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Originally Posted by Sideburns
If the max rating is 68 dba....then uh...how effing loud is that? that sounds pretty loud...

anybody recommend something as beastly as this sucker? I want a beast, for a similar price, but not 68dba peak sound output lmao.
I've never seen the Seasonic beaten in a challenge or review by anything at any price. It's quiet,efficient,powerful, and very stable. At $140, I don't think there's anything else to consider. I guess the only knock on it could be that it's not the most beautiful piece of equipment in the world, but you know how to fix that. If you want more reading, go back to the Zeus review I linked you to and look at the page before it.
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Well...the only bad thing I've seen about the Zeus is the noise...so what about the Strider?!

I just looked at it for a bit, and one of the reviews said that it was silenced by they're case fans. It's also got the same core as the Zeus.

I will consider the s12 in the back of my mind, but I'm really interested in 4 rails because I want a monster stable psu.
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Originally Posted by Sideburns
Well...the only bad thing I've seen about the Zeus is the noise...so what about the Strider?!

I just looked at it for a bit, and one of the reviews said that it was silenced by they're case fans. It's also got the same core as the Zeus.

I will consider the s12 in the back of my mind, but I'm really interested in 4 rails because I want a monster stable psu.
4 rails sounds good in theory, but map it out on paper. How are you possibly going to average out all 4 rails evenly? You can't. You're going to end up with uneven power rails no matter how you spread it out. Your choice, but 4 rails isn't going to be any advantage at all because of what it's powering. Your cpu and graphics cards suck all the power, the rest are much, much lower in power consumption. Just divide what's remaining among the 2 rails to even it out.
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4 rails sounds good in theory, but map it out on paper. How are you possibly going to average out all 4 rails evenly? You can't. You're going to end up with uneven power rails no matter how you spread it out. Your choice, but 4 rails isn't going to be any advantage at all because of what it's powering. Your cpu and graphics cards suck all the power, the rest are much, much lower in power consumption. Just divide what's remaining among the 2 rails to even it out.

You know what? I looked at the review that you showed me, and I must say that Seasonic is a great investment. I think I just made my decision. Dual rails, lots of connectors, big fan. Rock solid stability. Efficiency is nice too. Comes in a little loud at 59 dba, but that's WAY better than the silverstone. I can live with that.

Thanks for the help guys. Reps are going around now.
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