Published on Monday, 04 August 2014 18:57
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How many times have you seen people head out to get hardware components to build a new PC and although they put much weight on the CPU, mainboard, RAM and graphics they don't put nearly as much weight on the PSU? Well not only have i seen that happen many times in the past but i see it even today and the worst part is that i see it from people who've build plenty of systems in the past and thus know better than that. As many of you know the very first thing i always recommend is getting a higher output model compared to the one people set out to get just to be on the safe side while the second is to at least get an 80 Plus Bronze certified model since that certification is almost always a good quality indicator of the internal components used in a PSU. Today we will be taking a look at one of the best power supply units to ever roll out from the Seasonic product line the Platinum Series SS-760XP2 760W model.
Sea Sonic Electronics Co., Ltd was founded more than 35 years ago by engineers. Since its early beginnings the company has rigorously maintained its focus on the research, development and production of technologically advanced, high quality products. In 1981 Sea Sonic expanded into the production of PC power supplies to become one of the first manufacturers in this market. Soon after, the manufacturing of high quality and performance PC power supplies became the core identity of Sea Sonic. Sea Sonic is a truly global company. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, we export our products from our factory in China to our offices in the USA, Europe, Japan, as well as to other parts of the world. Independent testers, reviewers and editors writing in all languages consistently rank Seasonic products among the best in terms of technology, performance and reliability. We regularly receive enthusiastic feedback from PC fans, overclockers and gamers from every corner of the globe, which further fuels our commitment to keep searching for excellence in the international arena.
The Platinum Series SS-760XP2 is an 80 Plus Platinum certified PSU that features a powerful single +12V rail rated at 63A (can reach up to 756W output), fully modular design (future-proof), two different modes for controlling the fan speed (under normal the fan will always spin according to the temperature while under hybrid mode the fan will not rotate at loads below 40%), industrial grade protections (OPP/OVP/UVP/OCP/OTP/SCP), Japanese capacitors and DC-to-DC converters. Aside the +12V rail the +3.3V and +5V outputs are rated at 25A each and can deliver up to 125W (thus making it impossible to draw the maximum current from both rails at the same time). It's been a while since we've received something by Seasonic so let’s see just how good their latest Platinum Series models really are (the 7 year warranty however is a good start).