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Nexus RX-1100W

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Posted September 14, 2010 by Jake in Cases & PSU

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Quiet is good. At least in computer systems it is. Loud heatsink fans, loud graphics card fans, noisy hard drives; these are about as desirable as running your fingers across a chalkboard. And while power supply fans are not generally thought of as noisy components, we’ve heard our fair share of ones that make you shake your head.

Looking to keep the noise down in your system is indeed a good idea, and Nexus is a company that is well known in the realm of silent computing. Typically their fans are a claim to fame, but recently they’ve moved into the CPU heatsink arena, and now the power supply market as well. Continuing their goal of low noise solutions, we’ve been impressed by them in the past, and their RX-1.1K GOLD 1100W power supply comes with a pretty attractive price at $240 USD, a modular setup, and 80PLUS GOLD certification. Let’s have a closer look and find out if it can maintain low noise levels when loaded with some serious power-hungry components.

Thanks go to CoolTech (www.endpcnoise.com) for supplying the review sample.

Originally founded in 1996 as a local custom build computer store, they sell specialty, high quality, quiet computer systems worldwide. They focus on handcrafted specialty computers, making the inside of their computers look as neat, and sleek as the outside. The company philosophy is to have an extreme, obsessive focus on the quality of their systems, with careful and meticulous attention to all details of the assembly, and design of each individual system.

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