While this worked for replacing a defective unit of another ...
Robert A Moreno II, Amazon
14 October 2014
Summary: While this worked for replacing a defective unit of another brand, this power supply felt flimsy. When connecting the wires you can see the metal of the power supply bend in. It comes back out but it did not give me a sense of quality. At this price I expected more, or at least an equal to the usual brand I use for about the same price.
Summary: Excellent power supply all around. It's powerful and runs silent. The power supply itself is made very well and the fan switch is a neat idea, though I haven't messed with that part. The fully modular design opens up amazing cable management options, allowing you to avoid using the usual 6 or 8 pin PCI-E cables that are generally pre-installed on other semi-modular or non-modular power supplies. So far it's been performing great and I've no complaints at all.
Summary: I have owned seasonic for the past 5 years and they have been all perfect. The platinum series is really amazing, The SS860XP2 is nothing short from my previous experiences. Pros: - Totally silent, some have experience coil or whining, not with mine, totally silent. - Efficient, platinum certification - Huge single 12V rail, ideal for multiple card setup or multiple hdds. - Solid voltages, with in 1% in my experience.
Summary: I tested each line and the voltages are well within advertised values. No whining or any abnormal buzzing from the components. Fan runs when needed and the modular plugs are easy to understand. The wires are not wrapped or braided, and all run flat (except the 24 pin for motherboard. This can be good for some cable management and terrible for others. In my case, good and flat against the metal case. Wires appear long enough to accommodate a variety of case sizes.
Summary: I had to swap a power supply out of my main computer when it started to fail. It was a breeze to change because this is a FULLY modular power supply. I ran all the specific cables to the components and plugged them in. This may not sound like such a great feature, but it really makes managing the cables much, much easier. Also, testing this on a power meter shows it uses less power consumption as well. Although I doubt it's of any real significance between the two.