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660W Seasonic 80 Plus Platinum Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply for $79.99 AR, 450W Corsair CX450M 80 Plus Bronze Semi-Modular Power Supply for $25.99 AR & More @ Newegg.com

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Last Edited by cricket702 September 23, 2016 at 01:46 PM
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I have the 660 SeaSonic in my current build (late Dec 2015) and it's a fantastic PSU. Comes in a premium packaging, fully modular, black cables, really nice stuff. No problems here.
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TU for the seasonic SS-660XP2
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How long do PSUs last? I've been using a Corsair HX520 since 2008 in a system that theoretical peaks at 427W. I'm slowly upgrading to a Skylake platform that theoretically peaks at 450W. Should I look into getting a new PSU? I'm pretty sure the 5V rails are enough to handle a modern mid-range card like the 1060, maybe even a 1070. I'm sure it's out of warranty, but if it's lasted this long, is there any reason it wouldn't last longer?

I know surge protectors are cumulative. After you reach XXXX joules, it's not going to protect anymore and a small surge would trip the fuse.
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I use a Seasonic 760-XP2 in my x99 build (5930k/GTX 1080) and love it ; silent , plenty of solid power and Ive never even had the unit get even slightly warm . 7yr warranty an added plus .

Infact my unit has out performed (in reliability) my brother's Evga 1600 watt platinum that just took a dump on him this week using the same basic rig setup (and same usage time of 18 months) . Dont get me wrong I do like the upper tier Evga's too , but just relating my experience . However even with that said , my preference was/is still Seasonic .

Recommend Seasonic's ! (Check out JohnnyGuru.com)
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Last edited by stereo55 September 23, 2016 at 01:14 PM
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my issue with them (i bought this deal) was that when I rmad the product (a previous purchase) they never gave me wires just the unit. I sent back the wires in case there was a short which i am positive there was. so I called at least 6 times and tried everything to get new wires over several years and even called one last time last week and not even a return phone call. so if you do have to rma be warned. its pretty bad and the customer service is bad too. I bought that evga one last week and have always liked them. I get the seasonic is a better product but their service sucks. also try to find wires for a seasonic psu. you cant. they have some way on their site but it costs similar to a new unit. it was a rotten experience. ill just make sure i keep the wires next time in case of rma but be warned.
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How long do PSUs last? I've been using a Corsair HX520 since 2008 in a system that theoretical peaks at 427W. I'm slowly upgrading to a Skylake platform that theoretically peaks at 450W. Should I look into getting a new PSU? I'm pretty sure the 5V rails are enough to handle a modern mid-range card like the 1060, maybe even a 1070. I'm sure it's out of warranty, but if it's lasted this long, is there any reason it wouldn't last longer?

I know surge protectors are cumulative. After you reach XXXX joules, it's not going to protect anymore and a small surge would trip the fuse.
The capacitors loose there effectiveness over time on PSU's and in your case 8 years is getting up there , but also depends on usage over that time.
I replaced my Corsair HX1050 after 6+ years even though it worked fine , but I was also building a complete new x99 system and wanted the extra security of no unwanted problems or stability issues .
Just depends on your individual scenario, build and usage . But when there is a good deal on a high quality unit it maybe time to grab it and replace the old . The $80 for the Seasonic is worth your upgrade imo and specially if your planning on a new build . 100 watts minimum (or more) extra headroom is recommended .
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People here go nuts when EVGA PSUs go on sale even when it's more expensive. But when Seasonic, which is arguably the best PSU you can buy and fully modular on some of their bronze, gold, and platinum rated models, goes on sale, it's crickets. smh
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People here go nuts when EVGA PSUs go on sale even when it's more expensive. But when Seasonic, which is arguably the best PSU you can buy and fully modular on some of their bronze, gold, and platinum rated models, goes on sale, it's crickets. smh
Yeah, kinda odd. Seasonic is better than EVGA and Corsair, IMO.
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Yeah, kinda odd. Seasonic is better than EVGA and Corsair, IMO.
Does EVGA even make their own PSUs? I know that Seasonic makes some of the better Corsair PSUs. I remember back then when PC Power & Cooling was the brand to get.
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Does EVGA even make their own PSUs? I know that Seasonic makes some of the better Corsair PSUs. I remember back then when PC Power & Cooling was the brand to get.
EVGA does not make their own PSUS. They source them from Super Flower, Channel Well, and other companies.

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Yeah, kinda odd. Seasonic is better than EVGA and Corsair, IMO.
IMO, you got it wrong. It's more of the platform or how the PSU is built rather than the name as multiple companies source different manufacturers to make it for them
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Last edited by mc704 September 23, 2016 at 03:14 PM
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How long do PSUs last? I've been using a Corsair HX520 since 2008 in a system that theoretical peaks at 427W. I'm slowly upgrading to a Skylake platform that theoretically peaks at 450W. Should I look into getting a new PSU? I'm pretty sure the 5V rails are enough to handle a modern mid-range card like the 1060, maybe even a 1070. I'm sure it's out of warranty, but if it's lasted this long, is there any reason it wouldn't last longer?

I know surge protectors are cumulative. After you reach XXXX joules, it's not going to protect anymore and a small surge would trip the fuse.
Over time the PSUs can start to age and the circuitry wear out.

But the HX520 is a decent PSU and has mostly current specs.

If electricity is expensive where you live it might be worth it to step up to unit like the seasonic platinum. It is super efficient, even at low power draw.

If it were me, I'd want a new PSU if I went to a new MoBo and CPU.
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Yeah, kinda odd. Seasonic is better than EVGA and Corsair, IMO.
It depends on the unit.

Some EVGA units are made by Seasonic (those with GS in the part number) but they are not the best of what Seasonic can make. The EVGA GS 650 is not as good as the Seasonic X-650 in my opinion. but the EVGA G2 650 ( made by Superflower) might be just as good.

Corsair also doesn't make power supplies, they have them built from several different manufacturers so it depends which Corsair you are looking at. A few are excellent and some are Meh.

Research them, read the reviews,

The Seasonic X-650 is top notch, and the SS 660 P2 is also top notch but platinum efficiency.

My only gripe on the EVGA 650 G2 is the cables are a little wonky, especially the PCI graphics cables. One 8 pin (6+2) and one 6 pin. Not so good if you have a card with dual 8 pin connectors as you need to run two cables and leave the six pin dangling around. The EVGA 750 G2 and 850 G2 have better cables, and a larger quieter fan.

Anyway, on this page, the EVGA 850 G2 is rock solid and if you need that much power I wouldn' t hesitate buying it.

The Seasonic SS 660 is also rock solid and at this price for platinum efficiency and top tier seasonic quality I'm tempted to buy it for my next build.
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Quote from Hung0702 View Post :
How long do PSUs last? I've been using a Corsair HX520 since 2008 in a system that theoretical peaks at 427W. I'm slowly upgrading to a Skylake platform that theoretically peaks at 450W. Should I look into getting a new PSU? I'm pretty sure the 5V rails are enough to handle a modern mid-range card like the 1060, maybe even a 1070. I'm sure it's out of warranty, but if it's lasted this long, is there any reason it wouldn't last longer?

I know surge protectors are cumulative. After you reach XXXX joules, it's not going to protect anymore and a small surge would trip the fuse.
A good PSU will last a long time. My Corsair hx620w I purchased back in 2007 ran for 10+ hours a day for 6 years until I upgraded to the Seasonic SS-660XP2 that is in this deal. Then it went to a friend's business 2012 server where it ran 24/7 for 1.5 years. After that he took it home and use it on one of his spare PCs. As far as I know, it is still working and doing its job.
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