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Hi all -- putting together a new rig and trying to figure out what power to get... I have never been much of a thermalake guy but the new toughpower 1200 from them seems to really be getting good reviews... Yes i know that is more power then ill use-- but i do like the idea of the system running well below its capacity so that it will run quieter and cooler.... Im also looking at the pc power and cooling silencer 750... a nice rig from what i have read

What do you guys think?
post #2 of 23
Why not get a toughpower 850 or something? Save money and still mroe power than you may need.

Out of the 2, I'd have to say the PC P&C, mainly for the name.
    
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The Silencer 750 since its a single 12V rail and is dead silent. Plus you dont need 1200W unless your building a Quad FX rig with Crossfire R600s...which you shouldnt be.
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get the thermaltake 750

same as the PCPC750 but smaller

the PCPC 750 is HUGE
    
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get the thermaltake 750

same as the PCPC750 but smaller

the PCPC 750 is HUGE
The 1KW PC P&C is huge. The 750W is normal size.
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The Toughpower 1200W PSU got extremely good reviews on all sites, particularly from Jonny Guru. It is quiet, though I would go with the 1000W version if you won't be using all the power. Also, don't go with the 750W and 850W Toughpower PSUs, as they didn't get the good review that the 1200W version did.

Finally, calling the "Silencer" silent is a misnomer. It is much quieter than other PC P&C PSUs, particularly the 1kW, but it is still rated at well over 30 dBA, even on low loads.

Look at reviews on sites like Jonny Guru, as I'm sorry to say that a lot of people don't exactly know what they're talking about, so you may not be getting good advice.
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post #7 of 23
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Finally, calling the "Silencer" silent is a misnomer. It is much quieter than other PC P&C PSUs, particularly the 1kW, but it is still rated at well over 30 dBA, even on low loads.
Completely untrue. My 610W Silencer is completely inaudible. I cannot hear it over the rest of my system, which is realatively quiet to begin with. Firsthand experience speaks far louder than specs.
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Completely untrue. My 610W Silencer is completely inaudible. I cannot hear it over the rest of my system, which is realatively quiet to begin with. Firsthand experience speaks far louder than specs.
It is not untrue, and 610W is not the same thing as 750W. Besides, do you have a device to measure sound pressure?

Didn't think so.
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It is not untrue, and 610W is not the same thing as 750W. Besides, do you have a device to measure sound pressure?

Didn't think so.
http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=374
My ear? I honestly cannot hear it unless I put my ear right next to it. My 140mm case fan is far more audible.

Granted, the Silencer's fan will spin up to high speeds, but that is only at very high loads. My rig cannot put enough load on it to make it spin up. Under a typical load, it is very silent.
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My ear? I honestly cannot hear it unless I put my ear right next to it. My 140mm case fan is far more audible.

Granted, the Silencer's fan will spin up to high speeds, but that is only at very high loads. My rig cannot put enough load on it to make it spin up. Under a typical load, it is very silent.
I don't doubt that, but the 35 dBA rating is still correct, and louder than I want any PSU fan to be on a load of only 75W. That is why I am getting an Ultra X3 soon.

If you don't mind noise, then the PSU I have is on the top rung. Unfortunately, I mind noise, or I'd recommend mine.

P.S. I am selling a really quiet (as in less than 20 dBA) 140mm fan in the AeroCool Streamliner. You should take a look, Goat.
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