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    PSU Needed

    I need help choosing a very efficient and quiet PSU for my new rig. I am looking for a 400 to 500w PSU.

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    seasonic are the best.


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    I'd second that, the seasonic in my main rig has been faultless. If you want modular, then seasonic has one of those on the way to (look out for the m12) though the new revision of the s12 is meant to be here first

    Reasons for liking them? quietest PSU I have ever used, (and I have had Antecs, Tagans, noname generics, Hipers etc) and one of the most stable (one of the tagans had equally good stability under high load)

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    I'd third that. I'd also check out Corsair's HX 520W as it seems to be based on the new Seasonic M12 design, but with better rating on +12V, more flexible ribbon type of modular cables and 5 year Corsair warranty.

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    Fourthed Seasonic are one of the most efficient and whisper quiet even under full load.

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    I was hoping to get a psu within the next two weeks. When are the next Seasonics released?

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    The M12 has been released in limited quantity to selected e-tailers. Scan probably will have them in few weeks.

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    I upgraded to hiper 580 r modular not too long ago and you can't hear it - seriously I can put my ear next to it and all you hear is the air rushing by. Great reviews, great price and great Dba level.

    Does have some capatibility issue with a couple of cases although I put the blame on the case manufacturers not hiper and their tremendous PSU.

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    second the hiper choice, its uber quiet

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    I wouldn't recommend hiper based on jonnyguru's review, http://www.jonnyguru.com/

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    www.jonnyguru.com does one of the best PSU reviews on the web. He actually has a $5k active PSU loader and a scope to accurately test PSUs cross-loading, efficiency, active PFC, maximum load, and ripple/noise level. None of the review sites you have listed above has this level of testing capability.

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    I also browsed threw reviews/forums on other sites which talk about problems with hyper type r.

    Its a shame really because it has many great features.

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    I saw this at scan: 500W Silverstone SST-ST50EF.

    Any dirt on this PSU. I am interested in buying this very soon as scan have it on offer for < £60 (this week).

    Also,
    Will this be ok for the antec solo case and a 1900xt?
    What does the SST stand for?

    Thanks

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    Seasonic make good PSU's.

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    When Custom PC did their PSU roundup they (as far as I can remember) didn't find any problems with the power output or stability of the Hiper, just a rather low efficiency. I've certainly never had any problems with mine, though it is isn't powering the hungriest of machines.

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