Seasonic 1000W Platinum power supply review [Guru3D.com]

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  1. Guru3D News

    Guru3D News Ancient Guru

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    Today we peek at the Seasonic 1000W Platinum series. It's 1000W Platinum certified incredibly silent modular and can be spotted for just 235 EUR. Hell they even throw in a 7 year warranty. That just...

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  2. Mkilbride

    Mkilbride Banned

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    Pretty price tag, but well, damn.

    Quality is all around in that thing. Cold, Platinum certified, modular, 7 year warranty...

    Whew!

    I almost wanna get it for my new rig, even though I'd not come close to using it since I don't SLi.

    I wonder why being a Techie as I am, even though I know it's useless for me, I still want stuff like this. I mean knowledge that I could get a lesser one and it'd perform the same for my needs should logically dictate that I don't need it, yet I reaaally want it. Human nature.

    Here it is on Newegg for all interested: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151105
     
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    i have a 850watt myself. totally love the Hybrid Silent Fan control.
     
  4. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    The Fan in my X760 barely ramps up at all. Even during gaming it doesn't always spin up.
     

  5. Exodite

    Exodite Ancient Guru

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    Nice to see a Seasonic unit reviewed.

    At this point I'd not buy any other brand PSU, though I have little need for 1KW units as my current 460W Gold unit is more than enough.

    About the idle wattage result, lower rated units should do better overall as it's more difficult to maintain high efficiency once you deviate from the 50-70% utilization range.

    Obviously this will be more noticeable with multi-GPU or highly overclocked rigs, as the delta between idle and load wattages is much higher.
     
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    "this might be the best PSU we've ever tested."
    That is high praise indeed.
    A Seasonic. I'm sure it deserves all that praise great PSU - great price.
     
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    Wonder if it can dethrone the current king. the Antec HCP-1200
     
  8. Mkilbride

    Mkilbride Banned

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    Antec is the King of nothing.

    They were in the past, but now they are living on faded glory. People see them through nostalgia goggles.
     
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    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    they do make great cases though ;)
     
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    lehtv Ancient Guru

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    Why isn't this a Guru 3D Top Pick?
     

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    lehtv Ancient Guru

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    Seasonic makes Antec's Neo Eco and High Current Gamer PSUs... and the High Current Pro 1200W is comparable to Corsair AX1200, i.e. a contender for the best 1200W PSU money can buy.
     
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    Mkilbride Banned

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    The HCG PSU's are a joke though, even if they're from Seasonic.

    Also all of Antec's PSU are semi-modular, not totally modular.
     
  13. spajdrik

    spajdrik Maha Guru

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    It was tested two weeks ago also on jonnyguru, if anyone want comparison to this test
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=264

    If you want just Scoring it ends like this.:
    Summary

    Was the long wait for this unit to hit the marketplace worth it? Yes. Have I seen a unit outperform this one for voltage stability? No.
    There's only one more question that needs to be asked, people: how fast can you buy one?

    The Good:

    Extremely good voltage stability - best I've seen to date
    Platinum efficiency is no problem
    Fully modular
    Has a selectable semi-fanless mode
    Excellent build quality

    The Bad:
    How the hell is Seasonic going to top this one?

    The Mediocre:
    How the hell is anybody going to top this one?
     
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    Says the one with a BFG tech unit...

     

  16. DesGaizu

    DesGaizu Ancient Guru

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    Love my seasonics, not bought any other make for quite some years now and all of them are still running perfectly, even the old 700 thats in a machine running 24/7
     
  17. Mkilbride

    Mkilbride Banned

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    And so? My PSU sucking hardcore has nothing to do with facts.

    A person without cancer can say cancer is horrible and it's still true. So I can have a bad PSU and still say another is horrible, doesn't make it less true.
     
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    Love single rail design's, really top =) If i would have a chance i would buy it =)
     
  19. raif

    raif Master Guru

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    wow, what a psu. this is the new king of power supplies. I have an x850 and I cant see needing a new one.
     
  20. JohnMaclane

    JohnMaclane Ancient Guru

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    860w is still too much dude.

    Always try to size your supply so that your full load is 70-80% the PSU rating.

    Otherwise your going to be on the worse end of the efficiency curve/waste money on a PSU you do not need.
     
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