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Old 06-09-2010, 01:09 PM   #1
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"Seasonic SS-300TFX is a small 300 W power supply following the TFX12V form factor, targeted to small form factor (SFF) computers, carrying the 80 Plus Bronze certification. Let's see if it is a good b..."

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Old 06-09-2010, 05:06 PM   #2
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Dang Gabe, is your O-scope working? I don't see no ripple at all!


I think this is actually the best 300W power supply I've seen. And in a reduced size form factor, no less! Very impressive, SeaSonic. How difficult would it be to mount one of these in a normal ATX case?
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How difficult would it be to mount one of these in a normal ATX case?
Very
First you need an adaptor plate, second the cables aren't that long.
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First you need an adaptor plate, second the cables aren't that long.
I don't think so. In a regular midi tower with top mounted PSU it's no sweat to zip-tie or screw it onto the ceiling.
The cables are short, yes, but nothing one or more Y-splitters won't cure while also providing a sufficient amount of connectors.
While being at it I'd probably replace the original cooling fan with something bigger (and slower) mounted on an external funnel.

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Nice to see a worthy Golden Award unit so soon to forget about the OCZ faulty unit.

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Of course there are cheaper units available on the market, but they don’t offer the efficiency level (between 83.4% and 86.6% in our tests), the ultra-tight voltage regulation (voltages very close to their nominal voltages) and the practically non-existent noise and ripple levels (the lowest we’ve seen from all power supplies we’ve tested to date) found on SS-300TFX.
Of course you could look at the Seasonic X series with 90% efficiency and noise at 15mV at twice the power.

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Electrolytic capacitors from the secondary are also Japanese from Chemi-Con and labeled at 105º C.
Electrolytic capacitors from the secondary aren't Japanese form Chemi-Con. Look at the Page 2 Figure 5 .There is one Ost electrolytic capacitor and other probably aren`t Chemi-Con too. They are Soos`con (or somethink like that). All new OEM Seasonic PSU have this electrolytic capacitors. At the first look they looks like Chemi-Con but aren't.
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Electrolytic capacitors from the secondary aren't Japanese form Chemi-Con. Look at the Page 2 Figure 5 .There is one Ost electrolytic capacitor and other probably aren`t Chemi-Con too. They are Soos`con (or somethink like that). All new OEM Seasonic PSU have this electrolytic capacitors. At the first look they looks like Chemi-Con but aren't.
You are absolutely right. OST and Su'scon. You see, I use older documents to write new reviews and sometimes this kind of thing happens... Fixed! Thanks a lot for poiting this out!

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