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    Default Looking to upgrade from EVGA 650BQ...

    Hello all,

    This is my first PC build and I have made revisions to where the loudest component on my build is now the PSU fan, which is a EVGA 650BQ. This drives me nuts since I have nice and quiet Noctua fans everywhere else (besides GPU). The fan seems to be running constantly and while it isn't terribly loud, it is louder than I'd like.

    What are some good PSU options that are fairly quiet? I am looking to spend $130 or so, maybe a touch more if really necessary.

    My build:
    Case: Fractal design meshify C
    CPU: Ryzen 5 2600x (overclocked to 4.1 GHz)
    GPU: Asus ROG STRIX RTX 2060 OC (overclocked further)
    Mono: MSI B450m Gaming plus mobo

    Not a crazy build so I imagine I don't need anything over a 750w unit maximum.

    I have been looking at the Corsair RM series, Seasonic focus plus platinum, EVGA supernova P2

    Thank you,
    Craig
    Last edited by craiggroves91; 10-17-2019 at 06:23 PM.

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    Corsair RM650x.

    Or RM650i if you want to tweak the fan profile and have a better fan.

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    Be Quiet Dark Power Pro P11 550w would also be worth considering. More than enough and very quiet. It also offers some fan control options to boot.

    Any high quality 550-650w would be ideal for you. I would actually say the Corsair RM650 (not X or I models) is the best value right now at exactly 100 bones.

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    RM isn't as silent as RMx.

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    though I personally would prefer Straight Power 11 over the Dark Power 11...
    The only advantage is the Dark Power is Platinum and the "OC" Switch thingy + more connectors (especially on 550 and 650W).

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    I am seeing that the RM650X has a 2018 model?

    If I purchase straight from Corsair here: https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Catego...A#tab-overview
    would I be getting a newer model?

    What are the differences between the two?

    EDIT: I realize that 2018 is the newest model. I thought there was a 2018 model and then a newer 2019 model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craiggroves91 View Post
    I am seeing that the RM650X has a 2018 model?

    If I purchase straight from Corsair here: https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Catego...A#tab-overview
    would I be getting a newer model?

    What are the differences between the two?
    Don't worry about the difference of the two. The performance is the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Gerow View Post
    Don't worry about the difference of the two. The performance is the same.
    Thank you for such prompt replies!

    I edited my previous post, but from what I gather the 2018 model is the newest, right?

    I thought there was an even newer model and that the 2018 model is now "old"

    A few more questions:

    Do you recommend the Corsair units over the mentioned Be quiet! units?
    and is the RM650i worth the ~$20 premium over the RM650x?
    Why not go RM750x since I can get it for $116 on google shopping with a discount? (this comes out to be about the same as the 650x)

    Also, I notice the RM650 PSUs come with 2 x 6+2 pin connectors, does this mean for my GPU that requires 1 x 6-pin, 1 x 8-pin; I'll have a little 2 pin cable dangling? I like my current EVGA cable that has 1 6+2 and a 6 pin.
    Last edited by craiggroves91; 10-16-2019 at 11:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craiggroves91 View Post
    Thank you for such prompt replies!

    I edited my previous post, but from what I gather the 2018 model is the newest, right?
    The 2018 is the newest model of the RMx yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by craiggroves91 View Post
    I thought there was an even newer model and that the 2018 model is now "old"
    There are newer RM models which are slight downgrades to the RMi / RMx units but still good and quiet. They came out in 2019 and are thus the newest models of the RM Series but the older RMx and RMi models are better still.

    Quote Originally Posted by craiggroves91 View Post
    and is the RM650i worth the ~$20 premium over the RM650x?
    That's up to you to decide. RMi has a better fan bearing so it should last longer and be quieter. It also has digital monitoring as well as control over the fan, so you could tweak the fan profile even more if you wanted.

    Quote Originally Posted by craiggroves91 View Post
    Why not go RM750x as it is only $120 right now? https://www.amazon.com/CORSAIR-RM650...079HGN5QS?th=1
    There's no reason not to, unless you want the features of an RMi as it is also a very good value.

    Quote Originally Posted by craiggroves91 View Post
    Also, I notice the RM650 PSUs come with 2 x 6+2 pin connectors, does this mean for my GPU that requires 1 x 6-pin, 1 x 8-pin; I'll have a little 2 pin cable dangling? I like my current EVGA cable that has 1 6+2 and a 6 pin.
    The RM650, RM650x, and RM650i all have 4 PCIe 6+2 pin connectors. So any of them would have the extra 2 pins hanging off if your GPU only has a 6pin and 8pin connector.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
    The 2018 is the newest model of the RMx yes.



    There are newer RM models which are slight downgrades to the RMi / RMx units but still good and quiet. They came out in 2019 and are thus the newest models of the RM Series but the older RMx and RMi models are better still.



    That's up to you to decide. RMi has a better fan bearing so it should last longer and be quieter. It also has digital monitoring as well as control over the fan, so you could tweak the fan profile even more if you wanted.



    There's no reason not to, unless you want the features of an RMi as it is also a very good value.



    The RM650, RM650x, and RM650i all have 4 PCIe 6+2 pin connectors. So any of them would have the extra 2 pins hanging off if your GPU only has a 6pin and 8pin connector.
    Thank you so much for answering all that. Im still thinking about which PSU to get.

    I noticed the Seasonic focus gold and platinum plus units (https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...s_750w_80.html) are around my budget as well and Jon gave them great reviews.

    Any reason I should choose the previously mentioned Corsair units over the Seasonics?

    Also, I updated my OP with a few more details about my build
    Last edited by craiggroves91; 10-17-2019 at 06:24 PM.

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