Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



201 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


Topic # 57448 13-Feb-2010 22:38 Send private message

I currently have the Cooler Master eXtreme Power 550. It's supposed to be silent, which it isn't, and it gets pretty hot too. That aside, I've got a Radeon HD5770 which, when running under Windows 7, apparently requires 40 amps on the 12V rails. I've not seen any such requirements in the minimum specs, but that was the advice from the manufacturer when the card refused to behave.
So, the requirements are:


  • Quiet (it's not a HTPC, so doesn't have to be whisper quiet) but hopefully would be an improvement on the Cooler Master

  • 40 amps or near on 12V rail/s

  • ATX 2.x (naturally)

  • Modular is a "nice to have" feature

  • Around the 500-600W - needs to run Phenom II x3 710, a single XFX HD5770, 3 hard drives, a DVD burner, 2 case fans and a couple of USB radio dongles (WiFi and wireless keyboard/mouse).



Would really appreciate any ideas. Thanks!




Hello, Ground!

Create new topic
7678 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 265

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 298770 14-Feb-2010 03:03 Send private message

Good resource here:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/Recommended_PSUs

I favour Corsair PSU's myself, great quality and very silent in my experience.



201 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 298795 14-Feb-2010 10:01 Send private message

Yip, Corsair is definitely an option. The Silent PC Review link above is great, but it is almost impossible to get most of the models they reviewed here. Obviously, the Corsair is there, but I was wondering what other options I might have.




Hello, Ground!

2460 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 223

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 298800 14-Feb-2010 10:26 Send private message

MightyApe is currently selling an OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W for $140.

http://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/OCZ-ModXStream-Pro-Modular-600W-PSU/3774517/

Has 50A on the 12V (25A per connector, that card takes two. You won't find a PSU that feeds 40A to ONE plug). I have one and the video card itself is louder.



201 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


Reply # 298809 14-Feb-2010 10:59 Send private message

Kyanar: MightyApe is currently selling an OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W for $140.

http://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/OCZ-ModXStream-Pro-Modular-600W-PSU/3774517/

Has 50A on the 12V (25A per connector, that card takes two. You won't find a PSU that feeds 40A to ONE plug). I have one and the video card itself is louder.


I think we've got a winner here!




Hello, Ground!

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Orcon Global Mode launched
Created by freitasm, last reply by tgzerozone on 28-Aug-2014 11:19 (95 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Advice on Residential Fence replacement and neighbour
Created by networkn, last reply by nickrout on 27-Aug-2014 19:45 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


What would show if the net went down?
Created by gnfb, last reply by gnfb on 27-Aug-2014 23:33 (25 replies)
Pages... 2


Moving to Auckland - advise & recommendation
Created by nakedmolerat, last reply by nakedmolerat on 26-Aug-2014 22:48 (47 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Vodafone TV multicast settings on pfSense?
Created by kenkeniff, last reply by kenkeniff on 27-Aug-2014 10:32 (182 replies)
Pages... 11 12 13


XtraHost - Closing
Created by achieveit, last reply by quickymart on 27-Aug-2014 18:57 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Another Gaming computer help question
Created by Lyderies, last reply by timmmay on 26-Aug-2014 18:06 (38 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Lightbox press event release
Created by freitasm, last reply by CraigY on 28-Aug-2014 12:38 (533 replies)
Pages... 34 35 36



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.