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Greetings,

I looking to replace my wife power supply and I am working on a budget. I know Seasonic make reliable high-end PSU's but i can't find too much info on these. Have any of you guys sued them before? Is it Quiet(she wants it really quiet)?

Canada Computers | Power Supplies | Seasonic SS-600ET 600W 80 PLUS BRONZE Power Supply - OEM/BULK 3YR.MFG.WARRANTY

500-600 watt is the range im looking for but under $100.00. Any positive feedback would be appriciated.
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If she want really quiet, then drop a few more bucks and get this one: Canada Computers | Power Supplies | Seasonic X-560 Fully Modular 80PLUS Gold 560W PSU (SS-560KM Active PFC F3).

The fan will not spin unless 50% load is achieved. That's the PSU I use in my Wife's rig. And a happy Wife is a happy (husband) Life.
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Greetings,

I looking to replace my wife power supply and I am working on a budget. I know Seasonic make reliable high-end PSU's but i can't find too much info on these. Have any of you guys sued them before? Is it Quiet(she wants it really quiet)?

Canada Computers | Power Supplies | Seasonic SS-600ET 600W 80 PLUS BRONZE Power Supply - OEM/BULK 3YR.MFG.WARRANTY

500-600 watt is the range im looking for but under $100.00. Any positive feedback would be appriciated.
I have bought my first seasonic and I will be buying them again in the future.. really really good!

and I hope you mean "used" not "sued" :)

-joe
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Old February 12, 2012, 06:07 PM
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I've had the SS-600ET until recently. It's a decent power supply for the price but there are surely better ones out there even at few dollars more. I would agree with 3.0charlie or try this guy below:

Seasonic S12II 520W EPS12V 20/24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 80+ Bronze 6+8PIN PCI-E W/ 120MM Fan - Seasonic Electronics - S12II 520

I'm a big fan of Seasonic power supply and this was one of my favorite although I wasn't aware about the X-560's fan not spinning unless 50% load or higher.
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I use the S12II in my file server, and I can hear the PSU fan over the HDD chatter.

Get the X560. You won't regret it.
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Awesome, thx guys, that's what i needed to know
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Rosewill's Capstone units are currently leading the budget segment. They're based on SuperFlower Golden Green platform, which's used in NZXT Hale90 units. Shoot for the Capstone 550. It's better than the X-560 as well. It runs cooler, has comparable performance and sells for cheaper.
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NZXT HALE82-series PSU's are all basically rebranded Seasonic M12 II models.

You can pick these up pretty cheap when they have both IR + MIR at some retailers.
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X-560 / X- 660 / X - 760 will not spin their fan up to 30% of the rated load in well ventilated case. At 50% of the load on 560, there is at least 30W worth of heat to be dissipated from PSU. That will require fan.
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