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Are there any modular semi-passive PSU yet?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Bugblatter, 28 May 2006.

  1. Bugblatter


    Joined: 13 May 2003

    Posts: 43

    Hiya. I've seen that there are some PSU's now with a 120mm fan that only turns on when the power-consumption goes pretty high, which means that most of the time they're completely silent. None of those I've seen have been modular, which is a shame because I don't like having bundles of cables that I don't need clogging up the case.

    So does anyone know of a semi-passive PSU with modular cables?

  2. BigDom

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Nov 2002

    Posts: 1,852

    Location: Birmingham

    Not sure if they're semi passive but the Tagan Modular Silent are so quiet it wouldn't matter.

    They're also excellent PSU's :)
  3. Bugblatter


    Joined: 13 May 2003

    Posts: 43

    Thanks for that. Seems like a good alternative to the OCZ ModStream PSU I've got in my server, which unfortunately isn't stocked here anymore. The OCZ is extremely quiet; would be nice if it was silent most of the time though :)
  4. Mr Jones


    Joined: 16 May 2006

    Posts: 11,334

    Location: Dubai

    Not sure if it's Modular - till I get them come August.
    But Antec Phantom 500Watt. Completely silent until it hits the specific heat threshold then 2 tiny fans kicks in (Not 120mm) - Reviews have shown it to be pretty silent even with the fans.
  5. Bugblatter


    Joined: 13 May 2003

    Posts: 43

    That's a good-looking PSU, can't find anything about it being modular though.

    I guess modular and semi-passive are still kinda niche, and no-one's thought to combine them yet.