Seasonic new 'Connect' PSU design

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Seasonic new 'Connect' PSU design

Post by whispercat » Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:39 am

An interesting new design in power supplies by Seasonic that was released a few months ago.

It's a fully modular PSU that has the converter/distribution panel attached in a separate module to make cabling more convenient. It's installed by putting the attached module behind the case side panel. Kit Guru did a review:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku5gpUqd67Q

And so did Linus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XH_ItFEycHo

Only available in 750W Gold so far. Seasonic product page for 'Connect: https://seasonic.com/connect?__cf_chl_j ... sriraObUk7#

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Re: Seasonic new 'Connect' PSU design

Post by CA_Steve » Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:56 am

Techpowerup and Guru3D also reviewed. Looks like Seasonic needs to tweak the fan profile a bit.

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Re: Seasonic new 'Connect' PSU design

Post by edh » Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:45 pm

I can't personally see any advantage to this particular implementation. There are efficiency advantages in moving the 12V to lower voltage DC conversion further down the line as has been the case for PSU's that do this internally on a separate daughter board but in this way? No, I don't get it. Maybe if it was a smaller form factor PSU size (eg. SFX-L) and then had the conversion being done on the ATX power connector itself like a PicoPSU then this would actually have some real advantages to it. As it is, it's a standard size PSU with a second part that you then need to install somewhere else.

Also, Gold rating? If you are trying to make a cutting edge PSU, why only make it Gold?

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Re: Seasonic new 'Connect' PSU design

Post by Olle P » Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:35 am

Sweclockers' review found that the panel is too high a profile to fit most cases (at least 28mm gap required). Only a select few have sufficient clearance.

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Re: Seasonic new 'Connect' PSU design

Post by whispercat » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:10 am

UPDATE:

Seasonic has followed up their Connect PSU with a new version. Linus just did an unboxing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APb_DGj0PFI

Seasonic also released their first case to go with the new Syncro PSU. It looks pretty nifty. https://seasonic.com/syncro/

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