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Very quiet, good quality PSU

6 minutes ago, noxdeouroboros said:

Still deciding, so far thinking about 5 3600 and 2060 Super or  RX 5700 nothing crazy, case should have decent air flow, but I'm also looking into making my setup passive, not sure if that's possible, might have to settle for as quiet as possible.

Both of those are 175-185W ish GPUs, so the system should pull about 250W during a gaming load. 

The Straight Power 11 550W seems to be the quietest among the similarly priced PSUs that don't rely on a semi passive mode. 135mm fan at approx 350-490RPM (realistically a bit lower, due to lower ambient temperatures). I couldn't find reviews of the 450W, but it should be about as quiet at the same loads. 

Some cheaper options would be the Formula 450/550W (both 120mm 540RPM, non modular), or the Whisper M 450W (135mm 470RPM, fully modular). The fan RPM for those will not be any lower, as that is their minimum RPM (the SW3 is capable of spinning amazingly slowly). 

The Whisper M 650W is technically an option, but it's not very quiet above ~500W. At low loads, it's as quiet as the 450W.

With the Whisper M, it uses the Corsair Type 4 pinout, meaning you can use any custom cables made for e.g. the Corsair RMx. It can be harder to find custom cables for the Straight Power 11. 

Numbers from Cybenetics, you can verify for yourself. I used the numbers from the load table, but you can also find noise graphs at under 32°C ambient (though I do not particularly like these). 

https://www.cybenetics.com/index.php?option=database

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even if an older model I currently use the Cooler Master V550 in several systems... it is with a fan, but you won't ever hear it. Well I don't not in a cheap case, neither in a fractal design Define XL2 

 

If money isn't a problem you could also go for a seasonic platinum fanless PSU... but this is a totally different pricerange


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4 minutes ago, Anghammarad said:

even if an older model I currently use the Cooler Master V550 in several systems... it is with a fan, but you won't ever hear it. Well I don't not in a cheap case, neither in a fractal design Define XL2 

 

If money isn't a problem you could also go for a seasonic platinum fanless PSU... but this is a totally different pricerange

Will look into Cooler Master, I could go for fanless, but not really sure about that, not very sold on fanless PSU's somehow,  might be biased or whatever, but gonna look into that also.

7 minutes ago, 5x5 said:

The straight power 11 is solid. If you are looking for cheaper optioms, look at the Corsair TXm

Not really that much cheaper in my area, but thanks, if I find it for a good price, might go for it.

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1 minute ago, noxdeouroboros said:

Will look into Cooler Master, I could go for fanless, but not really sure about that, not very sold on fanless PSU's somehow,  might be biased or whatever, but gonna look into that also.

Not really that much cheaper in my area, but thanks, if I find it for a good price, might go for it.

The fanless Seasonics are tested in a 40° C hot room for a stresstest and a long period of time. 

 

Just as a note about the Fanless ones... How reliable... well 12 years warranty, that says a little 😃


2 Main Systems (mine and my late wifes): AsRock Fatal1ty Z77 Pro, Core I5 3570k @4300, 16 GB Ram DDR3 2133, some SSD, and a 2 TB HDD each, Gainward Phantom 760GTX. (one of those got a Gainward Phoenix GS 1060 if I had waited only a month longer ^^) 

 

On the Road: Acer Aspire 5 Model A515-51G-54FD, Intel Core i5 7200U, 8 GB DDR4 Ram, 120 GB SSD, 1 TB HDD, Intel CPU GFX and Nvidia MX 150, Full HD IPS display

 

Media System: Asrock ASRock Z87 Extreme4/TB4, Intel Core i5 4460, 16 GB Ram DDR3 1600 ADATA XPG, 1 275 GB SSD, 4 Seagate Ironwolf 4TB HDD in raid 5, Gainward Phantom 560 GTX (the 560 will be replaced with one of the 760 due to better effeciency)

 

(Abit Fatal1ty FP9 IN SLI, C2Duo E8400, 6 GB Ram DDR2 800, far too less diskspace, Gainward Phantom 560 GTX broken need fixing)

 

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My Corsair VS was rattly as heck, but when I switched to bequiet base model Pure Power 9 it's actually pretty solid. Have not tested it in an isolated environment, but it's pretty much inaudible when you creak a window. Now I'm on Straight Power 11 and it's damn quiet. Would go with the fanless Seasonic though, they are absolutely reliable, have built in protection, and of course inaudible.


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42 minutes ago, noxdeouroboros said:

Straight Power 11 would be a good choice. Very good quality Silent Wings 3 fan in it, you shouldn't hear it.


