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Good and quiet 550W - 650W PSU?


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Can you recommend me some good and quiet 550W - 650W PSU?

 

I thought about Seasonic M12II-620 Evo, but I heard that it can be very loud

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If it was me I would always stick with Corsair but there are some other good reliable brands out there too.

 

In your case maybe the Corsair 650W VS series ? (it's very quiet and very reliable).

 

If your looking for a Modular PSU then the Corsair RM 650W 80+ Gold is also quiet and very reliable but it will cost a little more.

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Many people look at watts without looking amp in +12V is the most important part in a PSU

I advise to you the Seasonic brand, is a really good PSU.

I have this http://www.ldlc.com/fiche/PB00151008.htmlLDLC is a french brand, but inside the PSU is 100% seasonic. 12V have 52A is very very excellent. and the fan are noiseless

(sorry for my bad english)

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Hey. I'd go with Chieftec CTG-550-80P. I have that, it is really quiet and enough for an FX-8350, Kingston HyperX 2x4GB DDR3 1600, Gainward GTX 680 2GB Phantom, 1x 750GB Samsung and 1x2TB Seagate HDD. It is not modular, though.

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I've got a Seasonic X-650 in my PC. 80+ Gold, Fully modular, 54A on a single +12v rail AND a 5yr warranty. I can't hear anything from it; and it's fanless unless it hits a certain amount of load! The Antec's and (most of) the Corsairs are great as well.

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I don't think I've heard a of "loud" power supply in a long, long time. Most PSU's nowadays will be quieter then any fan in your PC (let alone those POS blower designs on reference GPU's). Some are even fanless if you have proper air flow through the chassis.

 

The only time I hear loud power supply fans are on full blown servers that I install reguarly.

 

My personal opinion? Go with Antec like "xban" mentioned. Probably the best PSU's in the business. Here's one I just picked from NewEgg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371072

The TruePower series are based off the old Seasonic G series platform which is heralded as one of the best.

 

General rule of thumb on PSU's, 7/10 chances are whatever brand of PSU you buy has Seasonic guts inside.

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any seasonic , delta , super flower , flextronics oem psu's are good choices

 

for 550-650w range i would recommend a xfx (seasonic oem) or super flower psu

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go seasonic their psus are the best in the world. Or any psu that is manufactured by them. Some corsair cooler master v series ect.

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Hey, you know what you shouldn't get? An XFX Brand PSU! That's the ONLY PSU I've ever had that actually caught fire! That was a fun night.

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Hey, you know what you shouldn't get? An XFX Brand PSU! That's the ONLY PSU I've ever had that actually caught fire! That was a fun night.

Uh-oh... How did you get the fire out?

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Luckily I caught the buring early so had to yank that f*cker out before it did any damage to any other part in the computer at the time, only a small fire inside the unit but had to be damn careful to air it out and make sure it was out as I was quickly unscrewing that damn thing.

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Hey, you know what you shouldn't get? An XFX Brand PSU! That's the ONLY PSU I've ever had that actually caught fire! That was a fun night.

Also XFX PSUs are using that sh*tty fan from ADDA. It's making annoying ticking noise.

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Can you recommend me some good and quiet 550W - 650W PSU?

 

I thought about Seasonic M12II-620 Evo, but I heard that it can be very loud

Go for Corsair CX600M. I'm using CX750M 2 years 24/7, works without any problem.

