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

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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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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.
 

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

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Or perhaps your educated opinion on the advantages of a prime unit over a focus unit?
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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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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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?
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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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.
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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