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    Default [Solved] PSU recommendation: semi-low power server

    Hello gurus (:

    My Corsair PSU (cx400) died yesterday and I'm upgrading the rest of the components while I'm at it. I'm not sure what PSU to buy though and any advice would be welcome.


    - System specifications:

    ASRock B75 PRO3-M
    2 x 2gb Corsair VS DDR3-1333
    Intel Dual Core G2030T Ivy Bridge (35w tdp)
    2 old sata hard drives (HDD)
    1 newer green sata drive (HDD)
    3 slow fans and a Noctua NH-L9i CPU cooler
    Small case LED display
    (Built in gpu and LAN. I won't be adding any discret card).

    - System usage:

    HTPC, file server (~4gb upload a day).


    I'm looking at the Seasonic S12II Bronze - 430W, but feel free to pick one on the link below that would be a better match. Low noise is a plus but not a must. Same with modular. Price range looking at that site... say 400-600 kroner (that's around US$70-80 I think):

    http://www.proshop.dk/Stroemforsyning.htm
    (In Danish mostly but that shouldn't really matter.)


    Thanks!
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    http://www.proshop.dk/Stroemforsynin...U-2386329.html
    This would be my choice - plenty of power, high efficiency and it's overall a very well designed PSU. Cons? Not modular, and might be slightly noisy under heavy load (but this shouldn't happen with your PC )
    I can also see this store has new Corsairs CS in stock; shame there are no reviews yet, because they might be an interesing choice as well if you'd prefer a modular PSU. It's quite a bit of an overkill in terms of power though.
    http://www.proshop.dk/Stroemforsynin...U-2427910.html
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    Oh, a 360 G series. I sorted by price and missed that one. I wonder why the 430 is cheaper. Not the same internals?
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    Yeah, the 360 G is newer gold rated, while the 430 is an older bronze rated.

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    Another difference between them is that the G360 has a DC-DC secondary, vs group regulation for S12II Bronze.

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    I've no idea what you just said

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    Generally G-360 will provide much more stable voltages than S12II over wide range of loads (which is consequence of being DC-DC instead of group regulated). It's also more efficient (which also is partly due to DC-DC).

    So overall G series is far superior to older S12II.

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    G-360 it is! Thanks. Always awesome help in here (:

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    Aaand it has gone out of stock. Delivery unknown...

    Anything else as good? I'd rather keep all shopping at one store

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    http://www.proshop.dk/Stroemforsynin...W-2426912.html

    CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gold 450. I think It's made by FSP, which aren't quite up there with Seasonic, but it's still 80+ gold with DC-DC conversion for the two lower voltage rails, like the G Series.
    No wonder it doesn't work! You installed the coils backwards

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