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Quiet PSU + HSF

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by rscosworth, 10 May 2006.

  1. rscosworth

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Glasgow

    Guys,

    For my HTPC im looking for a quiet psu and heatsink fan.

    Both must be reasonably priced, will spend 50 on psu and 25 on hsf.

    Preferably a psu with a 12cm fan for silent cooling and the hsf must fit a standard p4 2.53.

    Cheers
     
  2. squiffy

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    Seasonic S12 is dead quiet (just purchased 430W for my HTPC this week) you really have to be within 2 inches or so to hear it, it's that quiet, spins around 700rpm. Although it doesn't shift much air. Dunno about P4 coolers.
     
  3. thefranklin

    Gangster

    Joined: 5 Aug 2005

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    We will need size constraints with the heatsink. Scythe ninja wins if it fits.

    If it is just the fan for the heatsink, there are good akasa ones, a search would bring answers quickly to you.
     
  4. Raikiri

    Capodecina

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    Seasonic S12 430w, got one for £40 and it is completely silent while powering a 3.6ghz pentium D (805, 1ghz OC) and a fairly moderate system otherwise.

    What motherboard and case are you using? will make it easier to find a cooler
     
  5. rscosworth

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    case is going to be a silvertek lc17

    motherboard is an abit it7 max2 rev1
     
  6. Raikiri

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    Silverstone lc17?

    Basically a normal case on it's side, a freezer 4 should fit and they are only about £12
     
  7. rscosworth

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    aye, silverstone, dont know where i got silvertek from..

    how quiet is the freezer 4?
     
  8. Raikiri

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    run it at 70% with speed fan or @ 7v on a fan controller and it is completely silent and should be plenty to keep a 2.53 cool
     
  9. rscosworth

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    looks like my mobo is not supported by speedfan, where can i pick up one of these 7v adapters?

    cheers
     
  10. pcoltrane

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    Go for the Ninja if you want the best heatsink for extremely low airflow / passive running.

    I also agree with the choice of the seasonic S12

    The antec Neo He is another option