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The D's are made by Delta.

Mediocre to average performance.

Yes, it will do rated power, and yes, ripple and vreg are definitely within ATX specifications.
It's just not as good as what the Seasonic can do.
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Originally Posted by Mmmmbaato View Post
Well, if it is not a D series and is indeed a seasonic, I will go with the EA650, if not, then I will stick with what I have.
Thanks for the help.
Actually, it's the other way around.
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post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by Mmmmbaato View Post
Well, if it is not a D series and is indeed a seasonic, I will go with the EA650, if not, then I will stick with what I have.
Thanks for the help.
I realize it's a bit confusing, but the "D" thing only affects EarthWatts series up to 500W. The EA650 and 750 are made by Delta no matter what.
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Oh sorry guys, it was like 3 in the morning and my brain decided to take a dump on me. If the 650W is a D I won't use it. Got it.
    
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post #15 of 23
I'd like to step in here.

The Delta-made EA650 and EA750 are both fine units. I use them as my definition of "average" for those wattage ranges, because they pretty much are. The EA650 is fine for you.

The EA***D units are not by any means bad. They're just a step down in performance from the original SeaSonic ones. They're still solid PSUs, and fairly reliable. Delta's build quality is very good, I think they typically have lower failure rates than SeaSonic. The Earthwatts ones just don't perform quite as well as the SeaSonic-made Earthwatts.
post #16 of 23
Yes the EA650 is a great PSU, it will fill your needs for some time. I have mine now in my media PC with a GTS450 and 2 8800GTSs and all are folding.
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post #17 of 23
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I realize it's a bit confusing, but the "D" thing only affects EarthWatts series up to 500W. The EA650 and 750 are made by Delta no matter what.
We're not saying that there are any "D" units above 500W.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mmmmbaato View Post
Oh sorry guys, it was like 3 in the morning and my brain decided to take a dump on me. If the 650W is a D I won't use it. Got it.
Actually, it's still not right. If I remember correctly, then I think that the only "D" units are EA380D, EA430D, and EA500D. The EA650 you are thinking about taking is slightly better than those D units.

So therefore, I was saying that if your 500W is a "D" unit, then it could mean that it's slightly inferior to the EA650 you're thinking about taking. But if your 500W is not a "D" unit, then don't do anything.

But after seeing what Phaedrus2129 said above, it looks to me like it's not worth doing anything at all regardless of what you learn about your 500W.
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post #18 of 23
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Oh awesome! Thanks for the reply, I guess I'm just being paranoid. I was under the impression that my sig rig was pretty close to the limits on my current PSU. Antec makes pretty solid stuff!
I can't help you RE: whether it's a Delta or a Seasonic, but just to chime in: I'm running pretty much your exact system on an Earthwatts 430 and haven't had any issues. Your 500 should be more than enough.
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post #19 of 23
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The Earthwatts ones just don't perform quite as well as the SeaSonic-made Earthwatts.
And that means what exactly to the average person using a computer?



I'm sure that you can find all the Seasonic Earthwatts version systems in the world and surreptitiously replace them with Delta Earthwatts... and nobody would be the wiser unless they actually opened up the computer to read the label.
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Was I making a big deal out of it? No. Just stating the facts: The SeaSonics perform better, the Deltas are built better.
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