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Old 03-26-2010, 01:36 PM   #1
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"Seasonic revamped their S12II power supply series, adding 80 Plus Bronze certification and promising higher efficiency. This new series is called S12II Bronze and let's see if the 520 W model is a goo..."

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Old 04-08-2010, 08:40 AM   #2
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Hi guys,

I've just got an e-mail from Seasonic saying that they corrected all errors found on their website that we pointed out in our review. We've just checked and they were indeed corrected. It is always nice to see manufacturers fixing things based on our reviews! Kudos to Seasonic!

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Old 04-09-2010, 10:38 AM   #3
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Sorry for my English, I speak only Italian.
Great review and you convinced me to purchase. But I wanted to know about a comparison Enermax Pro82+ 525w
non re-tested enermax pro82+ 525 power supply using our new GWInstek GPM-8212 power meter,Fluke 52 II
and (a.k.a. “incubator”)box in MDF.(mistake???)
then the efficiency e working temperature becomes equal to that of seasonic s12II-520bronze but seasonic is good for ripple
Therefore we recommend the Seasonic
but overload test:temp is 39.9 for 50°C not test or test max ~470watt
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Both are good options, but you are right, we'd need to re-test this Enermax to fix the efficiency results. Thanks for the reminder.

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I've just got an e-mail from Seasonic saying that they corrected all errors found on their website that we pointed out in our review. We've just checked and they were indeed corrected. It is always nice to see manufacturers fixing things based on our reviews! Kudos to Seasonic!
Seasonic appears to be pushing their brand name into the the low & medium PSU space. They are breaking out of making low-end PSUs for Corsair and others.

Sad that the current bronze s12ii PSU has no solid capacitors, I wonder if a couple of $ could lead to an increase in efficiency.
S12II “Bronze” Series


Note: The old s12ii appears to have had a single solid cap:
S12II series

The "Hi-TechReviews" site has a top-down picture of the non-bronze s12ii that appears to have a single solid capacitor where the wires leave the PSU PCB.
Seasonic S12II.
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