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daslolo
  • 32 months ago

I replaced my case fan with a Noctua ULN and now the PSU is a fanfare and must be replaced.

I need silence, especially when programming, where the gpu fans, a msi 970gtx LE, are off and the cpu is mostly idle. I currently slow-upgrade this i7-920 but will eventually upgrade to a modern cpu, a 7700k ot a 1700 oc. I might OC the 7700k on occasion such as baking a lightmap. What's a very good silent PSU for under 80$?

thanks.

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  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Bitfenix Whisper M possibly?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't find that one for <100$. I'm aiming for 500+W

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Why do you want over 500w?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, but you ran it through with your old hardware, your new cpu will take less power and even a 1080 ti can run off 500w. Those calculators aren't the beat means to accurately gauge pot draw.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

This one is right at $80 and has an eco mode which keeps the PSU fan off until it hits a certain temperature. I have a similar model and the fan itself is essentially impossible to hear.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/qYTrxr/evga-power-supply-220g20550y1

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I had the 650 in my car :D You think the 550W handle 7700k oc and a 970? In the spirit of teaching a man to fish, how do I calculate worst case scenario wattage?

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Its enough wattage for two GTX 970's. Wattage will be not be a issue what so ever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55fKOG8C9qc

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I think so, but I find using a PSU calculator is super helpful. Cooler master has a good one: http://www.coolermaster.com/power-supply-calculator/

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

PSU calculators not accurate.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

how much inaccuracy?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Anywhere from ~10W to hundreds of watts off. They are 100% pointless to use. if you are looking for accuracy. If you want to know how much power a build will use real world testing like the one above.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok I read that the fan starts clicking after a few month, I'll pass on that and ordered a Seasonic SSR-650RM, we shall see...

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not sure where you read that the fan starts clicking after a month, because that doesn't happen (unless you get a faulty unit, which can happen to any PSU). Trust me when I say you'll be disappointed in the quality of that Seasonic G compared to the EVGA G2. I have personally worked with the G2 and I can tell you that even when the fan is running, it's incredibly quiet. It's also known to be one of the quietest power supplies in general.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you worked with the seasonic? I was basing my choice on http://www.silentpcreview.com/Seasonic_X650 and on a thing I read saying that seasonic makes the psu for evga. "Trust me when I say you'll be disappointed in the quality of that Seasonic G compared to the EVGA G2" - you've had a seasonic, what's the difference?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't judge based on brands. It's the individual models that count. The Seasonic X is a very different power supply than the G. One reason I wouldn't recommend the Seasonic G is that it comes with a lot of pre-soldered power cables.

Furthermore, the G2 was rated a perfect 10/10 by Jonnyguru, while the Seasonic G was rated at a 9.6, with lower build quality and mediocre soldering.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok that makes sense, yes the X was recommended by SilentPCReview as well, not the G. I canceled the Seasonic and bought the EVGA, newegg had a very good deal on it, with a $20 cash card.

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

better in what way?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I received and installed the 550 G2, switched it to ECO and I the fan isn't even spinning when the Ryzen 1700 @4.9 is crunching number 100% cpu. So good. Thanks to everyone for this recommendation.

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