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by afireinside
Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: quiet 700+ watt PSU?
Replies: 14
Views: 2105

I suggest Antec CP-850 PSU as it will fit P182. Unique 120mm fan straight-through design gave good results when SPCR tested it. Also maintained reasonable noise level even at 700w output when wasn't in the "hot box", I.E. like when the P182 seperated from rest of the system. Zalmans 1000w heatpipe ...
by afireinside
Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: quiet 700+ watt PSU?
Replies: 14
Views: 2105

What about 2 x Silverstone ST45NF load sharing in a case that supports dual ATX PSUs such as CoolerMaster ATCS 840, Silverstone TJ07, etc. Doesn't get any better than this noise wise. I was looking at some of your early post and it looks like you're mounting the radiator in the P182's lower chamber...
by afireinside
Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: quiet 700+ watt PSU?
Replies: 14
Views: 2105

http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_ ... 970,1.html

I'm gaming at 1080p. Even if it didn't help gaming performance (and it does) I'd overclock anyway. I refuse to run stock. Where's the fun in that?

Had a feeling I'd need something massive for silence :lol:
by afireinside
Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: quiet 700+ watt PSU?
Replies: 14
Views: 2105

I figured a PSU with lots of headroom would be quieter than one under heavy load. All my fans are yate loons at around 700RPM so I'm pretty picky with noise. Not according to the SPCR link I posted, at 400W the 430W Nexus is the quietest PSU, the rest of them are all over the place. As SPCR have de...
by afireinside
Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: quiet 700+ watt PSU?
Replies: 14
Views: 2105

my CPU pulls a lot more than 140w with its overclock. At much lower voltages on the CPU with two 4850s I was pulling around 500 watts at the wall in some cases. Still not a problem, 500W at the wall @ 80% efficiency is 400W of PSU output. PSU's power rating is at the output not at the wall, theoret...
by afireinside
Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: quiet 700+ watt PSU?
Replies: 14
Views: 2105

my CPU pulls a lot more than 140w with its overclock. At much lower voltages on the CPU with two 4850s I was pulling around 500 watts at the wall in some cases. I'm sure I won't use 700 watts but I'd like a good bit of head room and I can't imagine any PSU being quiet when nearing 100% load.
by afireinside
Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:52 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: quiet 700+ watt PSU?
Replies: 14
Views: 2105

quiet 700+ watt PSU?

My 750w coolermaster real power pro is by far the loudest part of my computer. It's not THAT loud with a single 5770 right now but it was a lot worse with my GTX 260 and I'll soon have THREE 5770s. Is there anything out there that's silent and capable of powering: 3.8ghz 1.63v phenom 2 quad 3x 5770 ...
by afireinside
Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Looking for help/advice with my watercooled P182 build
Replies: 4
Views: 775

I thought about single fan rads, but exhaust ones would just be using VERY hot air from inside my case. I considered a 3x120 at the top but I'd imagine having a hole that large at the top of my case would result in a LOT of noise escaping, especially when I consider how big a difference covering the...
by afireinside
Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Looking for help/advice with my watercooled P182 build
Replies: 4
Views: 775

That's exactly the issue with the 260 waterblock idea :P

The pump doesn't even start at 7v, What's the best way to lower the voltage otherwise?
by afireinside
Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: i7: Thermalright Venomous X Questions
Replies: 17
Views: 4741

Venomous-X is the heatsink to have:

http://vr-zone.com/articles/thermalrigh ... 339-5.html
by afireinside
Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: cpu + gpu all cooled by a gts 240
Replies: 7
Views: 4276

It will work, just don't expect exceptional temps or good overclocks. A high clocked i7 really needs a 3x120 radiator by itself.
by afireinside
Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Looking for help/advice with my watercooled P182 build
Replies: 4
Views: 775

Looking for help/advice with my watercooled P182 build

In my recent and never ending quest to quiet my computer, I have come to SPCR for help. It is pretty quiet right now, but I always want more. Obviously if I ditched my watercooling and was content with a low overclock it would be MUCH quieter, but I refuse to give up speed. Here's what I'm working w...