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Quietest PSU for 1950x and Vega64 system?

Discussion in 'Power Supplies' started by GeX, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. GeX


    Joined: Dec 17, 2002

    Posts: 5,979

    Location: Manchester

    Hiya. I'm building a new system and am looking for suggestions on a PSU for it.

    I'm keen for the system to be as neat and quiet as possible. I'll be reusing my Vega64 and it will have a 1950x CPU. I hoard most of my data on my NAS, so this won't be full of spinning rust drives - likely ~1TiB of NVMe SSD.

    Does it make sense to over-spec on the PSU, meaning it can run under less stress (and thus produce less heat?).

    PSUs look to have moved on a lot since I last built a PC (been using laptops for a good few years now) - and some have features where you can monitor load (Corsair Link) - are these useful, or gimmicks?
  2. orbitalwalsh


    Joined: Dec 1, 2015

    Posts: 7,942

    For unit with active/semi active fan

    recommend units with their Silent Wing 3 fans (£20 a pop) as they are prob one of the quietest silent fans on the market with high airflow/static pressure


    seasonic units are damn good but unsure of sound of the units- should be quieter then most . easiest solution for quiet PSU is the case its in :)
  3. QlimaxUK


    Joined: Oct 14, 2007

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    Location: wubalubadubdub

    everytime I read 1950x I always think of the old x1950 GPU by ATI
  4. Kei

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 24, 2008

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    Location: South Wales

    I run my 1920x and vega 56 off a Seasonic prime 750w platinum. Seems to spend about 80% of the time running with the fan off. It is audible when it spins up but not particularly loud. A titanium spec unit around 850w may be able to run passively more often.
  5. GeX


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    Last edited: Apr 22, 2018
  6. Vince


    Joined: Oct 30, 2003

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    Location: Essex

    Running my 1950x / Vega / 3 other GPU's on a Seasonic Platinum Series 860w it really is a beautifully built piece of kit and I wouldn't hesitate to buy another :)

    The seasonic also has that quiet mode button that runs it passive when your not going mental!
  7. 4K8KW10

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  8. GeX


    Joined: Dec 17, 2002

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    Location: Manchester

  9. Habakkuk


    Joined: Feb 7, 2017

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    The AX860 also has a fan that turns off under 50 degrees/50% load.