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Old 21-03-09, 11:26 AM
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OC3D Review: Seasonic M12D 750w ATX PSU

"Seasonic are well known for their silent yet powerful PSU's, but does their latest modular model follow suit? We find out."



Seasonic M12D 750w ATX PSU

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Old 21-03-09, 11:58 AM
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Nice review m8. Bit on the pricey side for a 750w though imo.
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Old 21-03-09, 12:14 PM
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Nice review m8. Bit on the pricey side for a 750w though imo.
Agreed. Though with 90% efficiency you might get your money back in...oooh...50 years
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Old 21-03-09, 01:13 PM
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Got 2x 600w M12 over a year ago for around £100 each bundled with some icybox external caddies (that I sold on for about £20).

They're good enough units. Neither of them liked doing a 8 pin pcie adapter for a gtx280 tho, wouldn't even start it. Had to use a 500w pc&p.

I'm happy to see they've changed the modular banks to reflect 2x 8 pins in this model, as the majority of us would realize, it should be 'capable' of 4x 8 pin pcie (even with 2x adapters) - it would have been interesting if it would work considering my previous experience.

I'd like to see more variety in the ability to customize modular connections as a result.

Classic review once again, £150 is quite steep tbh.
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Old 21-03-09, 01:15 PM
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Dare I say it...needs more Jiggawatts....to be competitive.

Although having said that 1kw is OTT for most systems.
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Old 21-03-09, 02:55 PM
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Dare I say it...needs more Jiggawatts....to be competitive.

Although having said that 1kw is OTT for most systems.
Yeah I think Seasonic's take on this PSU was "You dont need 1KW, so lets spend the money on good components and performance elsewhere".
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Old 21-03-09, 07:08 PM
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But then if a psu isnt being pushed then wont it be more efficient than one running flat out? Plus lasting longer.
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Old 21-03-09, 07:33 PM
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But then if a psu isnt being pushed then wont it be more efficient than one running flat out? Plus lasting longer.
Not always mate. Different PSU's have different efficiency curves. Most of the time efficiency peaks at around 50-75% load, but I've seen some PSU's hit their highest efficiency at close to 100% load.
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Old 21-03-09, 07:44 PM
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ahh, then I guess you would have to look into that. Though is there much point in doing that as I would have thought there would be little difference.
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Old 21-03-09, 11:20 PM
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Nice review mate and seems a great PSU to power pretty much any modern rig with
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