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Topic # 60029 16-Apr-2010 19:24
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As per here, I am wanting to get a new PSU.

I want it to be quiet, and 'might' consider using it on a future HTPC project, assuming I have the time and money.

So ideally I want it to be quiet, I may even just leave the desktop its going into in the living room, and do not want to have to listen to desktop + x360 + TiVo.


I was thinking of, Zalman ZM500 HP, thoughts?


While we are here, any comments on the Gigabyte silent cell graphics cards? They seem to be non existant.

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  Reply # 319644 17-Apr-2010 13:36
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I can't find a review with a dB measurement anywhere. In saying that, I doubt it would be audible under normal use. I'm looking at one of these: http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=8642. Fantastic reviews, and very quiet. The only catch is you'd need to make sure it fit in the case you have or were going to get.

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  Reply # 319647 17-Apr-2010 13:45
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I'd suggest going with something from SPCR's Editor's Choice list, if you're after a quiet PSU and willing to spend that type of money. http://www.silentpcreview.com/Recommended_PSUs

That CP-850 GBristow mentioned looks good, but is probably overkill for an HTPC.

Just had a look at your previous thread, and I don't think it makes sense to buy a $150-$250 PSU for a 4-year old PC. You're likely spending almost as much as the PC itself is worth, and you don't know for certain that the PSU is the problem. I'd just go with the cheapest PSU you can find, or even salvage one from an old PC.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 319660 17-Apr-2010 14:53
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I use the VANTEC ion2 520w psu in my rig. It makes almost no noise as the fan is so big and it dosen't need to spin so fast. It is also cheap. I got it for $105.00


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  Reply # 320067 18-Apr-2010 22:52
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michaelt: I'd suggest going with something from SPCR's Editor's Choice list, if you're after a quiet PSU and willing to spend that type of money. http://www.silentpcreview.com/Recommended_PSUs



+1 this, anything on the editors choice or recommended list should be fine.

Personally I'm a fan of the Corsair range.

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