Looking for A QUIET PSU

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Hi, I had a OCZ Modxstream 400W for my system but i broke it...
so im looking for something quiet, i thought the ocz was quite noisy with its yate loon fan...

right now im using a Antec 380W (20pin), very quiet compared to the OCZ....

any suggestion for a power supply ( 24pin )?

thanks
 
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the one i have is a very old one used it for 3-4 years already... and cables are a mess .... and its a 20pin only

x3 720
1 hd
1 dvd drive
radeon 4350


450W might be a bit too much...
 
What Geo said.... well with a qualifier.....while the Corsair's are excellent electrically, they have yet to break into the Editor's Choice list at silentpcreview.com because of their acoustical performance, while good enough to make the "Recommended List" doesn't quite make the EC list. For gamers, it generally doesn't matter as they have their surround sound systems blaring.

These make the EC list:

$79 430 W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817610002
$99 500 W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817610007
$159 650W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088
$173 650W http://www.directron.com/sg650.html
 
The new Antec Earthwatts PSUs are 80+ bronze, which means they don't create a lot of waste heat, and their fans run quietly. I just put the 380W version into my Mom's PC this weekend, and had to double-check that it was on since I couldn't hear it.
 
Sizing a PSU can be very simple. The PSU needs is almost entirely gated by the graphics cards unless you have an unusual number of devices to attach. Just get one with sufficient 6/8 pin pci-e connectors for your graphics configuration.

In this case the 380 watt unit is working fine, so keep using it.