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PSU 400W-500W ATX PSU for PC-Q08 case (modular?)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by hm1992, 19 Nov 2011.

  1. hm1992

    hm1992 New Member

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    Looking to build in a Lian Li sff case which require a standard size PSU
    ie. ATX (but not over size, only max 160mm depth and the smaller the better)
    As it is SFF modular would be best.
    I only need minimum 400W PSU.
    What would you recommend?
    I have looked around and modular PSUs are much more expensive and often higher watttage than I need. I'm looking to spend as little as possible but I want the PSU to last me a few years.
     
  2. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    Silverstone SST-ST50F-P is pretty decent at 500W and around £57, I replaced a Corsair CX400 with one. Not the quietest PSU when under load though.

    Coolermaster Silent Pro M 500W is another great PSU, and at £60 it's a good price.
     
  3. penryn 2 hertz

    penryn 2 hertz I'm not a science fiction writer...

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    SST-ST50F-P is the fan noisy?
     
  4. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    Distinct "whooshing" sound when under stress. About the same sound level as a Gelid Tranquillio at 75% fan speed.(For lack of anything better to compare it too).
    Louder than the CX400 it replaced.
     
  5. hm1992

    hm1992 New Member

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    Im thinking it migh be worth a few extra quid for the coolermaster, quiter operation, japanese capacitors and that chunky internal heatsink. Thanks for your help, I'm stil open for more recommendations though. :)
     
  6. Da_Rude_Baboon

    Da_Rude_Baboon What the?

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    You can buy a short cable kit for the silverstone which is handy in small cases. Might we worth checking if you can get the same for the others your looking at.
     

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