Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Looking for help, Friend pointed me here

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    Lebanon
    Posts
    6
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default Looking for help, Friend pointed me here

    Hi, Slasher Here

    I am not a hardcore enthusiast, but i do build all the PCs i can (4 till now). The main thing that i don't really get is the PSU, so i generally ask for advice from a friend. I already used a Corsair CX 600, Corsair HX850i (my main rig), and 2 others.

    The CX600 failed me after about 5 years and i need a new psu for my lan server. info:
    - server is in my room
    - the HX850i is close by
    - server has a dual core and 5 HDDs (4 3.5", 1 2.5") and probably only expandable in HDDs

    I have no idea where and what to look for honestly... So i want to ask you guys for advice.

    What i care about is minimum noise (silent if possible) and heat. price if secondary, but i would still like to own both my kidneys XD. being a modular psu with the same pinout as the HX850i is a plus.

    PS. there used to be a list of PSUs by tier somewhere (lemon list if i not mistaken). is that still a thing?
    I must not fear.
    Fear is the mind-killer.
    Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
    I will face my fear.
    I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
    And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
    Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
    Main rig: i7 2600K / R9 290 modded (2 gentle typhoons) / Hyper212 cooler / asus z86 / 16gb ram / 256gb samsung evo / Corsair HX850i / 10x 120mm fans (gentle typhoons)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    Lebanon
    Posts
    6
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    I just saw the ranking in this forum....micro ATX my ass
    I must not fear.
    Fear is the mind-killer.
    Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
    I will face my fear.
    I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
    And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
    Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
    Main rig: i7 2600K / R9 290 modded (2 gentle typhoons) / Hyper212 cooler / asus z86 / 16gb ram / 256gb samsung evo / Corsair HX850i / 10x 120mm fans (gentle typhoons)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    5,156
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    373
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    41
    Thanked in
    40 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Slasher View Post
    PS. there used to be a list of PSUs by tier somewhere (lemon list if i not mistaken). is that still a thing?
    Those lists have always been quite crappy.

    Best options always depends on the availability in your country. So a link to the store(s) would certainly help. Same goes for the full PC specifications.

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to -The_Mask- For This Useful Post:

    Samueru Sama (04-18-2018)

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    Lebanon
    Posts
    6
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    Those lists have always been quite crappy.

    Best options always depends on the availability in your country. So a link to the store(s) would certainly help. Same goes for the full PC specifications.
    I live in Lebanon, so we are extremely limited, but i can wait for a friend coming back from France (amazon)... these are the shops that are currently available:

    https://macrotronics.net/
    https://www.gomicrocity.com/
    https://pcandparts.com/ (best one generally)

    PC specs are:
    -mobo: h61 VG4
    -HDDs: 4x 3-4 TB RED WD + old 250gb for OS (24hrs up if possible)
    -gigabit card
    -sata card
    -cpu: pantium g2020 (upgradable in future)
    - 1x 4gb corsair vengance DDR3
    I must not fear.
    Fear is the mind-killer.
    Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
    I will face my fear.
    I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
    And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
    Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
    Main rig: i7 2600K / R9 290 modded (2 gentle typhoons) / Hyper212 cooler / asus z86 / 16gb ram / 256gb samsung evo / Corsair HX850i / 10x 120mm fans (gentle typhoons)

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    5,156
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    373
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    41
    Thanked in
    40 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Slasher View Post
    What i care about is minimum noise (silent if possible) and heat. price if secondary, but i would still like to own both my kidneys XD. being a modular psu with the same pinout as the HX850i is a plus.
    Quote Originally Posted by Slasher View Post
    I live in Lebanon, so we are extremely limited, but i can wait for a friend coming back from France (amazon)... these are the shops that are currently available:
    Corsair RM550x and BitFenix Whisper 450W are two power supplies with (almost) the same pin-out. Except that they have four extra pins in the 24 pins ATX cable for Vsense wires.

