Fractal Design PSU 8 replies

Please wait...

*Daedalus

A Phoenix from the ashes

50 XP

18th April 2006

0 Uploads

3,091 Posts

0 Threads

#1 8 years ago

Fractal Design Newton R2 80PLUS Modular Power Supplies

Looking at getting this PSU and selling my TT Touchpower 1.2kW.

I know it's a downgrade, but I'm looking for silence here over power. My PSU's fan sits at 100% all the time, and it's somewhere between 48-52dBA, whereas this fans lowest setting is rated for 20dBA.

I'm pretty sure that this PSU is made by another OEM, but I can't figure out who. Anyone able to shed any light on this?

I was also looking at this:

http://www.quietpc.com/ie-en-eur/products/psus-601-1100/nexus-psus

But from what I can find, it's not a whole lot better in terms of brand quality.




Bs|Archaon

I would die without GF

50 XP

15th March 2006

0 Uploads

5,910 Posts

0 Threads

#2 8 years ago

Nexus PSUs are pretty good, I'd have a Seasonic personally.




>Omen<

Modern Warfare

50 XP

1st January 2005

0 Uploads

7,395 Posts

0 Threads

#3 8 years ago

Hard to say yet on the FD PSUs. I'd wait until there are some thorough and credible reviews on them where they're actually put through a pretty good test. So called PSU "reviews" where they only test voltage amounts at peak and idle and noise levels is not exactly a review, and that's pretty much all there is so far on these.

I did read one review that said they could only get 853W out of the 1000W unit though, which if is the case, isn't very impressive. I'm inclined to think their test result on output may be accurate too, because this unit only has a total of 70A, which isn't very good for a 1000W PSU. The same review also said the fan noise was 38db, not the 30db claimed. They did however say that even at 38db it was the quietest one they've tested.




*Daedalus

A Phoenix from the ashes

50 XP

18th April 2006

0 Uploads

3,091 Posts

0 Threads

#4 8 years ago
>Omen<;5420874I did read one review that said they could only get 853W out of the 1000W unit though, which if is the case, isn't very impressive. I'm inclined to think their test result on output may be accurate too, because this unit only has a total of 70A, which isn't very good for a 1000W PSU. The same review also said the fan noise was 38db, not the 30db claimed. They did however say that even at 38db it was the quietest one they've tested.

Problem is it's been out for a while, so I don't think I'm going to get much reviews on it.

That's what's worrying me. I've no doube it'll be quiet, but I just don't know if it'll be enough for OCed 480s and a 4.0GHz 950.




kow_ciller

Gettin' hardware chilly

50 XP

16th June 2004

0 Uploads

5,787 Posts

0 Threads

#5 8 years ago

Get an enermax revolution, mine barely even spins. its done dice runs and doesn't even get warm at all. Should be fine for 2-3 480s




*Daedalus

A Phoenix from the ashes

50 XP

18th April 2006

0 Uploads

3,091 Posts

0 Threads

#6 8 years ago
kow_ciller;5420895Get an enermax revolution, mine barely even spins. its done dice runs and doesn't even get warm at all. Should be fine for 2-3 480s

Looks like a really good PSU, but shiiiiiit... €250's not cheap. Does anyone know how much of a difference a quiet PSU makes, assuming the rest of your case is quiet? I've heard Quiet PC sites/forums say that it does, but it's a lot to spend on something I've already got...




kow_ciller

Gettin' hardware chilly

50 XP

16th June 2004

0 Uploads

5,787 Posts

0 Threads

#7 8 years ago

The_Daedalus;5420905Looks like a really good PSU, but shiiiiiit... €250's not cheap. Does anyone know how much of a difference a quiet PSU makes, assuming the rest of your case is quiet? I've heard Quiet PC sites/forums say that it does, but it's a lot to spend on something I've already got...[/QUOTE]

Shop around man.

http://www.cclonline.com/product-info.asp?product_id=33528&tid=frooct

[QUOTE=The_Daedalus;5420905]Looks like a really good PSU, but shiiiiiit... €250's not cheap. Does anyone know how much of a difference a quiet PSU makes, assuming the rest of your case is quiet? I've heard Quiet PC sites/forums say that it does, but it's a lot to spend on something I've already got...

Sounds like your current PSU has a broken fan. You could always sell the toughpower on ebay and buy something else with those funds if the toughpower is too loud for you.




*Daedalus

A Phoenix from the ashes

50 XP

18th April 2006

0 Uploads

3,091 Posts

0 Threads

#8 8 years ago

That's a good deal, but I was looking at the 1.25kW model. Odds are I don't need that much power, but as the 950 model is €220, why not?




Red_Fist

GF is my bext friend *hugs GF*

50 XP

28th April 2010

0 Uploads

1,004 Posts

0 Threads

#9 8 years ago

Keep in mind, when things create, or are capable of more power output, circuitry gets more sloppy. Things run less efficient at low output, and less accurate, in other words, it takes more power to run the supply itself.The caps and other things are pushed to higher voltages.

It is all a bit long to explain, I would look for a better engineered thing as opposed to how much power they say it can deliver.

But if it takes $250, thats what it takes, good luck.

As for trying to find OEM, look at the "SEC" or stock exchange for some hints.

I would stay within a power range of what has been around longer, but the newest brand-models.