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I guess I tend to overlook the Zalman based on price vs amps on the 12V. You can find the Corsair 620 for close to the same price and get 8A more. What would be your experience between say the Zalman, the Corsair and the DA650 on noise level?
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Couple of reasons for that, the 600W X3 isn't as good as it should be. And the 1000W X3 is good but it doesn't have enough amps on the 12V rail for me. It has 70A which is same as say a DA/OP850 which usually costs less and there are many 80A 1000W that costs similar to the Ultra. It's kind of in the middle and I have yet to find a good reason to recommend it unless you can get it for about $180 which I haven't seen yet.
Not enough amps? 1000W or even 850W with 70A on a single +12V rail is not enough for your sig rig? It most certainly is... or for just about any rig that's SLI/CF.... but I'm willing to bet it will work for just about any rig (tri fire, quad fire, quad sli....)

The DA850 when I had mine (quickly RMAed) had too much noise both in the fan and in the squealing (which was "normal" silverstone said during idle and worse at load). It's a mediocre power supply with mediocre components. I would much rather have gotten the X3 1000W over it.
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Oh no it's not like I bought one or need one. It's just if I was shopping for a ~1000W unit, I would want to get the most for my money. If two 1kW units had the same price and quality, I would pick the one with 80A instead of the one with 70A. And since I found the 1000W X3 for $190, it turned out to be a good deal because it is near the prices of the Silverstone 80A 850W (DA/OP850 and Zeus 850). 80A 1kW psus are usually at least $230.

It does suck that you didn't like your "mediocre" Silverstone, some of them did have a noisy transformer but they did do their best to fix it. We should get back on topic though .
Edited by shinji2k - 5/26/08 at 8:54am
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I personally own the DA850, and I have never, ONCE, heard it at all. For once the PSU is actually the quietest piece in my system, even under full load. Silverstone makes some quality PSUs.
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No votes for the Zalman? Those heatpipes remove enough heat for them to slow the fan down considerably. I'm kind of pissed I didn't think of the idea first.
THEEEE jonny GURU?

i did find the zalman in my quest for a quiet PSU,
but when i think quality PSU i think PC power,
silverstone, ultra, corsair, not zalman. is it solidly built?
but i still think imma try replacing my high CFM case fans before i actually replace the PSU.

unless...... someone wants to buy the TT 750w for 130$
Edited by phospholipid - 5/26/08 at 11:11am
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I have the 600W. My Antec 500W earthwatts is quieter but its not modular.
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THEEEE jonny GURU?

i did find the zalman in my quest for a quiet PSU,
but when i think quality PSU i think PC power,
silverstone, ultra, corsair, not zalman. is it solidly built?
but i still think imma try replacing my high CFM case fans before i actually replace the PSU.

unless...... someone wants to buy the TT 750w for 130$
It's a very nice FSP built PSU. Here's a review: http://jonnyguru.com/modules.php?nam...=Story&reid=30

And yeah before you buy a new psu, try new fans and improving airflow in your case. If your in-case temps are lower, the psu will operate at a lower temperature and thus the fan speed may be lower and quieter.
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It's a very nice FSP built PSU. Here's a review: http://jonnyguru.com/modules.php?nam...=Story&reid=30

And yeah before you buy a new psu, try new fans and improving airflow in your case. If your in-case temps are lower, the psu will operate at a lower temperature and thus the fan speed may be lower and quieter.
hrmmm, well temp is not an issue in my case, just it being quiet [its a media server in the living room]. i have 68 cfm fans and im replacing them with the new noctuas, and if its not quiet enough, i think ill change the PSU, i cable managed pretty good, but i i want it to be cleaner, hence the modular
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hrmmm, well temp is not an issue in my case, just it being quiet [its a media server in the living room]. i have 68 cfm fans and im replacing them with the new noctuas, and if its not quiet enough, i think ill change the PSU, i cable managed pretty good, but i i want it to be cleaner, hence the modular
Good plan. Sounds like you've got everything under control.
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post #30 of 34
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I guess I tend to overlook the Zalman based on price vs amps on the 12V. You can find the Corsair 620 for close to the same price and get 8A more. What would be your experience between say the Zalman, the Corsair and the DA650 on noise level?
You seem to empahasize a lot on amps per $, which is fine... but don't overlook build quality, versatility and, the subject at hand, low noise.

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THEEEE jonny GURU?

i did find the zalman in my quest for a quiet PSU,
but when i think quality PSU i think PC power,
silverstone, ultra, corsair, not zalman. is it solidly built?
but i still think imma try replacing my high CFM case fans before i actually replace the PSU.

unless...... someone wants to buy the TT 750w for 130$
PC Power is top notch quality, but not the best. Their Turbo-Cools are flagship product, but mainstream users tend to buy the Silencer line and do so thinking that Turbo-Cool quality transcends to the Silencer. The Silencer is good product, but it's not "top notch". It's Seasonic. SS series (same as EarthWatts) for up to 500W and S12/M12 (same as Corsair) over 500W.

In build quality, I think the Impervio/IS Quasar built SilverStones and Andyson built Ultras are better over all build quality. Corsair is about the same because.. well.. they ARE the same, except for the fact that Corsair uses a quieter 120MM fan.

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Originally Posted by shinji2k View Post
It's a very nice FSP built PSU. Here's a review: http://jonnyguru.com/modules.php?nam...=Story&reid=30
Actually, only the lower wattage. 850W and up is built by Enhance.
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