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SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
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  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Well I am glad it turned on and everything worked. I have a dvd burner, fan controller, ssd,and 3 hdd's. It is an fm2 micro-atx board with a 100 watt A10 5800k. Powers everything and could even power a gpu if I get one. Nice finish matte black, seems to be smaller or less depth into the case which is a nzxt tempest 210 Cables are clean black and they are easy to work with, no rainbow spaghetti. I used every cable but the pci-e. so no major deal not being modular.

Cons: Atx 4 pin would not reach behind mobo for connecting, had to leave it showing in front. Air from psu fan makes noise maybe slightly quieter than my old enermax naxn 450watt.

Other Thoughts: If you have a big case or mid tower case you may need an extender for your atx 12 volt 4 or 8 pin for a clean look. Since this is not modular a person wouldn't expect to have cable tidiness to a severe degree. I expected my system to be quieter, no such luck. All 7 fans in my system are geared to be quiet including the one in this psu, but together they all make some noise. I guess I'll live with it. Maybe next time buy a fanless psu and see if that helps.

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GIGABYTE GA-F2A88XM-HD3 FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X (Bolton D4) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Kaveri a8 7600 apu works out of the box. Just works. Thinking about buying another one of these.

Cons: Sata connector is too close to usb 3 header. Had to whittle down some of the plastic on my cable's connector to get it to fit.

Other Thoughts: I've owned this since September and it turns on everyday. The system is a 1 harddrive system with r7 graphics from the apu. So its as simple as it gets for me. No raid headaches or overclocking issues to deal with. At some point I'll have the option of dropping in a newer faster chip. I bought a gigabyte Hercules psu so no issue with the 8 pin power connector. This is not an enthusiast board, just saying if you want crossfire or sli you probably don't want an apu to begin with.. But it was a smart choice for me.

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Seagate Barracuda ST3750525AS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: 30 day exchange period, Sata III, Seagate Barracuda drives have always been excellent for me. Refurb unit dies within time period, send it back, no biggie for me. Drive is near silent read/write really not even a purr out of it. Works in an enclosure. Backup room is 698GB formatted space. Use it to backup my laptop with a 500 GB drive half full.

Cons: Sale ended too fast. Have to take a little risk, may or may not be worth it depending on what it's used for.

Other Thoughts: Real good cutting edge technology goes into making these work as well as they do, this is 32MB Cache and is a great all around choice for casual builders, external enclosures, and non-mission critical jobs.

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Display Name: Ken D.

Date Joined: 12/13/07

  • Reviews: 30
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  • First Review: 01/07/09
  • Last Review: 07/06/15
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