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Old 04-30-2013, 08:14 AM   #1
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I've decided on this for my upgraded PSU.
 
this PC is basicalley a TV DVR so there's not a big demand for alot of power the OEM was a 300Watt PSU.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703034
here's a few reasons I choose
1.it comes w/ a AC power cord.
2.Japanese capacitors.
3.partial modular.
4.5 year warrenty.
5.single 12V rail.
6.good sized silent fan.
My only concern is the lenght of the main mobo 12V 24 pin plug wire appears kindof long, I may have to fold it.
I have sean this PSU on sale for $30. so I will wait them out.
Any thoughts on my choice of upgraded PSU.
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Route the cable around instead of folding it.
And just a tip, more of a rule of thumb. You buy cheap, you get cheap...
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OK good tip on the routing of wire.

are you saying this is a cheap PSU?

should I be looking at say a much more expensive Sea Sonic?

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It is Seasonic.
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It is Seasonic.
woops my bad.

I've been reading alot of unfavorable PSU reviews and these are name brand like antec, corsair thremallake ect.

stuff like DOA, lasted one week, ect. ect.

How much do I have to give for a decent low power (350400 watt) PSU?

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next time if I'm unsure of spelling acuracisticy I will highlight in red for you.
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PSU Review Database

This is how I find out who makes what.
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PSU Review Database

This is how I find out who makes what.
Hello Celery nice imformative link on PSUs, apparently I've picked out a top quaility PSU.

in the link speadsheet the catagory OEM is this the actualle manufactor Seasonic?

Silencer Mk III 400W
What are you'r thoughts on my PSU choice?
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Pleeze...
I use either Cooler Master or Corsair for my high end builds. Let me put that in perspective. Last build was $4000.00usd. This build is currently $1850.00usd and I plan to add more to it thus driving the cost and power demands up. Seriously do you think I'd put a POS power supply in my rigs with that much money invested in them? Of course not.
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Please reread the first 2 sentences of the thread.

I've decided on this for my upgraded PSU.
 
this PC is basicalley a TV DVR so there's not a big demand for alot of power the OEM was a 300Watt PSU.

I currently have two internal HDDs 1TB and a 2TB would like in the future two more either 2 or 3 TB HDD, so I don't have a big demand for power.

My main concern is the OEM PSU failing because I prefer to leave the PC in sleep when not in use,

what I am reduced to is powering off the PC (that's if it won't be used for say 12-15 hours)

I'm hopping w/ a better than OEM PSU I can just leave the PC either on or at sleep.
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If the PC are not going to be used for 12-15 hours I'd prefer to turn it off.
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