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Hardware Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 650W

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 29 Jul 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    looks like a very solid PSU

    question tho i consistently find the PSU to be the noisiest thing in myu machines is the FDB system really that good is it so quiet as to be unnoticable after about 1m.

    i have bought so called siilent psu's in the past only to be dissapointed
     
  3. Guest-23315

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    It does look very nice indeed!
     
  4. Guest-16

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    It really is difficult to tell it's running sometimes. At 50% load I had to put my ear directly over it. I certainly don't use the term "silent" unless it's actually inaudible.
     
  5. jezmck

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    offer?


    :D Glad to read this, it's amazing how much it gets used when it's just a lie.
     
  6. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    I like those fan connectors, they could have been sleeved though.
     
  7. Guest-23315

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    Rich, how quiet are these units compared with the current Corsair HX units running at low fan mode?

    I guess they are fairly comparable. Or at least I hope they are!
     
  8. Guest-16

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    I've not got a HX in house for comparison but Seasonic insist on using Ball Bearing fans which are quiet, but not FDB quiet.
     
  9. StephenK

    StephenK Sneak 'em Upper

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    Looks like this is the replacement for my HX620 then :)
     
  10. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    You are going to replace a 600w+ psu for another 600w+ psu. This doesn't make any sense. Maybe you want to replace it for a 700w+ psu?
     
  11. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    why replace the 620w Corsair Hx with thisone?
     
  12. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Good point.
     
  13. shaffaaf27

    shaffaaf27 The budget builder

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    i bought this exact PSU a month ago, and have to say its the best purchase i made. got it for £97 delivered from tekheads.

    (im in the UK btw)

    the only thing is the warranty, but im sure pay about £20 to get it shiped and repaired and back will be worth it, IF it does go wrong. and yes the review is right, i couldnt hear a damned thing. I thought it was broken, but then my computer turned on w.o a hitch, AND it is very stable.


    for germany, they have a 48hour swap on sight service, bring there here, and it'll be amazing :)
     
  14. Jasio

    Jasio Made in Canada

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    Good review, looks like a very nice power supply, modular (yay) and a good feature set with low noise output. My only quarrel is: 4 x 12v rails... I'm lazy, give me a single 12v rail @ 54-60A and let me be :( (By that I mean another viable competitor against Corsair's and PC Power and Cooling single 12v rail line-up... the more competition, the better, and hopefully more aggressive pricing in response).
     
  15. shaffaaf27

    shaffaaf27 The budget builder

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    right im not sure how much load im pulling, but at 100% load with my E2140@3.0GHz :1.4 Vcore, 2.1Vram 1.6 VPLL 1.4 VFBST 1.05VSB 1.4VNB

    my rails (reported by everest):
    3.3V: 3.3280
    5V: 5.0160
    12V: 11.9840
     
  16. zaodrze244

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    it look's like that this psu was made by the TOPOWER for bequiet... :p
     
  17. hitman012

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    Yeah, the supply is OEMed by Topower (as are Tagan and OCZ units) so it should be fairly reliable.
     
  18. StephenK

    StephenK Sneak 'em Upper

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    I'm just doing a little upgrading and maybe have a project in mind which could use the hx. I figure if I'm ugrading bits from my existing box i might as well upgrade the psu while I'm at it but i don't need any extra power. Less noisy and more efficient is nice. Why upgrade to more power than I need just for the sake of it ? :) Or am I missing something?
     
  19. Guest-16

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    No it's FSP. They used to use Topower in old revisions.

    Jasio - I agree, but ONLY when a single 12V is done well with high quality components, otherwise it's a liability.
     
  20. roadrun777

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    The fact that you did not test the noise level of this PS says volumes about your testing method.
    Is this a joke? Would people buy a silent PS for it's power ratings or how silent it is when it's being used heavily?
    I really don't take any review of a quiet products seriously unless they include some kind of db rating system, and even some audio captures at different distances.
     
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