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[RelaxedTech] Interview With Seasonic's Product Manager, Kevin Hu



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We had the opportunity to have a conversation with Seasonic's product manager, Kevin Hu. Seasonic was founded in 1975 and they are the first manufacture to make power supplies for the PC industry. They are well respected in the power supply industry and are known for making high quality power supplies. Kevin was kind enough to answer some of our questions about power supplies, and the current and future state of the power supply industry.
https://www.relaxedtech.com/interview/kevin-hu/



As an SFF enthusiast, I can't wait for Seasonic to release some SFX PSUs. I'm shocked that Seasonic doesn't even have an SFX line in 2019.
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They have an SFX line though. It's been out for awhile and they even mention it in the interview.

https://seasonic.com/focus-sgx

Fractal has a rebadged version (Ion SFX).

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Quote: Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post
They have an SFX line though. It's been out for awhile and they even mention it in the interview.

https://seasonic.com/focus-sgx

Fractal has a rebadged version (Ion SFX).
To be fair SFX-L does not fit in all SFX cases because it is deeper than standard SFX.

Just something to watch out for when case shopping.

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Quote: Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post
They have an SFX line though. It's been out for awhile and they even mention it in the interview.

https://seasonic.com/focus-sgx

Fractal has a rebadged version (Ion SFX).
The Focus SGX is SFX-L which is not the same as SFX. There is a big difference in size between SFX-L and SFX PSUs.
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To be fair SFX-L does not fit in all SFX cases because it is deeper than standard SFX.

Just something to watch out for when case shopping.
True. I don't follow the SFF scene much so not completely sure which cases can only take SFX instead of SFX-L.

That being said, it's not like the Corsair SF units are overpriced (if anything they're quite competitively priced). Unless there's this undying need for brand loyalty, the SF units are top notch performers.
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Here I am still using a 300 watt FSP SFX power supply.

I can not believe this thing is still working after over 9 years of near 24/7 use. This is also my daily system too.

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Quote: Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post
True. I don't follow the SFF scene much so not completely sure which cases can only take SFX instead of SFX-L.

That being said, it's not like the Corsair SF units are overpriced (if anything they're quite competitively priced). Unless there's this undying need for brand loyalty, the SF units are top notch performers.
Competition is good for consumers and currently, Corsair dominates the SFF PSU niche. If you want to build an SFF system, you have no choice but to go with Corsair for the PSU.
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Competition is good for consumers and currently, Corsair dominates the SFF PSU niche. If you want to build an SFF system, you have no choice but to go with Corsair for the PSU.
It's not like the SilverStone, EVGA, or FSP units are poor performers. The competition isn't THAT sparse. It's just not as plentiful as the ATX market for obvious reasons.

Add in SFX-L (most of the popular SFF cases I can think of can take SFX-L; NCase M1, Dancase A4, Zaber Sentry, TU150, etc.) and you also add on Seasonic, Fractal (rebadged Seasonic SGX), Be Quiet, and probably a few others I'm not aware of.

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Quote: Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post
It's not like the SilverStone, EVGA, or FSP units are poor performers. The competition isn't THAT sparse. It's just not as plentiful as the ATX market for obvious reasons.

Add in SFX-L (most of the popular SFF cases I can think of can take SFX-L; NCase M1, Dancase A4, Zaber Sentry, TU150, etc.) and you also add on Seasonic, Fractal (rebadged Seasonic SGX), Be Quiet, and probably a few others I'm not aware of.
much like you i thought silverstone, FSP, beQuit and such would argue otherwise. corsair may not be the only choice but seeing 450/600 watts gold and 450/600/750 plats, those selections and pricing are very attractive over the others combined.

at least looking at pcpartpicker in the us.

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but seeing 450/600 watts gold and 450/600/750 plats, those selections and pricing are very attractive over the others combined
That plat SF750 looks sweet. I don't think I've ever owned a PSU that is not Corsair, and I honestly see no reason to ever change that. "It just works."

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