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Originally Posted by aleph31My conclusion is that the Seasonic X-Series 750W is the best all-rounder, isn't it?
Originally Posted by KayinBlackThe XFX is the same physical PSU design, but it's cheaper. Ergo, win.
Originally Posted by xela333Agreed, the XFX is the way to go. They use Seasonic for all their PSU's. I always recommend them at work now.
Originally Posted by capmoqNo Corsair PSU? Come on :|
Originally Posted by GeorgeKThat was my thought having had a read through - interesting that it doesn't get an award despite getting the same score as the "PC Power & Cooling" supply (which I wouldn't put anywhere near my rig tbh)
Originally Posted by ShirtyWhat always makes me chuckle is that so many PC builders go for premium 750W or higher PSUs despite the fact that they will only ever be powering a single CPU & GPU rig with a handful of hard drives and a few fans.
So far in real world usage I haven't seen the rig pull more than 350W.
Originally Posted by NexxoPC Power & Cooling is supposed to have a really solid reputation, but mine was the only PSU I've ever owned that literally went up in smoke.
Originally Posted by Article Finally, we also measure the noise output of each PSU under three different loads...
Originally Posted by John_TI love that you've decided to do this in a measurable way! Noise is one of the biggest gripes I have with PC components, and it's also one of the hardest things to judge from a consumer's perspective - as many different sites give conflicting opinions on the same hardware, so you often don't really know what's something is like until after you buy it.
If you could do this on GPU's as well that would be fantastic.
Originally Posted by Star*Dagger"While a 750W power supply is overkill for the average home computer, it's a reasonable capacity to opt for if you're touting more enthusiast level hardware."
WRONG WRONG WRONG. 750W is too low for an enthusiast, and average computer users will never come to an enthusiast site, which is just as well since your recommendations for PSUs have been anemic for YEARS.
Try running gaming rigs on an anemic 750 watt PSU. You might get it to serve through one rig for 2 years, but ive been running 1200 and 1300 watt PSUs in several rigs. Overall you save money, and components by going with a top end, top watt PSU.
Please educate yourselves on this so you stop (unintentionally?) lying to your readers.
You can start by talking to tech who work with PSUs on a daily basis and understand what I am trying to convey.
Yours in Corrective PSU Plasma,
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