wattage, the higher the threshold voltage.

If you're prepared to spend lots of money, invest in a high wattage PSU and it might even run passively.

 

If the maximum power draw only happens while gaming, then such a PSU would be major overkill because the average efficiency would be reduced. If you only game a few hours per day, then think about how much power the computer is pulling out of the PSU the rest of the time. So, in a situation like that, you don't want your maximum power draw to be so low. Instead, you want your average power draw to be in that sweet spot.

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