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I think I made my choice

 

It will be Seasonic M12II-620 Evo

 

After analyzing the topic, I learned that the most important thing when it goes to reliability and stability of PSU is the quality of it's capacitors

 

The general consensus is: Chinese/Taiwanese capacitors = crap, Japanese capacitors = good

 

So the capacitors of brands like Teapo, CapXon or Jun Fu = crap (however Teapo seem to be acceptable sometimes) , brands like Nippon Chemi-con, Rubycon, Nichicon or Hitachi = good

 

Other important parameter is if these capacitors have 85C or 105C operating temperature, and 105C ones are better quality

 

Also, the warranty period for a PSU should be at least 3 years (36 months). Better ones usually have 5 years (60 months)

 

I analyzed several PSUs after reading numerous reviews, and here are the results:

 

1. Be quiet Pure Power L8 630W - 3 years warranty, half modular, Teapo 85c primary capacitor, Teapo 105c secondary capacitor = crap

 

2. Be Quiet 650W Power Zone - 5 years warranty, fully modular, Teapo 105c primary and secondary capacitors = fairly decent

 

3. Thermaltake Smart SE 630W - 3 years warranty, half modular, Teapo 85c primary capacitors, Teapo 105c secondary capacitors = crap

 

4. Cooler Master G650M ATX 650W - 5 years warranty, half modular, Jun Fu and CapXon capacitors = biggest crap of the bunch, don't bother

 

5. Fractal Design Integra M 650W - 3 years warranty, half modular, Teapo 85c primary and secondary capacitors = biggest crap after Cooler Master

 

6. XFX Core 650W 80+ Bronze - 5 years warranty, built by Seasonic, non-modular, Rubycon 105c primary capacitor, Nippon Chemi-con 105c secondary capacitor = good

 

7. Antec True Power Classic GOLD 80+ 650W - 5 years warranty, built by Seasonic, non-modular, Hitachi 105c primary capacitor, Nippon Chemi-con 105c secondary capacitor = good

 

8. Seasonic M12II-620 Evo Bronze - 5 years warranty, fully modular, Nippon Chemi-con 105c primary and secondary capacitor = good

 

additional:

 

I've read about Corsair PSUs, and many people don't recommend their cheaper units (VS, CX, CS) because they too have cheap Chinese/Taiwanese parts and capacitors. Good Corsair PSUs are RM, HX and AX series, but they are more expensive.

 

So, after analyzing all those PSUs I was hesitating between 6, 7 and 8 because they all seem to be high quality for their price, but ultimately I chose Seasonic M12II-620 Evo Bronze due to it's fully modular build.

 

I'm still kinda worried because there are many opinions that it's loud, however majority still say that it's quiet, so I guess this might depend on the particular specimen.

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IFrankly speaking, if you want your PSU to be quiet I'd go for a semi-passive PSU like eg. XFX XTR 550W

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Hey, you know what you shouldn't get? An XFX Brand PSU! That's the ONLY PSU I've ever had that actually caught fire! That was a fun night.

XFX supplies are some of the better budget supplies on the market in the 550-650w range, I'm pretty sure XFX's supplies are made by Seasonic which is one of the most reputable OEMs in the market. Either you got a bad supply or you plugged something in wrong.

 

 

Anyway, as for the PSU.

 

Something like these is what you want tbh.

 

XFX XTR

Antect High current gamer

Antect TruePower classic

EVGA B2

 

Not going to list a bunch but those have variants in the same price range.

 

The EVGA B2 is where I'd look tbh. While it might only be 80+ bronze (though capable of reaching silver) don't let it fool you. This thing is a quality supply and the only supply I'd go for in the $80 range. While you give up the pretty gold rating that the other supplies have, what you do gain easily outweighs what you loose. Hell, EVGA's customer service alone makes up for that.

 

EVGA B2 review

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=393

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yap , like i said

 

xfx (seasonic oem) or super flower (evga use super flower oem)

 

for 550-650w range this brands offers the best price\quality racio

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EVGA Supernova

 

They have a couple 650W models. I have the 750W model made by Seasonic and it's amazing.

 

Anything made by Seasonic really.

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EVGA Supernova

 

They have a couple 650W models. I have the 750W model made by Seasonic and it's amazing.

 

Anything made by Seasonic really.

Seasonic and Superflower are my go to OEMs. That being said, I thought EVGA's supernova supplies were made by FSP and Superflower.

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Simply put - it varies, some models are from FSP, other are from Seasonic, and the rest from SF. ;)

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