Which PSU is quietest from this list?

PSUs: The source of DC power for all components in the PC & often a big noise source.

Moderators: NeilBlanchard, Ralf Hutter, sthayashi, Lawrence Lee, Devonavar

Post Reply
b1_
Posts: 28
Joined: Fri Jul 30, 2004 9:22 pm
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Which PSU is quietest from this list?

Post by b1_ » Sat Mar 25, 2006 3:47 am

I want a Seasonic S12 430W but the shop I'm buying from does not stock it. Which of the following is the quietest? (I will not be using SLI)

L&C Power Supply 500W with 2 Fan PFC Dual (ATX)(LC-B500E)
AcBel LCD Power Supply i-Plus 550W(ATX)
CoolerMaster Real Power 550W SLI Ready (ATX)
SkyHawk GM-470PC(true 470W) Max peak 540W (ATX)
SkyHawk GM-520SC(true 520W) Max peak 590W (ATX) with Audio Standby
SkyHawk GM-570PC(true 570W) Max peak 640W (ATX)
SkyHawk GM-620SC(true 620W) Max peak 690W (ATX) with Audio Standby
Vantec 350W VAN-350NP+Passive PFC
Vortex-500 (ATX) 500W
Antec ATX TrueBlue 2.0 480W
Antec ATX TruePower 2.0 550W ver2
Antec ATX TruePower 430W ver2 Instock $99.00 $109.00
Antec ATX TruePower TrueControl 550W with Fan Controler
Antec NEOPower 480 watt ATX12V
Antec Phantom 500W Hybrid Fan PSU
Antec ATX TruePower 550W(XEON)TP2-550-EPS12V ver2
Antec Neo Highly Efficient 2.2 380W
Antec Neo Highly Efficient 2.2 430W
Antec Neo Highly Efficient 2.2 500W
Antec Neo Highly Efficient 2.2 550W
SilverStone ST60F 600 Watt Power Supply, SLI ready, Titanium black
Thermaltake TR2-430W ATX Silent PSU Retail

klankymen
Patron of SPCR
Posts: 1069
Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2005 3:31 pm
Location: Munich, Bavaria, Europe

Post by klankymen » Sat Mar 25, 2006 4:39 am

Powersupply Antec Neo Highly Efficient 2.2 380W
Powersupply Antec Neo Highly Efficient 2.2 430W
Powersupply Antec Neo Highly Efficient 2.2 500W
Powersupply Antec Neo Highly Efficient 2.2 550W
I own the 500W model, and it's really dead silent. or at least it's below the noise floor of my decoupled samsung laptop harddrive.
"Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." -Benjamin Franklin

jaganath
Posts: 5085
Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:55 am
Location: UK

Post by jaganath » Sat Mar 25, 2006 5:50 am

The Neo HE is the quietest from that list, providing it plays nicely with your motherboard + components, which is not guaranteed.

Eunos
Friend of SPCR
Posts: 378
Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2005 3:29 am
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Post by Eunos » Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:09 pm

Unless you have a power-hungry system, I'd say the Phantom would be quietest. The fan should rarely if ever come on at all.

I have bought an S430 from these guys:

http://www.pccasegear.com/category222_1.htm

link1896
Posts: 34
Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2004 12:02 am
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Post by link1896 » Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:40 am

I've an antec phantom 500 with a p4 3ghz northwood with 5 hard disks (4 seagate 15krpm scsi's) and ati 9250 and i've not once had the fan come on, even through summer.

b1_
Posts: 28
Joined: Fri Jul 30, 2004 9:22 pm
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Post by b1_ » Thu Mar 30, 2006 12:53 am

Thx guys, but I've decided to go with the P150 with the built in Antec NeoHE, if only I can get a "fixed" unit that won't clash with my Asus board.

Was going with the P180 but got put off by a few issues: warping doors, size, weight, power cables not being long enough.

P150 fits the bill except for that bloody power supply - it could have been a great case if only they'd given us the choice to source our own PSU.

Post Reply