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post #11 of 17
Typical Tom's Hardware failure. Nothing new here.
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It is either new or improved, a lot of companies use this false marketing phrase.
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post #13 of 17
650W is a light power rating?!?
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post #14 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by 06tb06 View Post

It is either new or improved, a lot of companies use this false marketing phrase.

It was a product refresh on the X series, so new and improved. wink.gif

That said, I just realized that refresh was early-mid last year... Either Tom's knows something they aren't sharing, or they're slightly behind the times.

On a related note, I just noticed that their Platinum series is priced exactly where the X series was. That explains the $99 Newegg deal on X750's that I just saw; can't wait for the 520 fanless and 660 models go on sale. Happy holiday season maybe?
Edited by BBEG - 11/1/12 at 11:53am
    
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post #15 of 17
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It was a product refresh on the X series, so new and improved.

Definition of new: recently made, created, or invented.

Definition of improved: in a better or more valuable condition.

The new SeaSonic PSUs are simply an improvement. Nothing new.
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post #16 of 17
They're a new product model though wink.gif the X-760 didn't exist before it came out.
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post #17 of 17
Correct. When all of us X-series owners were worried about it being 'new but not improved' and asked they difference between the 650 and 660, their tongue-in-cheek reply was "10 watts." The 10W improvement wasn't the goal of the refresh, and we don't know if it was a consequence of the hardware upgrades made or done just to differentiate the units, but the X60s are upgrades from the X50s. Whether they're noticeable (or not) by you and I, Seasonic felt it was important enough to do for the whole of the X-series. Why they remain so damn hard to get as opposed to the x50 versions is beyond me; I suspect they ceded production to their Platinum series, which occupy the exact same price points as the X series but without the frequent Newegg sales.
    
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