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Enermax MAXREVO EMR1500EGT vs Seasonic X-1250

My old PSU got surged hit & gotto get a new one.
What I've got in mind is something that would last me a long time.
It's to power up i7 980x & 3x GTX480

I'm abit greedy & only thinks that the higher would be better.
After considering I'm abit worried that too high would suck me up on my electrical bill.
At the same time those PSU have energy saving mode when it's not on full load.
This is the head cracking part. If not for the power sucking part I would have get the highest one.
Advice needed on this pls...

After a long research I've finally shortlisted the below 3.
Which one should I get??
Seasonic X-1250 1250w (Gold)
Enermax MAXREVO EMR1500EGT 1500w (Gold)

Seasonic offers 7 years warranty & 5 years offered by Enermax.
The above 2 are around the same price range.
Actually the 1500w would be cheaper as I've got a discount on it
Edited by LoneWolf - 3/3/12 at 5:25am
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Other than it has higher peak rated power, there are only two things to consider.

 

1. MaxRevo has multiple +12V rails @30A and OCP @30~45A.

2. Seasonic with single +12V @104A.

 

 

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post #3 of 11
You'll be fine with the 1250.

The power supply will not be always running at its max rated output. It will only pull from the wall what it needs to supply to your computer. Efficiency, however, will determine how much you pull from the wall. Higher efficiency = less power pulled at same loads. Since the X-1250 is Platinum rated, while the Enermax is Gold rated, the Seasonic should be more efficient, although this is likely very marginal (on the order of 2% or less).

Both Seasonic and Enermax are widely regarded as top-notch manufacturers. You honestly can't go wrong with either.
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post #4 of 11
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You'll be fine with the 1250.
The power supply will not be always running at its max rated output. It will only pull from the wall what it needs to supply to your computer. Efficiency, however, will determine how much you pull from the wall. Higher efficiency = less power pulled at same loads. Since the X-1250 is Platinum rated, while the Enermax is Gold rated, the Seasonic should be more efficient, although this is likely very marginal (on the order of 2% or less).
Both Seasonic and Enermax are widely regarded as top-notch manufacturers. You honestly can't go wrong with either.

I've re-edit my post & both units are GOLD only sorry that I didn't mentioned it before
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IMO i would look at the Rosewill Lightning 1300W

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Other than it has higher peak rated power, there are only two things to consider.

1. MaxRevo has multiple +12V rails @30A and OCP @30~45A.
2. Seasonic with single +12V @104A.


Sorry for being a noob. That's why this forum is great.
multiple rails are better than single right?
In short Enermax are better izzit?
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Quote:
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Other than it has higher peak rated power, there are only two things to consider.

1. MaxRevo has multiple +12V rails @30A and OCP @30~45A.
2. Seasonic with single +12V @104A.
 

Sorry for being a noob. That's why this forum is great.
multiple rails are better than single right?
In short Enermax are better izzit?


It's more a matter of personal preference. I like multiple +12V rails. Though modern PSUs have very good safety proctection.

 

This explains better How to distribute load on Enermax Maxrevo 1500w?

 

If you don't want to be bothered with load distribution then go for single +12V.
 

 

 

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post #8 of 11
the x-1250 is actually a multirail unit with OCP as well. i think that a true single rail at such a high wattage is slightly more risky than a multi but i dont think its THAT significant
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Hm... In short I should just get the Enermax
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Hm... In short I should just get the Enermax
I'd rather the seasonic, but both are good powersupplies. I suggest reading jonnyguru reviews.
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