Lee has reviewed several of Seasonic's PRIME PSUs, focusing on the higher wattage models and awarding high honours for the models tested. Not everyone needs a kilowatt class PSU however, which makes [H]ard|OCP's review of the new 650W member of the PRIME family interesting. Externally the PSU is indistinguishable from the higher wattage models, it is only in the interior that you can see the differences. Those differences do not have an effect on the quality of power provided by this PSU, as [H] describes it as the best 650W model they have seen to date. The price is a little higher than other 650W PSUs, making the 850W model a better deal for some. Drop by to get the full story.
"This time we review a small Seasonic rated at 650 watts, but this one is part of its flagship Prime series with Platinum rated efficiency. That means, less heat, less noise, and a lower cost of operation over time. So, is the PRIME 650 Platinum PSU worthy of Seasonic's flagship status? We will surely find out."
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- be quiet! SFX L 600W @ Kitguru
- be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 850W @ [H]ard|OCP
- Aerocool Project 7 P7 650W Platinum @ Kitguru
- FSP HYDRO PTM 750W @ Kitguru
How big of power supply would
How big of power supply would you need for a Ryzen 1800x and maybe a Vega 56 (if the minning craze ever ends)? The system requirements from newegg say minimum 650, which seems like a lot if you aren’t going to overclock. I don’t know if it is a good idea to go with the minimum, but a high quality power supply like this is probably over spec’ed a bit, I would think. A 650 might cover dual 580s I guess. It is supposed to be 150 W with a recommended of 500, but that is a bit close to the margins also. I am looking to build a new system to replace the old i7-920 and ancient Nvidia graphics card that I have.