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#237194 - 12/29/08 01:55 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? ***** [Re: myrison]
Ken.C Offline
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Enjoy your hospital bills. ;\)
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#237229 - 12/29/08 07:56 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: myrison]
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IF you know what you are doing. If you can find out how much air the stock fan is moving and at what voltage it operates, you can probably find a quieter replacement.
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#237258 - 12/29/08 10:47 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: fredk]
myrison Offline
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 Originally Posted By: fredk
If you know what you are doing.


Does it really sound like I do? \:\) I'll probably go with the full replacement or learn to live with the hum.

Jason
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#237281 - 12/30/08 12:16 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: myrison]
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\:D The rule of thumb with diy is that the first time you do something it costs more than the off the shelf.

Another thing to consider is that those cheap noisy power supplies are also usually inefficient, so a side benefit of an off the shelf solution is you save power.

Seasonic and Corsair are two brands I am aware of that make very quiet power supplies. I have a Corsair 450w in my htpc and I can't hear the power supply at all, even when I am standing next to it. If nothing but the pc is on, I can just barely hear the stock CPU fan from 8 feet away.
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#237283 - 12/30/08 12:23 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: fredk]
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I have the Corsair HX520W, and I'm very happy with it.

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#237287 - 12/30/08 12:46 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: CV]
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The Good Natured - Warriors EP

Pretty fun 4-track EP from 17-year-old Brit Sarah McIntosh.

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#237288 - 12/30/08 12:52 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: CV]
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For a truly silent P/S I used this one It is not a powerhouse but the 500W is usually more than enough for most PC purposes, I have yet to make the fan turn on in mine. It appears as though they stopped producing them as the power requirements have gone through the roof for new PCs and video cards so a fan is a must now, only one year removed from my purchase of my silent P/S \:\( .
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#237296 - 12/30/08 01:12 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: CV]
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Grand Ole Party - Humanimals

Awesome.

I feel bad about getting used CDs, though, since none of the money goes to the band.

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#237336 - 12/30/08 01:33 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: CV]
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Thanks guys, I just put a 750w Corsair PSU in my dad's new build and it sat right next to my computer and didn't make a peep. Hearing this (or not, actually) made me realize just how loud my little jet engine is... Once you've heard the hum it becomes an obsession. I "only" need around 500w for this computer, so several of the suggestions above would work fine. It is also something that in theory should be able to move to the next PC I build, so we'll call it a down-payment on my next computer.

Plus I have $35 I didn't spend on Call of Duty yesterday. ;\)

Jason
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#237338 - 12/30/08 01:35 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: myrison]
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Yeah, that's how I've been approaching my current machine. PSU? check... Sound card? Thanks to Xmas, check... Case? major check... Video card? hopefully check...
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