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Seasonic Platinum 1000W Power Supply Review
|Date:||Mon, Jul 30, 2012 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Emmanouil Filladitakis -|
Seasonic Platinum 1000W PSU Conclusion
Seasonic is a company held in high regard by enthusiasts and today we can see why. The Platinum 1000W unit, which unit is most likely to serve as the base design for many other Platinum units where Seasonic will be the OEM behind, is unquestionably a remarkable platform capable of delivering outstanding overall performance to enthusiasts, professionals and overclockers alike.
While the electrical performance and aesthetic value of this power supply are very high, the primary selling feature of the Platinum 1000W unit is its 80Plus Platinum efficiency certification. In addition to the energy savings, the very high electrical efficiency also has a positive effect on the thermal and acoustics performance of the unit, both of which are surprisingly low for a 1000W product. With the hybrid fan mode on, the fan of this power supply might never even start while the powered system is idling if the user lives in a relatively cold climate and the power requirements of the aforementioned system are not too high.
Aesthetics are a subjective matter but we strongly believe that very few will not like the cold grey theme and full modular design of the Platinum 1000W unit. This power supply stands out without being excessively fancy, with a design which is bound to have it easily entering the shortlists of modders.
Another strong plus of the Seasonic Platinum 1000W unit is the aggressive retail pricing which, even though it might be temporary, is driven down by promotional codes and currently puts the power supply reviewed today on the same pricing level as premium 80Plus Gold certified units. The Seasonic Platinum 1000W can be purchased for $186.99 shipped, a price which is nothing short of a steal for a product capable of such performance.
With its current retail price and given
that the Platinum 1000W unit has virtually no critical flaws, purchasing it is likely the most sound choice any advanced user who is looking for a
premium high output unit can make at the time of this review. The Seasonic Platinum 1000W gets our Editors' choice award!
Legit Bottom Line: Seasonic has created an outstanding high performance power supply, the high overall performance, efficiency and functionality of which are unlikely to leave any kind of user disappointed.
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Page 1 - SeaSonic Platinum-1000 PSU
Page 2 - Unboxing the power supply
Page 3 - External Design
Page 4 - A look inside
Page 5 - Test Setup
Page 6 - Testing results (Regulation & Ripple)
Page 7 - Testing results (Efficiency, Noise & Thermal)
Page 8 - Seasonic Platinum 1000W PSU Conclusion