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    Default TIL the guy from Outervision PSU Calculator also does PSU reviews

    Example here: http://outervision.com/articles/psu/...upply-review-1

    And yes, as you could guess, he doesn't even open the unit, he simply puts it in a PC and measures voltages with a DMM.

    ...Actually, no.
    He doesn't even do that, he just loads the PC with a GTX980 and... I guess he just watches it go, concluding that it doesn't break a sweat.

    The unit performed flawlessly under heavy load. While I can't push max wattage from my system, I am able to sustain a higher wattage during stress testing. Unfortunately, our secondary rig with the dual GTX 770's is out of commission so this time I had to use a GTX 980 for our test GPU. The Prime Titanium never showed any sign of breaking a sweat. Even in a room with 82F ambient temperature, the unit continued to perform without issue. I was able to push our i7-4970k to its thermal limits, but the Seasonic Prime remained steady and ongoing throughout the entire process.
    The review layout (page names) and the scoring system is ripped from JonnyGURU, too:

    Performance: 10/10 (40% of the final score)
    Exceptional performance, my new favorite PSU. The efficiency is astounding and left us really impressed with the titanium unit. Seasonic aptly named the unit as it showcases a manufacturer that is clearly in their prime and will continue putting out amazing units for years to come.

    Features: 9.9/10 (20% of the final score)

    The Seasonic Prime has a subtle, but innovative feature set. I loved the internal design choices that went into this unit and it made me feel even better about the quality of the hardware I'm putting into my system. If I were to have the smallest of nitpick it would be the Hybrid button on the back of the unit. I really would have preferred a switch in this case so that it would be less likely to be accidentally turned ON/OFF.

    Components/Build Quality: 10/10 (20% of the final score)
    One of if not the best build quality we have seen on the bench. From the rigidity of the unit, to the high-quality components and build specifications. Seasonic took the Prime series to the brink of perfection and I don't think I could even suggest improvement to the components or build quality, it's just that good.

    Value: 10/10 (20% of the final score)
    At the time of writing, Newegg has the Seasonic Prime 650w for $149.99 with a $20 rebate, making the unit only $129.99. The closest model from the competition is a 600w Titanium unit that is $140. I think it goes without saying that the Seasonic Prime is an exceptional value. Even when comparing it to a 750w unit, it's still cheaper and if needed you could step up to the same unit at 750w for still less than the competition. Seasonic has a real winner here and it's no surprise to see it as the flagship model for the company.

    Performance: 10
    Features: 9.9
    Components/Build Quality: 10
    Value: 10
    Final Score: 9.98

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    No surprise sadly...

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    It's even more sad that marketing guys somehow loves him: https://seasonic.com/psu-calculator/
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    Yeah a lot of manufacturers are using maybe even paying for this crap.

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    They pay for it.

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    From the rigidity of the unit
    We still reviewing PSU? or some other "unit"?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    They pay for it.
    So do some calculations and Corsir could put out its own calculator. Other OEM's would follow suit. Or get some OEM's together to form a consortium to produce a more realistic calculator.

    This business with over-predicting by PSU calculators has gone on for at least 7 years that I'm aware of, and probably longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehume View Post
    So do some calculations and Corsir could put out its own calculator.
    We're working on it. Have been for some time. But we're grossly understaffed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    We're working on it. Have been for some time. But we're grossly understaffed.
    I can understand that -- and we consumers would rather have you spending money on PSU's. But you could "get some OEM's together to form a consortium to produce a more realistic calculator." That might reduced the load on the Corsair folks.
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