View Full Version : What quiet Power supply should I get??

19-12-2007, 09:01 PM
Hi there. My HTPC needs a quieter power supply.
I was thinking a 485W Enermax noisetaker ($128+gst)
or Zalman Noiseless 400w ($175)

I only need 400W, dont really want to spend big bucks (ie under $200)
Ive allways liked the Enermax PSU's (Ive had a few of them in different PC's over the years)
However, I'm guessing that the Zalman may be quieter.

Any other suggestions I should consider??

20-12-2007, 03:43 AM
The Thermaltake 430w unit from DSE is a good and reliable PSU, but have to say, quiet she ain't.

20-12-2007, 05:35 AM
Enermax :thumbs: .. own one, love it :)

Pete O'Neil
20-12-2007, 10:02 AM
Ive got a Enermex 500w Liberty in my main PC and its damm near silent. I needed to test an old passive P3 the other day so set it up next to my main PC so i could simple plug the ATX header into the PC without removing the PSU from the case. Because the P3 was passive the only fan was in the PSU, more than a couple feet away from the PC and i could hear the fan.