Reliable low-wattage PSU for server

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?

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  1. Hello srynznfyra;

    Look for the SeaSonic SS-300ET 300W PSU. 80Plus Bronze rating.
  2. Hi
    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.

  3. 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.
  4. 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 :)
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