Seasonic FOCUS PLUS Platinum 850W PSU Review @ [H]

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  1. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    Seasonic FOCUS PLUS Platinum 850W PSU Review

    850 watt computer power supplies from Seasonic are nothing new to us, but Seasonic is taking a bit of a different direction with this Focus line of PSUs. The Focus Plus Platinum has been designed with a small footprint in mind, specifically built for those looking to build high powered small form factor computers like HTPCs.

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    jeffj7 [H]Lite

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    I've become clairvoyant saw seasonic and gold popped into my head. :). Time for a new level possibly Platinum for the company that gold is getting to be old hat.
     
  3. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    Almost always...

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  4. TheHobbyist

    TheHobbyist Hugs Hard Johnnies [H]ard

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    Any expert guidance as to when to pick a focus unit or a prime unit? Or perhaps your educated opinion on the advantages of a prime unit over a focus unit?
     
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    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    What are you going to use it for exactly?
     
  6. Paul_Johnson

    Paul_Johnson [H] PSU Editor & Admin Staff Member

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    The PRIME design usually gets better voltage regulation, handles transient loads better, subjectively they seem quieter, and the build quality is a bit better.
     
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    xorbe [H]ardness Supreme

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    I just got the Prime Ultra 850 Titanium, it's very nice but expensive. This Focus Plus Platinum is only 2/3rds the price. I read that the 850 Titanium will actually push more than 1000W. I wish PSU reviews would test how much load a psu will actually sustain until it appears to be unhappy, to have an idea of peak headroom, for curiosity's sake.
     
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    aznpotpie [H]ard|Gawd

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    Size, if you have the length for a normal size ATX then the prime, if not then the Focus. Have an ATX HTPC in a GD09 and I was originally use a prime unit however my brother gave me a 1080 ti hybrid so in order to get the aio to fit inside the case, I had to use a Focus Pus Platinum for the shorter length to fit an AIO unit.
     
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    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    The load tester we use costed about $8000 IIRC. So should you want to put a retainer of $10K, I will make your wishes come true.

    On a serious note, if you need 1000w continuously, buy a 1200w. Cheaping out of the PSU is a quick way to kill all other expensive hardware.
     
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    I am in. The other $2K is to cover fire damage at Pau's home.