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Hi, people. I'm planning a media server and while I still have to get the cpu and some harddrive, I'm wondering what PSU i would fit in it... The build should eat 100W max, I gess. But I might be wrong 😁

The thing is I already have a Seasonic G-Series 550, but its fan might be noisy (defective but spinning, with a light rattling noise, but I have to check if it could actually be a coil whine) and... It's 550W. That's overkill.

And I want quietness 😎

For the sake of clarity :
1. I'm in Switzerland, so the main comparison website would be toppreise.ch, with the main dealers being indexed by it.
2. Budget preferably under 100 francs (90 dollars)

Now, I'm gonna power an used i3 4130 (53W), a gigabyte h97 itx mobo, 4 hardrives (30W max?), 2 ssds max (??W), and 3 fans...
As it would be built in a Node 304, I can get an ATX or an SFX psu.

I was thinking of the 360W version of the Seasonic G-Series, but it's old and I fear the stocks might be too old and spoiled now... Or a platinium fanless 400w psu?

What do you think ? Do you have better ideas?
     
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post #2 of 6
The new Corsair SFX 450 watt is also an option if you can find it that is?
Not sure what price is in your area so it might be more then 100 francs.
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post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

The new Corsair SFX 450 watt is also an option if you can find it that is?
Not sure what price is in your area so it might be more then 100 francs.

Ooh right, forgot about that one, its sound profile is good. And it's still less overkill than a 550W, but not by much.
Looks like it costs between 95$ and 100$ (Swiss francs are exchanged at the same rate).

A side question: is it really worth the hassle and the money to get a newer psu? I mean, aside of the fan noise issue?
(I know, it sounds like a rethorical question 😐)
     
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post #4 of 6
If the noise really bother you that much get a unit with less noise
If you dont mind the noise keep the Seasonic G

The XFX XTR is a fully modular version of the Seasonic G with a hybrid fan mode added so thats also an option.
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post #5 of 6
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I'm reviving this thread because I actually find the noise my server is doing to be too much (aka quiet for most normal people). I have to find the source but I'm pretty sure it's the PSU, as the cpu cooler is a NH-U12S with an LNA and the intakes are two 92mm Silentwings 2. Still have to check it's not a loudly spinning harddrive...

I'm revising my budget, but I wouldn't mind going more than 100$... I could get a corsair SFX450 but there are only 4 sata cables. Then I remembered there are fanless PSU: do you think a Seasonic Fanless Platinum 400W would be a good choice, as it's... Fanless, and Seasonic has a good reputation coilwhine-wise? It's around 130-140$... It would also meet my needs for efficiency, as it's supposed to fit in my media server, which shouldn't draw more than 100w (i3 4130, 1x 7200RPM hdd, 1ssd, 3 5400RPM hhd)...

Do you find my choice as sound as I see it? Are there other PSU that would be almost as silent, aren't more than 500W and have 6 sata plugs?
     
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beQuiet! SILENT WINGS 2 92mm PWM beQuiet! SILENT WINGS 2 92mm PWM Thermalright APX-100 unRAID 6 
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beQuiet! SILENT WINGS 2 92mm PWM beQuiet! SILENT WINGS 2 92mm PWM Thermalright APX-100 unRAID 6 
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post #6 of 6

Have you made sure the noise is coming from the PSU? The PSU in my server is far quieter than the uber low quality H70 that is cooling the CPU.

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