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Somebody please hold my hand and make all my problems go away. wink.gif

(I have noticed that ever since mfg. moved from Taiwan to the Mainland, the quality - no matter the mfrs" name and reputation, is tantamount to garbage. I know. I lived there and saw how they do business- ah, the stories I could regale you with.)

I can't tell you how much "junk" I have purchased - stuff that just doesn't even work out of the box! And I have been building computers for 20 years.

Immediate issue at hand: I need a solid, quiet (no noise cause I'm an audiophile), bullet-proof 1,000 Watt PSU. Now I have RMA'd PSU's to Cooler Master and even Corsair and am tempted to go back to my ULTRA X3 1K WATT ATX PSU that has not failed me in 3 years. But who knows? Maybe, Ultra's PSU are not any good any more. doh.gif

Background: I run ASUS Crosshair IV and V motherboards with 6-core AMD processors; not a gamer and no heavy graphics - 2 28 inch and 1 22 inch monitor per computer; business use only; but tons of WD HDD to power up. Plus I'm kind of a More Power guy.

Any direction you might be able to provide would be much appreciated. And, yes, I know I can cruise Google and read reviews, which I shall also do, but I have learned that OCN members are more reliable. thumb.gif
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Well, Jonnyguru.com just reviewed the Seasonic Platinum 1000W and gave it outstanding scores.....said it was probably the best 1000W PSU on the market today. You might want to give that one a serious look-see.

Link to article.

Conclusion:
Quote:
Performance (40% of the final score) - so... how do we score something clearly designed by wizards to completely wipe out the competition? Easy. I'll take away points as usual. From a perfect score, I find myself having to take away half a point for ripple suppression. It was real good, but not the best ever. But... I have never seen a unit average better than 0.5% regulation, either. I'm going to do something I rarely do. I'm going to put that half point back on. This is as close to the perfect power supply we're going to get, people. 10.

Functionality (20% of the final score) - lots of modular cables. Full modularity. Sleeving well done. Plenty of connectors. Lots of goodies in the box. A very nicely printed user guide. Sounds like a certain power supply is getting another 10.

Value (20% of the final score) - this unit costs $264.99 at FrozenCPU, more than some rather good 1200W units out there. Heck, the Corsair AX1200 is only about $35 more than that. And yes, that unit does have better ripple suppression than this one does. But voltage stability? Not happening. Not even that big bad Corsair can touch this monster of stability. Three 10's and counting.

Build Quality (20% of the final score) - once again, Seasonic's best work has very few items worth complaining about. The only one, in fact, is the soldering. One point gone for that. 9.

Performance: 10

Functionality: 10

Value: 10

Build Quality: 9

Total Score: 9.8




Summary:

Was the long wait for this unit to hit the marketplace worth it? Yes. Have I seen a unit outperform this one for voltage stability? No. There's only one more question that needs to be asked, people: how fast can you buy one?

The Good:

Extremely good voltage stability - best I've seen to date
Platinum efficiency is no problem
Fully modular
Has a selectable semi-fanless mode
Excellent build quality

The Bad:

How the hell is Seasonic going to top this one?

The Mediocre:

How the hell is anybody going to top this one?
We've also teamed up with Seasonic to giveaway one of these monsters. Head over to the contest page

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best in market are Seasonic.

then its corsair

then xfx,cooler master.

 

all are reliable.

and u may be aware that all these manufacturers have have different series of PSUs.so whichever reads 'gold' and 'silent' or something on those lines would be your best bet.

 

 

 

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Seasonic Platinum,
Corsair HX and AX,
NZXT Hale90,
Silverstone Strider and Strider Gold,
Enermax Revolution and MaxRevo,
OCZ ZX,
Kingwin Lazer Gold
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That Seasonic is fantastic !!!
Will replace my 1000W Rosewill for sure. That will be my 5th Seasonic PSU (X750 Gold x 1, X650 Gold x 3)smile.gif
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well i was gonna recommend the seasons 1000w platinum, but it seems others have gotten there before me biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by breadcrums View Post

best in market are Seasonic.
then its corsair
then xfx,cooler master.
No.

