Recommendation for 500-600W PSU

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Re: Recommendation for 500-600W PSU

Post by Das_Saunamies » Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:31 am

OT, re: busted CPU/mobo.

Yeah, it was already bad at the time I had to figure it out (a year or so back). Luckily I had bought my spares well ahead of time due to RMA. Shop diagnostics can be expensive, but you could try and see if a cheap 775 CPU was floating around the neighbourhood or the local eBay.

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Re: Recommendation for 500-600W PSU

Post by chico1st » Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:41 am

@quest
the EA-380D has a 4-pin, at least the 430W or whatever SPCR reviewed had a 4 pin. I imagine i wont OC it enough to be an issue but It's still worrysome.



To diagnose parts, i just buy replacements and return them, its usually a 5% re-stocking fee, which is pretty cheap.
Its a pain though, you can pay ~50$ to get someone to check the parts but then you have to wait a week usually.

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Re: Recommendation for 500-600W PSU

Post by MikeC » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:18 am

chico1st -- you don't want any of those EA models. They're not quiet enough.

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Re: Recommendation for 500-600W PSU

Post by quest_for_silence » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:28 am

chico1st wrote:the EA-380D has a 4-pin, at least the 430W or whatever SPCR reviewed had a 4 pin.
chico1st, check twice: the EA380D - where D stands for "Delta made" - DO HAVE an 8 pin power connector, as I have already pointed you out in my previous post (where there are links to the relevant data and image).

I've also already warned you to put a lot of care when reading old SPCR articles: that EA430 was reviewed FIVE YEARS AGO, and it was actually a different unit, made by Seasonic, which is no longer produced.

If you are actually looking to some sort of junk, it doesn't matter, but eventually, if it has just a 4 pin power connector, then it's not an EA380D, period.

And as repetita juvant, the EA380D need a fan swap, if you are able to do it (and I have lots of doubts about your relevant skills).

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Re: Recommendation for 500-600W PSU

Post by MikeC » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:47 am

quest_for_silence wrote:I've also already warned you to put a lot of care when reading old SPCR articles: that EA430 was reviewed FIVE YEARS AGO, and it was actually a different unit, made by Seasonic, which is no longer produced.
At the risk of sounding defensive, I have to point out that when it comes to acoustics, even newly reviewed products can be inconsistent. It's chaos out there in retail PC components -- there are so many brands and so many OEM suppliers, they shift around back and forth without notice -- as a consumer you have to pay attention to details if you want something particular. On top of it all, most brands still consider acoustics a secondary issue, so if some change cases a couple dB increase in noise or a change in the sonic signature, they shrug. Half the tech guys don't pay attention anyway, and half can't even hear it. :lol:

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Re: Recommendation for 500-600W PSU

Post by quest_for_silence » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:15 am

MikeC wrote:they shift around back and forth without notice

You're right, but this time the model number was different... ("EA430D Green" vs "EA430": and a quick look on the Antec site wouldn't have hurt, IMO).

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Re: Recommendation for 500-600W PSU

Post by chico1st » Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:06 pm

OK i picked up the TP650 and it is quite nice!
Thanks so much everyone for the help. My rig is pretty nice right now!

I put quite a lot of traffic through the SPCR website and for good reason :) I recommend it to all my friends.



I admit i did miss that EA430/430D thing, whoops.
quest_for_silence wrote:
chico1st wrote:the EA-380D has a 4-pin, at least the 430W or whatever SPCR reviewed had a 4 pin.
And as repetita juvant, the EA380D need a fan swap, if you are able to do it (and I have lots of doubts about your relevant skills).
No need to start attacking me. sheeesh. i can swap swap plenty well thank you very much. :P

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Re: Recommendation for 500-600W PSU

Post by Das_Saunamies » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:37 pm

You're welcome! Good to hear things turned out well.

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Re: Recommendation for 500-600W PSU

Post by Cod » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:02 am

lodestar wrote:The Seasonic M12II 520 Bronze will be fine, it is a modular power supply and is a continuation of what many people, including me, have found to be a very reliable line of PSUs.
I will second this. I have the Seasonic M12II 620 Bronze and it has done fantastic job.

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Re: Recommendation for 500-600W PSU

Post by BrianF » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:59 am

I'm somewhat less familiar with SeaSonic (so please excuse if this is a dumb question): is the only difference between the S12II-520W and the M12II-520W the fact that the later is modular cabling and the former is not, or are the electronics and fan different as well?

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Re: Recommendation for 500-600W PSU

Post by Das_Saunamies » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:13 am

I did a quick search here on SPCR, and found this (my emphasis):
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article802-page1.html wrote:As the new name indicates, the M12-II is a significant revision of the original M12 line, and, for now at least, the two lines will coexist. The "II" designation matches the "II" in the recently reviewed S12-II, and the two models share Seasonic's latest circuit design.
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http://www.silentpcreview.com/article802-page4.html wrote:All these results are are within a percent or two of the results we got for S12II-380. There's little doubt the two models are based off the same circuit, though the S12II-380 had a slightly tweaked efficiency curve appropriate to it's lower capacity.
Further research could be done on sites like JonnyGuru that REALLY like to tear into the components rather than observing overall results. AFAIK the two lines are very similar.

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Re: Recommendation for 500-600W PSU

Post by edh » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:22 am

Both are now a little long in the tooth and largely replaced by the G-series which does matter higher levels of efficiency and quietness.

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Re: Recommendation for 500-600W PSU

Post by BrianF » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:41 am

Is the G Series 550 (SSR-550RM) a safe bet?

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