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Its a rebranded Seasonic S12II so unless you can find an S12II or M12II that are cheaper then no you wont find much that are better in that price range
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I think the unit you've found is a good one; you'll get 3 to 5 year warranty, and in my opinion I think XFX is a pretty good brand with great customer service and support (I had an XFX video card a few years ago, had to call their support center and had no problems getting the support I was looking for). So, my 2 cents: go for it.

That being said, I believe the best person here is to provide you a solid recommendation is Shilka - I'd follow his suggestion thumb.gif
Thanks for the input guys!

I just installed an XFX Core Edition P1-550S-XXB9 and played KSP for 3 consecutive hours.
So far so good, but I don't dare conclude it solved my shut-down problems until I've used it for at least a week.

One question:
I can orient the PSU such that I take in air either from beneath or from within the case.
The prior would probably make better cooling for the PSU, however the latter would generally improve air flow through the case.
Any opinions on what is preferable?
Edited by bjo0rn - 3/1/14 at 5:47pm
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i had this almost exact same problem, i have similar specs as you as well, but i had a 650watt psu. its deff the psu, how old is it? as psu's get older they lose that maximum watt draw, and the games will eat it up, if it drops below the required ammount, it will shutoff as if the cord was ripped out. i upgraded to a 1kwatt and never had a problem since
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i had this almost exact same problem, i have similar specs as you as well, but i had a 650watt psu. its deff the psu, how old is it? as psu's get older they lose that maximum watt draw, and the games will eat it up, if it drops below the required ammount, it will shutoff as if the cord was ripped out. i upgraded to a 1kwatt and never had a problem since
My 630W PSU was about 4 years old. The 550W I bought now has 5 year warrenty so I think I will be fine. 1kW seam like overkill, but I'm glad it worked out for you. It may have been the quality and not the wattage that did the trick in your case.
Edited by bjo0rn - 3/1/14 at 5:44pm
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You want the fan facing down for the PSU. You dont want the PSU to suck in hot system air.
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yeah, the 550 will probably be ok for a few years. i went with 1000watt just for saftey's sake, and it was near the same price as another 600watt at the time.
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No shut-downs so far, so I dare say the problem is solved. YAY!
Thanks guys for all the help and input! The level of help I got here on overclock definitely exceeded my expectations.
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You want the fan facing down for the PSU. You dont want the PSU to suck in hot system air.
Thanks for the response! Fortunately I ended up installing it with intake facing down.
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