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by aSASa
Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:17 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Looking for a new PSU - Again [ Quiet up to 400W ]
Replies: 34
Views: 7570

Hi.

I don't really have any time to research corsairs methods [ going to Mexico in a few hours, busy ;) ] but I do remember the speedstep thing. My bios does not have that option.

Hopefully i come back witha lot of responses! Thank you.
by aSASa
Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Looking for a new PSU - Again [ Quiet up to 400W ]
Replies: 34
Views: 7570

The problem with it being far away would be that my computer is very unstable and crashes all the time. Every hour I'd have to go get up and screw with it and come back for another hour. Rinse and repeat. And back to the fan on the back, isnt it essentially like 80mm PSU's? I could direct the air to...
by aSASa
Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Looking for a new PSU - Again [ Quiet up to 400W ]
Replies: 34
Views: 7570

@ Lockheed. Yeah, I know the 520 + 620 are supposed to be very good, but the 1000W starts at a higher fan speed. I was hoping Anandtech [ Or SPCR, of course ] would review the HX850, because I would actually have an idea on how loud it is, then.. but, so far, neither have. @ DAve_M: I suppose a fan ...
by aSASa
Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Looking for a new PSU - Again [ Quiet up to 400W ]
Replies: 34
Views: 7570

@ Lockheed. Yeah, I know the 520 + 620 are supposed to be very good, but the 1000W starts at a higher fan speed. I was hoping Anandtech [ Or SPCR, of course ] would review the HX850, because I would actually have an idea on how loud it is, then.. but, so far, neither have. @ DAve_M: I suppose a fan ...
by aSASa
Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Looking for a new PSU - Again [ Quiet up to 400W ]
Replies: 34
Views: 7570

@ Danimal: Sorry worded it bad. I meant the usual max is 290-305, but there were some spikes of 320W.

@ Lockheed: And Channel Well is typically louder, correct?
by aSASa
Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Looking for a new PSU - Again [ Quiet up to 400W ]
Replies: 34
Views: 7570

Don't have a Kill-A-Watt, but my RS1500VA APC UPS claims [ Furmark + Prime95 ] that its using ( With monitor off ) 320W max. [ Usually 290-305 ]

Seems reasonable?

EDIT: Forgot I had my router plugged in and a fan [that was off]. So -15W?
by aSASa
Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Chirpy noise from PP&C PSU
Replies: 6
Views: 1545

No, nothing wrong with either. All PSU's I've tested have the same problem except the Enermax 535W All in One. Silverstone told me it was something to do with rapid change in load.. I can't remember what they said made the noise, but they did say to lower the noise, the units response time to load c...
by aSASa
Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Noisy Corsair VX550
Replies: 11
Views: 4302

New PSU. Every unit I've bought based on recommendations either buzz, squeal, or have bad fans.

Only silent unit I can find it Enermax 535W, and I doubt its made anymore. Fans are slightly louder than some, but that can be fixed.
by aSASa
Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:33 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Looking for a new PSU - Again [ Quiet up to 400W ]
Replies: 34
Views: 7570

Thanks, but, comparing that to the Nexus.. 11DBA minimum + 19DBA max vs 22DBA minimum + 50DBA max... theres really no way I could buy it.
by aSASa
Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Looking for a new PSU - Again [ Quiet up to 400W ]
Replies: 34
Views: 7570

The reason would be being a well known + respected brand, higher wattage, trusted reseller, modular. ;) Hmm, I see someone brought up the "Nexus 430 vs Rosewill 430" and it does appear that they are very similar. I can get the 630W for just $70, and I have a coupon code, so I save even more.. hmm? R...
by aSASa
Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Looking for a new PSU - Again [ Quiet up to 400W ]
Replies: 34
Views: 7570

Well now I can get a HX850 for $142+ tax. Is this even worth trying? I mean.. it has a higher fan starting speed.. but.. thats tempting.

I guess its not all too much better than the $150 AR I got on the ZM850, but this has no rebates :?
by aSASa
Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Looking for a new PSU - Again [ Quiet up to 400W ]
Replies: 34
Views: 7570

Alright, well, I'll wait an see how they are.

I'd prefer a noisier fan than whining or buzzing though, so I don't have my hopes up.
by aSASa
Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Looking for a new PSU - Again [ Quiet up to 400W ]
Replies: 34
Views: 7570

@ Shamgar: Thank you for your help. I guess I'll go for the P182 if I do indeed decide to buy a case. I don't really feel like modding.. I have no experience. @ Dhanson865: 400W actual load. I know, I know - NO WAY YOU'LL GO THAT high, and I understand that. Its just I like the headroom, and I don't...
by aSASa
Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Looking for a new PSU - Again [ Quiet up to 400W ]
Replies: 34
Views: 7570

Found another deal I can get in on: CM 690 for free + shipping. Hmm?

P182 = $65 Shipped
690 = $30 shipped

Which seems like a better choice, for noise?
by aSASa
Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Looking for a new PSU - Again [ Quiet up to 400W ]
Replies: 34
Views: 7570

Ah, thank you for saying that. Guess it won't work for me then.

