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Old 08-15-2013, 03:47 AM   #1
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Question Need PSU with 6x Molex

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Need for a "special PC" a PSU with 6x molex or more (donīt want to use adapters, I hate that).

The PC itself donīt need so much power, even a 350W will bei an overkill , but to have a not-so-bad-quality or very old PSU I would go up to max. 550W.

But here the 6x also very rare:

http://geizhals.at/de/?cat=gehps&sor...248_550#xf_top

Things like Sharkoon, Axle or Superflow are not my favorites.

So the most other PSUs have Seasonic S12 II-technic, like the XFX, Jou Jye Bitwin, Antec HCG 520W or the original Seasonic.

Somebody knows whether there is one PSU with OCP? Iīm not sure, the Seasonic seems to have no OCP, but XFX 550W and Antec 520W write the PSUs have OCP. Is OCP important with single rail or will this not really work properly?

Any experience with the Antec Basiq BP550 Plus?
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:32 AM   #2
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I'd go with the XFX Core 450W. It's basically a re-badged Seasonic S12II 430W. OCP is less sensitive on a single rail unit, but it's more of an issue on higher capacity (>600W) units. This is because they are capable of burning up wires and connectors if your hardware suffers a shorted transistor. On a lower capacity unit, it will probably just trigger the OPP.

I don't know much about the BP550 Plus, but if it's anything like the original BP550, then I'd pick a Seasonic built unit over it any day.

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The XFX 450W XXB9 is hard to find here, everywhere you get the X2B9 with only 3 IDE-connectors.

So I have to choose between original Seasonic or Jou Jye Bitwin.

Or I use my Scythe Stronger 500W for the other PC and buy a new one for my main PC. Something like Seasonic G-Series

maybe thats the best option
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If your main PC is the one that sees the most use, then it probably deserves a better PSU, so using the scythe on your other PC might be a better option. I would absolutely recommend going with a Seasonic G series. Those are excellent PSUs.
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Yes, my main-PC is more often in use than this other PC.

The Scythe is not a bad one, itīs only a 80+ build by Enhance. But when I test it vs a Cougar SE400 theres no much difference power consumption.

But the Scythe have awful SATA-connectors, some of them are broken (I change often drives), so itīs the best option for a PC with more older drives.

So you can recommend the G-series? I think the 450W is the best for my PC, the G-360 would be enough but have less connectors
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Yes, a G-450 would do fine for most configurations. They're dead quiet too, unless loaded near full power (which most configurations won't do).
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OK, Thank you, I will go for the G-450
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So, have the G-450 some weeks in use and itīs a great PSU

The black flat-cables are much nicer to use than the sleeved-cables from my Scythe Stronger.

The SATA-connectors are nicer to handle, it fits perfect with the drives, the connectors from my Scythe are never fits that easy and good.

Can recommend this PSU, but have no experience with the noise level at heavy loads
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