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Please spec me a good quality QUIET PSU.

Discussion in 'Power Supplies' started by OverDrive, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. OverDrive

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 28, 2012

    Posts: 334

    Location: Herts

    Hi guys,

    I want to start to get components together for my next build which will likely be a 9900K, 2700X, or the upcoming Ryzen 3000/7nm. I will be using a single GPU, likely a RTX 2070/2080.

    I would like to go for a good quality unit, my preference would be a Seasonic 750w or 850w unit. Perhaps gold rated. However, I am open to other manufacturers.

    I would like it to have a quiet profile as my PC is also connected to my Hi-Fi system. I don't mind it making fan noise when the hardware is working though, just not when the PC is idle playing music files.

    Thanks.
     
  2. pastymuncher

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 12, 2005

    Posts: 16,835

    Location: Aberlour, NE Scotland

    Either of these would be my choice. All are fully modular, gold rated and have 10 year warranties. The Antec's are built by Seasonic and are basically a Focus Plus Gold in a different case.

    My basket at Overclockers UK:
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    An alternative at the 850w level is the new Phanteks Revolt Pro. These are also built by Seasonic, are gold rated, fully modular and have a 12 year warranty. The downside is that they are on pre-order.

    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Robzere31

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 20, 2005

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    Location: Redditch

    I've been very impressed with my Seasonic this past year since owning it.
    Quiet ie cannot hear it even when gaming, compact size, & plenty of power when needed.
    Build quality is excellent too.
     
  4. OverDrive

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 28, 2012

    Posts: 334

    Location: Herts

    Thank you for the replies.

    This looks like a nice unit, I am actually going to build using the Phanteks Evolv X case. Aside from the two extra years on the warranty, are there any other advantages?

    I really like the look of the Seasonic Focus Plus units too, I guess these have been proven as they have been out for a while.

    Do you have the Focus Plus?

    My current PSU is 650w, so was thinking of moving up to a 750w unit minimum. Should I cosider the 850w too?

    Thank you again :)
     
  5. Robzere31

    Mobster

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    Location: Redditch

  6. JasonM

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 19, 2009

    Posts: 2,109

    I just did a quick google on peak wattage, your looking at around 170w for the i9900k including motherboard and around 270w for a RTX 280. So the Seasonic 750w will do you fine.

    Make sure you get a Gold or Platinum Seasonic, they are so quite you will not hear the fan and certainly not hear it over CPU and GPU fans, whatever you do don't get a bronze as they are noisy!

    The Seasonic PSU's are very high quality, I own so many of them here, I have them in home servers running 24/7, have them on my home workstations. Best thing they give really stable voltage output so you can under-volt or overclock more then the cheaper PSU's.

    Have no connection to Seasonic other then I use them, say exactly the same about Western Digital HDD's and Kingston memory.
     
  7. silent

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 18, 2003

    Posts: 2,278

    Location: heybridge, nr maldon, essex

    i have been using riotoro PSu's recently, made by seasonic. the enigma, gold rated, modular, has a 10 yr warranty to back it up and its very quiet. not available on OCUK though. well worth it!
     
  8. AmateurExpert

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 7, 2017

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    I have three Seasonic Focus Plus Platinums (650W to 850W) and they're all great; no coil whine or fan noise whether in a case or open air, and they remain extremely quiet at a sustained 60% load. I haven't run higher loads so don't know if fan noise becomes noticeable at any point.
     
  9. ExoMale

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 9, 2016

    Posts: 2,958

    Location: Gloucestershire

    unless they all have the option, then look for one with 'eco' mode i think its called, while my supernova gs 550w isnt a recent one it has the eco like switch and its never spun once in well over a year, so nice and quiet or get a fanless one.