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The Seasonic Platinum-1000 is quite literally THE power supply on the market today. Sure, there are higher powered units on the market. Sure, there are a few units that can match this power supplies DC output quality. Sure, there are a few units that are built as well as this unit; OK most of those are Seasonic units too. However, there really aren’t any power supplies with as good of voltage regulation as this unit let alone units that combine this with outstanding DC output quality, efficiency, excellent build quality, and a very quiet noise profile. The only things this unit misses on today in our testing today is the Transient Test results and the fan switch location. However, those are mostly nit-picks when you consider how far this unit is ahead of the competition we have seen to date. At $259.99 this is one of the most expensive 1000W power supplies on the market currently, but given what this unit brings to the table today; it is worth its weight in platinum! (Maybe not. ) If users are seriously contemplating a 1000W solution, then you would be more than remiss if this unit was not at the top of your "to buy list" as the Seasonic Platinum-1000 is the top dog in the 1000 watt power supply market today.
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Looks like it ticks all the boxes! Stellar voltage regulation with awesome efficiency and build quality.
Edited by MMJA - 11/1/11 at 2:10pm
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This thing is epic...although I don't have the need for the size or that kind of money to allocate the the psu anyway.
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Oh, now I see it. They had the back of the PCB (transformer - VRM's) stickied to the shroud to expand cooling. It still doesn't make up for more heatsinks though.



I don't like the fact that they make such unit, then cheap out a little on heatsinks. It starts loading from 48C

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...upply_review/4

The 4-5 year old TPQ-850 with the 80mm fan begins loading at 25C, seriously.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story3&reid=58

Find something to cool these down further, not like it's hard to do after building such PSU.
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This PSU is "THE" best. If I had multiple graphic cards or if I was upgrading my psu for any reason, this is the one to buy.
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lol no, it's not. There're a number of better choices than this on the market. For $20 more, you can get the HCP-1200 at Gold that's based on a better Delta topology, which is stronger and higher quality. Or for $150, you can get the Topower PowerBird 900 which has a ripple at a whole 10/30 mV in hot box. Similar performance to this one despite it's age. This unit is the best in Planinum range or as in being a SeaSonic.

It's over a year late to the market. They know people would still jump in for marketing stuff like Platinum over Gold (a few dollars difference) anyway. So it'll sell despite the better bang for buck in the market. I'm not saying it performs bad. It regulates amazingly, but at that price, no OCP and such, meh.
Edited by Johnny Doe - 11/1/11 at 3:08pm
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If this PSu remains the top next summer for my 2011 rig, then i am getting it.

Count me in.

Poster abve me might have some valid points Wont hurry it, then.
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Cool. Seasonic is good stuff.

I for one, am counting on newer CPUs(not anything bulldozer related ) and GPUs to start consuming less and less power, so i won't EVER have to upgrade my TX650. At least until it bites the dust on it's own.

IvyBridge & Tri 7850's on a TX650. That would be wonderful and extremely plausible depending on clocks.
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lol no, it's not. There're a number of better choices than this on the market. For $20 more, you can get the HCP-1200 at Gold that's based on a better Delta topology, which is stronger and higher quality. Or for $150, you can get the Topower PowerBird 900 which has a ripple at a whole 10/30 mV in hot box. Similar performance to this one despite it's age. This unit is the best in Planinum range or as in being a SeaSonic.

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Really ?
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nice PSU
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