Question Refurb SeaSonic Prime 1300 Gold SSR-1300GD for $129?

VST

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So I need a PSU to finish my build and since there a very few available at the moment I'm looking to private sellers where I came across this personal sale...

"$129
Fresh from SeaSonic, I have 7 of these 1300 watt gold refurbished PSU's. They will come with a brand new full cable set, and I will also include a heavy gauge power cable. I'm not sure if they have any warranty from SeaSonic, however I will guarantee them for 1 year. Price of $129 each INCLUDES shipping to anywhere in the 48 states. Will give $20 discount if you come pick it up. I sent in a bunch of burned up 1200w PSU's from a dismantled bitcoin farm for warranty replacement, and received these newer 1300w models as replacements."
I emailed SeaSonic and sent them a serial number to check for possible warranty but I'm not holding my breath nor do I expect them to respond. I know they are not in business to broker 3rd party private sales.

My biggest issue is that I only need a 450W unit and I don't know how stupid it is to buy a 1300W for my needs. But if it's a good investment and a good unit which I suspect it should be I might be able to trade up later.

Should I bite?
 
So I need a PSU to finish my build and since there a very few available at the moment I'm looking to private sellers where I came across this personal sale...

"$129
Fresh from SeaSonic, I have 7 of these 1300 watt gold refurbished PSU's. They will come with a brand new full cable set, and I will also include a heavy gauge power cable. I'm not sure if they have any warranty from SeaSonic, however I will guarantee them for 1 year. Price of $129 each INCLUDES shipping to anywhere in the 48 states. Will give $20 discount if you come pick it up. I sent in a bunch of burned up 1200w PSU's from a dismantled bitcoin farm for warranty replacement, and received these newer 1300w models as replacements."

I emailed SeaSonic and sent them a serial number to check for possible warranty but I'm not holding my breath nor do I expect them to respond. I know they are not in business to broker 3rd party private sales.

My biggest issue is that I only need a 450W unit and I don't know how stupid it is to buy a 1300W for my needs. But if it's a good investment and a good unit which I suspect it should be I might be able to trade up later.

Should I bite?
1 year warranty for forking over $130? I’d pass no matter if it was brand new in the box
 

VST

May 9, 2020
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1 year warranty for forking over $130? I’d pass no matter if it was brand new in the box
Yeah, you're probably right. Plus I have no reason to trust this dudes warranty to begin with
I'll wait to see if SeaSonic gets back.
 
Yeah, you're probably right. Plus I have no reason to trust this dudes warranty to begin with
I'll wait to see if SeaSonic gets back.
There are some decent PSUs still out there. What are your system specs? If you only need 450 watts then it comes down to if you want a modular or not. But you can grab a Seasonic platinum 550w for $115
 

VST

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There are some decent PSUs still out there. What are your system specs? If you only need 450 watts then it comes down to if you want a modular or not. But you can grab a Seasonic platinum 550w for $115
Ended up grabbing this Super Flower Leadex III 550 for $109- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TJYNGB8/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Here is my build -
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | Purchased For $172.00
CPU Cooler | ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports DUO CPU Cooler | Purchased For $48.00
Motherboard | MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | Purchased For $89.00
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | Purchased For $84.00
Storage | Silicon Power A80 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | Purchased For $129.00
Video Card | Asus GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB STRIX GAMING OC Video Card | Purchased For $0.00
Case | Phanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case | Purchased For $68.00
Power Supply | Super Flower Leadex III Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply |-
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit | Purchased For $0.00
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $590.00
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-10 19:25 EDT-0400 |
 
Ended up grabbing this Super Flower Leadex III 550 for $109- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TJYNGB8/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Here is my build -
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | Purchased For $172.00
CPU Cooler | ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports DUO CPU Cooler | Purchased For $48.00
Motherboard | MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | Purchased For $89.00
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | Purchased For $84.00
Storage | Silicon Power A80 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | Purchased For $129.00
Video Card | Asus GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB STRIX GAMING OC Video Card | Purchased For $0.00
Case | Phanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case | Purchased For $68.00
Power Supply | Super Flower Leadex III Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply |-
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit | Purchased For $0.00
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $590.00
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-10 19:25 EDT-0400 |
Not a bad deal but the Seasonic platinum was worth the extra $6🤷🏼‍♂️
 

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