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For what you get it's good, clean power going through that won't make the magic smoke come out/burn your house down and saving you the headache of replacing damaged parts, Defiantly don't skimp out on the Power supply.
I have owned this G550 for a month, so far I have no complaints. It runs fairly cool when loaded and even when the fan comes on my video card is usually abundantly louder. This is undeniably great value for someone who wants an energy efficient and silent beast of a power supply. The cables seem thinner than usual but as a result they are very flat and flexible making cable routing easier but I am not sure about it's duribility yet only time will tell.
This power supply doesn't support having two high-end GPUs but granted it only has 550W. I don't hold it against Seasonic because I don't really need it nor want it but I had to say something negative.
Used this guy in my hackentosh build, fit in a Bitfenix Prodigy with little issue, Has plenty of power for an i7 3770, 4 hardrives + 1 SSD with power to spare for a mid range video card. The power supply has the main connecter attached but everything else is modular witch is fine. You need to use the attached cables in 99% of the builds anyways.
This was my fist Sea Sonic PSU and wont be my last.
Using this in my htpc, so far seems to be a quality unit, with an almost silent fan. Unfortunately mine seems to have a bit of coil noise but it's very faint and pretty much inaudible over 1 meter away.
I very much like this PSU. so far it has been great, I like the semi-modular setup (ATX and CPU power are non modular...because you will always need them). Some we reviews claimed the cables seemed cheap, honestly I wouldn't agree, they seem fine and sturdy to me.
My last PSU over heated on a hot summer day and shorted out my motherboard. Smoke and all. Said to myself next time I will spend a little extra for a seasonic psu knowing that they are over built. Like real pro gear they exceed specs. Opened the box and I was impressed buy this solid slab of electronics. The look and the feel,..., Wow! I am enthusiast so this design really meets my tastes. No gaming lights or whistles, just good solid perfomance. This is probably "The" PSU for the majority of computer users with it's great efficiency while being extremely quiet. This cpu is built to deal with high heat having a 120mm fan, but will fit into just about any case, even my old Antec Sonata. Money well spent.
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