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Morning folks, I'm after a new PSU as my current one has started making some strange noises. Requirements as follows:

1) UK based.
2) Under £100.
3) 650w minimum.
4) Fully Modular.




These 3 look pretty solid. Thoughts/alternatives appreciated.
 

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I vote the Seasonic as well although you really can't go wrong with any of them.
 
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I vote for the Seasonic.
Also with the GX:

"Seasonic engineers have made improvements to the popular series such as removing the inline capacitors on the supplied cables."

 
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I was leaning towards the Seasonic before I started this thread. Decision confirmed now, thanks guys.
 

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Or Riotoro Enigma G2 which is rebarged Seasonic Focus.
 
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Like most any other product anywhere, manufacturers build products for various price niches ... forget about brands and base your decision on the product's model / series number and what platform it's on. Most PSUs are OEM'd and the same PSU with minor differences mat be sold under numerous brand names. While the Seasonic Focus Gold + is our 'go to" model series here in the US, availability and affordability are limited in other countries. Seasonic and Superflower focus primarily on the upper market tiers ...tho some of their lines might be considered low to mid range, don't see those too much in US, can't speak to UK. EVGA aslo makes some great products, but hey also cater to the the budget conscious.

Won't argue about you preference for full modular. but itn must be recognized that, unless you are resleeving your cables, modular has 0 advantages and some disadvantages over semi modular.

1) Every build will require that certain cables MUST be connected. The advantage of modular is that you don't have to connect unnecessary cables, but there is no advantage using modular for cables that must be connected system can not be turned on. Two identical PSUs in modular and semi-modular format will have a proce difference favoring the modular. So you are paying extra for something that returns np value other than pyschological.

2) Each modular cable introduces a potential failure point ... faulty pin / connector point, loose cable.

3) Slight increase in resistance / slight loss of efficiency.

4) There's a reason trouble shooting staps incluse disconnecting all cable, remocing all components from slots ... cleaning the contact points and cleaning them

So yes, if it's something you just "like", go ahead and pay the extra money. But there's is 0 upside here so if budget is important worth considering.
has included elevated procing and further back, limited availability. This has improved significantly of late.

At £89.99, the Seasonic and SF are a step above the G1

The Focus Gold Plus series has been very well reviewed:

Seasonic FOCUS Plus 850 Gold Power Supply - Performance 10 / Build Quality 10 (9.8 Overall ... lost points for cable capacitors)
Seasonic FOCUS Plus 750 Gold 750W - Performance 10 / Build Quality 9 (9.6 Overall ... lost points for some sloppy soldering .. perhaps a "one of" thing)
Seasonic FOCUS Plus 550 Gold - Performance 10 / Build Quality 10 (9.8 Overall ... lost points for cable capacitors and documentation)

The 650 watt unit was reviewd by PC perspective and here's the link

Leadex III has a 7 year warranty / Seasonic has 10



Between the 2,at the same prce I like the Seasonic.
 
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That's the older FX version which had in-wire capacitors, the latest one is the GX version(the link in OP) which doesn't have the in-wire capacitors anymore.
Their performance are very close, you can see a review of GX here :
 
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Not just because it's Seasonic mind you but because this is cheapest high-end unit meeting OP's requirements rn aside of SF Leadex III which has several revisions with various issues so it would've been a good choice if it was cheaper.
 

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No doubt but there's many other OEMs that make excellent PSUs too.
Some vendors (even big ones like Corsair) use cheap components that reduce the lifespan of the PSU.

There is a good reason why so many people here recommend SeaSonic.
 

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Some vendors (even big ones like Corsair) use cheap components that reduce the lifespan of the PSU.
Every PSU manufacturer\OEM uses the same pool of components, sure, some OEMs make choices for cheaper components on budget platforms but if they have high-end stuff with good quality components i don't see the problem here.

There is a good reason why so many people here recommend SeaSonic.
Seasonic are overrated if you ask me. As i said, there's many other OEMs that make a number of good PSUs that can stand for high-end Seasonic products quality and performance and even surpass them.
 
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like suggested already go with the SeaSonic unit you will be save.

My personal list
1. Seasonic
2. Super Flower
3. EVGA

From det list you provided. TPU makes really reviews of PSU's but if you want the king that's Jonny Guru: https://www.jonnyguru.com/

Currently the man behind it is working for Corsair and helps them with their PSU's.
 

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2. Super Flower
3. EVGA
Most high-end EVGA units are made by Super Flower, they're literally the same thing. That's why you don't look at the brand or OEM but the units in question.
 
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Most high-end EVGA units are made by Super Flower, they're literally the same thing. That's why you don't look at the brand or OEM but the units in question.
I know, but I was too lazy to write the models in too.

But the unit's he found was in that order.
 
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I'd go for Seasonic too, I have the older FX series' 750W model and this is solid as a rock.
 
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Seasonic are overrated if you ask me. As i said, there's many other OEMs that make a number of good PSUs that can stand for high-end Seasonic products quality and performance and even surpass them.
They might be for you but in reality they are not, Seasonic name stands for something, they make quality PSUs that are reliable, i've used their PSUs for many years now and rarely have i had problems with them.
 

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They might be for you but in reality they are not, Seasonic name stands for something, they make quality PSUs that are reliable, i've used their PSUs for many years now and rarely have i had problems with them.
You don't get what i'm saying, Seasonic is not the only one OEM out there that makes good quality, good performing PSUs. And they're certainly not the only OEM that makes PSUs people use 'for many years now and rarely have problems with' if that means anything. But enough offtopic, in the OP's case, currently Seasonic Focus GX are cheapest of good options.
 
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You don't get what i'm saying, Seasonic is not the only one OEM out there that makes good quality, good performing PSUs. And they're certainly not the only OEM that makes PSUs people use 'for many years now and rarely have problems with' if that means anything. But enough offtopic, in the OP's case, currently Seasonic Focus GX are cheapest of good options.
Try to focus im only speaking about Seasonic and not about other OEMs and no one is saying that their aint other good PSUs out there, there is a reason why a lot of people recommend Seasonic
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That's the older FX version which had in-wire capacitors, the latest one is the GX version(the link in OP) which doesn't have the in-wire capacitors anymore.
I'd rather have the capacitors. I see now at a closer look, the + in the link was for 80+ and not Focus+. I guess the market spoke ... well at least the reviewers; I have no problem with the cable aesthetics but like what they do. Not sure I can really say anything about the G series then as have yet to see any reviewed except for the SFF version.,

And thids is cause for concern ...A manufacturer make some changes to a popular and respected model line and they don't send out evaluation models to the "usual suspects" ? That's atactic generally seen only when the informaton that comes out is less flattering than the previous model. I'm sure it's a great CPU, but have strong suspicion it won't match the performance of it's predecessor.
 

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And thids is cause for concern ...A manufacturer make some changes to a popular and respected model line and they don't send out evaluation models to the "usual suspects" ? That's atactic generally seen only when the informaton that comes out is less flattering than the previous model. I'm sure it's a great CPU, but have strong suspicion it won't match the performance of it's predecessor.
See above, this version was evaluated as Phanteks AMP, it's literally the same thing under different brand.
 
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