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post #11 of 210
My old corsair rm650 psu is great for silent use, as the fan stays off even when hot, unfortunately it won't fit in my smallest cases.

My Silverstone 500-L and my EVGA 650 GS (only 150mm PSU will fit into small Lian Li Q10) continue to run their fans after gaming as it is too hot inside the case (fan seems to only turn off if under 30 degrees or something even lower as I can only measure my motherboard temp, not the psu temp).

The silverstone was noisiest for me, as it made weird high pitched buzzing and some other unpleasant noises. It went back. Be careful buying this one, as many many people have reported it can make strange noises that are very unpleasant. Thank god they took it back.

The EVGA is quiet, but isn't SFX, and the fan usually stays on (very quietly, I can hear it, but only just), so like all other PSUs besides the Corsair RM650 the zero mode kind of sucks.

I was really hoping to replace the EVGA with an actual SFX with a working zero rpm mode, but it seems that only the big corsairs have a great zero rpm mode again....

Please everyone continue to post if you can get the SFX Corsair to be quiet after gaming as well as on boot.
post #12 of 210
Any way to delete a post?
Edited by Alistair1 - 3/21/16 at 6:44pm
post #13 of 210
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Originally Posted by MasterOfMC View Post

I got this today but I can't recommend this psu. First I was like wuhuu at last silent power. Fan was still. But when I started gaming and stopped fan still spin. Now that fan is spinning about 50 minutes. Maybe this is not so silent what Corsair says. When fan is spinning it makes little brii noise.

I think that best power is SilverStone SX500-LG although it is SFX-L. Not making any weird noises and it is silent.

You are lucky, I gave up on the Silverstone ones. You should hear the recording i had of the sounds it makes.... Sounded like a explosive charging up for firing haha....
post #14 of 210
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Originally Posted by Alistair1 View Post

You are lucky, I gave up on the Silverstone ones. You should hear the recording i had of the sounds it makes.... Sounded like a explosive charging up for firing haha....

Could you share a link of the recording? I was interested in those PSUs, but everyone seems to hate the noise.
post #15 of 210
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Originally Posted by kooki89 View Post

Could you share a link of the recording? I was interested in those PSUs, but everyone seems to hate the noise.

Sorry I deleted the sound file after getting my money back. It made a steady beep noise with rising tone, randomly did that every few days. My brother laughed his butt off when it suddenly did that smile.gif

Also made scratching knocking noise. It was defective. Read newegg.com about that PSU and you'll see many with similar comments. Make sure you buy with an easy (free shipping) return policy on that one.

I was happy the Silverstone came with an atx adapter. Why corsair, why don't you include one? Such a bummer as there is no where I can buy that cheaply, so the Corsair price is too high if I want to put that in my Lian li case.
post #16 of 210
I have a RVZ02b Silverstone case and no standalone gpu. I originally got the Silverstone 500 SFX-L for it and found it made a slightly faint but audible rudder sound when the fan was on and it was on at idle which I thought shouldn't happen if there wasn't a lot of load. It was enough to be annoying. I know it was the fan too as I stopped the fan blade and it stopped making the noise.

I exchanged it through Amazon and the replacement did the same thing! By that time the SF 600 was for sale and I purchased it without any reviews just to see what would happen. I was wary of the size as I got the sfx-l because of reviews saying the bigger fan wouldn't be as loud and the smaller sfx would be louder by design.

Well, I haven't heard one thing from the SF 600 and it's been fantastic. Now, I don't know if the fan ever comes on as I haven't tried to stop the fan if it is. Completely silent and best of all no rudder sound. This may change if it kicks on or if there is more load with a future gpu but for now very satisfied.
Edited by EMINENT1 - 3/22/16 at 11:02am
post #17 of 210
Do you guys reckon its worth the hassel to send back my nearly-just-installed SX600-G for a SF600?
post #18 of 210
I got myself the 450w version, ive never had the fan spin up. Now i wonder if its just broken or not. Got a Pentium G3258 overclocked and a R9 Nano in the build. Even after heavy use it wont ever spin. What do you guys think?
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post #19 of 210
Intel i7 6700 (Non K) and a GTX 980

What size SF psu. I would also look into upgrade to next gen psu which i assume will be lower wattage.
post #20 of 210
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https://www.kitguru.net/components/power-supplies/zardon/corsair-sf-450-and-sf-600-psu-review/
http://www.sweclockers.com/test/21895-corsair-sf450-och-sf600

Another reviews!
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