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It seems it's good for the 9th and 10th.
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Not sure, but it is certainly working now. I just tested it by adding it to my cart and applying the code. Sorry. I also got mine at a great deal $79.99 after $20 rebate (which I just cashed today)biggrin.gif

By the way, how do you like that case? Been looking at it myself. Also been looking at the Cooler Master 690 III and Corsair Vengeance C70.
I've only transitioned my stuff over to it and haven't used it for any length of time (not even once, haha), but so far, I like it. I actually looked at this case like a year or two back, and decided to go ahead and change the case (I'm also getting a new desk and want it up off of the floor). The old one was larger and more expensive, but "stepping down" to this one didn't feel like a step-down, rather just a move to something different. It's less flashy, but I've become another to grow tired of the really flashy cases and numerous LED fans. I got the one without the side window (that side will be against a wall anyway). It will work better for me. Given the cheaper price, it doesn't feel much cheaper, and the Stacker 830 was a really solid case. I just want something a tad smaller and slightly less flashy.

The only thing I don't like is the USB ports facing up. I'd rather they face forward, especially since it'll be moved up off the floor now. My old case had four on the front (two facing forward and two facing up), and they got very yucky over the years. I'll probably cover them with electric tape since I can't see myself using them too often. The Stacker 830 had minor issues too, though, so I wasn't expecting perfection (it's pretty close though; for example, the adapter I once needed for my SSD is unneeded now since this case natively fits them). I'm bummed about the PSU ordeal, but I love the case so far.
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It seems it's good for the 9th and 10th. I've only transitioned my stuff over to it and haven't used it for any length of time (not even once, haha), but so far, I like it. I actually looked at this case like a year or two back, and decided to go ahead and change the case (I'm also getting a new desk and want it up off of the floor). The old one was larger and more expensive, but "stepping down" to this one didn't feel like a step-down, rather just a move to something different. It's less flashy, but I've become another to grow tired of the really flashy cases and numerous LED fans. I got the one without the side window (that side will be against a wall anyway). It will work better for me. Given the cheaper price, it doesn't feel much cheaper, and the Stacker 830 was a really solid case. I just want something a tad smaller and slightly less flashy.

The only thing I don't like is the USB ports facing up. I'd rather they face forward, especially since it'll be moved up off the floor now. My old case had four on the front (two facing forward and two facing up), and they got very yucky over the years. I'll probably cover them with electric tape since I can't see myself using them too often. The Stacker 830 had minor issues too, though, so I wasn't expecting perfection (it's pretty close though; for example, the adapter I once needed for my SSD is unneeded now since this case natively fits them). I'm bummed about the PSU ordeal, but I love the case so far.

If you aren't opposed to spending a little bit more, I would look into getting something like these. I've found that electrical tape can sometimes leave a not-so-pleasant residue. Also this could potentially look a bit cleaner.
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EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watts is 120$ on newegg, It 3 year longer warranty then the Seasonic as well as a bigger fan and it has better ripple suppression
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post #14 of 33
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EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watts is 120$ on newegg, It 3 year longer warranty then the Seasonic as well as a bigger fan and it has better ripple suppression
It looks good offhand, but what are the disadvantages compared to the recommended Seasonic? Granted, said deal expired anyway (I didn't want to rush my decision because one potential choice had an expiring deal), so the other isn't really in my criteria anymore, but I'm just asking since you only listed reasons it's better, so I'm wondering if it's better in every way, or if it was just your personal recommendation (which is fine; I'd just like to know both advantages and disadvantages if you're going to compare it).

Anyway... I can't believe I'm going to say the following words, were I to go with this choice, I would maybe opt to buy it at Best Buy instead of Newegg. It's cheaper there, and has free shipping, which makes it $12 cheaper overall.

I'd love to stick with PC Power & Cooling, partly because there's few White PSUs which would go great with my case/color scheme, but I'm not spending about $180 for the 750W variant. The 600W one is actually pretty cheap at Micro Center right now, but doesn't seem to be as great of a unit (and the limited connectors are worth a mention)?
Edited by Princess Garnet - 4/11/14 at 9:29pm
post #15 of 33
The G2 750 is good, if you find it cheap, give it a shot. Does the color have to be white? I mean, the fractal case is black and white, so wouldn't a black psu also do?
post #16 of 33
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Hey, I know you!

Uh, anyway... it doesn't have to be White. It'd just look better because while the Case does have White, it's just as trim and/or accent level. A White one fits better, but I'm not buying one based on color. That was just a random comment.

