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Archive for September 13th, 2005

[Gentoo] Ordered the PSU

I decided to go with the Seasonic over the Antec for a few reasons:

  • I didn’t feel that 500W was enough over the 450, which was underpowered.
  • It has six 4-pin plugs instead of five, and I will use all of them for 2 optical drives, 2 hard disks and 2 fans.
  • It got much better ratings on the Tom’s Hardware 6-week stress test, and never ventured outside ATX12V spec.
  • The main draw of the Antec was that its fan stayed off until 200W was drawn, but my board will probably always require at least that much.

As a testament to how good the Seasonic is, I had to go to close to 20 different sites to find one where the S12-600 wasn’t either back-ordered or selling at a rip-off price.

Written by Donnie Berkholz

September 13, 2005 at 3:55 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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