Recommend a silent modular power supply please for HTPC

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

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darklord2005
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Recommend a silent modular power supply please for HTPC

Post by darklord2005 » Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:00 am

Can someone recommend a quiet modular power supply for my htpc, I was looking at the corsair ones and wanted to know if the xconnect ones were any good..zalman is just overrated in my opinion.

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Post by SnooP » Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:08 pm

xconnect crap / noisy, the newer ones are better but not that great noise wise. Try antec neo HE 380w/430w about the cheapest modular, make sure your getting latest revision (A4) though which should fix all the min load issues and incompatibilities

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Post by kater » Thu Feb 01, 2007 3:36 am

enermax liberty and bequiet dark power come to mind, too. for the htpc you'll probably need the weakest one you can find. if you can duct antec neohe it'll be v quiet. mind that neohe get louder under load - but that's unlikely to happen in an htpc, right? corsairs are great, better than all these here, but *way* too strong for an htpc.

darklord2005
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Post by darklord2005 » Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:58 am

thanks for the info guys, ill probably get the corsair one:)

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Post by roadie » Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:29 am

I have had both an Enermax Liberty and a NeoHe. The Antec is so superior in terms of noise produced, it's not even funny.

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Post by darklord2005 » Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:19 pm

how do I make sure that I am getting revision 4 of the antec neohe? Is there anyway to check before buying it?

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Post by kater » Fri Feb 02, 2007 11:08 pm

darklord2005 wrote:how do I make sure that I am getting revision 4 of the antec neohe? Is there anyway to check before buying it?
i'd say it's safe now as the old versions are no longer shipped. i was getting mine (with p150) in october 06 and it was made in april 06, case was from june 06. to be on the safer side order from a large shop with hi turnover so that there's no chance you get an old one.

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