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November 26, 2012 2:51:54 AM

Which of these PSU is better

-SEASONIC X-SERIES 850W 80PLUS GOLD POWER SUPPLY
-SEASONIC PLATINUM 860W PSU 80PLUS PLATINUM POWER SUPPLY

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November 26, 2012 3:21:17 AM

Platinum.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/80Plus

As you can see, the platinum is 2% to 3% more efficient. If you think about it, if your computer is drawing 650 watts, that's an extra 13 watts being wasted, producing nothing but heat. It may not be cost effective to get the platinum supply, but it will run cooler and the fan will run slower.
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November 26, 2012 3:40:42 AM

Platinum and Gold only measure efficiency not quality. That being said the Seasonic X series are among the best power supplies on the market. The few reviews of the new Platinum series show them to be even better than the X series. Both are truly excellent power supplies.
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November 26, 2012 3:54:49 AM

If you want to save some money, go with the X-Series. Gold efficiency is also not really bad, compare to regular 80 Plus.
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November 26, 2012 5:03:24 AM

X series.

Regardless, you can't go wrong with either PSU!
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November 26, 2012 5:08:22 AM

amuffin said:
X series.

Regardless, you can't go wrong with either PSU!



Have you seen the Platinum reviews? Better than the X series. Hardwaresecrets called the 520w version the best power supply they have ever reviewed.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Seasonic-Platinu...
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