Can you find lower wattage units (say, 550W to 650W) that meet the same quality and also have the same flexibility and amount of connectors? Everyone's recommending 750W+ PSUs, so is that (and above) where you have to go to get into some of the better units?

I don't mind picking it up if it's priced at $120 or lower, but I was just wondering. I did specify around 600W (plus or minus, though), but even that is going to give me the headroom I should need. I do have four mechanical hard drives (and a fifth as an SSD) and five fans, but otherwise I'm running a fairly standard and modest setup with a Core i5 2500K timidly overclocked and a GeForce GTX 560 Ti (I'd like a higher end graphics card down the line, so I need to factor that in, but it isn't a priority right now since this one does more than fine for the games I regularly play, and the new one probably won't be of a tier that needs 250W+ itself or anything). 750W seems very, very excessive, no? I don't mind going with a lower wattage unit, but are any as good? If I have to get the overkill to get the better unit or the connector flexibility I desire, I suppose I would.
post #17 of 33
Yes, yes. I know you know. You know I know. We know. tongue.gif

The thing with low wattage units is that they enter the budget section and use low end platforms stretched to their limits. They can't be really stressed without hitting a wall. There are units that perform good but lack good parts and units that have good parts but don't perform all that good. If you add something premium like a specific color on top, then you're asking for trouble.

There are a few good low wattage units out there, but most likely don't come in white. The G2 is all good as a unit and with 10 years warranty, it's a quite good investment. I recall that you have hardware over there that is like a decade years old and such. Wouldn't be nice to have a psu that can keep up, and even give something more if needed?

Now, I could look at something specific for you on the low wattage section, but in that case you need to be very specific on your needs. Reliability? Performance? Color? Warranty? Modularity? We need to get those in order and such.
post #18 of 33
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Yes, I would definitely like a lasting PSU, and not just for the obvious reason, but, as you said, to be an investment that I could move with through many upgrades. I feel like the one I have now would last much, much longer, but due to practical reasons, it is going to be replaced. I'm looking for more of the same by today's standards; something as solid in performance and reliability.

I'm not sure what confusion there is regarding criteria. What's in the first page is what I want. The big criteria is that I want modularity, and I need 6 SATA connectors, but since the reach of one of the parts I need it for is a bit far from the rest, and since most PSUs seem to daisy-chain three SATA per connector with distances that won't reach (which is the problem with my current one preventing my optical drive from being plugged in), I might even be safer to get one with three connectors. Reach of the CPU auxiliary cable is a concern since my current one won't reach unless I run it over the motherboard/graphics card, but I'm not sure how long of one I'd need to reach it while being able to use the cable routing features of the case. The color really doesn't matter. I mean if I found two identical units and one was White, sure, but that's not really truly part of my criteria.

I was only truly wondering about lower wattage units. I specified 600W, give or take, but that itself is excessive, but since I stated around 600W, now I have 750W recommendations. On the other hand, I didn't want to go too much lower than what I have now. I guess it won't hurt anything to run a higher wattage unit, but since it'll have lower efficiency, I was just wondering if lower wattage units exist at consequently a lower price, but at the same quality as the two recommended ones so far (I hope that makes sense). If not, I have no real issues getting an overkill one, but I was just wondering...
Edited by Princess Garnet - 4/12/14 at 12:12am
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I see, so reliability first, then modularity, then usability. The rest are considered minor extras. Now I'll go ahead and assume that you also want efficiency if possible, but without it being so important either.

For starters, the cooler master v 750 is currently on discount. It's a good unit with reliable parts, many and long cables, plus some headroom on power. The cables lack standard coloring though (all black):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171094


ok, the above was an error, let's pretend it never happened

Now, other high efficiency units around that price range either lack long cables, modularity, or as good parts. This includes lower wattage modules (near the 600w mark).

However, there are some lower efficiency units, like the following that are ok:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371059


Notice the lack of many recommendations. There are not many units around the same price range as the two above that meet all the needs you have.
Edited by PsyM4n - 4/12/14 at 1:00am
post #20 of 33
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So I'm guessing my desire for all of those SATA connectors is basically what puts me into needing to look at higher wattage units? Nothing else with what I'm looking for seems too out there.

So then... out of the Cooler Master and EVGA, which would you say is a better fit? Is the EVGA worth the extra? I'm beginning to feel that Seasonic was something I should have grabbed, but the other poster said the EVGA was still a better choice.
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