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Whats better 550w Gold Certified or 620w Bronze?
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Whats better 550w Gold Certified or 620w Bronze?
Wish one sounds better golb or bronze? 🙄
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Whats better 550w Gold Certified or 620w Bronze?
Depends on the particular PSU and use case. Bronze power supplies can be very efficient at low utilization. This particular 620W Bronze unit has very low ripple and maintains its 80+% efficiency throughout its entire power output range. If you are turning your computer off when not in use, this will be a very efficient unit.
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Always get excited until I find out its a rebate. Yeah, i want to jump through a hoop to more than likely get money on a card i have to spend instead of it sitting in my bank, lovely. I would rather buy used.

Seagate is a good brand, and 80 plus bronze is decent too.
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These are solid power supplies for the price. I have used a couple of them in builds.
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Best PSU manufacturer on the market. They actually produce half of the power supplies on the market.
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Modular version of this regularly goes for $40 AR
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Whats better 550w Gold Certified or 620w Bronze?
Anything 80+ rated has active PFC regardless of the level (bronze, gold, etc.). Unless you're putting a heavy load on it all the time, you won't see much of a difference in efficiency or power consumption between a bronze and gold rated PSU.
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Wish one sounds better golb or bronze? 🙄
Gold vs Bronze is really a matter of efficiency.

Gold commands a higher price tag and along with it features like modularity and longer wty.
It's not necessarily tied to quality
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I'm always disappointed when I find its not modular. Once a modular never go back to the spaghetti mess of cables. I agree with others, Seasonic is also my choice of PSU.
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Depends on the particular PSU and use case. Bronze power supplies can be very efficient at low utilization. This particular 620W Bronze unit has very low ripple and maintains its 80+% efficiency throughout its entire power output range. If you are turning your computer off when not in use, this will be a very efficient unit.
Certification isn't everything. It's worth taking into consideration what the brand is, where they get their parts from, etc. Seasonic S12II uses all very high quality Japanese caps iirc, I'd take this S12II over most PSUs just based on that fact. Most brands use either a mix of Japanese and Chinese caps or just straight up Chinese crap.

So the question should take into account a balance between better efficentcy now, longer lifespan, and a lower fire hazard.
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Certification isn't everything. It's worth taking into consideration what the brand is, where they get their parts from, etc. Seasonic S12II uses all very high quality Japanese caps iirc, I'd take this S12II over most PSUs just based on that fact. Most brands use either a mix of Japanese and Chinese caps or just straight up Chinese crap.

So the question should take into account a balance between better efficentcy now, longer lifespan, and a lower fire hazard.
I think the S12II is not as good as the original S12 in terms of capacitor quality. I have both and the original's internals look cleaner (better PCB) and seem to have a better specced components. Performance according to johnnyGuru seems identical. Either way... depends on which PSU the original poster is comparing against.
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I think the S12II is not as good as the original S12 in terms of capacitor quality. I have both and the original's internals look cleaner (better PCB) and seem to have a better specced components. Performance according to johnnyGuru seems identical. Either way... depends on which PSU the original poster is comparing against.
Still have your original S12? Have one in a cousins rig that runs perfectly fine after all these years. Surprise they are still selling the S12II!
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Still have your original S12? Have one in a cousins rig that runs perfectly fine after all these years. Surprise they are still selling the S12II!
I still run a S12 and a M12 on some old XP rigs. I had to change the fans out on both but they run great otherwise. I believe the S12II got a new version recently in 2015 (?) I remember reading something about it, need to find a link.
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