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I currently have corsair 520hx and love the quietness.
Any super budget psu thats not loud?

or do al psu these days with 120mm fan are not loud?

I will be powering a older rig with onboard video. maybe 100-150watt max

The psu from generations ago using i think 80mm thats super loud.
can't take it anymore after I found out what PSU's can do these day in sound management.

$40 or less? also I dont believe in rebates so..
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Originally Posted by tangcoral View Post
I currently have corsair 520hx and love the quietness.
Any super budget psu thats not loud?

or do al psu these days with 120mm fan or not loud?

I will be powering a older rig with onboard video. maybe 100-150watt max

You know the psu from generations ago using i think 80mm thats super loud.
can't take it anymore after I found out what PSU's can do these day in sound management.

$40 or less? also I dont believe in rebates so..


Well, no matter what it is for, a cheap PSU is a bad idea. If you are limited to $40, find a decent used one. That being said, I have an Ultra V-Series that I found free after rebate. I believe it was only $40. I am not sure why you don't "believe" in rebates, they are a PC enthusiasts best friend.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151055
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No rebates is going to be hard. And there are plenty of 80mm fans that are as quiet as 120mm fans, especially on low loads when there isn't much heat produced.
No rebate:
CM Real Power Plus 460 $30+shipping
With rebate:
Earthwatts 380 $30 shipped AR
OCZ StealthXstream $35 shipped AR
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post #4 of 17
If your going to go cheap, here is a 350W Antec. I would not suggest a cheap PSU though. Its kinda like putting bad gas in a car. If you spend the money on a nice one, you can always move it to another rig later.
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That FSP based Basiq isn't as good as the psus I listed. I think I would avoid that one, although I'm not sure since I haven't seen a review on it.
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well its obviously not powering my current rig.
Its for my p4 rig thats about 5 years old, so I can careless if it runs well or not.
And I wonder what the rate in actually receiving rebate check are? I'm at a 50% hit or miss, thus why i dont believe in them.

Oh didnt know the 80mm can be as quiet...
Edited by tangcoral - 5/24/08 at 7:57am
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post #7 of 17
The CM is going to be a little more noisy then the OCZ and Antec I listed. And just because it's an old rig you shouldn't buy a complete junk psu. The ones I listed are about the best quality budget <$50 PSUs along with the Silverstone ST400 but that is in the $40s + shipping so it's above your budget.
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post #8 of 17
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rep #67 thank you shinji2k
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Originally Posted by shinji2k View Post
No rebates is going to be hard. And there are plenty of 80mm fans that are as quiet as 120mm fans, especially on low loads when there isn't much heat produced.
No rebate:
CM Real Power Plus 460 $30+shipping
With rebate:
Earthwatts 380 $30 shipped AR
OCZ StealthXstream $35 shipped AR
I like the antec you quoted above but the OCZ link doesnt work..
Edited by tangcoral - 5/24/08 at 8:12am
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Sorry >_<. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341012
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