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What system are you powering? Depending on the load, some PSUs may be quieter. Fanless PSUs expect some passive airflow through the case, so if your case e.g. doesn't have fans of has a PSU shroud, I would recommend avoiding them. 

36 minutes ago, 5x5 said:

If you are looking for cheaper optioms, look at the Corsair TXm

Fairly sure they wanted a very quiet PSU. The TXM is definitely not "very quiet". 

 


 

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I think the hoomans put their builds here?

Why do you hoomans give your builds a name? Here's my build, which I shall call "Do as I Say, Not As I Do" (seriously, don't get this build)

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Ryzen 1500X @3,925 GHz

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo + 2x ML120

MSI B350 Tomahawk Arctic

2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000 MHz CL15 (Micron B-die) @2933 MHz

Sapphire Radeon R9 280 Dual-X @1120 MHz / 1450 MHz

120GB 850 Evo

120GB Kingston SSD

500GB WD Blue

Cooler Master Elite 430

Seasonic Prime Titanium 650W

Logitech G710 with Kailh Box Jade

Logitech G502

HyperX Cloud

And my laptop, which I shall call "If It's Stupid But It Works" (It can actually play CS:GO at 50 FPS, and Civ V at 25 FPS)

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Lenovo Thinkpad L460

Intel Core i3 6100U

4GB (probably) DDR4 2133 MHz

Intel HD Graphics 520 0.3-1.0 GHz

128GB Samsung MZ7LF128HCHP

Corsair M65 Pro RGB (worst mouse I've ever had)

Sennheiser CX 5.00G

And here would be where I would put a picture of my cat. But apparently, images are not allowed here. So take this instead (*ΦωΦ*)

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5 minutes ago, seon123 said:

What system are you powering? Depending on the load, some PSUs may be quieter. Fanless PSUs expect some passive airflow through the case, so if your case e.g. doesn't have fans of has a PSU shroud, I would recommend avoiding them. 

Fairly sure they wanted a very quiet PSU. The TXM is definitely not "very quiet". 

 

TXm isn't loud either. Not louder than a CPU fan or GPU fan at any rate.

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1 minute ago, 5x5 said:

TXm isn't loud either. Not louder than a CPU fan or GPU fan at any rate.

OP didn't ask for a PSU that isn't loud. They asked for a very quiet PSU. Looking at the testing results from Cybenetics, the fan RPM goes from 1360RPM at 20W load to 1840RPM at 550W load. Compare this to the Straight Power 11's 240RPM at 20W load to 1300RPM at 550W load. 

https://www.cybenetics.com/index.php?option=power-supplies

 

As for comparing it to the CPU and GPU fans, that's ridiculous. We don't know their setup. e.g. my desktop is fairly quiet, with the CPU fans running at ~500RPM and the GPU fans at 670RPM at full load. Running a 1300RPM fan would most definitely be noticeable and annoying. 


 

Quote

Women. They are a complete mystery.

-Stephen Hawking

 

I think the hoomans put their builds here?

Why do you hoomans give your builds a name? Here's my build, which I shall call "Do as I Say, Not As I Do" (seriously, don't get this build)

Spoiler

Ryzen 1500X @3,925 GHz

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo + 2x ML120

MSI B350 Tomahawk Arctic

2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000 MHz CL15 (Micron B-die) @2933 MHz

Sapphire Radeon R9 280 Dual-X @1120 MHz / 1450 MHz

120GB 850 Evo

120GB Kingston SSD

500GB WD Blue

Cooler Master Elite 430

Seasonic Prime Titanium 650W

Logitech G710 with Kailh Box Jade

Logitech G502

HyperX Cloud

And my laptop, which I shall call "If It's Stupid But It Works" (It can actually play CS:GO at 50 FPS, and Civ V at 25 FPS)

Spoiler

Lenovo Thinkpad L460

Intel Core i3 6100U

4GB (probably) DDR4 2133 MHz

Intel HD Graphics 520 0.3-1.0 GHz

128GB Samsung MZ7LF128HCHP

Corsair M65 Pro RGB (worst mouse I've ever had)

Sennheiser CX 5.00G

And here would be where I would put a picture of my cat. But apparently, images are not allowed here. So take this instead (*ΦωΦ*)

Hello fellow night theme users

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9 minutes ago, seon123 said:

What system are you powering? Depending on the load, some PSUs may be quieter. Fanless PSUs expect some passive airflow through the case, so if your case e.g. doesn't have fans of has a PSU shroud, I would recommend avoiding them. 

