quietest PSU under $50?

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

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quietest PSU under $50?

Post by shunx » Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:49 pm

What's the quietest PSU that's widely available for under $50 (say USD)?

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Post by sgtsmith » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:12 pm

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817139008

This one will be hard to beat for the price and it comes in just over $50 with the promo. Of course, depending on your needs, you may be able to get away with less power and save a little more coin. Stick with reputable manufacturers like Corsair, Seasonic, FSP, and Antec in that price range and don't get caught up in the wattage hype. A solid 350-400W will power about any machine that has an interest in silence.

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Post by shunx » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:27 pm

I was just reading the recent review by Anandtech and discovered the same model. One thing I noticed in the review was that the two Seasonic units reviewed, S12-II 330w and SS-400ET, were not quieter than most other models tested.

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Post by NeilBlanchard » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:46 pm

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Post by Lawrence Lee » Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:07 pm

This one is very quiet but it's not 80Plus:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... ne%20st350

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Post by jhhoffma » Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:07 pm

Don't forget the Earthwatts 430. $40 at Newegg with Free Shipping. Done right, it's very quiet (for an 80mm cooled unit).

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