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I currently have a Seasonic Platinum Fanless 400 Watts PSU and it was working extremely well when I bought it until one day it stopped working and had to RMA it. Seasonic fixed the PSU but now it has a really loud coil whine which is louder than any fan in the computer case. I was looking for a replacement PSU but unfortunately, Seasonic's PRIME series are 170mm in length which is a no-go in a Core 500 with a full-length GPU.

I looked on the web for about an hour for the "latest" PSUs but it seems that PSU series don't die as fast as CPUs, GPUs or motherboards so I still see power supplies being sold that were made back in 2012.

Any PSU enthusiasts recommend any PSU that's less than 160mm (Core 500 is a little misleading as you need to take into account the PSU connectors length as well) in length and is either Platinum or Titanium? I saw the EVGA G3 850W as the ultimate replacement but being Gold rated and having capacitors in the cables made me think twice. I also thought about the SilverStone SFX Platinum 700W but with a 3-year warranty, I feel I would be taking a gamble haha!

If there is absolutely nothing out there, I might go with another older Seasonic Platinum but I really hate how they are priced the same or nearly the same as their newer Titanium brothers.
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post #2 of 11
What is the problem with capacitors in the cables and the 80 plus gold rating?
You are aware that the 80 plus rating has nothing to do with quality right?

Besides that Gold has only 2% less efficiency then Platinum which means you are talking about a less then 10 watt difference
Thats just being nitpicky and the EVGA G3 is not a bad option other then the 850 watt being massive overkill

As for SilverStone dont bother as they are mediocre.
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post #3 of 11
I cant say for the size but there is quite a few EVGA power supplies with 10 year warranties.
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post #4 of 11
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What is the problem with capacitors in the cables and the 80 plus gold rating?
You are aware that the 80 plus rating has nothing to do with quality right?

Besides that Gold has only 2% less efficiency then Platinum which means you are talking about a less then 10 watt difference
Thats just being nitpicky and the EVGA G3 is not a bad option other then the 850 watt being massive overkill

As for SilverStone dont bother as they are mediocre.

I like efficiency, that's why. If there was a Titanium that was less than 160mm this thread wouldn't even exist. I also believe efficiency does tie in with quality, hence the price and efficiency of a Titanium power supply.

As for the capacitors, I had a bad experience a few years back with a Cooler Master power supply that had capacitors on the cables, I bent the motherboard power cable to route it to the back but the wires in the capacitors slipped out because of the bend. In a case like the Core 500 cable bends are the norm.
Edited by avattz - 4/11/17 at 12:16pm
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post #5 of 11
Better efficiency does not mean better quality as you can get junk that is Titanium rated such as the Silverstone Strider Titanium or the Sama Titanium just to name two.
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post #6 of 11
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That SilverStone Strider Titanium would have been perfect! The warranty gives it away that it's low quality thought.I was going to get the Silverstone SFX until I saw their 3 year warranty.
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post #7 of 11
The Corsair SFX units are better then the SiverStone SFX units and the warranty is also longer from what i recall.
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post #8 of 11
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Oh thanks for the recommendation, I never knew Corsair made SFX units. It looks like it might be a potential replacement.
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by avattz View Post

Oh thanks for the recommendation, I never knew Corsair made SFX units. It looks like it might be a potential replacement.
Corsair does not make any of the PSU´s they sell a third party OEM in China is
Or did you mean you did not know Corsair had an SFX line?
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post #10 of 11
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I didn't know Corsair had an SFX style power supply The only SFX power supplies that I know are by SilverStone
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