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2 years ago#1
Well I just replaced my aging and sketchy OCZ stealthXstream 500W, that was barely enough to power my system, with a shiny new SeaSonic 750W. Though an incredibly boring upgrade at least I can rest assured that I went be having any issues with power.

I have never owned an "80 Plus Bronze certified" PSU before. Will I noticed any improvement in terms of energy efficiency and electricity bills? Its hard to get past the marketing gimmicks that manufacturers use.
2 years ago#2
Great job!
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2 years ago#3
TheFeshPince posted...
Great job!

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Nope Nope Nope!!!!
2 years ago#4
Save ya $2 a month.
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2 years ago#5
Looking at the bright side, you will get tons of use out of it. You may go through 6 motherboards and 12 video cards in the next 20+ years, but you'll probably still be using the same PSU unless they radically change the connection types.
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2 years ago#6
Slayn posted...
Save ya $2 a month.


Hmm, any other benefits with the 80 plus?
2 years ago#7
fatboy44 posted...
mm, any other benefits with the 80 plus?


Well, the higher the efficiency, the less heat, therefore the less noise, generally. Outside of that, "high-end" efficiency is often just a marketing gimmick, and the higher price you pay for higher efficiency may never be offset by the electricity which that higher efficiency saves.
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2 years ago#8
Shub posted...
fatboy44 posted...
mm, any other benefits with the 80 plus?


Well, the higher the efficiency, the less heat, therefore the less noise, generally. Outside of that, "high-end" efficiency is often just a marketing gimmick, and the higher price you pay for higher efficiency may never be offset by the electricity which that higher efficiency saves.


The PSU God has spoken.
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2 years ago#9
WHAT! you mean my seasonic platinum PSU is marketing BS? Thats it Bronze 80+ psu from now on
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