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    Hello
    Is the Thermaltake Smart SE 530W a reliable psu?
    http://www.thermaltake.com/products-...?id=C_00001964
    and is it capable of powering up these components
    FX-8320 (no oc)
    Gigabyte 970A-D3P
    Sapphire R9 270X Vapor-X

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    Yup, it's decent for the price. It uses the same platform as Enermax NAXN ADV if i'm not mistaken. It will do the job.
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    Thermaltake hasn't changed the manufacturer as they did with the Germany Series??
    The first version was made by HEC, the actual buyable ones are made by Sirfa...

    And no, there was no announcement, there was no renaming, they just changed the manufacturer...


    PS: And while we're at it: Enermax did change the cables of all units. They don't use those enermax specific sleeves anymore, they use flat ribbon cables like the ones on the Triathlor FC.
    Again, they did it without any notice...

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    As far as I know Smart SE were and still are manufactured by CWT.
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    i found new options that suit my budget

    Corsair VS550
    Seasonic ECO 600W
    HEC 600TE-2WX 600W
    Arctic Cooling Fusion 550R 500W

    is any of these better than the thermaltake?

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    Arctic Fusion.

    It's rather old but Seasonic S12-II...
    Caps are OST, if I remember correctly, so it's probably the best one of those.

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    I'd still opt for Thermaltake, because it's modular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Payne View Post
    Arctic Fusion.

    It's rather old but Seasonic S12-II...
    Nope, it's the original S12, not S12II.
    No wonder it doesn't work! You installed the coils backwards

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    Quote Originally Posted by c_hegge View Post
    Nope, it's the original S12, not S12II.
    Isn't the S12 a two heatsink design like the one used in the HX520 and the S-12II a three heatsink design??
    S12 and S12-II

    And that's the Arctic Fusion inside...

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    I'd also opt for Thermaltake, since it's modular and newer.

    Besides Arctic Fusion one didn't bench well on JG. Dunno if this was a bad luck or series really got botched.

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