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    Red face Seasonic Platinum or Prime Gold

    Hi All,

    The Seasonic Platinum 660W and the Prime Gold 650W are available for the same price. Question: which one to go for?

    The Platinum is definitely an old model as the review here is from 2012 however I was wondering how much would PSU tech have evolved really?

    So assuming there are no new "features" per se in the newer Prime series does it make sense to get an older but higher efficient PSU or newer but less efficient one?

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    get the prime, newer tech, better warranty, plus it just looks better imho

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    What are your PC specifications?
    Why do you only look at those two power supplies?

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    Seasonic Prime is great imo, but an old model doesn't mean anything without more info.

    Like the mask asks (that rhyms!) what are you PC specs? and why are you only choosing those two, is there a particular reason,setup?
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    PC Specs:
    Ryzen 1700(will OC to 3.8/3.9) with NZXT x52 (2 fans)
    G.Skill Trident RGB 16GB
    Asrock AB350 Pro4 (ATX)
    XFX 480 8GB OC edition
    SSD 500GB plus 2 sata hdd.
    Another 3 case fans.

    I burnt a x1900xt back in the day. Have stuck to Seasonic since. Therefore only want to consider something in Seasonic's lineup.

    I too feel it makes sense to go with something newer, but as its a power supply I don't understand the workings enough to 'see' what the newer tech brings. What I can see is Platinum vs Gold so wanted your expert opinion what wins in this perspective: newer tech or efficiency?

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    You know that there are like +/- 10 OEM's that can make a better PSU than that Seasonic can?

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    Which 10?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kinsoda View Post
    PC Specs:
    Ryzen 1700(will OC to 3.8/3.9) with NZXT x52 (2 fans)
    G.Skill Trident RGB 16GB
    Asrock AB350 Pro4 (ATX)
    XFX 480 8GB OC edition
    SSD 500GB plus 2 sata hdd.
    Another 3 case fans.

    I burnt a x1900xt back in the day. Have stuck to Seasonic since. Therefore only want to consider something in Seasonic's lineup.

    I too feel it makes sense to go with something newer, but as its a power supply I don't understand the workings enough to 'see' what the newer tech brings. What I can see is Platinum vs Gold so wanted your expert opinion what wins in this perspective: newer tech or efficiency?

    Thank you for considering our power supplies. If you want newer tech, then go with the PRIME Gold. The differential between PRIME GOLD and PLATINUM is only a few % for efficiency and will not make that much of a difference.

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    Maybe there is 10 who can do it in theory, but most of them simply won't. Beeing able to do it means nothing in IT component business. Actually bringing it to market is the key.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seasonic Rep View Post
    Which 10?
    I meant, I can name 10 that can make a better PSU then Seasonic can, but there are more.
    Delta, Flextronics, Murata, Emerson, Acbel, Zippy, Chicony, Etasis, 3Y, and Lite-on.

    Quote Originally Posted by Philipus II View Post
    Maybe there is 10 who can do it in theory, but most of them simply won't. Beeing able to do it means nothing in IT component business. Actually bringing it to market is the key.
    There are probably also 10 that will make it if someone ask them.


    Quote Originally Posted by kinsoda View Post
    PC Specs:
    Ryzen 1700(will OC to 3.8/3.9) with NZXT x52 (2 fans)
    G.Skill Trident RGB 16GB
    Asrock AB350 Pro4 (ATX)
    XFX 480 8GB OC edition
    SSD 500GB plus 2 sata hdd.
    Another 3 case fans.

    I burnt a x1900xt back in the day. Have stuck to Seasonic since. Therefore only want to consider something in Seasonic's lineup.

    I too feel it makes sense to go with something newer, but as its a power supply I don't understand the workings enough to 'see' what the newer tech brings. What I can see is Platinum vs Gold so wanted your expert opinion what wins in this perspective: newer tech or efficiency?
    A 650W PSU isn't nessesary, a good 550W is more then enough. Even a good 450W PSU should be enough. The Corsair RM550x is for example a great choice.

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