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Seasonic SSR-450RM

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Overall 10
10

Seasonic SSR-450RM

Richard W., Newegg
11 May 2014
  • Summary: A good performing, well constructed PSU. Using it for a budget Core i3 build. Well worth the additional $$ for Seasonic's reputation and the 5 year warranty. I refuse to compromise on the PSU.
  • Pros: Good construction, with the use of Japanese caps. Semi-modular. Flat cables can take up less space if properly routed. Quiet. Transient filter stage includes an MOV. 5 year warranty.
  • Cons: Quibbles, really. 24 pin and 8 pin ATX cables relatively stiff, and not long enough to route behind the motherboard tray of my Cooler Master HAF 912 when the PSU is mounted with the fan facing up.
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Overall 10
10

Good PSU for a Mini and ITX build

Christopher K., Newegg
5 April 2014
  • Summary: This is great for someone looking for a small build. If your looking to power anything higher than a 760, overclocking, or looking to install this in a full case, I would look else ware
  • Pros: Good PSU for small builds, Powers my Intel 4770K and GTX 760 just fine. Very quite when not under loads. and the short cable give me plenty space inside of my ITX build
  • Cons: None unless you plan to use it for a full case, or plan on overclocking you processor and video card. At that point you need to look at a higher wattage unit
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Overall 10
10

Quality

Anonymous, Newegg
15 March 2014
  • Summary: I installed this particular one that I bought on my own account in my personal pfsense box. The cheap no-name one that was installed in the old p4 box finally bit the dust after who knows how many years of service. While it lasted quite some time, it certainly used its fair share of wasted power in its lifetime because that thing would put out some heat.
  • Pros: Seasonic is the company that makes most of the better quality power supplies on the market, even if they are not under their name so it should make sense to go straight to the source (at least I think so). That said, I have been using Seasonic power supplies for a little over a year now since switching from another popular brand and I have been nothing but pleased. This model has adequate power output to cover a wide variety of usage, which is why I use this model so ...
  • Cons: I can't really think of any real cons for this thing....I guess the only "con" would be the cables. They look/feel a little "basic" or cheap if you will, compared to some other lower end modular cables. Let it be known though that I use these in lower end systems where I really don't care about aesthetics to begin with. Might be something to think about if you do though.
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Overall 8
8.0

SSR-450RM

Willie R., Newegg
1 February 2014
  • Summary: There are only a few gold rated modular 450w power supplies (ps). I own this and the Rosewill Capstone 450w.
  • Pros: Quality Build
  • Cons: Stiff cables, but above average
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Overall 10
10

Good PSU

Igor Z., Newegg
25 July 2013
  • Summary: I am running this PSU's big brother - SeaSonic Platinum 1000W - in my bigger machine (4770K + 2 x GTX 770). For my smaller micro-ATX build, I chose this model. I would have preferred even less power, but this is the least-rated Gold-certified modular model with fan. Fanless PSU would not work well in my case (Fractal Design Core 1000). So far it works just great, no problems at all. A word of advise - do not trust too much consumer reviews of PSUs (including mine, haha).
  • Pros: Very quiet, high build quality, stable power output. Cables are ribbon type, not sleeved - some may consider this a con, but the cables are so much more compact and flexible this way.
  • Cons: I wish it had hybrid fan switch like higher-end SeaSonic models. As minor as it gets, screws that come along with it are silver, not black. That's about it.
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Overall 10
10

A fantastic PSU even for an overclocked midrange PC

BRANDON S., Newegg
10 July 2013
  • Summary: Fantastic - my last Seasonic went over 7 years and I don't doubt this one will last just as long.
  • Pros: Extremely efficient and quiet as a result. I am running an i5-4670k at 4.1Ghz, along with a slightly overclocked GTX760 plus of course hard drive, Blueray, memory, etc. In other words, a typical midrange build with a single midrange GPU. In standard gaming I only see it pull about 250 watts at the plug, and even running OCCT's power supply test (max out CPU & GPU simultaneously) I've only seen it spike to around 340 watts at the plug, which means maybe 310 watts DC. E...
  • Cons: None I can think of - maybe as a SLIGHT con it would have been nice to have an additional SATA drive power cable for cases where there's 3 separate hard drive locations that aren't in a neat line with each other.
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Overall 10
10

Another winner from SeaSonic

Matthew N., Newegg
29 March 2013
Overall 10
10

Sips power like a hyper-miler!

Loi T., Newegg
30 January 2013
  • Summary: I'm using this to run a FreeNAS box and the total amount of power typically used is 50 watts total. 50! Total! I'm talking about 6 WD red hard drives and a celeron G540. 60W incandescent bulbs use more power than this!
  • Pros: It's super efficient. It's modular for those cable that needs to be modular. The primary cables that'll always need to be plugged in are not modular which allows the thing to be cheaper than completely modular ss-400fl I currently own. The modular cables are also not stiff like the ones included with the ss-400. They're not sleeved at all which I really like.
  • Cons: There are no cons I can think of. At least not related to this power supply. If I had to pick a nit, it would be that it isn't packed the cables are packed in the ridiculously extravagant and overly excessive "crown royal" like velvet bags that came with the SS-400. Then again, this isn't a con. It's actually a pro, because I don't have to pay for something ridiculous I don't need.
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Overall 10
10

Impressive PSU

Garrin F., Newegg
15 January 2013
  • Summary: From unboxing, through installation to use, I've been impressed by this PSU. The cables were included in a nice drawstring bag, the PSU looks and feels well made, functions flawlessly and it even included a few reusable cable ties. I'd buy another SeaSonic product again without hesitation.
  • Pros: Quiet, stable output, quality materials and packaging.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Great PSU

Carlos L., Newegg
10 December 2012
  • Summary: I recommend this to anybody looking for a low power PC.
  • Pros: Great PSU for small builds. It powers my Asus p8z77-m, Motherboard, i53470, dvd burner, 2 ssd's, evga gtc650 ti graphics car, and h60 water cooler plus 5 fans. And I still have room to grow.
  • Cons: None
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