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    Hy,


    I am in a search for a replacement for my trusty 5 year old S12-380. I think it is a bit low on power since i had three system restart in few days with my PC and the 12V is 11.70-11.80...I have trouble deciding for a new PSU. I read reviews about:

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=185
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story3&reid=225
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=134

    My questions are:

    1) Are the Seasonic and XFX identical PSUs in every way (noise, build quallity)...johnny wrote that above 30 degrees XFX is noisy and readings are not same in load tests. Silence is a must for me even on moderate load and i just cann't afford X series Seasonic.

    2) How much worse is actually Coolermaster from above mentioned PSUs? I have small PC so modular design is compelling for me...My concern are mostly cheaper build quallity (capacitors...) than above mentioned models...
    3) I also looked at CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gold series but they are expensive...i think in that price i would go for Seasonic X series...


    I just want a PSU that could run with no problems next 5 years a Phenom X4 B55@4GHz/3xDDR3@1333/GTX560 Ti/ 2xHDD...

    I really would apreciate your advice guys (and girls )

    P.S.-Sorry my bad english
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    The Cooler Master is a solid unit, if you can get it for the same price as the Seasonic or XFX models, I would choose it.

    Performance wise, you won't notice a difference between the 3 units and their 12v power is pretty much comparable between all of them.

    The Cooler Master is definitely the quietest unit out of the lot, as well as being modular. Which is a bonus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomek View Post
    Hy,


    I am in a search for a replacement for my trusty 5 year old S12-380. I think it is a bit low on power since i had three system restart in few days with my PC and the 12V is 11.70-11.80...I have trouble deciding for a new PSU. I read reviews about:
    How did you measured this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    How did you measured this?
    SpeedFan...it jumps up and down even on low load...

    As for the PSU...the M500 is a bit pricier, XFX 550 is very cheap...Prices:

    XFX 550W= 56 Euro
    Seasonic S12 II 520W= 69 Euro
    Coolermaster M500 = 77 Euro
    CM M600 = 82 Euro
    CM 600 Gold = 106 Euro

    My priorities are:

    1) Silence
    2) Build Quallity / Stabillity
    3) Iz should work with no problems for my PC + GTX 560 and heavy OC.
    For some tasks, the CLI is quicker. That's not elitism nor arrogance, that's just a fact of life.

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    Build quality and electrical performance of those all, except SPG, is quite comparable.

    As for silence, XFX and Seasonic utilize Adda BB fan, which can make some bearing noise. Silentpro is better in that regard.

    Also S12II has little reason to be considered, being weaker version of the same platform, and more expensive to boot.

    Oh, and speedfan's readings are often complete nonsense. Might as well be picked at random.

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    Yeah, software voltage readings are often completely incorrect.
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    Speedfan is always wrong, so that isn't a reason to replace you PSU. Replacing could be useless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    Speedfan is always wrong, so that isn't a reason to replace you PSU. Replacing could be useless.

    Well the readings are only part of it...the second part is that my PC could not handle GTX 550 TI...al system slowed down suddenly and restarted...With GT 430 it runs with no problems at all...i suppose it is due PSU...or could it be something else? So the CM are that good...nice to hear that What about cheaper Elite and Extreme Power series?
    For some tasks, the CLI is quicker. That's not elitism nor arrogance, that's just a fact of life.

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    Wait, 550 Ti doesn't even consume 150W under heavy load. Sth's not right.

    What about cheaper Elite and Extreme Power series?
    Elite dung and Extreme crap. Both are major downgrades from your current S12.

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    GTX 550 Ti or GTX 560 Ti?

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