10 Years Warranty - Seasonic Focus Plus+ 550 Watt Gold Modular PSU/Power Supply - £72.95 @ Amazon
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10 Years Warranty - Seasonic Focus Plus+ 550 Watt Gold Modular PSU/Power Supply - £72.95 @ Amazon

£72.95£89.9919%Amazon Deals
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Found 15th May
Decent price for a trusted PSU.
SPECIFICATION
- 80PLUS: Gold
- Cybenetics: ETA-A Efficiency, LAMBDA-A+ noise rating.
- Form Factor: Intel ATX 12 V
- Dimensions: 140 mm (W) x 150 mm (L) x 86 mm (H)
- Fan Size: 120 mm
- Fan Control: Hybrid Silent fan Control
- Fan Bearing: Fluid Dynamic Bearing
- Life Expectancy: 50,000 hours at 40 °C, 15 % - 65 % RH
- Modularity: Fully Modular
- Cable type: Flat black cables
- Operating Temperature: 0 - 50 °C
- MTBF @ 25 °C, excl. fan: 100,000 hours
- AC Input: Full Range
- Protection: OPP, OVP, UVP, OCP, OTP, SCP
- Safety and EMC: cTUVus, TUV, CB, CCC, BSMI, EAC, RCM
- Environmental Compliance: Energy Star, RoHS, WEEE, ErP Lot 6, REACH
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Seasonic are one of those top tier manufacturers, not just someone re-badging an unknown brand
gamingscan.com/psu…hy/

You see a lot of them on eBay being resold years later, because obviously they are just still working.
Important because PSU's are the one component that will get reused through multiple rebuilds, and it's worth payng a premum for the name
horsey15/05/2019 21:36

Seasonic are one of those top tier manufacturers, not just someone …Seasonic are one of those top tier manufacturers, not just someone re-badging an unknown brandhttps://www.gamingscan.com/psu-hierarchy/You see a lot of them on eBay being resold years later, because obviously they are just still working.Important because PSU's are the one component that will get reused through multiple rebuilds, and it's worth payng a premum for the name




Not only because they get reused but also because cheap ones can damage your build. There are first time builders that think a £15 psu is fine for a £1000 pc......it's not.

A 10 year warranty makes it a very good investment.
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Seasonic are one of those top tier manufacturers, not just someone re-badging an unknown brand
gamingscan.com/psu…hy/

You see a lot of them on eBay being resold years later, because obviously they are just still working.
Important because PSU's are the one component that will get reused through multiple rebuilds, and it's worth payng a premum for the name
horsey15/05/2019 21:36

Seasonic are one of those top tier manufacturers, not just someone …Seasonic are one of those top tier manufacturers, not just someone re-badging an unknown brandhttps://www.gamingscan.com/psu-hierarchy/You see a lot of them on eBay being resold years later, because obviously they are just still working.Important because PSU's are the one component that will get reused through multiple rebuilds, and it's worth payng a premum for the name




Not only because they get reused but also because cheap ones can damage your build. There are first time builders that think a £15 psu is fine for a £1000 pc......it's not.

A 10 year warranty makes it a very good investment.
In my experience Seasonic are a brand to trust.
My Titanium one has a twelve years warranty.
Might not be the cheapest of brands, but it certainly isn't nasty either, in fact quite the opposite..!
Heat added.
Yep and everyone saying how amazing the Seasonic brand is why the bad S/M12II Seasonic PSU still sells so well despite being an over 10 year old group regulated design PSU.

Lets not immortalise a brand and use the PSU tier lists which list individual PSUs.
m1keyp1key15/05/2019 21:49

Not only because they get reused but also because cheap ones can damage …Not only because they get reused but also because cheap ones can damage your build. There are first time builders that think a £15 psu is fine for a £1000 pc......it's not. A 10 year warranty makes it a very good investment.


Even expensive PSU's can damage components if certain faults occur!
Normally the worst that happens when someone use's a poorly spec'd and under-powered cheap PSU is that the build will keep crashing and won't be stable!
Cheap PSU manufacturers always over state their power capability (look at the Amp ratings on each rail rather than the overall Watt rating)
Provided the computer isn't kept in this crashing unstable state for a significant prolonged amount of time then no long term damage is done, you simply have an unstable computer.

When a load is connected to a switch mode PSU and demands more current then the PSU can supply it cause's the voltage to drop, when the voltage drops enough it causes the computer to crash / reset because it is no longer within spec
Seasonic...Tier one goodness.
Can someone advise how i can size the PSU i need for my build?
Leftfield_2k216/05/2019 19:38

Even expensive PSU's can damage components if certain faults …Even expensive PSU's can damage components if certain faults occur!Normally the worst that happens when someone use's a poorly spec'd and under-powered cheap PSU is that the build will keep crashing and won't be stable!Cheap PSU manufacturers always over state their power capability (look at the Amp ratings on each rail rather than the overall Watt rating)Provided the computer isn't kept in this crashing unstable state for a significant prolonged amount of time then no long term damage is done, you simply have an unstable computer.When a load is connected to a switch mode PSU and demands more current then the PSU can supply it cause's the voltage to drop, when the voltage drops enough it causes the computer to crash / reset because it is no longer within spec



First pc i ever built i bought a cheap and nasty psu and it went pop.......and that's why i always recommend a good psu.

