Originally Posted by StinDaWg
I'm afraid I don't. Are you saying it's not possible to get a quiet PSU for less than $120? The Delta I'm using which I would consider quiet is around $40-50.
I was trying to say you will pay a premium for a silent PSU. It's tough to have your cake and eat it too for your budget. I did not think you would want to spend like that, but wanted to show you how much a real quiet high end PSU costs. I think that Rosewill SilentNight is like $150. Sure it's quiet though
I had considered recommending again the $18 Coolermaster Elite. I used that in my brothers build with the MILO03 Silverstone and it seemed quiet. I believe it is quieter than the Corsair which is why I favor it but you appear to be a bit more sensitive to the noise than most people so I was hesitant to recommend that in case it was not satisfactory for you. It sounds like you really want something quiet.
The Rosewill SilentNight is quiet. It's over $100, as is the Fanless Seasonic Platinum too. My point was you'll over pay for a really quiet PSU from a reputable name. You can buy a moderately quiet PSU under $50. That's probably more what you want.
My favorite PSU is the Superflower Golden Green. It's superior to Seasonic in most aspects and sells for reasonable prices. They also OEM for Rosewill which makes Rosewill PSU's a great choice.
I've used many and they are very quiet. I think Newegg does not carry superflower because they carry their own Rosewill brand instead. That makes superflower less popular. I believe Superflower makes the Rosewill models (the good ones at least ) and as part of the deal Superflower does not distribute in the USA giving Newegg exclusivity. Too bad people don't realize how awesome the Rosewill units are. Kingwin is also OEMed by Superflower and has some really nice units.
Everyone is so quick to to suck off Seasonic just because of it's name that it seems people around here forget there is actually better PSU's available for lower prices.
A Superflower Golden Green is just a great PSU and you can find them in 350 watt and 450 watt versions if you look around. Perfect for your needs IMO.
Oh, my... folks, I do believe I'm in love. This thing has some terrific ripple suppression going on here. 12V is under 40mV, and the minor rails are below 25mV. Once again, something not often seen in a unit this size. For a long time now, I've thought that Superflower really had it going on with the Golden Green platform, and these scope shots are just more proof of that. There's not much else to say... Superflower has been hitting the ball out of the park over and over and over lately with this platform.
his unit has a lot of strengths and very few weaknesses. Ripple suppression is above average, voltage regulation is a gnat's eyelash away from outstanding, and efficiency is about as good as a kitty cat with a catnip IV drip. I'm going to go by the hot box results, and pull points off a perfect score for this, I think.
What Superflower has here just so happens to be one of the best smaller units I've tested. The Golden Green 450W is efficient, quiet, and it regulates as steady as Clint Eastwood's shootin' arm. It's just about the best option that I can think of for general purpose light duty rigs with one video card. Bust out the wallet and grab one, says I.
above average regulation
excellent ripple suppression
very good build quality
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Something like that is what you should get. It might be instead of a real superflower you must get a Rosewill or Kingwin since superflower is not sold in USA by newegg. Any of the superflower OEM rosewill or Kingwin units are very good PSU's and basically the same design. Rosewill often does 15% off too. I grabbed a really nice one for my server for under $50
I use the Rosewill Lightning in my desktop ($200) which is the 1000 watt superflower golden green dressed up with some lights and fancy modular cables. It's way sweet
They make 350 watts versions too.
I know superflower OEM for Rosewill and I am certain they MFG the LIGHTNING and CAPSTONE model lines for sure.
have you checked out something like this : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182066
$59 normal price minus 15% or 20% with the Newegg coupon codes makes it an outstanding value. I used this over a Seasonic in my server even though the Seasonic was on sale when I bought it for $20 off. Nicer sleeved cables than a Seasonic, and really high build quality. It's more efficient and has better solder joints too. I'd pay more for a Rosewill branded Superflower over a Seasonic because it's generally better.