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Originally released with 650 W and 750 W versions, Seasonic expanded their 80 Plus Gold X-Series to include 560 W, 660 W, 760 W and 850 W versions. Let’s take an in-depth look at highest-wattage model.
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I love SeaSonic, 200 for a unit that can pull more than it's rated wattage is amazing. And maintain 80+ efficiency
    
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Very nice unit, too bad its so expensive. The fact that it can produce in excess of 1000watts seems to make up for the price a bit. Although it lacks enough connectors to do a tri or quad sli/x-fire setup, its still a very strong, highly efficient unit. If I had the money, I would buy it.

Thanks for sharing the review Tator.
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Originally Posted by Kratthew D. Kraids;12002306 
I love SeaSonic, 200 for a unit that can pull more than it's rated wattage is amazing. And maintain 80+ efficiency

this

*hugs X650*
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*hugs X650*

*what he said*
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Originally Posted by Mattb2e;12002363 
Thanks for sharing the review Tator.
No problem man thumb.gif

For the price of this unit, it's an MSRP value just like the AX850 which is $200.

Between the two the AX850 is a better unit because it has more SATA connectors, all black wires, and flat cables for the SATA & MOlex connections.

Though this unit has kinda poor voltage regulation on the 3.3v and 5v rails though.
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post #7 of 55
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot;12002891 
No problem man thumb.gif

For the price of this unit, it's an MSRP value just like the AX850 which is $200.

Between the two the AX850 is a better unit because it has more SATA connectors, all black wires, and flat cables for the SATA & MOlex connections.

Though this unit has kinda poor voltage regulation on the 3.3v and 5v rails though.

As always, you know your stuff biggrin.gif. Would this unit per chance be making your list?
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I hope no one minds if I just post a small question here.

Will the cables included with the Seasonic X series reach the motherboard in cases as big as say the 800D?

I've always had my eye on the X series and won't be using anything but in my next build.
    
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Originally Posted by Zhanger;12003152 
I hope no one minds if I just post a small question here.

Will the cables included with the Seasonic X series reach the motherboard in cases as big as say the 800D?

I've always had my eye on the X series and won't be using anything but in my next build.

The review states that the 24 pin connector is 23.2" in length. If the distance between your motherboard connector and your PSU mounting location is at or below that length your good to go. Even if you are an inch or two short, they make extension cables, and even better, sleeved extension cables to add an aesthetic touch to your case.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mattb2e;12003072 
As always, you know your stuff biggrin.gif. Would this unit per chance be making your list?

Yes it will be, I just need to wait and see when it's on store shelves.
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Originally Posted by Zhanger;12003152 
I hope no one minds if I just post a small question here.
Will the cables included with the Seasonic X series reach the motherboard in cases as big as say the 800D?
I've always had my eye on the X series and won't be using anything but in my next build.

Should, but because of the longer warranty and black cables, you should probably use the Corsair AX850.

It's the same unit internally.
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