It wasn't a pleasant experience so i try to help others avoid my mistake.

Yes it can happen to any psu, but its less likely to happen with a decent one. Play the percentages and have a good experience with pc building.
Edited by: "m1keyp1key" 16th May
A decent PSU is always recommended as it's an investment and a component which can be carried across to new pc builds.
However even decent branded PSU's can fail, I've had Antec and Corsair PSU's give up the ghost :-(

Decent not known brand PSU's can be bought on the relative cheap, you just need to do the research to find out which of the cheaper PSU's are well built and decent
Leftfield_2k216/05/2019 22:08

A decent PSU is always recommended as it's an investment and a component …A decent PSU is always recommended as it's an investment and a component which can be carried across to new pc builds.However even decent branded PSU's can fail, I've had Antec and Corsair PSU's give up the ghost :-(Decent not known brand PSU's can be bought on the relative cheap, you just need to do the research to find out which of the cheaper PSU's are well built and decent



Last psu i bought cost about £140, must be about 10 years old now and must have seen out 3 completely new builds and about 10 times as many upgrades.
777777716/05/2019 21:50

https://outervision.com/power-supply-calculator


Thanks.

It recommends a minimum PSU watage of 486W.

However, goes on to recommend the "EVGA 600W B1 80+ BRONZE Power Supply".

So, would this one do?
XecutivE16/05/2019 22:17

Thanks.It recommends a minimum PSU watage of 486W.However, goes on to …Thanks.It recommends a minimum PSU watage of 486W.However, goes on to recommend the "EVGA 600W B1 80+ BRONZE Power Supply".So, would this one do?


it would, this is a lower tier psu, though so all depends on how much are you willing to spend and how long warranty are you happy to accept.Going gold rated psu would save you some money in the long run (on power consumption) but then we still don't usually talk about very significant numbers whilst comparing to bronze.
imo it is worth to spend a bit more but without going crazy. £80 will give you high quality unit with 10 years warranty.
i personally wouldn't buy this evga and either this seasonic, riotoro enigma g2 ( the same psu as this seasonic but often cheaper) , corsair rmx or evga g1+ would be my choice in this price range.
Alternatively this one, from aerocool but very well reviewed m.cclonline.com/pro…BwE
better quality psu will run cooler, quieter, last longer , more reliable and would offer better protection to your pc components.
Edited by: "7777777" 16th May
I've no doubt this will last 10 years too.
Yeah this PSU will be fine, those power calculators always over spec tbh.

Unless you are running something silly like a dual 1080 GTX or similar then this will cope no problem
...or should i just go for the seasonic 650W just to future proof myself? :/
It's up to you fella!

This PSU which is a fraction of the price (£36) would also work just fine (48A on 12v is ample).
Obviously the cheaper PSU's don't have all the fancy modular nonsense but who cares unless you have a windowed case!!

ebuyer.com/864…700

Budget PSU's provided they can supply enough current work fine, just make sure that you have some head-room so that you aren't running them at full capacity (max current) all the time.

I built my nephew a gaming PC over a year ago and used a fairly budget (very similar to the kolink) PSU, it wasn't anything crazy just a Ryzen 5 2600 (Hex Core) and Nvidia 1070. I did however install a custom RGB 5050 setup that was pretty power hungry and even with that running full pelt all the voltage lines were rock stable during Prime testing and GPU stress testing. (See video Below)

youtube.com/wat….be
Edited by: "Leftfield_2k2" 16th May
XecutivE16/05/2019 22:17

Thanks.It recommends a minimum PSU watage of 486W.However, goes on to …Thanks.It recommends a minimum PSU watage of 486W.However, goes on to recommend the "EVGA 600W B1 80+ BRONZE Power Supply".So, would this one do?


This will power your build fine but won't leave loads of headroom in case you decide to get a second gfx card for crossfire / sli
horsey15/05/2019 21:36

Seasonic are one of those top tier manufacturers, not just someone …Seasonic are one of those top tier manufacturers, not just someone re-badging an unknown brandhttps://www.gamingscan.com/psu-hierarchy/You see a lot of them on eBay being resold years later, because obviously they are just still working.Important because PSU's are the one component that will get reused through multiple rebuilds, and it's worth payng a premum for the name


i have never heard before about this brand, i always thought corsair and evga makes best psu-s, but its good to learn something new
Seasonic use to and possibly still do make Corsair PSU's along with CWT.
I need an upgrade from my Corsair 650W CX650. It makes an obnoxious noise after gaming which doesn’t go away until I turn off the computer. It’s bronze rated so it makes sense.

Would a 550w be sufficient enough for a 2060, 2600, 16gb ram?
Have some heat OP excellent psu
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