My computer will be fairly visible and right next to me actually. I'm modding the case quite a bit, so I don't want to go with the Corsair since they're just about the most unsightly PSU's available on the market. And as stated before, I'm going with the cooling option because it's a very good product AND because it fits the look of my mod perfectly.Change the cooler to the OCZ Vendetta 2 or the Xigmatek HDT S-1283. I'm using the Vendetta 2 on my E7200, and currently trying to overclock my CPU to around 3.8Ghz. Under Linpack load, the temps never pass 62C. CPU-Z is stating 1.32V under load, so the Vendetta 2 is a great cooler. When it was running stock, the highest temps I saw were around 50C.Your computer is going to be tucked away somewhere right?
I'd still go with the Corsair HX620. What don't you like about it anyways?
I'm looking into this option right now, and so far I'm really liking the Silencer as a PSU choice. Thanks for the tip!I would definitely get the P45 over the X38 as it yields better overclocking most of the time. If you haven't chosen a PSU yet, I'd strongly recommend the PCP&C Silencer 750W. It is extremely quiet and with a single 12V rail at 60A, its got tons of power the throw around.
I had to replace the fan inside my HX1000W (didn't want to RMA just for a fan) since it was noisy. It was a simple 3-pin connector, same as the mobo headers.Wow! That really is a seriously shiny PSU! I feel like I should be leaning back in a lazy-boy with a beer in my hand admiring it redneck-style. Hmmm... I don't like the green LED's. Although the semi modular design is a huge plus! I might be forced to buy a PSU without worrying about the LED's, and simply swap the fan out for one with red LED's.
Does anyone know if the fans in a PSU are typically connected via a plug or pin connector? Or are the wires typically soldered in?