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Pros: When I bought this it came with a 64G Adata SSD tossed in and that was great for my purposes, and make it very cost effective. I'm running linux with an Arduino board connected with a temp sensor. works fine and takes up little space.
Cons: This sits in a room kept at 65 degrees (with minimal fluctuation). Once a minute the Arduino board send a temp over USB. The script on this logs the temp.
What's my point? I'm surpised by how warm the exhaust air is coming from it, given that it's in a cool room and is doing so little.
For my purposes I should have gotten an Atom chip, I suspect, but that model didn't come with the free SSD.
Pros: Works fine, and the semi-modular nature is good for me.
Cons: Perhaps a minor con: There are 3 non-modular cables, the 24-pin mb, and 2 8-pin that look identical. I'm not quite sure what the second 8-pin is for, and I wish it were modular.
Other Thoughts: One funny thing: I own two Seasonic X 650's and like others, I have made fun of the velvet bag (think Crown Royal) in which the PSU arrives, since plastic would do just as well. I do like the nice quality bags to hold the unused cables for the 650's.
SO what's funny? This model has the same idea but as it's a step down in their range, the bags are also a noticeable step down: I don't care about the CPU bag (I won't ever use it I suspect) but I miss the nice sturdy cable bags from the X series.
This review is from: SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold ((SS-650KM Active PFC F3)) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
Pros: Almost everything: the seem to be of high quality (and places like jonnyguru show terrific test results for the Seasonic X line), and the cables seem high quality to me.
I got one for $110 and the other for $100. I'm using the second one in a file server where it's completely overkill but since I got it for $100 delivered I thought it would be great if the one in my 'big machine' ever died I could switch this one in without unplugging a single cable from anything but the other PSU since it's totaly modular.
I have never heard a peep from either of my supplies but then I don't stress them nearly as much as others would.
Cons: I use using mid-tower cases (Corsair 600T and Fractal R3) and yet the 8pin mb power cable just barely reaches when routing behind the mb. It works, but even one more inch would have made it so much easier.
Also the cables are not very flexible and the spacing of connectors is odd. For instance, the SATA cables have the connectors evenly spaced on the cable but that makes no sense: The connectors should start further out on the cable and be closer together. It's not the end of the world, but I wind up using power extenders and splitters not because I need more connectors but because of their placement on the cable.
Other Thoughts: The power fan only turns on when the power drain reaches 20 or 25%, and since this PSU is more powerful than I need, much of the time I never strain it enough to turn on the fan at all. I've had the first one running for 9 1/2 months as I type this, and when I pull out the dust filter on the case's PSU intake, there's nothing there, meaning this fan has been on very little.READ FULL REVIEW