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    Lebanon
    Posts
    6
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    Corsair RM550x and BitFenix Whisper 450W are two power supplies with (almost) the same pin-out. Except that they have four extra pins in the 24 pins ATX cable for Vsense wires.
    Sorry for the late reply... Are these PSUs the best to get in my case in general or are they the best available in the provided stores?
    I must not fear.
    Fear is the mind-killer.
    Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
    I will face my fear.
    I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
    And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
    Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
    Main rig: i7 2600K / R9 290 modded (2 gentle typhoons) / Hyper212 cooler / asus z86 / 16gb ram / 256gb samsung evo / Corsair HX850i / 10x 120mm fans (gentle typhoons)

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    Lebanon
    Posts
    6
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    Corsair RM550x and BitFenix Whisper 450W are two power supplies with (almost) the same pin-out. Except that they have four extra pins in the 24 pins ATX cable for Vsense wires.
    Hi mask. I have a friend going for paris tomorrow....I just want to confirm that these are still the best options.

    Honestly i will be going for the RMi if you have no updates since it has a 0 rpm option

    thanks in advance

    EDIT: I always here about the BE QUIET brand, do i even bother with it?
    EDIT 2: can you point me to where i can find the pinout styles used in modular PSUs? are there any standards at all?
    Last edited by Slasher; 05-06-2018 at 03:31 PM. Reason: i am a clutz
    I must not fear.
    Fear is the mind-killer.
    Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
    I will face my fear.
    I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
    And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
    Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
    Main rig: i7 2600K / R9 290 modded (2 gentle typhoons) / Hyper212 cooler / asus z86 / 16gb ram / 256gb samsung evo / Corsair HX850i / 10x 120mm fans (gentle typhoons)

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    jonnyGURU forums, of course!
    Posts
    15,670
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    512
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    107
    Thanked in
    82 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Slasher View Post
    Honestly i will be going for the RMi if you have no updates since it has a 0 rpm option
    RMx has Zero RPM as well.

    Difference between RMx and RMi is:

    1. RMi has FDB fan as opposed to rifle bearing
    2. RMi allows you to monitor voltages, power usage, fan speed and program a fan curve if you don't want to use the zero RPM mode

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Greece
    Posts
    1,525
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    179
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    5
    Thanked in
    2 Posts

    Default

    https://www.cybenetics.com/index.php?option=database

    Every PSU with LAMBDA-A++ or LAMBDA-A+ will cover you. From Corsair the RMx and RMi are dead silent. From be quiet the E11-550 and from Bitfenix the BF550G is as silent as it gets for a PSU with a cooling fan. There are others as well, but I leave you to discover them

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    Lebanon
    Posts
    6
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Final question:

    Is there a naming for the styles/types of pinouts that we have for modular PSUs? ex if i want a custom mod cable set i can just say i have "type x" cabling.
    I must not fear.
    Fear is the mind-killer.
    Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
    I will face my fear.
    I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
    And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
    Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
    Main rig: i7 2600K / R9 290 modded (2 gentle typhoons) / Hyper212 cooler / asus z86 / 16gb ram / 256gb samsung evo / Corsair HX850i / 10x 120mm fans (gentle typhoons)

Similar Threads

  1. PSU for a build for a friend.
    By Silk_the_Absent1 in forum PC Power Supply Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-17-2017, 04:44 PM
  2. Suggestions on which PSU to get for my friend's rig
    By huckleberrypie in forum PC Power Supply Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 08-02-2016, 02:49 AM
  3. Gaming build for a friend.
    By Silk_the_Absent1 in forum General PC Hardware
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 03-31-2013, 07:39 AM
  4. A friend has this problem....
    By Baron in forum General PC Hardware
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-17-2010, 08:30 AM
  5. My friend needs a new psu for his hp desktop
    By Packerfan in forum PC Power Supply Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-13-2007, 02:24 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •