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Arrow Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 650W Review

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Seasonic has been on a real winning streak for a few years now. It seems like each time we see them, they bring a little better performance each time. Now, they're freshening up the successful Prime line of units and calling them Prime Ultra. I have the 650W Titanium variant in front of me. Let's see what improved this time.
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What makes it Ultra?
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And why the hell they dont renew their stupid S12 lineup...instead of going "ultra"?

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What makes it Ultra?
For the Titanium, mostly marketing. At least the smaller Gold and Platinum Ultras should see some improvement in transient response
And I guess they chose to rename the whole lineup due to the major changes these units undergo.
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What makes it Ultra?
Check the third post here: http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14780
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For the Titanium, mostly marketing. At least the smaller Gold and Platinum Ultras should see some improvement in transient response
And I guess they chose to rename the whole lineup due to the major changes these units undergo.
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Yeah, but why name it 'Ultra' and not something that makes more sense like 'new' or 'V2.0' (like Silverstone) or Pro. Why Ultra?

As for the fan, is it one with a decent motor and not the standard Hong Hua one I've found in my CWT GPS-750V unit?

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And why the hell they dont renew their stupid S12 lineup...instead of going "ultra"?
Totally agree...
The S12 Lineup is the oldest ones and, by todays standard, really not a good unit. One could also say that it's a rather bad unit. Especially compared to the competition....
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Depending on how much the price difference between the Prime and the Prime Ultra, I think if it was just a $5 to $10 difference, I'd get the Prime Ultra because of the 12 year vs 10 year warranty. Not that the 10 year isn't already long enough.
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Depending on how much the price difference between the Prime and the Prime Ultra, I think if it was just a $5 to $10 difference, I'd get the Prime Ultra because of the 12 year vs 10 year warranty. Not that the 10 year isn't already long enough.
No,
Seasonic PRIME 'non-ultra' already has a 12-year warranty
https://seasonic.com/product/prime-750-w-titanium/
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@Wolf: Thanks for commenting on the lack of specs in the manuals and the lack of explanation of what the USB 3.3 adapters are.
@Seasonic: thanks for removing those in-cable caps and including a PSU-tester.
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Or the 45th post.
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