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fanless psu

By LinkedKube
Mar 13, 2007
  1. Any advise. I want to purchase one but kinda scared, lol. Just need some suggestions if anyone has any. I need at least 500watts too
     
  2. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 206

  3. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    Don't get a fanless one, just get one from a respectable company that is advertised as "Silent" or "Quiet". You will never notice the differenc between these and a fanless one. I have a dual-fan "Silent" Enermax 465W, and I can't hear it at all even when I turn off all the fans in my computer besides the CPU fan.
     
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 4,266   +42


    metalx I see you have the same bfg card as I do, any advise for overclocking it?
     
  5. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 206

  6. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 4,266   +42

  7. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 206

    also one of the causes of the noise is your vented side panel also if you experince some ratling noises you might want to put ruber spacers around your hard drive(s) and cd drive(s) and mabye even your fans although fans dont really ratle
     
  8. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 206

    i acctualy just whent out and purchased some case insulation today after i suggested it to you. it was the first time i heard of it but i did some homework and i soon realized that the only down side is that it can inscrease your case temp the max of 2 deggrees Celsius so really there isnt a really big down side.ps. the guys at the store siad it should only take about 45 min to cover a hole case.
     
  9. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 4,266   +42

    wow that's great, im workin with a budget of 800 usd right now, i wanted to sli my rig and put at least 2 gigs of ram in it. Wanted to upgrade my processor too, and I just recently spent 340 on my caae, so im kinda burnt, that's for the confirmation that its a good product though. I'll look into it
     
  10. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 206

    i finaly finished installing the insulation. I dont see an increase in my case temp all i cant say i cant hear my computer.
     
  11. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 4,266   +42

    wow, does it look tacky and stuff inside, lol. or did it fit nicely. and how many fans do you have, do you realize i have 7 fans including my zalmans heatsink. That's not counting the crappy stock fan on my gpu
     
     
  12. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 206

    i have 6 fans including gpu,and cpu but not including my two 80mm fans on my Psu and for tacky it dosnt look tacky it kind of just blends in and it acctualy looks better than the aluminum the case is made out of.
     
  13. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    Yea, do not overclock the core. The core is stock 550MHz, and BFG puts it at 565, but in my opinion, 565 is a bit too high. Put the core back to 560 or 550, and try the memory at 1600, it should work. If you're nervous about it, just use the automatic Nvidia utility that finds the optimal speeds automatically. That's what I did to get 560/1700. So now the core is 90MHz behind a 7900GTX, but the memory is 100MHz faster. I'd say that makes them about even.
     
  14. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 4,266   +42


    Not sure what utility to use to do this or where its at.
     
  15. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 206

    i Know this has nothing to do with this post but is 60c to hot for a core 2 duo's core temp no the surface temp juss the core temp?
     
  16. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 4,266   +42

    is it overclocked or stock?

    and which c2duo do u have
     
  17. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 206

    its overcloked and i have the core 2 duo E6400 both cores are siting at a stable 60c its currntly overclocked to 3.0ghz
     
  18. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 4,266   +42

    that's normal temp for that cpu at 3.0 if you want lower you'd have to do phase or water cooling, its fine. I'm running 6300 right now, i overclocked mine to 2.8 once and it ran at 60 C. I think you're fine
     
  19. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,651   +323

    I have an Enermax Noisetaker (470W) and Noisetaker II (485W). I like the Noisetaker better, the 2 has a tiny bit of noise, almost like they left out 1 bearing ball. But both are incredibly silent, you can only hear the II if you get close to it, and you can't hear the orig at all.
     
  20. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 4,266   +42

    i actualy made a mistake and cut the outtake wire on my psu. I'm waiting to buy a new one or for it to blow up, but suprisingly it doesnt get hot at all, and guess what, ITS COMPLETELY SILENT, LOL
     
  21. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    Google "nTune" without the quotes, download, and install. Open it up, go to GPU settings and press Find Optimal.
     
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