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S12, alright. Well good for you! It's a retired platform, but very reliable, with very good performance.
post #32 of 49
Yep, good find. The Seasonic S12 is the same design as my 70pound Corsair TX650. That 500 should run your machine beautifully.
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S12, alright. Well good for you! It's a retired platform, but very reliable, with very good performance.
lets hope it will last
    
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Yep, good find. The Seasonic S12 is the same design as my 70pound Corsair TX650. That 500 should run your machine beautifully.
its 600 watt used, but seasonic are safe right?
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post #35 of 49
SeaSonic is probably the most consistent manufacturer of PSUs in terms of quality and reliability. I'd say they maintain the highest average quality. The S12 you now have isn't their latest and greatest but it's very solid. For £20, one would be silly to pass on the opportunity.
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SeaSonic is probably the most consistent manufacturer of PSUs in terms of quality and reliability. I'd say they maintain the highest average quality.
Ehhhh... They maintain the highest average performance.

But there are manufacturers with higher build quality. If you compare Antec's RMA rates for SeaSonic units vs. Delta units, the numbers are like 10% vs. 2%. Half the SeaSonic numbers are probably coil whine; they seem to have a lot of trouble with that. But even after that it's like 5% vs. Delta's 2%.
post #37 of 49
The S12 for £20? Damn dude. Very, very nice.

I hate to ask this, but can you confirm it by looking at the PSU's sticker to see exactly what model name/number it is? It's not THAT big of a deal, but still: it's time to geek out.

Also, check out this article:

http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...-seasonic.html
Edited by TwoCables - 1/11/11 at 9:44am
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post #38 of 49
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The S12 for £20? Damn dude. Very, very nice.

I hate to ask this, but can you confirm it by looking at the PSU's sticker to see exactly what model name/number it is? It's not THAT big of a deal, but still: it's time to geek out.

Also, check out this article:

http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...-seasonic.html
Model Number: SS-600HT (Ball Bearing Fan)
S/N: R0506-61070524
Rev: A1
Colour: Black
Wattage: 600
Voltage: 100 - 240 AC Im well happy with this, lets hope it dont blow up
    
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post #39 of 49
Oh, I think that's just the "SS" series. But that's still ok! Check this out:

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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post

SeaSonic "SS" series - This is SeaSonic's relatively low-budget group regulated design, ranging from 300W to 650W. These power supplies actually aren't that spectacular. They have adequate voltage regulation, adequate ripple suppression, decent efficiency, and are fairly reliable. They look like a typical "generic" PSU, being plain gray with unsleeved cables. Basically if you want a rock solid reliable PSU with adequate performance, SeaSonic provides, though they tend to be a tad more pricey than their competitors.

Further Reading

EDIT! I just saw that this specific model is indeed an S12! Nevermind. I'm sorry about my mistake here.

The S12 is certainly superior to the plain SS series.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151025
Edited by TwoCables - 1/11/11 at 11:31am
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post #40 of 49
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Oh, that's just the "SS" series. But that's still ok! Check this out:
oh right, well, do you think it will blow up anytime within this year?
I need it to last, its also 2nd hand. (used)

ALSO AN EDIT : Thanks for editing that, I was worried..
This PSU is how much percentage better than my old ACE 520watt??
Edited by jdcrispe95 - 1/11/11 at 11:32am
    
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