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Help Choosing: Seasonic G Series 550Watt or Silverstone ST55F-G

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Need help choosing between the following
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256085
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151119

This PSU is for my node 304 steam box build

Looking for quality and reliability
post #2 of 4
I would go with the Silverstone which seem to be more compact, both of those PSUs have +12V@45V so the wattage isn't a concern.
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It all depends if you want to pay the extra for the FULL modularity.They both have the same wattage.I have the SSR-650RM or the G-650 which is the bigger brother of the one you've listed and i'm really pleased with the unit! thumb.gif
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post #4 of 4
The Seasonic G is a somewhat better power supply in terms of the electronics, but I'd suggest the (new, the one you're talking about) Strider Gold, as that's still suitable and good. It should also be reliable, pretty decently-high quality.

Not only is the Strider Gold fully-modular, but it's about 2cm less deep. Depending on the graphics card and PSU layout, a 160mm-deep PSU with modular connectors may interfere with the card in a Node 304. The case doesn't have a whole bunch of space anyway, so you may as well use the Strider Gold.
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