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FearMeAll
09-02-07, 04:17 PM
Howdy folks,
I'm getting over a bad staph infection and have a week of pretty much feeling healthy but can't work or workout or sweat, so I'm stuck inside for a week so might as well build a new rig.
My current rig has THE loudest power supply known to man. I've never heard one this loud. It's so bad I keep the rig in the closet. I want a new power supply from newegg and want one that can handle sli and core 2 duo rigs but still quiet.
If any of you know what kind is powerful yet quiet let me know.
Money isn't a big deal since I have a lot of it and I have a newegg 6 month preferred account.
for cpu I'm going with a core 2 quad but I think the q6700 2.93ghz is a waste of my time since my pc is just hooked up to a 1280x720 projector so I don't think I'm gonna notice a difference with the 2.66ghz one.
Anyways any suggestions on a power supply will be appreciated.

Single Player
09-02-07, 04:24 PM
Thermaltake http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153043

FearMeAll
09-02-07, 04:28 PM
Thermaltake http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153043
looks great! is it quiet?

Single Player
09-02-07, 04:38 PM
16dB at 1300RPM it has Silent 140mm Fan and Noise Preventive Silicon Pad - Effectively reduces vibration noise by as much as 80% .

nightmare beta
09-02-07, 04:40 PM
Get the pc power silencer quad, but order it from their website if possible.

FearMeAll
09-02-07, 04:41 PM
16dB at 1300RPM it has Silent 140mm Fan and Noise Preventive Silicon Pad - Effectively reduces vibration noise by as much as 80% .
you are my friend. :cool:
looking at cpu replacement fans what's the best yet quietest one for a q6700 processor?

jeffmd
09-02-07, 04:48 PM
its quiet, however if I were to actually look for an SLI psu, id look at something in the 1000w range unless you plan to sli the 2 weak cards. I dont think id trust 850w to 2 8800 ultras on a quad. On the other hand, if sli might not be in the forseable future (imo its for people who want to throw away money. most games have glitches or issues, and many of them don't plain work in SLI modes, so as a backup you really need to start with a card that can hold its own and play all your games) then you can stick with a 650w psu and save a chunk.

You really don't need to target quiet power supplys, look for good brands with the 80 and 85 power efficiency ratings, and then browse its comments and features. Chances are, its got a quiet fan in it.

Single Player
09-02-07, 05:01 PM
yeah i was about to say something like that go for 1000W more futurproof.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153053

or pick up one from here
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010320058+1131428171&name=%3e+900W

they all quiet.. these are high quality products. They can't suck!

FearMeAll
09-02-07, 05:04 PM
yeah i was about to say something like that go for 1000W more futurproof.
well...I like sli as an option..but I think it will be quite a looong time before I consider it again. I'm tired of loud..annoyingly loud... hot rigs. I'm happy with one 8800ultra and I'm scaling to one hard drive too. Gonna get a seagate 750gb and be done with it.
I game at 1280x720 right now..soo sli is a joke. I think an 8800ultra handles it just fine.

FearMeAll
09-02-07, 05:13 PM
ok this is all the crap I bought:
EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Thermaltake W0131RU ATX12V / EPS12V 850W Power Supply
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 Kentsfield 2.66GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80562Q6700
Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC22G6400LLK (bought 2 for 4 gigs)
Western Digital Passport Portable WDXMS2500TN 250GB 5400 RPM External Hard Drive (backup my old pc)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640AS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Ultimate for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM


ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler

I think I'm saying goodbye to xp. I'm building this rig out of boredom so by the time I wanna get back into pc gaming maybe they'll have the bugs worked out. I'm just wondering if I will notice a performance difference from my 4800 to this core 2 quad. I've never messed with these new cpus.
and I love no payments for 6 months. I have no debt and my rent is payed for the year so I don't think this expenditure is gonna hurt me bad.

Single Player
09-02-07, 05:15 PM
well then don't buy those.. stick with something like 600-700w.I'm happy with my GameXStream

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FearMeAll
09-02-07, 05:16 PM
well then don't buy those.. stick with something like 600-700w.I'm happy with my GameXStream

edited
already bit the bullet the damage is done :o

Single Player
09-02-07, 05:19 PM
for cpu cooler i recommend Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme with SILVERSTONE FM121 120mm FAN

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835109140

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811999344