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    Arrow Seasonic Prime Platinum 1000 Review

    We're continuing our exploration of the new Seasonic Prime Platinum series of units today with the 1000 watt model.
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=519

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    I'd suggest a different lunch in future, OW, enough of that fried lard...
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    Astonishing. The review has been up all day with but a single comment. OW must have nailed it.
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    Sorry to necro the thread probably

    but on the 1200W unit review you mention Thin PCI-e cables, has this issue been resolved, or is it only the 1200W unit with this issue?

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...tory6&reid=511

    "PCIe cable wire gauge is too thin for one cable to handle high power cards"


    Did you guys already get the new Seasonic stuff in for testing btw ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetguru View Post
    Sorry to necro the thread probably

    but on the 1200W unit review you mention Thin PCI-e cables, has this issue been resolved, or is it only the 1200W unit with this issue?

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...tory6&reid=511

    "PCIe cable wire gauge is too thin for one cable to handle high power cards"


    Did you guys already get the new Seasonic stuff in for testing btw ?
    I wonder if this is the issue i was experiencing with my 1200 prime, but it was also happening with my replacement Primo Chill cables.

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    Capture987.jpg This is a screen grab from the Prime Platinum 650w review Wolfy did April 2017. edit: Wolfy advises below that they're still using the lily-livered stuff, unlike the competition which knows better & looks out for their customers better Capture456.jpg (photos are now attached to the forum as directed)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cass-Olé View Post
    PEOPLE!

    Just attach the photos to the forum. Half the time your photos aren't showing up!!!!

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    Seasonic has opted not to go to 16 AWG for 1kW units. Not sure about any bigger ones. The 1kW Prime Ultra Titanium is still 18 AWG.

    I'm working on the 650W model for next week.

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    Hey fellas, care to comment?

    Capture23.JPGBy my estimate, that doesn't excuse not placing a pair in the 24pin ATX for 12volt duty, nor in the CPU 8pin. As for the sleeved Grfx, Wolfy already covered this ground for us in his 1200w review:

    These are 18 AWG all the way and not doubled up to increase effective conductor surface, as was the case with the Titanium 650W. Right, Seasonic, I've had enough. You will be scored on for this, just as Andyson was last week. And at 1200 watts, you really have no excuse. You don't even have the "making the ribbon cabling easier to manage" excuse this time, because the bulk of the cable is a traditionally sleeved wire bundle. 16 AWG to the first connector as most of your competition does would have been no problem here, you didn't do it, and now users have to watch the power draw of their video cards ... the wiring can't really take it, even if the power supply can. This is why crypto miners go on the Bitcointalk forums and complain about Seasonic units burning out their cable connectors with long term crypto mining. They overdraw the 18 gauge wires, the connectors heat up, and then over time the connectors fail. It's just frustrating and disappointing. I've talked about this before. This is not a problem for EVGA, Corsair, Thermaltake, or a bunch of other names I could spit out right now because they run 16 AWG on their big units.

    Connector's fail, I'll be darned. As for today's press release: "they felt it best matched the specification of the pins and connectors" "Nevermind the whimpy wire, just check out that warranty"? Come on Mr Seasonic man ... ... ... this is JG.com ... ... ... "THIS IS SPARTA!!!"
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    16AWG or 18AWG doesn't really matter, critic point is still the modular connector. They shouldn't use two PEG connectors per cable in a high-end serie like Prime.

    Seasonic states that the max of double 8 pins PEG cable is 225W. If you look at for example the Prime Ultra Gold/Platinum 550W you see it only has one double 8 pins connector. A normal CPU takes around 100W tops and the other components around 25W. That makes a total of only 350W, no where close to the 550W. Using 16AWG cables won't change anything about that, using two single 8pins modular cables would.

    A second EPS connector also wouldn't hurt in those Prime Ultra units. So you can power your high-end Skylake X or Threadripper motherboard and have enough room for a nice overclock.

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