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Hello,

My 1st post here biggrin.gif

I bought a Seasonic X750 and it did NOT work and calling Seasonic did not get any return call. I need your help to decide should I return Seasonic X 750 and get a replacement or get PC P&C Silencer 910. Both are great PSUs.

I have PC P&C Silencer 610W right now driving Q6600 o/c to 3.9GHz, 4 2G under-clocked DDR2, Gigabyte EP45-UD3R mobo, 3 dvd drives, 4 hdd, 1 ssd, 1 GTS 450, 1 USB 3 card, 1 SATA card and 6 fans + 1 fan controller.
My dilemma
  1. It will be folding 24/7.
  2. I will be building a new Ivy Bridge over the next few months with two PCI-E graphic card - NOT SLI - but for folding, intend to use HD4000 for display / encoding (I don't do a lot of them)
  3. I have a 3 dvd drives, a few HDD / SSD - the folding rig also serve as storage until I can spend on a stand alone storage server / WHS / Linux...

I was thinking to upgrade to 2600K but since Ivy Bridge is coming out soon with better HD4000, more power efficient and a tad faster. I decided that I should wait for it.
I don't game. I will add a new video card later this year to get more PPD. It will not be the latest & greatest. Since it will use for folding, I will get a high PPD power watt video card.
Some light programming and occasional A/V encoding.

910 vs 750 - Silencer is $25 less (85 ar/ac) than X750 (110 ac) and with more power. But X750 is a tad more efficient, it's modular and it's a lot quieter (according to reviews).

What's your thought?
Edited by jclu52 - 4/2/12 at 2:23pm
post #2 of 35
Well, if I may suggest a third option, I would grab a Corsair Enthusiast TX750 (or a 650W if you're not worried about not having enough juice later on). Corsair makes the best PSUs I've ever owned, hands down.

If you're firmly set between the two of them, I would get another Seasonic X750.
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post #3 of 35
I would try again to contact Seasonic. Maybe go on their facebok page and post that you are having problems, doing so in a public forum usually gets results.
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what troubleshooting have you done to determine the PSU is bad? Personally I love my X750.
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i wouldnt get PC P&C Silencer they have long sence fallen out of being in the top spot.

id get another seasonic. i love my x750 and my plat 1000w
     
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post #6 of 35
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Looks like all love X750. cheers.gif

My main thing with PSU is its efficiency. Since both have similar efficiency, it's hard to choose one from the other. wha-smiley.png

My problem with X750 was it will flicker on / off. I plug in only the mobo + CPU + VGA, the rest is on PC P&C, it does the same thing.
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Well, if I may suggest a third option, I would grab a Corsair Enthusiast TX750 (or a 650W if you're not worried about not having enough juice later on). Corsair makes the best PSUs I've ever owned, hands down.
If you're firmly set between the two of them, I would get another Seasonic X750.

Corsair don't make their own PSU. They hire someone to make their PSU.
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Originally Posted by jclu52 View Post

Looks like all love X750. cheers.gif
My main thing with PSU is its efficiency. Since both have similar efficiency, it's hard to choose one from the other. wha-smiley.png
My problem with X750 was it will flicker on / off. I plug in only the mobo + CPU + VGA, the rest is on PC P&C, it does the same thing.

If you want efficiency get Rosewill Capstone 650 W instead. Since you are using Ivy Bridge you don't need a lot of juice. 650 W is more than enough for you.
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i wouldnt get PC P&C Silencer they have long sence fallen out of being in the top spot.
id get another seasonic. i love my x750 and my plat 1000w

Actually the new PC Power and Cooling units are now Seasonic designs. Just have to get a Mark III and not a Mark II

Like this one here
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703036
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Originally Posted by trumpet-205 View Post


Corsair don't make their own PSU. They hire someone to make their PSU.
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True, most of the good Corsair units are rebranded Seasonics, same with most of the Antec units as well.

edit:

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post #10 of 35
A doa seasonic? Are you sure? If it is your very unlucky, seasonic is probably the most reliable brand out there.
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