I guess it's time for a new power supply

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  1. AsiJu

    AsiJu Ancient Guru

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    I just (literally 10 min ago) bought a Seasonic Focus GX 650 to replace my aging Thermaltake Toughpower XT 875.

    Have had CTDs for a while I couldn't diagnose, which could ofc be software related but yesterday the PC just shut down all of a sudden mid game.

    Did it again today so that was enough.

    Seasonic should be good?
     
  2. Astyanax

    Astyanax Ancient Guru

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    yeah, you've got the Focus series and Prime series now,

    GX - Gold
    PX - Platinum
    TX - Titanium

    Prime Ultra Gold is now the Prime GX,
    Focus Plus Gold is now Focus GX

    There are some packaging and cabling differences, moving to the *X's, if you compare the included cables you'll find that you now get multiple single connector PCIE cables, rather than daisy chained.
    A look at the internals may also show some tiny changes to the pcb and rectifier, but nothing major.

    Focus is a replacement for the G-series, where Prime is a replacement for the X Series

    G and X series+ all use the same pinouts for cables.

    The Focus line is the basis of some other psu vendors, i think be-quiet is one of them, though the seasonic original won't have such a dicky PFC implementation.
     
  3. AsiJu

    AsiJu Ancient Guru

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    Thanks.

    Yeh I had NZXT 650 W model as option and read it used Seasonic's platform.
    So chose the "original" instead.

    Plus Seasonic comes with unsleeved black cables that should be easier to manage neatly.
     
  4. Raserian

    Raserian Member Guru

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    EVGA is good, but on mine - 550 G2, fan is quite loud, on eco mode it is turned on only when needed, not sure if other models do it, but it is something to consider.
     

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