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Old July 25, 2012, 08:37 PM
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I am planning on getting a fanless Seasonic X-460 PSU to make my case completely silent. I use my case with only 2 case fans 12mm at back @300 rpm and 14 mm at front @ 300 rpm and a Arctic cooling freezer pro 13 cpu cooler and its fan @ 500 rpm. My system is: i5 2500k @ 4300 mhz , Msi Z77A-G43, 120 gb ssd, a low end passive cooled hd 5450, and a Cooler Master 690 II advanced case. As you see I run this system nearly dead silent. So my only fan I hear is from my psu. Now I want to replace it with a fanless Seasonic X-460. If I get a Seasonic X-460 fanless psu and only make case fans and cpu fan move faster when I play games and when I finish playing and just surfing net I turn them to the lowest level ( 300-500 rpm) ? Will it be a solution if I do this? I also use my case side open and when I am not playing games I lower my 2 case fans to 300 rpm and I use my cpu arctic cooling pro freezer 13 cooler fan @ 500 rpm. If I only make my fan rpms faster when I am gaming, and back lower them , will I use x-460 fanless psu without too much trouble?

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Old July 25, 2012, 08:50 PM
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I would guess that you could run your entire system passively cooled if the games you're playing can run smoothly on a 5450. Just remember to enable vsync.
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Old July 25, 2012, 08:51 PM
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not advisable. those types of power supplies are no good.

fans in power supplies if a good brand are near silent as is.
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Old July 25, 2012, 10:09 PM
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ditto... most of the high efficiency PSU's these days are whisper quiet as is, Some of them shut off the fans until they reach a certain load.
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Old July 25, 2012, 10:50 PM
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I would imagine a Seasonic would be fine....
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Old July 25, 2012, 11:54 PM
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not advisable. those types of power supplies are no good.

fans in power supplies if a good brand are near silent as is.
I am not going to use full fanless when playing games. Just when I surf internet I will lower my fans rpm, and when I play games I get all mu fan rpms up :) So I guess there wont be a problem. I dont want near silent, I want pure silent.

Also in other forums people write : chances are youll be using <100w in normal situations, so thats like 10w of heat. wont inhibit the seasonic at all
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Old July 26, 2012, 12:57 AM
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silentpcreview seems to like that PSU. You can check out their other reccomendations here: Recommended Power Supplies | silentpcreview.com

I would think about maybe using a PSU that has a fan that kicks in above a certain wattage, but If you are not going to upgrade your CPU/GPU then I bet you'll be fine with it.
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I made a hole in my wall and put my silent HTPC PC in the other room (computer room) in the closet. Was a fairly quiet PC...but even better when it isn't in the room.

A silent computer is blissfulness Good stuff op.
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I made a hole in my wall and put my silent HTPC PC in the other room (computer room) in the closet. Was a fairly quiet PC...but even better when it isn't in the room.

A silent computer is blissfulness Good stuff op.
Finally I get a Seasonic X-460 fanless psu and built it in now. It works like a charm, no noise is coming from my pc atm :D I am really happy :D I only hear typing sound from my keyboard now while writing this :D
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