Seasonic PRIME 650 Platinum Power Supply

Recently, we started looking at Seasonic’s new PRIME Platinum line by looking at the biggest of the bunch, the 1200W model. Today, we’ll continue by examining the 650W model on the other end of the scale.

REVIEW INFORMATION
SUPPLIED BY: Seasonic
MANUFACTURER: Seasonic USA
PRODUCT: PRIME 650 Platinum
PROD LINK: PRIME Platinum Product Page
PRICE: $129.90 @ NewEgg
Price is at the time of testing!

PRIME 650W Platinum

Hello, good peoples. Shall we see another Sonic today? Er… saw another scenic? You know what I mean, right?

We looked at the first unit in this new line of Seasonic’s when we tested the 1200W top of the line unit last month. And it was impressive, as all modern units from this company. I’ve actually got some exciting news for you on that unit as the review goes on, but for now, we need to look at the box pictures of the baby in the line, the 650W model. In fact, I have all models in the PRIME Platinum line to review as time marches on, so this will be only the second of five.

PRIME 650W Platinum

As was the case with the 1200W, marketing is the same. We won’t get into that again… everything about the marketing applies equally to the two models. Again, the promise of mythic level voltage regulation is right at the top of the list and I can’t wait to make sure this unit actually does it.

PRIME 650W Platinum

Have a load table, won’t you? I always go by the one on the actual unit itself, but Seasonic isn’t known for making mistakes here and this is no exception. Likewise, I always go by my own measurements on the cables and connectors… sometimes they can come up a bit short or long compared to the box figures.

PRIME 650W Platinum

Not an English speaker? You’re covered on this side of the box if you want to be sold on marketing in your native tongue.

PRIME 650W Platinum

The box is now unpacked. I know you’re disappointed I didn’t get a few more cardboard shots for you. We have a modular cable bag stuffed with cables, a power cord, a power supply in a bag, and a bag of documentation and goodies.

PRIME 650W Platinum

As was the case with the 1200W, Seasonic did not skimp here. Lots of goodies, ample documentation. I’m happy. I’m a happy guy. I’m happy with my life. I’m happy with the way things are going in my life. I’m happy with… with with…

“Melissa?”

I KNOW HER NAME! Yes. I’m happy… with… Melissa. Ahem. Sorry about that, it’s twister season.