Originally Posted by shilka
The S12III production has been outsourced to another company and the whole series lacks OCP
If the OP is fine with that sure go ahead
Yeah, I know, I read the 500W S12III review. We shouldall be fine with not
recommending a different PSU right now.
I mean, let's look at the facts: She's on a very tight budget. Se won't be overclocking. She won't be doing constant gaming. The PSU's +12v is 648W. The PSU has a 5-year warranty, so obviously SeaSonic has plenty of faith in it or else it would have a much shorter warranty.
Now ok, for $70 or $80, she could have a PSU that any overclocker would be happy with, but then she'd have a PSU that cost her $40-50 more that really won't make any difference to her for the way she will be using the computer. This build is already $28 above the cost goal of $700, so I really don't want to recommend going even further above it unless it would definitely be worth it.
Of course I would love to recommend a better PSU because that's more fun. I'd rather recommend the RM550x because it's about $63 after a mail-in rebate. However, I see no good reason to recommend a PSU that is more expensive for any reason whatsoever - not for this build. She's just interested in a decent or good computer that she can play games on sometimes. I'd be extremely surprised if the 650W S12III isn't able to handle it just fine. I mean good lord, it's not like it's going to hurt her computer or be dangerous to use or anything like that.