Fairly sure they wanted a very quiet PSU. The TXM is definitely not "very quiet". 

 

Still deciding, so far thinking about 5 3600 and 2060 Super or  RX 5700 nothing crazy, case should have decent air flow, but I'm also looking into making my setup passive, not sure if that's possible, might have to settle for as quiet as possible.

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6 minutes ago, noxdeouroboros said:

Still deciding, so far thinking about 5 3600 and 2060 Super or  RX 5700 nothing crazy, case should have decent air flow, but I'm also looking into making my setup passive, not sure if that's possible, might have to settle for as quiet as possible.

Both of those are 175-185W ish GPUs, so the system should pull about 250W during a gaming load. 

The Straight Power 11 550W seems to be the quietest among the similarly priced PSUs that don't rely on a semi passive mode. 135mm fan at approx 350-490RPM (realistically a bit lower, due to lower ambient temperatures). I couldn't find reviews of the 450W, but it should be about as quiet at the same loads. 

Some cheaper options would be the Formula 450/550W (both 120mm 540RPM, non modular), or the Whisper M 450W (135mm 470RPM, fully modular). The fan RPM for those will not be any lower, as that is their minimum RPM (the SW3 is capable of spinning amazingly slowly). 

The Whisper M 650W is technically an option, but it's not very quiet above ~500W. At low loads, it's as quiet as the 450W.

With the Whisper M, it uses the Corsair Type 4 pinout, meaning you can use any custom cables made for e.g. the Corsair RMx. It can be harder to find custom cables for the Straight Power 11. 

Numbers from Cybenetics, you can verify for yourself. I used the numbers from the load table, but you can also find noise graphs at under 32°C ambient (though I do not particularly like these). 

https://www.cybenetics.com/index.php?option=database


 

Quote

Women. They are a complete mystery.

-Stephen Hawking

 

I think the hoomans put their builds here?

Why do you hoomans give your builds a name? Here's my build, which I shall call "Do as I Say, Not As I Do" (seriously, don't get this build)

Spoiler

Ryzen 1500X @3,925 GHz

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo + 2x ML120

MSI B350 Tomahawk Arctic

2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000 MHz CL15 (Micron B-die) @2933 MHz

Sapphire Radeon R9 280 Dual-X @1120 MHz / 1450 MHz

120GB 850 Evo

120GB Kingston SSD

500GB WD Blue

Cooler Master Elite 430

Seasonic Prime Titanium 650W

Logitech G710 with Kailh Box Jade

Logitech G502

HyperX Cloud

And my laptop, which I shall call "If It's Stupid But It Works" (It can actually play CS:GO at 50 FPS, and Civ V at 25 FPS)

Spoiler

Lenovo Thinkpad L460

Intel Core i3 6100U

4GB (probably) DDR4 2133 MHz

Intel HD Graphics 520 0.3-1.0 GHz

128GB Samsung MZ7LF128HCHP

Corsair M65 Pro RGB (worst mouse I've ever had)

Sennheiser CX 5.00G

And here would be where I would put a picture of my cat. But apparently, images are not allowed here. So take this instead (*ΦωΦ*)

Hello fellow night theme users

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24 minutes ago, seon123 said:

Both of those are 175-185W ish GPUs, so the system should pull about 250W during a gaming load. 

The Straight Power 11 550W seems to be the quietest among the similarly priced PSUs that don't rely on a semi passive mode. 135mm fan at approx 350-490RPM (realistically a bit lower, due to lower ambient temperatures). I couldn't find reviews of the 450W, but it should be about as quiet at the same loads. 

Some cheaper options would be the Formula 450/550W (both 120mm 540RPM, non modular), or the Whisper M 450W (135mm 470RPM, fully modular). The fan RPM for those will not be any lower, as that is their minimum RPM (the SW3 is capable of spinning amazingly slowly). 

The Whisper M 650W is technically an option, but it's not very quiet above ~500W. At low loads, it's as quiet as the 450W.

With the Whisper M, it uses the Corsair Type 4 pinout, meaning you can use any custom cables made for e.g. the Corsair RMx. It can be harder to find custom cables for the Straight Power 11. 

Numbers from Cybenetics, you can verify for yourself. I used the numbers from the load table, but you can also find noise graphs at under 32°C ambient (though I do not particularly like these). 

https://www.cybenetics.com/index.php?option=database

Thank you for such detailed response,  I will look at custom cables for Straight Power 11, if none will be available, might go for Whisper M 650W, it should be fine with my setup, don't think I will be getting something more powerful that would require ~ 500W.

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