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post #21 of 35
OP, I can definitely recommend Seasonic, even if you have to pay more. I'd go with the 1000W platinium just because the TDP of systems is going WAY down. Quadfire 7950's with a 2500k need no more than 1000W eh? Pretty crazy that it's just going to get lower. You may want to read my story about Seasonic's customer service, as I did a small write up about it here on OCN: And this is why I recommend Seasonic.
post #22 of 35
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Originally Posted by BlackOmega View Post

Just wanted to point out one thing
NOTE: That's a direct quote from the performance section in his review.
Also in your first post you said that it slew rolleyes.gif the SeaSonic. Dude, with these power supplies, there's nothing "slaying" anything else. The minor ripple suppression that was better was so tiny that you'd never even notice the difference. However, the voltage regulation was worse than the SeaSonic unit.
I personally think that the unit's will perform identically. They both seem like quality units for sure. However, it seems as though you like to keep your PSU's running for quite a while, with that said, the Kingwin unit only has a 3 year warranty as opposed to the SeaSonic's 7 year warranty.
So just for warranties sake, I'd personally go with the SeaSonic. (But then again I probably wouldn't buy anything else to put in to one of my rigs anyway biggrin.gif )

they can say what they like, i go off the test outputs. just for reference, they also had aesthetic appearance, a completely subjective parameter, as a factor in their ratings system until quite recently

it was the 12v ripple suppression that i was talking about and it was HALF that of the seasonics, <30 v <60. thats a bigger difference than the 0.01% difference in 12v voltage regulation. and thats not the only point of the review where the seasonic fell behind - the kingwin also capitalised on better transient scores and better efficiency.

you are right about the performance being the same, and you are also right about the warranty. my bad, i forgot to take warranties into account. i would still pick the kingwin if it was me, but i can understand why people would pay the extra 40 bucks or whatever it is for the seasonc
post #23 of 35
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E veryone that has been posting, I think all the PSUs being recommended are excellent options, and I really appreciate the comments and links. The more I read the reviews and do research, the more I see how close these units really are. It's been an eye opener seeing these PSU who, by their name brand alone, I would never have considered. I'm seeing just how many rebrands there are.

The valid ponts I have noted so far are:
Warranty
Customer service
Fully modular (My FT02 is a pain for cable management)
Efficency

This investment is no drop in the bucket, and I do want to spend my money wisely, so again thanks to everyone for the great posts!

And just for the heck of it, here is a review I found of my current PSU:
Cooler Master Real Power Pro 850W
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-Real-Power-Pro-850-W-Power-Supply-Review/538
Quote:
We were really impressed by this power supply. It could not only deliver 850W at 50°C like the manufacturer says, but we could easily pull 1,000W from it. Cooler Master could easily label this power supply as being a 1,000W unit, but they decided to play it safe and label it as an 850W unit, probably because efficiency drops below 80% when you pull 1,000W.
This surprised me to say the least. I know I haven't pushed it that far yet, but I think its time for a super efficient PSU to push my hardware for the next few years.
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post #24 of 35
alot of power supplies can pull more than their rated wattages, even middle range psus like the antec tp series. all the high quality power supplies are overspec'd so youd be able to handle higher loads stability wise fine, its just that they usually drop efficiency pretty quickly, so theyd rather rate it lower with the higher efficiency score
post #25 of 35
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I ended up getting the Seasonic 1250w Gold. I decided the Gold and Platinum rating are very close, and the extra 250w might be useful in the future. I also like the 5 year warranty that comes with this unit.
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post #26 of 35
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Originally Posted by ericeod View Post

I ended up getting the Seasonic 1250w Gold. I decided the Gold and Platinum rating are very close, and the extra 250w might be useful in the future. I also like the 5 year warranty that comes with this unit.

post back when you get it, let us know if you like it smile.gif
post #27 of 35
I'm also choosing between these 3 units.
All the opinions that are given are based on internet review.
Mainly from JohnnyGuru.

Personally I'll be going for the 1250w for the extra wattage.
My reason is that I'm on 3x GTX480
Getting the extra just incase the performance drops when aged.

My old PSU was Corsair HX1000(silver), it's been loyal to me over 5 years & one day after a long holiday it finally can't serve me anymore
1000w is enough to power GTX480 for over 5 years what would ask for!!!

Highly recommend to get the Seasonic Platinum 1000w in your case
Your rig shows that U've only got 1 VGA.
If U wanna go for 2x or 3x VGA surely it could still handell it. My old 1000w silver grade PSU handled it well .
As U said it the makers of Proc & VGA are cutting down on the demand of power.
Remember that 1000w goes much easier on ur power than the 1250.

In short 2x VGA = Seasonic P1000 Platinum 1000w, 3x VGA = Seasonic X1250 Gold 1250w

I've asked the same question, all advice Seasonic over Corsair
http://www.overclock.net/t/1215732/seasonic-x-1250-vs-corsair-ax1200
http://www.overclock.net/t/1210982/corsair-ax1200-vs-seasonic-p-1000
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post #28 of 35
I just went through the exact same thing. Couldn't decide between 1050gold, 1250gold or 1000plat.

I ordered the 1000plat on wednesday, should get here soon. I'm only running a single 570 but in the future I may run SLI 680s or 780s so 1000w will surely be enough and it's even plat rated. Everyone seems to base their PSUs off seasonics design so it seems like an obvious decision to go with seasonic they're the best smile.gif
post #29 of 35
i probably wouldve gone the 1050 gold out of all of those tongue.gif
post #30 of 35
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Originally Posted by Vuashke View Post

i probably wouldve gone the 1050 gold out of all of those tongue.gif
After purchasing, I changed my mind (the next morning), but the 1250w already shipped. Than I decided, getting either one would be great, so its a win no matter which one I get.

On a side note, I ordered the ASUS x79 deluxe and 3930k last night! I was so close to getting the RIVE, but liked the features of the deluxe better. But I weant through the same deciding process... I want to RIVE, no wait the WS, no wait, the Deluxe... I don't remember having so many options when I built my last few systems.
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