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I was thinking of upgrading to the following PSU because the price is so good with the rebate. I don't have a modular PSU.

https://m.newegg.com/products/N82E16..._-na-_-na-_-na

However a bunch of reviewers complain of getting multiple units DOA. That seams unusual for seasonic. What gives?
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It's an really old power supply, not meant for a modern PC. So if you're building a new gaming machine look for something more modern.
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It's an really old power supply, not meant for a modern PC. So if you're building a new gaming machine look for something more modern.
In what way? I have an fx6300 and a GTX 950.
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It's an older group regulated design, so it doesn't handle unbalanced loads that well or support deep sleep states present in modern PCs. By today standards it's an entry-level PSU, so even after rebate it's not a good price, when you can get something like this:
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...-119-_-Product

More stable, more efficient, better built, actually supporting deep sleep states, nearly the same 12V capacity (which doesn't even matter, since your PC won't even load it to 50% without OC).

Or for slight premium also get longer warranty and lower noise output:
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...-189-_-Product

There are also refurb/open box RM550x available if it doesn't bother you:
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...-190-_-Product
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...144R-_-Product

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Corsair TX550M also has a good price after MIR: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16817139210
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Thanks. I'll look into those. How about this one? it's a semi for the same price.

https://m.newegg.com/products/N82E16...76&PID=3938566
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Thanks. I'll look into those. How about this one? it's a semi for the same price.

https://m.newegg.com/products/N82E16...76&PID=3938566
The TX550M is a higher quality PSU, but the CS550M is the more silent one. The TX550M also has a warranty that's two years longer. Both are semi-modular and are otherwise not that different from a user perspective.

Both can be a good choice depending on wat you prefer.
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The TX550M also has a warranty that's two years longer.
4 years longer, CS has 3 years
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Right, I thought is was 5.
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