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Old 10-25-2010, 10:43 AM   #1
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Default Seasonic X-Series 560 W Power Supply Review

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Title: Seasonic X-Series 560 W Power Supply Review
URL: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...ly-Review/1118

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"Originally released with 650 W and 750 W versions, Seasonic expanded their 80 Plus Gold X-Series to include 560 W, 660 W, 760 W and 850 W versions. Let's take an in-depth look at the new 560 W model.S..."

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Old 10-25-2010, 04:46 PM   #2
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Default Great PSU, but...

This might be my next PSU, but at the beginning of Page 4, the article refers to the innards of a PC Power & Cooling PSU; I think there was another piece of boilerplate in there too about another PSU.
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This might be my next PSU, but at the beginning of Page 4, the article refers to the innards of a PC Power & Cooling PSU; I think there was another piece of boilerplate in there too about another PSU.
Fixed, thanks. The error was minor, only on the first paragraph. All the rest is correct.

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Old 11-06-2010, 07:18 AM   #4
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I think the last review had that in it too, but obviously the meat of the review is on the subject PSU. Best technical reviews on the web, hands down. There are a few other excellent ones out there (must of course recognize jonnyguru), but these are the most nitty gritty.
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Thanks for your awesome feedback!
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Hey, Gabriel, I read the review and everything and bought this PSU. It's indeed great as described but I wonder, could I connect a GTX 590 on it? I mean, it if really pulls 700w, it can hold on to a GTX 590, can't it?
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Hey, Gabriel, I read the review and everything and bought this PSU. It's indeed great as described but I wonder, could I connect a GTX 590 on it? I mean, it if really pulls 700w, it can hold on to a GTX 590, can't it?
I think in theory, yes, but just because something is possible, doesn't mean it's recommended.

The best reason is this: a 590 costs $800+ on the market if you can find it. If you can afford the $800 for the GPU and $1000+ for the 30" 2560x1600p monitor, why would you spend $125 on a PSU that's below the suggested wattage? Especially when you could get a 850W or 1000W for $75 to $130 more? It's like purchasing a Ferrari and then dumping a 80 hp engine in it cause it's "cheap".

This question is pretty valid for anybody thinking about cutting costs around the PSU.

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I found a second hand 590 for 200p, way less than 600$ which otherwise would indeed make sense of repurchasing a new power supply.

I think it could be fine if it's possible disable to one core, what do you think?
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I think before I go in and start installing it, I'd probably try and resell it to buy a new GPU. The GTX 590 is somewhat of a rare card and still very powerful (I think it's on par with the GTX 680). If you could get 300-400 quid for it used (it's about 670 when in stock on Amazon.co.uk) you could buy a new AMD 7xxx series GPU which would come with a warranty and use a lot less power.

Single GPU setups are favourable to SLI/Xfire due to compatibility issues.
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Always use this calculator below to see: http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
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