I need a case that can carry large GPUs + CPU heatsinks. That seems to disqualify P190's and Solo, possibly Sileo? Not sure I'd even want the Sileo though.
by aSASa
Fri Jul 03, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Looking for a new PSU - Again [ Quiet up to 400W ]
Replies: 34
Views: 7570

Thanks for replying. $80+ Shipping seems a bit high for a value oriented PSU.. but I'll consider. Maybe I'll wait until newegg stocks it. I know how everyone sais UPS are terribly inaccurate, but so far all the times I've checked it load meter, it never went over 20% [ APC 1500VA ] Right now, with m...
by aSASa
Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Looking for a new PSU - Again [ Quiet up to 400W ]
Replies: 34
Views: 7570

Thanks for the reply.

Two things:

1- Doesn't that seem a bit too close to my computers load, especially assuming I upgrade it?
2- Who the heck sells this thing in the USA?
by aSASa
Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Looking for a new PSU - Again [ Quiet up to 400W ]
Replies: 34
Views: 7570

Looking for a new PSU - Again [ Quiet up to 400W ]

Hi again. I've gone through a few PSUs now and am getting irritated because my 4+ year old Enermax 535W beats them all. So far: Zalman 1000W = Whining under anything Silverstone 700W = Fan is ticking under low load, loud under higher load Enermax 625W = Vibrating fan OCZ ModXStream 700W = Whining un...
by aSASa
Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Zalman 850W Buzzing?
Replies: 12
Views: 3281

I dont know if the "Supreme FXII" or w/e its called on higher end ASUS mobos counts as onboard.

But I'll try as soon as possible.
by aSASa
Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Zalman 850W Buzzing?
Replies: 12
Views: 3281

So what should I buy then? Out of question: Silverstone Strider - Ticking fan [ They tell me its because I should have bought the ST60F instead of ST70F because me system was drawing less than 50 watts :roll: ] Corsair HX / TX - Squealing caps Zalman HP - Buzzing +/or squealing caps. Okay, some idea...
by aSASa
Mon Dec 29, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Zalman 850W Buzzing?
Replies: 12
Views: 3281

Nothing?
by aSASa
Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:28 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Zalman 850W Buzzing?
Replies: 12
Views: 3281

Thanks for the responses. The main reason I'm going for such high wattage is because in the Corsair graphs and your own testing, they show that at about 350 watts, the fan begins to spin up, and by 400 watts, the fan becomes loud. The HX620 and 520 get loud at just 350W. I assume that I will get nea...
by aSASa
Fri Dec 26, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Zalman 850W Buzzing?
Replies: 12
Views: 3281

Well it does this with both a 8800GTS 512mb + GTX 260 216 SC.

This old Enermax I had made no noise until a fan started dying.

Can someone recommend me a better one? I've read that the Antec 850W is silent. [ 80mm fan, though ]
by aSASa
Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Zalman 850W Buzzing?
Replies: 12
Views: 3281

Zalman 850W Buzzing?

Well, based off of reviews, especially those on this site, I purchased this. I was happy to see the fan was quiet. Very quiet. But then, I heard the lovely buzzing. Its terrible. If I move a window around, scroll on the internet, play games, etc... it buzzes. It also causes my GPU to buzz, which my ...
by aSASa
Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silverstone Strider 700W [ ST70F ] Ticking + Beeping fan???
Replies: 0
Views: 1203

Silverstone Strider 700W [ ST70F ] Ticking + Beeping fan???

Simple background statement: I bought this PSU because it was meant to be very silent, and it is replacing a dying Enermax 535W. Also, I'm not sure if that can handle a GTX 260 / 4870 1GB ( Which I would buy the Sapphire version, which is supposedly very silent ) -----------------------------------...
by aSASa
Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD6400AAKS whining - normal or not?
Replies: 14
Views: 4081

I have the same annoying noise. Its very loud, and audible over 1000RPM fans. I cant quiet it at all, and I've tried a variety of things. It seems to vibrate - a lot. The drive alone shakes my case enough to make fans rattle. [ Note: These fans are in TIGHT ]. I even tried putting it on foam, and it...
by aSASa
Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman ZM1000-HP: Quiet KiloWatt PSU
Replies: 45
Views: 23527

Is the 750W considerably louder? It has a 120mm fan and only 1 heatpipe.

The 850 costs a lot more for being only 100W more, but its also a lot more attractive and the innards look to be of higher quality.

Argh, I just cant call myself sane spending $180 on a darned power supply.
by aSASa
Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:29 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Another crazy case... CoolerMaster with 3x 230mm fans
Replies: 6
Views: 2564

You read it wrong ;).

its saying x 1 [Fan], 700RPM [ speed ].

So it might be a semi-loud case, but can you imagine the temperatures? Not exactly fit for a silent PC unless it can be controlled, though.
by aSASa
Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD SE16 Caviar 640GB HDD
Replies: 52
Views: 28465

Thanks for explaining. Gotta wonder what WD is changing on those drives though :/. AKA, how would they make it a tad faster? Simply spin 5% faster, in return making it 5% faster and 5% hotter? Doubt that. More cache? Na.. hmm.. so many questions ;).
by aSASa
Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:04 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet backup solution?
Replies: 4
Views: 1471

Well, to be simple, you could get a single WD6400AAKS. 640GB, high density, silent. Its also very cheap. Only $85 shipped at www.newegg.com. And don't forget, formatting. You actually have 320+160+120+37=637GB 637-6.25%*=597.2GB. This means that the other single drive will be just a few mb's extra o...