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    Default Seasonic extends PRIME series warranty to 12 years!

    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/sea...nty,33791.html

    Just five years ago, it would have been insane to even think of an OEM or brand offering more than five- or (best case) seven-year warranty on a PSU. However, things change fast, especially when the competition is tough, and EVGA was the first to reach the ten-year warranty mark. Several years after EVGA's innovation, Seasonic has taken the lead, offering a 12-year warranty period to its PRIME series power supplies. Previously, they were covered by a ten-year warranty.
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    I would prefer a lower price instead of an even longer warranty.

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    Its warranty means its quality product. Thought they charge twice assuming the power savings on those 10 years are huge when compared to twice the cost you pay for the psu

    Say on average all 80+ bronze vs gold/platinum the saving range from 6% to 12%

    as bronze or silver will yeild upto 86% while gold and Platinum minimum 88% to 94%

    It may be just few number's But based on the actual wattage consumption it matter's a lot as the more age it goes the more saving you see that what you paid for it

    Assuming one consuming 400 watts of power for pc but the wall drawing power is 480 for bronze and silver but for gold/platinum 430-445w And the 80% is strictly only during 50% load on all the types. So lower wattage will give more less efficiency. So it may be more for low end than high end.

    I say efficiency is what you pay the price for also that decides the premium cost for the components.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtymacho View Post
    assuming one consuming 400 watts of power for pc
    It's a wrong assumption.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtymacho View Post
    Its warranty means its quality product.
    Nah it's more a marketing thing and doesn't say that much about quality. They only want you believe it says something about the quality.

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    They can do whatever they like about Prime. They will still get recked in sells by the usuall suspects, probably in a ratio of 1/100, because they are alot cheaper and offer similar performance/quality.

    If they were smart enough to launch a PRIME 450/550W, placed under 100€ and with 7Y warranty, it could be a winner. But no. We need more power and...12Y warranty. God. In 12Y so many things can happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    Nah it's more a marketing thing and doesn't say that much about quality. They only want you believe it says something about the quality.
    If I'm correct I swear I recall you, in the past, on repeated occasions, talking about how certain power supplies should last x years because they have x year warranty.

    Quote Originally Posted by Delter View Post
    They can do whatever they like about Prime. They will still get recked in sells by the usuall suspects, probably in a ratio of 1/100, because they are alot cheaper and offer similar performance/quality.

    If they were smart enough to launch a PRIME 450/550W, placed under 100€ and with 7Y warranty, it could be a winner. But no. We need more power and...12Y warranty. God. In 12Y so many things can happen.
    A Prime 450/550 would not cost much less than a 650+ and nobody would buy a 450W Prime. I'm pretty sure "if they were smart" really doesn't work here - you versus Seasonic's entire financial analyst department and all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turkey3_scratch View Post
    If I'm correct I swear I recall you, in the past, on repeated occasions, talking about how certain power supplies should last x years because they have x year warranty.
    No when I do an estimation about how long it should last, it's always based on quality and never on warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turkey3_scratch View Post
    If I'm correct I swear I recall you, in the past, on repeated occasions, talking about how certain power supplies should last x years because they have x year warranty.



    A Prime 450/550 would not cost much less than a 650+ and nobody would buy a 450W Prime. I'm pretty sure "if they were smart" really doesn't work here - you versus Seasonic's entire financial analyst department and all.
    I understand that, but it makes no sense for todays hardware consumption to not have a unit with 450-550W.

    I am just saying that a PRIME bellow 100€, with 450-550W and less warranty could be a winner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delter View Post
    If they were smart enough to launch a PRIME 450/550W, placed under 100€ and with 7Y warranty, it could be a winner.
    Hardly a winner if every 100€ Prime 450W would cost 110€ to manufacture... or more.

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