@OP, you might be a "more power guy" but a 1KW PSU is still absurd on anything with less than two GTX 580s or GTX 480s wink.gif

Since silence is you main concern and quality/reliability are also top priorities you should go for a Kingwin Lazer Platinum or Stryker(fanless Platinum) unit even though they sell at a premium, I suggest the 550W Lazer Platinum or at most the 750W version.. 1KW is simply absurd.
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Seasonic Platinum all the way as you have read from the previous posts. Reviews = nothing short of outstanding. My next PSU for sure!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Unoriginal Sin View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by breadcrums View Post

best in market are Seasonic.
then its corsair
then xfx,cooler master.
No.

@OP, you might be a "more power guy" but a 1KW PSU is still absurd on anything with less than two GTX 580s or GTX 480s wink.gif

Since silence is you main concern and quality/reliability are also top priorities you should go for a Kingwin Lazer Platinum or Stryker(fanless Platinum) unit even though they sell at a premium, I suggest the 550W Lazer Platinum or at most the 750W version.. 1KW is simply absurd.


well,there are guys here who like to overclock just to reach a higher number,maybe the OP likes to have a more powerful psu for the same reason.i see nothing wrong in that!

if overclocking is justified,so is the thirst for power ;)

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You guys have given me so much useful information, so very quickly. Thanks Much!

I went to this site URL=http://extreme.outervision.com/][/URL] and dutifully entered the components that will be in my Crosshair V. I definitely need 850-1,000 watts lest I underpower it. Please keep in mind that even if you buy Gold or Platinum 80+ you're super lucky to actually get 700 watts out of an 850 or 800 watts out of a thousand watts - those pesky critters like heat and friction which are the curse of all forms of conversion.

Totally confused as to the "reliable" meaning of:

1) 80 PLUS Certified
2) 80 PLUS GOLD Certified
3) 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified
4) 80 PLUS SILVER Certified
5) 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified

especially since I have heard that most of these PSU's are "pumped out" by less than a handful of manufacturers.

JohnnyGuru of OCN (?) goes completely nuts over the Seasonic Platinum 1000W: [URL=]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151105/URL]

as per: 1) [URL=http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=264][/URL]
2) [URL=http://www.overclock.net/t/1169452/jonnyguru-seasonic-platinum-1000-1000w-power-supply-review][/URL]
3) [URL=http://www.overclock.net/t/1156592/tpu-seasonic-platinum-1000-1000-w-review][/URL]

But again I am clueless as to why I need to pump my hard-earned dollars into this Platinum Beast, when quite possibly one of the other "confusing certified" might do. Other less "sublime" choices:

1) Seasonic M12D-750 750W Ultimate Modular Gaming Power Supply [URL=http://www.amazon.com/Seasonic-M12D-750-Ultimate-Modular-Approved/dp/B002GU610K/ref=sr_1_25?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1321934958&sr=1-25][/URL]

2) Seasonic 850W 80 Plus Gold =http://www.amazon.com/Seasonic-ATX12V-EPS12V-Power-Supply/dp/B004ETEFTK/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1321933070&sr=1-4

Now, if you guys wanna laugh at me and put me out of the OCN Insiders Group, that's totally cool - BUT I buy exclusively from Amazon.com and not NewEgg. Aw ... shoot, I went and said it. Amazon (spent many thousand pesos with them) gives me top-notch service, almost always free shipping and no sales tax (NewEgg has bricks and mortar in Memphis, so get hooked for TN state sales tax.) But, NewEgg has also always treated me well, so don't kick me to the curb quite yet. smile.gif

NOTE: BTW, SOMETHING IS TOTALLY SCREWED UP WITH THIS "NEW OCN". I CANNOT INSERT A LINK (URL) UNLESS I CLICK FIRST THE INSERT BUTTON - AND THEN PROCEED TO UNDERLINE THE URL THAT IS INSERTED.
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AMD 6-Core Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 8 GB DDR-3 8 TB+ Western Digital 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit 3 22" Acer + 1 28" Hanns-G Logitech Wireless K350 1,000 Watt X3 Ultra 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master HAF Logitech MX Performance Laser 
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CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD 6-Core Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 8 GB DDR-3 8 TB+ Western Digital 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit 3 22" Acer + 1 28" Hanns-G Logitech Wireless K350 1,000 Watt X3 Ultra 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master HAF Logitech MX Performance Laser 
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