Nexus Value 430 PSU: Affordable Silence

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Nexus Value 430 PSU: Affordable Silence

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Post by amjedm » Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:12 pm

If only it makes it to the UK at an affordable price :)

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Post by Monkeh16 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:55 pm

MikeC wrote:http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/info_1681.html

59.80 GBP = 83.6775 USD
Quite the premium for a 430W.

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Post by MikeC » Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:05 pm

Monkeh16 wrote:Quite the premium for a 430W.
At newegg, most known decently quiet 400~450W PSUs run ~$60.

Not cheap for the power, but for the noise, definitely not pricey.
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Post by jessekopelman » Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:09 pm

Monkeh16 wrote:
MikeC wrote:http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/info_1681.html

59.80 GBP = 83.6775 USD
Quite the premium for a 430W.
Well, let's say you buy a typical 80+ 400W PSU for $50. It's not going to be 11dB unless you swap the fan. A good 120mm fan is $10. So now you are up to $60. Now you have the time/effort it takes you to do the fan swap. For some people that is far less than $20, but for others it is more. Bottom line, price is reasonable if you don't like the idea of having to do a fan swap and silence is you top priority for PSU.

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Post by HueyCobra » Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:26 pm

Very interesting product and thanks for the review.

Is there a reason that the Feature Highlights refer and link to the Nexus NX-8060 (600W modular PSU) rather than the Nexus Value 430 :?:

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Post by MikeC » Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:12 pm

HueyCobra wrote:Is there a reason that the Feature Highlights refer and link to the Nexus NX-8060 (600W modular PSU) rather than the Nexus Value 430 :?:
Obvious reason -- the NX-8060 review html file was used to start the review & those nx8060 references were missed. Corrected now.

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Post by Cistron » Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:13 pm

Wouldn't that be the perfect PSU for the crammed upper compartment of the NSK3400?

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Post by amjedm » Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:23 pm

MikeC wrote:http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/info_1681.html

59.80 GBP = 83.6775 USD
Thank you Mike, oh and thanks for the review.

The price from endpcnoise works out to £44ish (God Willing relatives are coming from Cananda to UK in July) but I've just bought a second hand Liberty 400W from ebay.
Cistron wrote:Wouldn't that be the perfect PSU for the crammed upper compartment of the NSK3400?
Isn't there going to be an issue - I thought the NSK34XX needed an 80mm PSU?

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Post by Mats » Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:25 pm

You can't complain about the price since it's the least expensive PSU with that kind of low noise output.
The only one I can think of is the Pro82+, if they're anywhere close to the reviewed Modu82+ in terms of noise,
but I've read so many different opinions about them that I don't know what to believe anymore.

The 125 mm depth is also a good thing for those who usually needs the shortest optical drive possible for small cases.

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Post by Mats » Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:35 pm

The Corsair review link in the end doesn't work:

silentpcreview.com/artible692-page1.html

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Post by Olaf van der Spek » Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:36 pm

Could you include heat generation (output - input) in the "OUTPUT & EFFICIENCY: Nexus Value" table? That way it's clearer what amount of heat is being generated.

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Post by MikeC » Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:37 pm

amjedm wrote:
Cistron wrote:Wouldn't that be the perfect PSU for the crammed upper compartment of the NSK3400?
Isn't there going to be an issue - I thought the NSK34XX needed an 80mm PSU?
It would work well -- the top cover is vented directly over the 3480 PSU position. Am thinking of replacing the Silverstone 300W fanless in our audio PC with the Value 430 so the fanless on can be put to work where absolute silence is more useful -- like on a new HDD test rig to run in the anechoic chamber.

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Post by MikeC » Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:42 pm

Olaf van der Spek wrote:Could you include heat generation (output - input) in the "OUTPUT & EFFICIENCY: Nexus Value" table? That way it's clearer what amount of heat is being generated.
Is it not clear enough now? The in/out numbers are right next to each other, the difference = heat. I'm loathe to put any more columns in that table, it's too wide already.

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Post by MikeC » Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:53 pm

amjedm wrote:The price from endpcnoise works out to £44ish (God Willing relatives are coming from Cananda to UK in July) but I've just bought a second hand Liberty 400W from ebay.
EPCN is a US company and their price is US$80 -- which works out to £57.

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Post by amjedm » Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:04 pm

MikeC wrote:
amjedm wrote:The price from endpcnoise works out to £44ish (God Willing relatives are coming from Cananda to UK in July) but I've just bought a second hand Liberty 400W from ebay.
EPCN is a US company and their price is US$80 -- which works out to £57.
:oops:, thought they were in Vancouver Canada

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Post by whispercat » Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:13 pm

Thanks for this review Mike. It's heartening to know that off-the shelf PSUs are capable of this low dBA level now.

Is this available here in Canada yet?

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Post by MikeC » Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:04 pm

whispercat wrote:Thanks for this review Mike. It's heartening to know that off-the shelf PSUs are capable of this low dBA level now.

Is this available here in Canada yet?
Should ask Nexus or EPCN.

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Post by CA_Steve » Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:10 pm

excellent

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Post by Zenphic » Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:34 pm

Wow, very impressive noise levels. I can't wait for NCIX to start selling them. :)

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Post by HueyCobra » Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:20 pm

MikeC wrote:Obvious reason -- the NX-8060 review html file was used to start the review & those nx8060 references were missed. Corrected now.
You missed a spot :) (Nexus website still links to NX-8060)

Anyhow, after a quick glance it appears Nexus PSUs do not make it to Australia :x

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Post by Emyr » Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:26 pm

MikeC wrote:http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/info_1681.html

59.80 GBP = 83.6775 USD
scan.co.uk sell the Corsair VX450 for £51.76 inc VAT so this is quite a competitive area of product space.

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Post by thejamppa » Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:37 pm

Sweet! There's plenty of these PSU's available in Finland. GNT's nation wide stock has nearly 450 units of these. For once, Finland has something good and quiet plenty.

This is nearly 30 €'s cheaper, somecases nearly 40€'s cheaper than Enermax modu82+. Finnish price is between 63 to 68€'s for this PSU. Definately not a bad price for such quiet PSU. Enermax is around 89€'s to 99€'s.

Oh, yes, I have found my new PSU!

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Post by ACook » Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:17 pm

Just a tad more than the seasonics 330/380

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Post by MikeC » Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:53 pm

psiu wrote:
"For the card-carrying, faithful SPCR member"
I want an SPCR card :D
Actually, I meant to write "card-carrying, faithful SPCR party member"... and besides, have you paid your dues yet? :lol:

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Post by thejamppa » Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:00 pm

MikeC wrote:
psiu wrote:
"For the card-carrying, faithful SPCR member"
I want an SPCR card :D
Actually, I meant to write "card-carrying, faithful SPCR party member"... and besides, have you paid your dues yet? :lol:
So, just being blindly loyal to SPCR is not enough? Alright, I want that card too, does it come with nice uniform etc? Something with black would be nice.. After all, all good party members must have uniform. That is what Stalin, Mao, Castro and Kim Jong-Il have taught us ^^

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Post by bsoft » Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:11 pm

What's going on with the missing UL file number? It's one of the things I always check on my power supply, because it's the only part of a system that's likely to cause an electrical fire.

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Post by CA_Steve » Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:34 pm

MikeC wrote: Actually, I meant to write "card-carrying, faithful SPCR party member"... and besides, have you paid your dues yet? :lol:
Yeah - it's called the acoustic lab fund :D

When's the party for us members? :wink:

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