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    Question Another PSU question Tagan or Seasonic

    Looking at either:

    430W Tagan 2 Force U22
    430W Tagan Easycon U15
    430W Seasonic S12

    I have the following to power:
    Antec SLK3000
    Venice 3000/3200 (need to get yet)
    6600GT card (need to get yet)
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    2xOptical Drives - DVD Rom & DVD Writer
    Floppy
    Fans

    Doubt I will go SLI way (unless I get a good deal on dual 6600GT's), so thats the lot.. PSU being quiet is important.
    No tooo fussed about it being modular (just a nice thing to have).

    ?????

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    Seasonic FTW

    If you read CustomPC's last issue, the Seasonic PSU's won both the High end and mid-range awards.

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    Cheers for quick reply...

    Seasonic - 1, Tagan - 0

    Would 430W be enough for this setup... Very much doubt I will be adding anything else to this for long while

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    Yea I would expect it to be perfectly adequate

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    Unfortunately CustomPC were giving away several Seasonic PSUs at the same time, which is unfortunate.

    Not that I don't think Seasonic PSUs are very good, but the Tagans are OK for most people and cost somewhat less. Also there are no modular Seasonic PSUs, which is a shame.

    Hiper 480/580 have had good reviews (and come in a really nifty box) and the new modular Enermaxes have had a couple of good write-ups. Fortron and Akasa are other names that could be in your frame.

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    Uhm i not quite sure if 430W if enuf, if it's peak load then continuous rating is around 380-390 W ? enuf ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson
    Unfortunately CustomPC were giving away several Seasonic PSUs at the same time, which is unfortunate.

    Not that I don't think Seasonic PSUs are very good, but the Tagans are OK for most people and cost somewhat less. Also there are no modular Seasonic PSUs, which is a shame.

    Hiper 480/580 have had good reviews (and come in a really nifty box) and the new modular Enermaxes have had a couple of good write-ups. Fortron and Akasa are other names that could be in your frame.
    You've named quite a few makes there... This is gonna get confusing if I start looking at other makes .. I thought I'd got it narrowed down to these 2 from reading the forum... I may be wrong.

    Originally had decided on the Tagan PSU BUT Seasonic is on for £58.74 on a today only which is what got me thinking..

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    Its the exact same query I have. I think u might wish to bump up to 480w just to be sure. I havent seen a bad review of the Seasonic PSU's and the 600w normally wins any review its in. I think u would be more than happy with either of them to be honest bit like choose a Porsche or a Ferrari, Enermax do some good PSU' but ive not been looking at them to closely, I would avoid Hiper had some bad reviews on here and this link shows why. Its actually pretty comprehenisive http://www.tomshardware.com/howto/200507111/index.html. Maybe this will give u a better idea of what your psu needs http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/
    Last edited by zulander; 24-10-2005 at 09:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zulander
    Its the exact same query I have. I think u might wish to bump up to 480w just to be sure. I havent seen a bad review of the Seasonic PSU's and the 600w normally wins any review its in. I think u would be more than happy with either of them to be honest bit like choose a Porsche or a Ferrari, Enermax do some good PSU' but ive not been looking at them to closely, I would avoid Hiper had some bad reviews on here and this link shows why. Its actually pretty comprehenisive http://www.tomshardware.com/howto/200507111/index.html. Maybe this will give u a better idea of what your psu needs http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/

    Cheers some very useful links.... coming up at 402 recommended min Watts...looking at this I might just go for the 480W Tagans... 500W Seasonic is out of my price range (Why the big price jump between the 430W-£58 and 500W-£84)

    Damn... nearly conviced myself that I could do no wrong with the 430W Seasonic. looks like 480W Tagan 2 Force or EasyCon.. hmmm...

    Anyone know the cheapest place for the 500W Seasonic.. (£84 is too much)

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    scan had them at 70 odd quid the other week, i was all geared up 2 buy one and then they got new stock of them in and the price had gone up to £90. I havent been able to find then cheaper as of yet tho im just looking at the power needs of a 7800gt and its maybe good i dident get one

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    Poor u guys. I got my S12 600W for 79 free dlivery on a today only offer . Cheers Scan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Voralberg
    Poor u guys. I got my S12 600W for 79 free dlivery on a today only offer . Cheers Scan.
    Cheers ... rub salt into the wounds... hehe
    Want to sell your for £79 delivered ... LOL

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    Personally, i'm very happy with my Tagan.. and i've been through a lotta psu's (not tried a Seasonic yet though, but I should be recieving 2 600w's tomorrow).. Tagan gets my vote on this.. for now anywayz

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    Seasonic = Rolls Royce
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xaar
    Personally, i'm very happy with my Tagan.. and i've been through a lotta psu's (not tried a Seasonic yet though, but I should be recieving 2 600w's tomorrow).. Tagan gets my vote on this.. for now anywayz
    I'd be interested in how the Seasonics compare to the Tagans you've already got.. performace, tidiness & noisewise... could you post here plssss... thnx

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