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    Seasonic Power Supplies

    Anyone here got the 500w version? Jus about to order one, and wondered if the cables come braided?

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    Well the 600w S12 doesn't so I don't imagine that the 500w does either

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    hmm, how easy is it to do yourself? or are there as good power supplies out there with braided cables?

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    kustom sell briaded cable mate, only takes a few minutes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ
    kustom sell briaded cable mate, only takes a few minutes

    Bloody hell you must be very good at this. Takes me more than a few mins just to remove the 20/24 pin psu connector.

    On average it will take me around 3 hours to braid an entire psu including doing the heatshrink. However the result is very worthwhile.

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    Anyone with this powersupply? any opinions?

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    Why not just get a Tagen Easycon? Even a 480W PSU would be overkill for your rig. I don't know anything about Seasonic, but I've had my Tagen for over a year now and the voltage doesn't fluxuate by even 100th of a volt.
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    I currently had a 480w psu that I managed to blow up, so looking at the seasonics, that was the closest. Only thing is I plan to turn it to a file server once I move to a laptop - so it will hopefully have some large raid arrays goin in to store all my data.

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    hard drive power usage is miniscule, rarealy exceeds 8W per disk, rough guessing from your 'My System' tab you probibly wouldn't use any more than 240W at peak load..
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimborae
    Bloody hell you must be very good at this. Takes me more than a few mins just to remove the 20/24 pin psu connector.

    On average it will take me around 3 hours to braid an entire psu including doing the heatshrink. However the result is very worthwhile.
    that depends if hes doing the job properly or not
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    Seasonics have the highest efficiency that I know of and they're very quiet. Other manufacturers are catching up though. They're still my favorite brand. Enermax Liberty would be my second choice but I haven't tried one of those yet. Maybe a PC Power & Cooling kilowatt power supply if I were building a dual Opteron SLI beast but I'm a wee bit short on funds for that.

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    Well basically I thought there was little point in downgrading from a Hiper TypeR power supply that has served me well 24x7 for the last 2 years - but then user error meant it failed

    So went for the Seasonic 500w because of the good reviews, and because it is meant to be pretty quiet...

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    keep us imformed, im gonna be needing a new PSU in the very near future
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    I've got a 500w Seasonic in one of my works machines - very impressed with it and i'll probably swap to one for home. Nice and quiet, 24/7, solid and dependable - thus far anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Technojunkie
    Seasonics have the highest efficiency that I know of and they're very quiet. Other manufacturers are catching up though. They're still my favorite brand. Enermax Liberty would be my second choice but I haven't tried one of those yet. Maybe a PC Power & Cooling kilowatt power supply if I were building a dual Opteron SLI beast but I'm a wee bit short on funds for that.
    Not to mention that the system will be far from quiet..

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    God people are stupid when it comes to power requirements, I don't know why I waste my breath.
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