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    Re: Seasonic X or Corsair HX & what rating

    Theres one on the market place here! (520w that is)

    I would get that one if buying again.

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    Re: Seasonic X or Corsair HX & what rating

    i take it the here! was supposed to be a link.............................doesn't work if it was

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    Re: Seasonic X or Corsair HX & what rating

    sorry for essay ... psus ... clearly something i care about lol ops:

    Personally I would avoid the bequiet psus being sold cheaply on ebuyer, I looked into those about 6 months ago on review sites and found that some bequiet psus are very good but some are very poor and the ones ebuyer were selling weren't the good ones.

    As I was on a tight budget I decided to go for a 600w coolermaster M silent whisper, it cost 60 odd quid i think. I have a similar-ish setup to yours and I will be getting a h50 in the near future. It's not an amazing psu if you look at review websites but it is incredibly quiet and very cheap there is also a 700w version I believe.

    Couple of random things to think about which I became aware of when I was looking at psus about 6 months back.

    If you want a modular power supply because you have a small microatx case and want to save space, get one of the modular silverstone strider ones and buy the short cable kit to go with it called the pp05. In a nutshell that is what i wish i had done , bought that cable kit but only works with silverstone psus i think ... it doesn't work with my coolermaster one anyway.

    In fact if I had the money to spend on a psu you do that is the one I would get the 750W Silverstone ST75F-P, Strider PSU, Silent, 100% modular, 80 Plus Silver it is on the today only section on scan along with a lot of other psus! That psu has decent enough effeciency, is quiet, fully modular with the option to buy different cables depending on what case you have and ample wattage and ampage, plus has very good reviews.

    With regard to power efficiency and wattage, I can see lots of people in the posts above saying get a 750w+ psu with ok power efficiency and others saying get a really efficient 500watt one. This is my view, if you are getting a gold rated psu to save money rather than to save the environment then think carefully about how long you are going to have the psu for. The x-750 is gold rated and one of the quietest most efficient power supplies at that wattage on the market. The silverstone one I recommended is 40 pounds less though has a similar wattage output plus ampage and is just as reliable according to jonnyguru (the silverstone got 9.5 on performance and the seasonic got 10). The 40 pound price premium is ultimately down to the fact that one is semi passive and has gold efficieny rather than silver. Now in a full system you won't hear the difference between the x-750 and the silverstone strider 750, jonnyguru described it as "mostly silent", so then you are effectively paying 40 quid for the gold power efficiency. Now if you look at the product page for the silverstone unit you can see maximum efficiency of 89% is at 50% load so roughly 325 watts, which is roughly what your system would draw playing a game maybe, the MAXIMUM efficiency for the seasonic unit is 90, 1% more. My point is basically don't go for gold over silver just to save money because it will take you along time to recoup it, it simply isn't worth it imo.

    Which brings me onto my next point, as you can see from the graph that unit and most others as far as i am aware are most efficient and therefore still very quiet around 50% load therefore I would say a 750w unit is ideal because you will get your desire for quietness pretty much guaranteed at that price point and wattage regardless of which unit you go for and you will also get some headroom for future upgrades.

    Finally last short point high efficiency doesn't necessarily equate to higher quality ... usually it does, but not always, just look at the antec signature series.

    You may already know those things, sorry if you do, I didn't and i wish someone told me 6 months ago ... hope some of that helps.

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    Re: Seasonic X or Corsair HX & what rating

    Quote Originally Posted by SuicidaL View Post
    i take it the here! was supposed to be a link.............................doesn't work if it was
    Its the classified from DDY.

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