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Enermax Pro82Plus 625W Vs. SeaSonic M12II 620W

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July 31, 2012 6:59:03 PM

Hi,

My build is:
CPU: Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 3570K Socket 1155 6MB 3.4Ghz Tray
CPU Cooler: Scythe Mugen 3
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC
Hard Disk: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 64MB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
Graphic Card: Sapphire HD7850 OC 2GB GDDR5
Case: Antec P280

I'm looking for a good PSU, 620W-650W, around 100$.
I have two main options:
1. Enermax Pro82Plus 625W - http://www.enermax.com/home.php?fn=eng/product_a1_1_1&l...
2. SeaSonic M12II 620W - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Which one is better?
What other recommend PSU can I buy with this budget?
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July 31, 2012 7:08:40 PM

guyf1712 said:
Hi,

My build is:
CPU: Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 3570K Socket 1155 6MB 3.4Ghz Tray
CPU Cooler: Scythe Mugen 3
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC
Hard Disk: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 64MB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
Graphic Card: Sapphire HD7850 OC 2GB GDDR5
Case: Antec P280

I'm looking for a good PSU, 620W-650W, around 100$.
I have two main options:
1. Enermax Pro82Plus 625W - http://www.enermax.com/home.php?fn=eng/product_a1_1_1&l...
2. SeaSonic M12II 620W - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Which one is better?
What other recommend PSU can I buy with this budget?


They are both terrifically reviewed PSUs. The only things that might help you decide:

1) Enermax is less consistently reliable (historically), Seasonic is more consistently reliable.
2) The PCI-E cabling on the Enermax unit is a little less than ideal, see (but this probably won't affect you):

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...

Hopefully this helps you to decide.
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July 31, 2012 7:15:35 PM

So if you disqualify them both, which other PSU do you recommend?
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July 31, 2012 7:18:26 PM

guyf1712 said:
So if you disqualify them both, which other PSU do you recommend?


I think you mis-understood. The points 1) and 2) don't correspond to the PSU 1) and 2).

I LIKE BOTH OF THEM!

I would personally put my money on the Seasonic. I know there were issues with certain Enermax's (though this model is really new and hard to tell reliability wise), but Seasonic has been consistently reliable.
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July 31, 2012 7:24:51 PM

I heard some good things about the Corsair TX650 V2? what do you think?
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July 31, 2012 7:34:20 PM

guyf1712 said:
I heard some good things about the Corsair TX650 V2? what do you think?


That's a good PSU too, and I think (can't remember exactly) it is based on the newer Seasonic designs. I think this is actually a design that is newer than SeaSonic M12II 620W you listed.

BUT, a quick google search suggests that the Corsair may be a little noisy under load. If that's not an issue to you, then that is a good option as well. Corsair usually is very choosey about the OEM of their power supplies (who makes it for them), and Seasonic is one of their long time partners, and so is CWT.

This is an interesting thread on the noise issue:

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2226672
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July 31, 2012 7:36:02 PM

Thank you very much :) 
I'm buying the Antec P280 case, so I think if the PSU is a bit noisy it wan't make any difference, am I right?
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July 31, 2012 7:37:45 PM

guyf1712 said:
Thank you very much :) 
I'm buying the Antec P280 case, so I think if the PSU is a bit noisy it wan't make any difference, am I right?


Oh yeah. That case is quiet down to the bone. Sturdy as hell too. Thick metal panels, and bottom PSU cage makes sure you hear the least of it. A VERY GOOD CASE (but a bit big for my tastes).
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July 31, 2012 7:39:45 PM

I like big cases :)  it makes you feel that you are using a monster, hahaha...
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July 31, 2012 7:41:01 PM

guyf1712 said:
I like big cases :)  it makes you feel that you are using a monster, hahaha...


Enjoy then!
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July 31, 2012 7:45:21 PM

I have one more question.
I'm buying the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard.
Should I take the Micro-ATX or the ATX?
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July 31, 2012 8:18:10 PM

guyf1712 said:
I have one more question.
I'm buying the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard.
Should I take the Micro-ATX or the ATX?


Since you are going with a Full Sized ATX Tower (P280), you might as well get the ATX board, so you can actually use the expansion slots if you need them.
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