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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:30 am 
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I've been digging through 80plus.org trying to find high efficiency power supplies for my new build. It is a light gaming system that'll likely not need a ton of power. I'm thinking 350W supply would be fine. Does anyone have any good suggestions?


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Hi,

My default PSU is the Fortron Source "Green" 300watt -- it is ~80% efficient, very quiet, and inexpensive:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104031

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NeilBlanchard wrote:
Hi,

My default PSU is the Fortron Source "Green" 300watt -- it is ~80% efficient, very quiet, and inexpensive:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104031


Just got one today. Can't really tell any dif from the 300w seasonic. (it looks like a clone or generic version.)

Nice deal. thx Neil


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I was looking at the SeaSonic S12 II SS-330GB 330W. Its a bit more efficient than both of the others posted. Any other ideas? Are there any supplies out there that are around 300W and have 85+% efficiency?


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I would look at the OEM Seasonics - SS-350ET & SS-400-ET. They're not as quiet as the retail units, but they're the only 80Plus PSUs in their price range.


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The 330GB is the same price as the 350ET on newegg atm with a $10 instant, and $10 mail in rebate.


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I also found the Rosewill RG530-2. Average efficiency of 84.1% vs the 330GB's 82.7%. Looks to be the same price currently minus the 330GB's $10 MIR. Anyone have any info on the Rosewill?


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I also found the Rosewill RG530-2. Average efficiency of 84.1% vs the 330GB's 82.7%. Looks to be the same price currently minus the 330GB's $10 MIR. Anyone have any info on the Rosewill?

Don't do it. It's a rebranded something or other. I would not trust a low-name brand to be honest or accurate with all the specs.

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