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    Default Where are the low-wattage Platinum/Titanium PSUs?

    Considering I've recently switched to a Pascal GPU that can only draw 225W maximum, and am using a CPU that shouldn't draw more than 100W, the Seasonic X-660 PSU I'm currently using is looking like overkill (plus it's misbehaving). I reckon I could probably get away with a 450W unit (and I don't ever intend go go SLI). So I thought I'd look around for a Platinum or even Titanium unit around that wattage, only to find to my dismay that there seem to be precisely zero available.

    The closest I can find is the recently-released Seasonic Prime 650W, which is obviously not available in South Africa. But I'm not actually looking for a PSU with full modularity and insane voltage regulation, I'm just looking for something with high efficiency. (Something like the Seasonic GS series, except at Platinum/Titanium levels, would be perfect.)

    I mean, just look at this pathetic display. No Platinum or Titanium units to be seen, most are Bronze efficiency at best, and the few that are Gold are either stupidly expensive, non-modular, or out of stock. But the story's the same on Newegg: a single 600W Titanium unit and a grand total of three, count 'em, Platinum units under 500W.

    Seasonic's Focus range that starts at 450W with Gold/Platinum efficiency looks to be my best bet, but it was announced way back in July and so far no sign of these in retail. Anyone know when (if?) these are going to make an appearance? And Why is Seasonic the only manufacturer chasing the low-wattage/high-efficiency market?

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    maybe a Cooler Master V550 is interesting for you, is only Gold but at low loads more efficient than most Platinum power supplies
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    Quote Originally Posted by tinpoint View Post
    maybe a Cooler Master V550 is interesting for you, is only Gold but at low loads more efficient than most Platinum power supplies
    Not available in my country. :/

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    The semi-modular version, the Cooler Master V550S, is.
    http://www.wootware.co.za/coolermast...wersupply.html

    Otherwise buy the Andyson H6 600W, and tell us how it is.
    http://www.wootware.co.za/andyson-60...er-supply.html

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    Though it's not an high end unit, our co-forumer Philipus II got some nice figures off the "cheap" Corsair CS450M.
    Best, Luca

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    I would take the Andyson H6 600W over the Corsair CS450M even without a good review of the Andyson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    I would take the Andyson H6 600W over the Corsair CS450M even without a good review of the Andyson.
    Great Wall is a much better ODM than Andyson, mate (set aside Corsair has a much stronger customer support).
    Well, for Anyson it's usually guilty until proven otherwise.
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    I disagree, both can make a great unit or a crappy one. It just depends on what you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    I disagree, both can make a great unit or a crappy one. It just depends on what you want.
    Of course, albeit I still bet Corsair is better: anyhow, judging from Andyson marketing (the PSU box) that H600 seems to have a lower efficiency than the CS450M across the board (for the proposed task, of course).
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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    Otherwise buy the Andyson H6 600W, and tell us how it is.
    http://www.wootware.co.za/andyson-60...er-supply.html
    I'm seriously considering it, but I don't have equipment to load-test with and I also don't wanna blow up my PC if it is an Andyson fake...

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