Some time ago a friend complained that his computer was too loud. After some testing, he concluded that the loudest part from his computer was the power supply unit.
So he asked me to buy a silent, decent and cheap PSU. Seemed easy? No! Try finding a cheap PSU that is really silent, and stable? I started my quest in the local hardware shop.
There, they advised me this PSU. An Aopen 300 watt, but cooled with a 120 mm fan. This for only €45. They said it was silent, good looking and stable. True? Let's take a closer look.The package :
The fancy box contained:The PSU
A Molex to SATA converter power cable
The Power converter:
The max capable load:
It surely looks good, let's check how stable this one is...