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new psu...seasonic,silverstone or enermax?
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Default new psu...seasonic,silverstone or enermax? - 04-22-2013, 08:59 | posts: 373 | Location: Malaysia

i got 3 types in mind to replace my crappy psu..

SeaSonic P1000 1000W 80Plus Platinum

Enermax MAXREVO EMR1500EGT 1500W 80Plus Gold

SilverStone SST-ST1000-G Evolution - 1000W 80Plus Gold

SilverStone SST-ST1200-G Evolution - 1200W 80Plus Gold


some of them i can get at same price such as seasonic & enermax while silverstone i can get cheaper..which 1 is better?
   
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Default 04-22-2013, 09:32 | posts: 1,600 | Location: Unknown

SS-1000XP is the best, hands down. Get it, unless you need Enermax's 1.5kW, but that's unlikely.
   
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Default 04-22-2013, 10:21 | posts: 4,224 | Location: Australia

Out of those listed, the Seasonic platinum is the best. Any reason why you want a 1KW PSU? That's well and truly more than what you need for you setup, or any equivalent new setup.

I have an Enermax Platimax 750W myself, couldn't be happier! The Platimax's also come in models with 5 higher power levels.
http://www.enermax.com/home.php?fn=e...1&lv0=1&lv1=52

The Enermax's full range might not be fully available locally, so if there is a trustworthy online retailer in you country try checking them out to see if they have the Enermax Platimax at a competitive price.
   
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Default 04-22-2013, 13:04 | posts: 556 | Location: michigan

Honestly any of them will do the job. Just depends on which one you favor the most.
   
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Default 04-22-2013, 13:26 | posts: 11,154 | Location: Finland

None of those if you plan to use them on your current rig. You are not even going to come close to ideal load so efficiency will suck.
   
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Default 04-22-2013, 13:45 | posts: 4,224 | Location: Australia

^ I agree, an Enermax Platimax 750W like I have would be good for efficiency. On 230V/240V check out the graph here:
http://www.enermax.com/home.php?fn=e...&lv1=52&no=171
(ignore the 115V stuff).
   
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Default 04-22-2013, 19:28 | posts: 852

Corsair AX1200, don't get the AX1200i it's not as good!

Couldn't see a Guru3D review but JonnyGuru gave it 9.8/10, [H]ard|OCP gave it Editor's Choice Gold Award and I'm sure Rodney Reynolds would have said it was a 'KickASS' product too
   
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Default 04-22-2013, 19:40 | posts: 1,600 | Location: Unknown

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Corsair AX1200, don't get the AX1200i it's not as good!

Couldn't see a Guru3D review but JonnyGuru gave it 9.8/10, [H]ard|OCP gave it Editor's Choice Gold Award and I'm sure Rodney Reynolds would have said it was a 'KickASS' product too
AX1200i is even better. As a matter of fact, it's pretty much the best consumer PSU to date.

And as cool as RR is, what he says about PSUs means close to nothing, as he does not perform comprehensive PSU testing.
   
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Default 04-22-2013, 20:07 | posts: 11,312 | Location: Finland

Seasonic Gold Series X-750 for your current PC ?
http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Cases-a...s-and-Conclusi
   
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Default 04-23-2013, 08:46 | posts: 856 | Location: Australia

All great power supplies.

I got the ST-1000 and its great however i dont like the fact it doesnt have a powerbutton on the back.


Which ever is cheapest go for it.
   
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Default 04-27-2013, 10:26 | posts: 373 | Location: Malaysia

i've decided to buy seasonic x series 1050w gold..coz it much cheaper..did i make a good decision?
   
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Default 04-27-2013, 10:44 | posts: 24,497 | Location: NZ

What was wrong with the Coolermaster? That's a good unit plus it comes with a 5yr warranty......
   
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Default 04-27-2013, 11:37 | posts: 11,154 | Location: Finland

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i've decided to buy seasonic x series 1050w gold..coz it much cheaper..did i make a good decision?
It is good unit but if you bought it for your current rig, I can't say that you made a good decision.
   
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Default 04-27-2013, 14:35 | posts: 373 | Location: Malaysia

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What was wrong with the Coolermaster? That's a good unit plus it comes with a 5yr warranty......
dont know...keep shutting down n booting if i played crysis 3 n made my gpu a weird noise...since i replace no more noise..pc booting n better performance
   
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Default 04-27-2013, 16:40 | posts: 4,224 | Location: Australia

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It is good unit but if you bought it for your current rig, I can't say that you made a good decision.
I agree. Even me with my 750W, I wouldn't come close to maxing out the PSU. Basically unless you run 20 HDD's and run a dual card setup, 1KW would be a wasted unit. You would also be running it outside of it's peak efficiency range.
   
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Default 04-27-2013, 17:02 | posts: 11,154 | Location: Finland

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I agree. Even me with my 750W, I wouldn't come close to maxing out the PSU. Basically unless you run 20 HDD's and run a dual card setup, 1KW would be a wasted unit. You would also be running it outside of it's peak efficiency range.
I have dual GPU system, 4 ram sticks, 3 HDD's, one SSD, sound card, fan controller, four fans (excluding CPU fan), DVD drive and I have 750W PSU (I'm nowhere near maxing out it).

General consensus is that Coolermaster PSU's aren't that good, they usually don't use good OEM's for their unit and cut corners. So I'm not that surprised if it has gone dud.

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Default 04-27-2013, 17:06 | posts: 558 | Location: Ecuador

seasonic is a brand you can rely on.
   
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Default 04-27-2013, 17:22 | posts: 4,224 | Location: Australia

Yes, Seasonic or Enermax.
   
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Default 04-27-2013, 23:22 | posts: 3,094

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Yes, Seasonic or Enermax.
Yes, Seasonic, Antec, Corsair, XFX, Silverstone, Enermax, PC Power & Cooling are brands you can depend on, and that's not to say some units from other brands aren't just as good.
   
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Default 04-28-2013, 01:20 | posts: 4,975 | Location: London

Can't fault my Enermax thus far.
   
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