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I just threw together an extra comp from old parts to hook up to my TV to stream movies to from my main comp. Only thing is, it's pretty loud to have sitting next to my TV in the living room, even when hibernating.

I'm running an AMD 3800+, 1 7800GT, 1 DVD-ROM, and 1 80gb IDE hard drive (might be upgrading to a quieter SATA drive soon, though), with nothing overclocked, so I don't need a huge amount of power. I just want something that will run and be quiet, and something without any LED's would be a bonus. Thanks for any advice.
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Check here... if it is in your budget, I recommend this one on sale
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I have an Antec Earthwatts 380w in my HTPC, and is pretty quiet.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by blupupher View Post
I have an Antec Earthwatts 380w in my HTPC, and is pretty quiet.
I agree. Very nice PSU. I have the 500w version.
Only con: Not sleeved. Messy cables.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Blizzie View Post
I agree. Very nice PSU. I have the 500w version.
Only con: Not sleeved. Messy cables.
Yes, only the 24 pin cable is sleeved on the 380w, but I had some cable wrap that took care of the rest.
The case of them is very plain also, looks like a cheapie PSU, but it is a case of what is inside that counts.
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post #6 of 8
the silencer series PC power cooling PSUs are really quite.
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post #7 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by G|F.E.A.D|Killa View Post
the silencer series PC power cooling PSUs are really quite.
Those aren't really budget PSUs. I would recommend the Antec EarthWatts 380w. I have one in my old Ex Cineris rig and it quietly works like a charm.
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post #8 of 8
This Corsair 450 is a great PSU and only $64 if you can use the google checkout.If you read the review they say it's practically silent.

http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-vx-4...205466485.html
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...=Story&reid=64
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