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Seasonic M12ii Modular PSU VS Antec Earthwatts non modular psu

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February 3, 2013 1:13:45 AM

Which is better for my file server?i only have 2 hard drives i optical disk drive,and mobo and processor.
Processor: i3-2120(disabled HT)
Mobo:Biostar H61MGV(upgrading to biostar TZ68K+ soon and underclock i3 to x16 clock multiplier only(1596Mhz) but will enable HT after the underclock,no undervolting will be made.using hd 2000.I want the mobo as it has more heat sinks and it can overclock(underclock here).i need stability,and if i can save some power.Performance wise i am not compressing files so yeah.I hope to make a passive heat sink config for the processor too,maybe a coolermaster hyper 101 with fan removed.if not possible i will just use the hyper101 with the fan.i cannot fit a 212 into budget.)
Hard drives:Seagate Barrucuda 500gb
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3tb
Dont ask me to get ssd as it will become an extra device mean more power used.i will not 'decommission' the hard drives so yeah.(coz i can only afford 120gb ssd which cannot store a thing.
No raid,coz i manually copy important files on both drives.
8 gb 1333 mhz adata ram,going to underclock it to 1066mhz.it has no heatsinks.

Thanks in advance

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February 3, 2013 1:19:43 AM

I would personally buy the Seasonic, but either are fine.
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February 3, 2013 1:20:58 AM

Both are good, but I would go with the SeaSonic PSU over the Antec PSU.
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February 3, 2013 1:23:49 AM

Since you have so few peripherals, I'd get the one that's modular, so the Seasonic for me. If you add more devices then you can obviously add more cables, but it'll stay tidier that way.
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February 3, 2013 1:24:51 AM

Best answer selected by Giggitygoebbels.
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February 3, 2013 1:31:02 AM

Giggitygoebbels said:
Which is better for my file server?i only have 2 hard drives i optical disk drive,and mobo and processor.
Processor: i3-2120(disabled HT)
Mobo:Biostar H61MGV(upgrading to biostar TZ68K+ soon and underclock i3 to x16 clock multiplier only(1596Mhz) but will enable HT after the underclock,no undervolting will be made.using hd 2000.I want the mobo as it has more heat sinks and it can overclock(underclock here).i need stability,and if i can save some power.Performance wise i am not compressing files so yeah.I hope to make a passive heat sink config for the processor too,maybe a coolermaster hyper 101 with fan removed.if not possible i will just use the hyper101 with the fan.i cannot fit a 212 into budget.)
Hard drives:Seagate Barrucuda 500gb
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3tb
Dont ask me to get ssd as it will become an extra device mean more power used.i will not 'decommission' the hard drives so yeah.(coz i can only afford 120gb ssd which cannot store a thing.
No raid,coz i manually copy important files on both drives.
8 gb 1333 mhz adata ram,going to underclock it to 1066mhz.it has no heatsinks.

Thanks in advance

Low power system ( 100 watts or so max ) and you're talking about under-volting to decrease power consumption
You'll want a lower wattage psu than you can find in either line
300 watts is overkill
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 3, 2013 1:41:19 AM

delluser1 said:
Low power system ( 100 watts or so max ) and you're talking about under-volting to decrease power consumption
You'll want a lower wattage psu than you can find in either line
300 watts is overkill
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I wish to make everything perform (extremely) under its maximum for more stability.also i am not getting the m12ii 520w,but the 650W one.if i can i even get the 750W.If overkill,let it be.I just want everything to be stable.
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February 3, 2013 1:44:59 AM

More watts doesn't equal stability unless you have a system that need's them, the specs you provided don't even need a 300 watt psu
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February 3, 2013 1:54:31 AM

delluser1 said:
More watts doesn't equal stability unless you have a system that need's them, the specs you provided don't even need a 300 watt psu

I will also upgrade the server frequently so yeah.i might need them.i think i need an extra hard disk every year.
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