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Those are both excellent PSUs and short of running a very power-hungry GPU like an RTX 3080 or RTX 3090, I'd be very comfortable having either of these in any of my rigs.

(Well, not the one with the 3080 of course, but that's just because of the power spikes, not because the PSU sucks or anything. In any case, it doesn't sound like you have a desire to having one of these anytime soon)
 
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Those are both excellent PSUs and short of running a very power-hungry GPU like an RTX 3080 or RTX 3090, I'd be very comfortable having either of these in any of my rigs.

(Well, not the one with the 3080 of course, but that's just because of the power spikes, not because the PSU sucks or anything. In any case, it doesn't sound like you have a desire to having one of these anytime soon)
thank you for your help

i guess i am very stubborn as alot of people have mentioned my psu to be inadequate. i just thought if i dont stress the psu at all then it should be fine but yeah i agree, the quality have to factor in too.

looking at the sea sonic what i posted, the fully modular does catch my eyes. something about the fully modular that makes it that much tidier in terms of cable management.
 

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Those are both excellent PSUs and short of running a very power-hungry GPU like an RTX 3080 or RTX 3090, I'd be very comfortable having either of these in any of my rigs.

(Well, not the one with the 3080 of course, but that's just because of the power spikes, not because the PSU sucks or anything. In any case, it doesn't sound like you have a desire to having one of these anytime soon)
no not really into gpu, reason why i put up a thread asking which gpu to replace my gtx 480 is because of the power hunger.
 

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Just stay away from the Seasonic Focus Plus as it has issues. The Seasonic Focus GX (which you've linked) is a different PSU and so far no problems with it.
Afaik, the Seasonic Focus Plus had GPU issues before

Here's something you do not see that often, Seasonic confirmed that their FOCUS PLUS power supplies can have issues with certain graphics cards resulting in black screens under GPU stress, the issue seems related to high ripple under GPU load.
2019 Based Seasonic Focus GX/GM/PX have these issues fixed.
 
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https://www.ebuyer.com/919259-seasonic-core-gold-gm-650-650w-80-gold-modular-power-supply-core-gm-650

Just stay away from the Seasonic Focus Plus as it has issues. The Seasonic Focus GX (which you've linked) is a different PSU and so far no problems with it.
Afaik, the Seasonic Focus Plus had GPU issues before


2019 Based Seasonic Focus GX/GM/PX have these issues fixed.
thank you, that is good to know.

had to double check at the fully modular what i wanted, that is focus gx so i am good.
 

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Those are both excellent PSUs and short of running a very power-hungry GPU like an RTX 3080 or RTX 3090, I'd be very comfortable having either of these in any of my rigs.

(Well, not the one with the 3080 of course, but that's just because of the power spikes, not because the PSU sucks or anything. In any case, it doesn't sound like you have a desire to having one of these anytime soon)
what do you think to NZXT brand?

i like the look of this one:

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/850w-nzxt-c-series-c850-fully-modular-80plus-gold-single-rail-70a-120mm-fan-atx-psu
 

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what do you think to NZXT brand?
NZXT isn't known for making PSUs, but rather for cases.
As such, I would stay away and give it some time until they've proven their worth.
It mostly depends who they outsource the manufacturing of their said psu model and then they just slap in their brand name on top of it.
 
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Yes, its a good habit to only choose ram from the QVL.
Especially more so if you're buying high end capacity RAM which are expensive.
Compatibility is buyer's responsibility.
 
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Good luck!
If there's one thing about seasonic PSUs, their cables are quite stiff. If you wish to remove them, press onto the clip and wiggle it sideways while pulling it outward. Don't apply too much force when pulling it outward less you bend some pins, always in moderation.

Also don't get mixed up with the connector for CPU (EPS) and GPU (PCI-E). They look similar but should not be interchanged, but I have the same cables as you do and they're labeled anyways so you don't get mixed up.
 
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Good luck!
If there's one thing about seasonic PSUs, their cables are quite stiff. If you wish to remove them, press onto the clip and wiggle it sideways while pulling it outward. Don't apply too much force when pulling it outward less you bend some pins, always in moderation.

Also don't get mixed up with the connector for CPU (EPS) and GPU (PCI-E). They look similar but should not be interchanged, but I have the same cables as you do and they're labeled anyways so you don't get mixed up.
thanks for the heads up, i will just take my time and i should be ok.
 

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