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AMD Dual Core overclockers..

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Killajaz, 24 Mar 2006.

  1. Killajaz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Jan 2004

    Posts: 1,368

    Location: Sweden&NYC

    Simple question:
    What PSU are you using to get the best out of your Dual Core opty/X2?
    listing rest of spec can be handy too. I gather plenty would benefit from this information.

    I still have not yet decided what PSU to get, which will allow for heavy Opty 165 overclocking in a system with several Harddrives, a high-end ATI card, optical devices and so forth.

    Im stuck between the Hiper 580W, Antec TruePower 550W as I want silence.

    Many many thanks, the weekend is here! :D
  2. quadboi


    Joined: 28 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,606

    Tagan 480w

    - Pretty silent

    Enermax are good though aswell (especially the Noisetaker series)
  3. aphex


    Joined: 12 Oct 2005

    Posts: 504

    I don't think the Hiper or the Antec model you chose is made for silence. I got an Enermax Liberty 500W powering my 165, its pretty quiet, my chipset and gfx card drowns out any other noise though :o
  4. Jokester


    Joined: 7 Aug 2003

    Posts: 41,539

    Location: Aberdeenshire

    Using a FSP Epsilon 700W, got a 120mm fan and plenty of juice for SLI/Crossfire.

  5. ajgoodfellow


    Joined: 24 Dec 2004

    Posts: 11,343

    Location: Shirley, Solihull, UK

    I'd look at getting a Seasonic PSU as these are very quiet
  6. w3bbo

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 14 Nov 2005

    Posts: 10,663

    Location: Up North

    I have both an Enermax liberty 620w and a hiper-R 580w. Both are very quiet. The hiper-r's 12v rails drooped under extreme load though (although still within atx spec) so I would go for the enermax liberty.

    Also make sure it has 24 pin or 20+4 pin(both of the above have) as standard as some boards won't like a separate adapter.
    Last edited: 24 Mar 2006
  7. janesssssy


    Joined: 6 Feb 2004

    Posts: 3,453

    Location: Wiltshire

    I second the FSP epsilon, although im not using dual core or the 700watt. Just 600watt for me.

    sorry usless post :rolleyes:
  8. Squidge

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,185

    Seasonic here.

    Hiper is too noisy and has other problems.
  9. Havana_UK


    Joined: 14 Oct 2004

    Posts: 4,917

    Location: location, location

    I too have both the Enermax Liberty 620W & the Hiper Type R 580W.

    Both are very quiet, but the Enermax is the better of the two under load.

    See sig for full spec.

  10. PinkFloyd


    Joined: 21 Sep 2005

    Posts: 14,293

    Location: Bradley Stoke, Bristol

    See sig for the main spec, am using an Enermax Noisetaker 485w
    Voltages are nice and stable, even when overclocked a lot (ie used to be stable when the chip would do 2.8GHz in win2000 - sadly in XP ---- erm no....)
  11. Chronictank


    Joined: 12 Jan 2006

    Posts: 2,548

    Seasonic 600w silent for me
  12. NickK


    Joined: 13 Jan 2003

    Posts: 19,071

    X2 4400 @ 2640
    4x512 Mb @ 215
    DFI nF4 SLI-DR
    ATI X800XL @ ? but overclocked to an inch of it's life.
    36Gb Raptor
    OCZ PowerStream 520W

    Hmm not tried my 550W TruePower on this rig as it went to power the RAID5 server (no PCI-E power as it was bought to power my Barton 2500!).
  13. JustinB


    Joined: 7 Sep 2005

    Posts: 171

    Aerocool Turbine Power 550W silent with 1 120mm at about 1000rpm with no fans cant hear anything
  14. Otacon


    Joined: 10 Jan 2004

    Posts: 21,923

    Location: All over

    Shuttle SN25P and everything that lives inside it ;) Dead quiet.
  15. Breeze

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Aug 2005

    Posts: 1,694

    Is the PSU that comes with the Sonata II, true power 2 I think, up to the task?
  16. ajgoodfellow


    Joined: 24 Dec 2004

    Posts: 11,343

    Location: Shirley, Solihull, UK

    Depends on what you want to use it for

    It's a good Antec PSU so it'll handle a fairly high drain system - dual core, X1900/7900 etc without any problems

    Check out the PSU calculator here
  17. volt9291


    Joined: 2 Feb 2006

    Posts: 615

    I have an Akasa Ultra Quiet 460W

    Loads of power, really is ultra quiet!

    see sig for spec
  18. smids


    Joined: 18 Dec 2004

    Posts: 6,660

    Location: London/Kent

    Hiper 480W Type R.
  19. Breeze

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Aug 2005

    Posts: 1,694

    Thanks for that.

    Am either going for an Opti/3800x2, x1800xt/x1900xt as you mentioned.
  20. Xionic


    Joined: 1 Feb 2006

    Posts: 631

    Location: Rotherhan, UK

    Hiper 580 Type-R. spec in sig