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Ok, I know any PSU in this range won't be quiet at anything above 50% load, but that said I want to try and find the quietest of what's out there. While I am a noise freak when it comes to computers, I've learned to accept that with something as powerful as my rig there will always be noise, but I want to try an minimise it, so:

At the moment, my front-runner is something from the Enermax Revolution85+ series, though I haven't decided on exact wattage yet. Link

(Yes, I know I could get quieter, less powerful PSUs, yes, I do actually need a 1kW unit. )

Any other ideas?

Thanks all.
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post #2 of 13
Antec's ones with the 80mm fan(s) are really quiet.
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post #3 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by railfan844 View Post
Antec's ones with the 80mm fan(s) are really quiet.
I don't know about the HCP, but the Quattros were really noisy under load.
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post #4 of 13
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Yeah, 80 > 140 for quiet PSUs sort of goes against the grain.

HCP looks decent, reviewers stating it's also quiet, but those 80mm fans... something just doesn't sit right there.
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post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by Serephucus View Post
HCP looks decent, reviewers stating it's also quiet, but those 80mm fans... something just doesn't sit right there.
Antec is capable of making reasonably quiet PSUs using 80mm fans. Examples are the Signature series, EarthWatts series and earlier Neo series.

The Antec Quattro series is NOT one of them. It is a noisy f$#%.

I've owned PSUs out of all those series except for the Signature.
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post #6 of 13
What about two fanless seasonics?

Maybe that is too radical, but making a power cord splitter is pretty damn simple and it would be quiet...
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i've heard good things about the cm silent pro m1000
    
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post #8 of 13
my quattro is really quite , the cm real silent pro is quite too my old psu
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post #9 of 13
Corsair HX 1000?
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Big question is why?

If your system uses 700-1000w... it won't be quiet anyways unless you are watercooling with some big radiator(s).
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