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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by panchoman, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. toecutter

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    made by Seasonic... and rebranded? or just based on their design?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_Sonic
     
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    Usually Seasonic only makes the platform, the brand will add or take away features to fit price points. Some are direct rebrands though.
     
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    cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    PCP&C (by enhance or superflower), Thermaltakes (by CWT), Enermax, super flower themselves, the list goes on if people knew how to shop they could find all kinds of top notch units for cheap.
     
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    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-oem-manufacturer,2913-4.html

    One of the more comprehensive list out there. There are so many decent power supply manufacturers out there you are completely spoilt for choice.
     
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    with a little deeper research one usually finds it is the later, but you still pay a premium.

    Corsair monitoring software never seems to leave the Beta stage... Last time I looked Corsair had like 3 Billion in assets, it makes zero sense.

    I have a good ole VU meter on an old Cooler Master I am using right now waiting on my Seasonic and it's damn accurate :)
     
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    Enermax are nice I agree but $$$

    Superflower are such stripped down Seasonic units it's laughable... and dangerous
     
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    Seasonic is a shining example of when an ODM no longer has the OEM's noose around its neck... and a benefit to the end user/consumer when it comes to bang for your buck.

    heck who else you know in this field that's been in business since 1975? not many...

    Now if we could just buy all our junk from the ODM's I wouldn't even care if it had the Chinese writing directly on the case, no more deception right?
     
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    Why don't you buy FSP's products, or Super Flowers' products or Enermax's products? All of them are both OEMs (other than Enermax) and have their own line of power supplies too.

    Who else in this since 1975? Well it doesn't really matter, if a company pops out this year and starts providing quality power supplies along with good warranty+customer service, I will be their customer.
     
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    Delta have been at it since 1971... And they can outdo SeaSonic when they really want to.

    SeaSonic are irrefutably good, but they're not exactly the end-all-be-all manufacturer.
     
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    I can read :D

    Seasonic Platinum Series 860W - Probably the Best PSU Ever!

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5464/seasonic-platinum-series-860w/6
     
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    missing Over Current Protection on a Platinum series? ...more zero sense

    makes one wonder if they paid one lump sum cash for that Plat branding or if it is in installments according to sales figues? that's not "good enough" imo :D

    EDIT; and a little more on integrated MOV's

    Current Technology Surge Protection (TVSS/SPD) Par...
    Current Technology Surge Protection (TVSS/SPD) Par...

    to run a Super Flower with peace of mind you would need a $200+ sine wave UPS
     
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    or maybe most people dont live in areas with choice, where i live its corsair or generic shit.
     
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    So go buy your corsair seasonic rebadge and move on. For me there are more brands to chose from.

    You also do not need some rediculous ups to run any of superflowers power supply's they operate well within apec without one. As for ocp guess what its not perfect on corsairs even if it is there so mind your complaints.
     
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    Dethroned according to Jonnyguru.

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=352

    But seriously, there are litteral shitloads of good PSU's, as have been stated, from various OEMs. Here's one from ATNG.

    EDIT: About UPS's: Some areas almost need those because they have sucky power. Here in the Civilized world we do not.
     
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    ahem... read the last page or two of the topic atleast :cool:

    I already ordered a Seasonic Platinum 760W for $140 and some change including free shipping. You can't beat that deal with a hammer! unfortunately the Newegg promotion ended Sept 2nd, the day I ordered... so you're out of luck if you want creme dela creme at that kind of price.

    it's only $165 plus shipping now though...



    nothing more than a 750 is needed in my sweet spot with draw on two GTX770's and a SB-E platform, I actually could have went lower...

    I really wanted that Antec believe me... but they didn't have that model you linked to in 750 watt, it would be on it's way here instead.

    if you buy a cheap UPS you're not going to get pure sine wave, it'll be a modified square... no matter what grid you are on UPS serves the first purpose of being a backup in case of power failure. We get those in the civilized world to ya know :D

    alot of PSU manufactures do not recommend you run a modified square wave UPS with their unit... any unit worth a s*** anyway. Other manufacturers just won't bother to specify eg; Super Flower, because of their missing components you better be running a line conditioning device or sine wave UPS which provides that conditioning for you.
     
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    cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    I spent $120 on my antec tpq-1200. So like I said keep your seasonic and move one. Better deals exist even on platinum models (rosewill 1200w superflower rebadge for $100 on sale).

    Seasonic and corsair are not the best things in existence so no one cares about your seasonic boner.
     
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    man I really got your panties in a knot didn't I? :D

    I went fully modular and Platinum series...

    [​IMG]
     
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    Good for you? You managed to purchase something with added resistance, a higher cost and lower capability. You must be immensely proud.
     
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    umkay :laugh:

    the pros don't agree... mind explaining the tech details?

    or do you just want to troll?
     
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    Mind finding me a review that shows you 760w seasonic being capable of outputting more than my TPQ-1200?

    or do you want to continue sticking your foot further into your mouth?
     
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    Ok I think that's enough bickering! toecutter is obviously a big fan of Seasonic (not that its a bad thing), cda obviously can't be bothered with brand as long as they meet an unspecified quality. Now can we move on? :D
     
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    Seventeam FTW :roll:
     
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    do I need 1200 watts? absolutely not...

    now would you mind showing me a TPQ 750 or 760 capable of Platinum efficiency and full modular cables for $140 and free shipping?

    you obviously do not know much about finding the correct power supply for ones rated draw in watts...

    no bickering here... Seasonic, Antec and Enermax ARE the be-all-end-all of PSU manufacturers, end of story.

    now if Super Flower teehee was made in USA they may merit my attention. If I wanted or even needed a 1200 watt or even an 850 watt power supply with two GTX770's I would have went with Antec's HCP.
     

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