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post #1161 of 1318
What I mean is to use single PCIe cables per single PCIe power port. If the PCIe cable has 2x power connectors on the VGA side, then use just one of the power connectors.
post #1162 of 1318
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Originally Posted by Sea Sonic Rep View Post

What I mean is to use single PCIe cables per single PCIe power port. If the PCIe cable has 2x power connectors on the VGA side, then use just one of the power connectors.

Or better, just package up 1>1 for everyone rather than 1>2. If I have a 1050w PSU, odds are something very power-hungry is going to be connected to it.
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post #1163 of 1318
Currently we have these models with 1:1 PCIe connectors:
P-860
P-760
P-660
P-460FL2
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post #1164 of 1318
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@fldd,

Thank you for sharing your experience. Please note, DOA is Dead On Arrival which means no function. In your situation, the unit functions but in a state not acceptable to you. We will gladly test the unit for you but you must first start the RMA procedure.

We have received your mail at Sea Sonic Europe and we have responded with RMA instructions but we have not yet seen your online application. As this is an important matter to you and to us, we are keen to get your unit as soon as possible for testing but for us to do so, you must make the online filing first.

Please note, we try our best to ensure the best quality possible but with analog devices, faults can occur due to a variety of reasons but please rest assured that we will do our best to rectify the issue, if the fault is with the PSU.

Please make your online RMA filing as soon as possible and further instructions will follow. As well, please mark in the RMA filing comment section the distance to PSU for the noise measurement. Thank you.
Ok, so I did end up going through with the RMA process, and have to say that the process wasn't too painful. Just had to fill-in one simple page and that's it. There were a few bugs in the RMA system that I discovered, but nothing major, and they promised to look into them.

My RMA was handled by a German company called: "Sander Computer Systeme" and they were very fast to ship me a new unit (with tracking & delivery). Also, I have to give them some credit for a very nicely done packaging! It clearly was the work of some talented human hands smile.gif

Not very happy about the fact that I had to pay 25 EUR of postage out of my own pocket (after already paying 140 EUR for the PSU). But people tell me that this is how the world works and just have to deal with it, even though I feel like it should've been their responsibility. But at least I got some great service for my money, so that makes me feel better.

Now, about the new (brand new) unit I received. It's much more quiet than the old one, and probably quiet enough for my room. But still, the same type of noise from the exact same place is still audible if I put my ear right next to the PSU. So for anyone who is looking for something that is _dead silent_, you might want to look elsewhere? There must be some kind of design issue with this model that makes some units more audible than others?

But I'm glad I finally have a unit that I can live with (or sell), even though it ended up costing me more time/money I had hoped for. Maybe this is all my own fault? I should have done better research and not just relied on the brand name...

Anyways, I'm going to register this as a Neutral experience and am not opposed to trying Seasonic again the next time I need a PSU. But I'm making damn sure beforehand that it doesn't have any reported buzzing issues! smile.gif

Cheers.
post #1165 of 1318
@fldd,
Thank you for your post. Please note, in normal circumstances, the sender is responsible for the freight. This is sort of like when your car breaks, you have to pay for the gas to get the car to the dealer for repair, would be nice if they reimburse me for time and cost and I think I can start making money on the damn Renault dealer because I go there so much .... mad.gif

As for the electrical noise, please note, all analog devices will make some kind of electrical noise but should not be heard at 50cm distance from the PSU. If you must put your ear next to the PSU to hear it, then maybe... We set this test distance because from a real world usage point of view.... the PSU is not very often... right next to your ear.

Yes, the design platform does very much affect PSU in terms of electrical noise and the current complication to the PSU to meet performance and government standards, it gets more and more difficult to make an absolute quiet PSU. In fact, currently there are many cases where the MB or VGA's dynamic load profile affects the PSUs coils and the coils will make whining noises. So... this is not a very clear cut situation.

I think what is important, in the end is, the noise level is "acceptable" within the parameters and that you didn't overly suffer with the RMA process. -- Thank you and a nice weekend.
Edited by Sea Sonic Rep - 9/25/15 at 7:17am
post #1166 of 1318
Hey guys. I purchased the 1200 watt platinum fairly recently. I was going to go all out with my latest build. However a few things have come up and I think it will just end up being a 6700k with a 980 ti. I can no longer return the PSU and it would be a hassle to sell it. Any reason to not keep it even if it is extreme overkill?
post #1167 of 1318
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Originally Posted by raist679 View Post

Hey guys. I purchased the 1200 watt platinum fairly recently. I was going to go all out with my latest build. However a few things have come up and I think it will just end up being a 6700k with a 980 ti. I can no longer return the PSU and it would be a hassle to sell it. Any reason to not keep it even if it is extreme overkill?
1200 with 6700k and 980 ti is wild overkill

I would keep the PSU, it's always comforting to know that I have like 600 watts of overhead lol.
     
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post #1169 of 1318
I found a Seasonic 760w Platinum for sale for a great price. I was going to sell off my current Antec HCG 850m PSU that is about 2 years old now. My antec is doing perfectly fine. However I did notice when I installed it, about a month or two later, my 4.4ghz OC that was once stable on my i5 3570k starting causing a BSoD. I dropped it to 4.2 where it has been for the past 2 years or so running strong. Could be the PSU, could be my AsRock extreme 4, my bet is the motherboard. Anywho, would it be a good idea to get this Seasonic unit and sell my Antec unit (which is also made by seasonic) primarily for efficiency, and the cool little seasonic logo smile.gif thanks all!
post #1170 of 1318
Huh, I actually got my 1000XP some time before this thread was created, so its existence completely slipped my notice until a random google search between the XP and XP 2-3 differences...
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I got the original about 24/01/2012, however the one I currently have isn't the original as I had to do two RMA's around the first year. First RMA was due to a protector bug that basically wouldn't let the PSU power up unless you fumbled the power rocker to death. Second one was perfectly fine until one random time I was doing maintenance and the fuse blew out, no idea why so I can only assume it was either a defective fuse or one of the primary caps shorted for some reason.

Other than those occurrences this PSU has been perfect, even when torturing my current FX-8150 + 290X it stays pretty cool and I doubt the fan ever runs most of the time. Though I do have a funny "problem" that dust floats in from the back of the PSU and sits around on the inside, but that shouldn't affect it at all as the PCB is on the top side and wouldn't get any dust on it.

Though I wonder what filter I could stick to the back of it... thinking.gif
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