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Reliable low-wattage PSU for server

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August 27, 2010 2:47:05 PM

I'm contemplating upgrading the PSU in my web server as it's one of those rubbishy no-name brands and I'm afraid of it self-destructing and bringing down my server with it.

The server is pretty energy efficient, I think it uses about 50 watts on idle and not much more under full load, so what kind of PSU do you recommend? I want the PSU to operate at its maximum efficiency so I think 400 watts (which is the lowest corsair I could find) is just a bit overkill, don't you think?

a c 139 ) Power supply
August 27, 2010 2:56:49 PM

Hello srynznfyra;

Look for the SeaSonic SS-300ET 300W PSU. 80Plus Bronze rating.
August 27, 2010 4:17:26 PM

I couldn't find that one for sale, however how does this sound:

I heard Antec actually use seasonic parts, and I know seasonic is a very good quality brand so I should think that the Antec would be pretty reliable.

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August 27, 2010 4:34:40 PM

Antec switched over from Seasonic to Delta on the EA-380D but it's still a high quality PSU.
You can feel safe going with either the Corsair 400CX (which is Seasonic made) or Antec EA-380D.
August 27, 2010 7:15:22 PM

Alright, I'll probably go with the corsair as it's cheaper and the corsair in my desktop seems very reliable.

Thanks for the help :)