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 Post subject: Well my 1000W Silverstone crapped out
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:27 am 

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So I bought a SST-ST1000 PSU 3 years ago, because was pretty awesome and I wanted something awesomely efficient, reliable and future proofed.'s 8 months out of warranty and the 12v rail died. I emailed them if they could service it and I would pay a fee. They emailed me back and said they do not do repairs so I'm SOL. Although I've been in the custom PC game for 15 years now and am aware that things like this happen I can't help but feeling disappointed. My OCZ Powerstream 420W (OCZ's first entry in the PSU market back in the day) is pushing 9 years and still runs stong and at 76% efficiency and it wasn't even a "flagship". But here is Silverstone's flagship that spent 3 years running only 35-40% load and it's already lost it's 12v rail.

But anyways enough of my crying. Time to shop. Can you guys help me out?

Here are my criteria:
Efficiency(looking for 80Gold or Plat)

What I'm running
i7 4770k
16GB (2x8GB)
R9 290X
Full watercooling loop
8x120mm fan
1x140mm fan
1x200mm fan
1x240mm fan

Things I'll be adding in soon:
Another R9 290x
A second water cooling loop
more fans for the second loop

Overclocking will be done.

Soooooo any recommendations?

Looking at this one:

Same price as what I paid for the silverstone 3 years ago but a 10 yr warranty and now it's 80Platium now.

Any other recommendations will be appreciated.

 Post subject: Re: Well my 1000W Silverstone crapped out
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:08 am 

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Location: Monterey Bay, CA
Welcome to SPCR. I moved your post to the PSU forum. Also, the link below doesn't point to a specific PSU.

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 Post subject: Re: Well my 1000W Silverstone crapped out
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:47 am 

Joined: Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:49 pm
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Location: UK
With that many fans and disks in a system I doubt absolute silence is paramount and therefore passive or semi-passive running PSUs won't be a requirement. It is however an indicator of a good, efficient design that a manufacturer puts that much trust in their product.

Seasonic are well respected for efficiency, quality and reliability here. They also make PSUs for quite a few other companies too. Here is their range:

As for size, you won't have been using anything like 1kW before and even with a second GPU you won't either. A Platinum 860 would make sense.

Silverstone SG03B: E8200, Asus P5E-VM HDMI, 2Gb RAM, Leadtek 9600GT+S1 rev. 2, Samsung 500Gb, Seasonic X-400, 2x Akasa 120mm, Scythe Zipang 2 fanless

 Post subject: Re: Well my 1000W Silverstone crapped out
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:42 pm 

Joined: Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:12 am
Posts: 4028
Location: ITALY
homore wrote:
any recommendations?

There's plenty of high end offerings: among them

Antec HCP-1200 Gold
Antec HCP-850 Platinum
Cooler Master V-1000
Cooler Master V-850
Corsair AX-1200i Platinum
EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2
EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2
EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2
Fractal Design Newton R3 1000W
Fractal Design Newton R3 800W
Super Flower SF-1000F-14MP
Super Flower SF-850F-14MP
Super Flower SF-1000F14MG
Super Flower SF-850F14MG
Super Flower SF-1000P14PE
Super Flower SF-850P14PE


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