Quiet/Silent PSU

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duncan
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Quiet/Silent PSU

Postby duncan » Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:14 pm

Hello,
Can anyone recommend a silent PSU for a tower cased Q60? Needs to be modular of have 4 or 5 molex connectors.

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Duncan


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Peter
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Re: Quiet/Silent PSU

Postby Peter » Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:21 am

Hi Duncan,

basically, you could use any silent standard ATX power supply. The Q60 has such a low power consumption that you could choose the "lowest-end" variant.

However, keep in mind that ATX power supplies require a signal on pin 14 of the main power connector to start. Since the Q60 mainboard has only a drive power connector, it can not provide this signal to the ATX power supply. You could connect Pin 14 and 15 of the ATX main power connector to permanently provide this signal. But make sure that your ATX power supply has a power switch that really disconnects it from the power, or use an external switch. (For a pushbutton ON/OFF you need extra circuitry.)

All the best
Peter


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vanpeebles
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Re: Quiet/Silent PSU

Postby vanpeebles » Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:33 am

I usually stick with a well known brand like Seasonic, and the bigger the fan, the quieter it will be :)



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