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    Default Thinking of getting a 860W Ion+

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    Default Take Focus Plus Gold to new comp, or buy a FD Ion+ 860W?

    I currently own a Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 750W I bought new in 2018, but since i'm slowly building a new computer the question comes up: do I take my old PSU with me, or do I just buy another PSU so I can leave my old system intact? Since I already own a Define 7 I was thinking of getting a Ion+ 860W because it gets rave reviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotReginald View Post
    I currently own a Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 750W I bought new in 2018
    do I take my old PSU with me
    It isn't old, unless you absolutely need to spend some money - keep it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juular View Post
    It isn't old, unless you absolutely need to spend some money - keep it.
    It would allow me to keep my old computer intact which is a nice plus.

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    Anyone? THG says the Ion+ has high inrush current but I have no idea what that means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotReginald View Post
    Anyone? THG says the Ion+ has high inrush current but I have no idea what that means.
    Inrush current is the current (amperage) that the PSU draws as soon as it turns on. High Inrush current can cause a low amperage breaker in the house to trip if it is high enough or you have enough things with high inrush current turn on at the same time.

    It's not really a huge concern for most users though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
    Inrush current is the current (amperage) that the PSU draws as soon as it turns on. High Inrush current can cause a low amperage breaker in the house to trip if it is high enough or you have enough things with high inrush current turn on at the same time.

    It's not really a huge concern for most users though.
    So in other words: get the Ion+?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotReginald View Post
    I was thinking of getting a Ion+ 860W because it gets rave reviews.
    I haven't seen "rave reviews". I've seen one review and it says:

    OCP is set high on all rails
    Very low efficiency with 2% load
    Not efficient 5VSB rail
    High inrush with 230V input
    Increased vampire power consumption

    The new ION+ 860P's biggest weaknesses are lackluster performance on the 3.3V rail with transient loads and the 5VSB rail's low efficiency. It is a great shame that this power supply's 5VSB circuit isn't as good as the others. High Power and Fractal Design obviously cut some corners, and they should both keep in mind that the newest ATX spec (June 2018, Revision 002, Section 3.2.4, Table 3-4) requires high efficiency levels from this rail with 115V and 230V inputs.


    Outperformed in the review by FSP, Seasonic, Corsair and even Aerocool on a performance per dollar comparison.

    The only thing going for it seems to be it's really quiet.

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    https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...pply,6239.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotReginald View Post
    So in other words: get the Ion+?
    No, I wouldn't say so. You have the Focus+ and unless you're planning on using both computers at the same time I wouldn't suggest getting a new unit. 2 Years old is nothing and it's better to just save the money and not buy another unit.

    Though, I also wouldn't suggest any power supply without knowing what kind of budget you're working with, what system the unit would be going into, and where you are shopping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
    No, I wouldn't say so. You have the Focus+ and unless you're planning on using both computers at the same time I wouldn't suggest getting a new unit. 2 Years old is nothing and it's better to just save the money and not buy another unit.

    Though, I also wouldn't suggest any power supply without knowing what kind of budget you're working with, what system the unit would be going into, and where you are shopping.
    I want to keep my old system intact in case I break my main system, I can't stand having no working main machine. (it's a long story)

    Budget? ~150. Specs? Whatever the top end AM4 Zen 3 CPU will be, 5700XT Nitro+ or it's Big Navi equivalent, 32GB RAM with a possibility of 64GB in the future, a 980 Pro when it releases, two SATA SSDs (SM883+860 Evo), AIO cooling for now but I might go open loop depending on how bad Zen 3/RDNA2's thermals are. I value price-performance and acoustics, as long it doesn't blow up my computer, my hearing or my wallet anything goes. The Focus Plus like I now have has been flawless.

    What is the modern equivalent of the Focus Plus?

    EDIT: shit, saw Jon's post too late. So should I go with the Focus PX 750 then?
    Last edited by NotReginald; 07-10-2020 at 02:49 PM.

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