Seasonic Presents the PRIME Ultra Power Supplies

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    As graphics cards and motherboards become more efficient, their ever-decreasing power consumption has called for a new power rating variant. The introduction of the PRIME Ultra 550 W Platinum- and Gol...

    Seasonic Presents the PRIME Ultra Power Supplies
     
  2. george1976

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    Not enough power if you own a Vega ;)
     
  3. kastriot

    kastriot Master Guru

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    NIce nice they should work +10 years without problems
     
  4. JamesSneed

    JamesSneed Member Guru

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    Its like my 14 year old self was allowed to name the power supply. Im sure its a good power supply almost all Seasonic's are.

    PRIME Ultra 550 W Platinum
     

  5. Raider0001

    Raider0001 Master Guru

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    Oh man I have been running 275W TDP R9 390 with factory overclock on a way worse cheap as chips 600W PSU, this tho The PRIME Ultra - it will handle Vega 64 for eternity
     
  6. CrazY_Milojko

    CrazY_Milojko Ancient Guru

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    It's going to be enough for Vega for sure. My bet out of these 550W total of 535-540W are for +12V rail(s), probably it's a single rail PSU, dual-rail at max (knowing how Seasonic is doing their PSUs in 450-700W range), so 44-46 Amps or so total on +12V so it's going to be enough for even OCed Vega 64. Also I'm also 100% sure this Seasonig PSU under the hood has at least 650W rated electronics, probably even higher than that.

    Only thing I don't wanna know about it is the price :(
     
  7. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    12 year warrenty?? i think i found the psu i going after when this one goes well providing the entry for it isnt costing a leg
     
  8. Raplapla

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    The PSU tester is a great idea!
    Also 550W is a pretty good choice for a gaming PC.
    But yes, the price… hmm… Probably not cheap.
    Also, the part about PC’s power consumption decreasing is unfortunately false…
     
  9. ladcrooks

    ladcrooks Member Guru

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    Seasonic another brand i always use! Todays front page has 2 of my favourites already! :cool:
     
  10. Reddoguk

    Reddoguk Maha Guru

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    It's a nice PSU but i'd prefer it in 650w flavor. 550 is a bit low considering you are prolly gonna use 300-350 and i like to use half the supply for max efficiency.
     

  11. Agent-A01

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    Efficiency will be within 1-2% comparing 50% and 80% so it really doesnt matter.

    Maxing it out is a different story
     
  12. CrazY_Milojko

    CrazY_Milojko Ancient Guru

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    Seasonic PSU of this caliber probably has the same efficiency doesn't matter if it's loaded 10%, 50% or 80%. It's their top of the line 550W PSU after all. Even "mid-range" class PSU from Seasonic, lets say some 620W, can easily match or even outperform most top of the line 650-700W PSUs from other well known PSU manufacturers. Call me a fanboy but it is what it is...

    Wish I had the money to put adequate Seasonic PSU into every builds I own but sad thing is that here where I live Seasonic PSUs costs arm and leg, even mid-range ones. So far I have them two, both since 2011.
     
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    "The new 180 degree SATA connectors will ensure more flexibility and easier installation."

    So, like, straight cables? I don't understand...
     
  14. Venix

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    12 years! This ladies and gentlemen called confidence to your product!


    Well i actually like this part in my case hard drives power cables and sata while they fit when i place the side panel on they get squeezed a bit so far had no problems but it bugs me , i used for the sata a cable that has an angle but still i would love to do thar on the power cable too!
     
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