8x8johan wrote:In terms of PSU, I am actually going to get one with a fan. The one in mind is the EVGA Supernova P2 650w. Now, before says something like "why would you put a fanned psu in a fanless pc", please consider this:
- This specific unit costs much less, but still remains fanless up untill ~500w (according to johhnyguru and kitguru). This is more than enough even for the most demanding single graphics card setup.
- it's actually really nice to have a fan just for the added safety. This is reflected in the 10 year manufacturer warrenty.
- it's one of the best performing units overall.
- even when the fan does spin, we're talking 31-34 db of noise - it's essentially quiet.
I´m thinking about the same one.
I made a (very) short list of of great PSU units I´m thinking about.
Enermax Digifanless EDF550AWN
+550 Watt fanless
+power management software is kinda cool
+Individualyy sleeved cables. Looks sweet
-Expensive, actually way to expensive compared to the other ones IMO.
XFX XTS Passive 520 Watt
+Built on Seasonic fanless without the quirks of that unit (no buzzing reported)
-Doesn´t look as cool as the other ones, On the other hand you can´t really see the PSU in a NSG S0
+-Same price point as EVGA P2
EVGA SuperNOVA 650 P2
+ Highest rated power in this list
+Can do High power SLI/Crossfire, (This might not be possible on NSG S0, especially not without fans.)
+10 Year no hassle warranty
-Fan starts at 45 - 50 degrees Celsius (about 480 - 500 watt)
+- Same price point as XFX XTS
What do you guys think?
I ruled out the seasonic one that Calyos recommends due to quality issues. Many units seems to start to buzzing after 6 months or so.
All three of theese units are praised in reviews. Great ripple levels, Really good efficiency, fantastic builds and so on.