[sclug] Quiet PSU recommendations

Andy Hayward ach at buteo.org
Thu Jul 3 13:33:52 UTC 2008

2008/7/3 David Given <dg at cowlark.com>:
> After finally getting fed up of the small jet engine in my computer, I
> decided to get a new CPU cooler for it. Luckily, before I placed the order I
> thought to do some careful investigation using a pencil to stop the fan, and
> it actually turns out to be the el cheapo PSU that's making the noise. (One
> tiny high-speed rear-mounted fan and it doesn't even have a grille on the
> bottom!)
> Silent PC Review recommends a couple of Seasonics, but they don't seem to be
> available any more. The closest to a recommended model is the S12II-380 at
> 42 quid.
> However, I've also seen a HiperPower at half the price that claims to be
> 18dB, quieter than the Seasonic --- but there's no info on that other than
> the vendor's (highly suspect) review.
> Any recommendations for a quiet 300-ish W PSU? Any other resources I should
> look at for information, reviews etc?


Saying that, I've got a couple of Antec Smartpower PSUs which are
'quiet enough for a study'. Not sure that model is made any more,
closest seems to be the Antec Truepower Trio:


-- ach

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