Seasonic PRIME Ultra 850W Power Supply Review @ [H]

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  1. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    Seasonic PRIME Ultra 850W Power Supply Review

    Seasonic's PRIME ULTRA TITANIUM is at the very tip top of its PSU product stack, and its product stack is likely the deepest in the industry when it comes to quality computer power supplies for gamers and enthusiast users that truly push their PCs on a normal basis. Is this 850 watt PSU worthy of your hard earned PSU dollars?

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  2. Jza

    Jza n00bie

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    All your Seasonic PSU reviews are boring because the units are too good. One of my favorite [H] reviews that I always linked tech savvy coworkers and friends to was the "OMG WTF" one with the bad soldering job. I was dying, that review was so funny.
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    Hopefully you guys find more fire hazards and train wreck type hardware, because that shit is hilarious. All that said I will most likely be buying a Seasonic PSU soon
     
  3. Design1stcode2nd

    Design1stcode2nd Gawd

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    Would the 850w unit give plenty of room of OCing a 2990WX and running an oc'd 1080ti? I want to use my next PSU for at least 10 years so I figure at this level there is really only $20-$40 difference between a 650w and 850w. Obviously a case could be made to just get a Gold Prime Ultra as performance is similar.
     
  4. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    I would allocate 500w for 32C overclocking.
     
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  5. ecmaster76

    ecmaster76 [H]ard|Gawd

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    You guys have a PRIME fetish? :censored:

    Not that there is anything wrong with that
     
  6. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    More like our PSU testing criteria has a fetish. ;)
     
  7. Crackinjahcs

    Crackinjahcs n00bie

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    As an owner of this model PSU since 01/2018 I can vouch for its rock-solid and silent operation. This summer my home office has reached temperatures of 85-89° F for sustained periods and even with system fans and video card fans at idle (less than 400 RPM) the PSU was inaudible. With these ambient temps, my system overclocked and fans between 70% and 80% there was no instability.

    It's almost too pretty to sit under the PSU shroud of my case.
     
  8. SeymourGore

    SeymourGore 2[H]4U

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    Might be about time to pull out a [H] Lifetime Achievement award and give it to Seasonic.
     
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  9. Trigneus

    Trigneus n00bie

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    I second this idea. I've been exclusively Seasonic for a long time and I've never been disappointed. Thanks for the review, Kyle.
     
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    kilroy67 Gawd

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    I would of like to see the cables sleeved like the EVGA G3 I have but thats only appearance and personal preference. The build quality and performance are top notch, great review!
     
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    ebduncan [H]ard|Gawd

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    I've had nothing but problems with my Seasonic x850 gold. Keep melting Pci-e cables. On my 2nd unit now, and it done the same thing. I've just used different cables and used different ports. Keep melting cables and connectors. On the last set of ports on my old one now.

    I must have bad luck. Seasonic customer service is good, and its never really a problem. Just kinda tired of downtime with a rig. I'm back to using a EVGA G3+ 850watt, as one of the only psu's that don't use those "flat cables". I go back to Seasonic in a heart beat if they improved their cable design to a more traditional style sleeved cable. Great units great service, just haven't worked for me, at least in terms of the x850 gold series. Great review as always, but I'm a skeptic of Seasonic and their continued use of those flat cables.
     
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    Nebulous [H]ard|Gawd

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    MMmmm, PRIME!! Another wicked unit. I would not expect anything less! Great write-up guys!

    My units are still going strong as if new. Seasonic is my go-to for power supplies!
     
  13. Burticus

    Burticus 2[H]4U

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    Good review as always, thanks guys! Might be a little rich for me tho...

    Two Hundy for a power supply (I just looked on Amazon, $189+tax etc)... I mean yeah maybe if I'm building a $2k Threadripper rig or something. Other than that, $60 "bronze" Antec's or Corsair's do the job just fine.

    I have built many systems with worse. Currently I'm using a Thermaltake 750w something I got at Fry's for $60ish after MIR, fully modular and has not given me a single problem in 3 years.
     
  14. Kwaz

    Kwaz Whine & Cheezy

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    I bought this a few weeks ago for a new build. It's awesome and works without a hitch. I wish I'd bought a higher end power supply a long time ago.

    With a 12 year warranty you can also look at this as an investment. You can reuse this in 3 to 4 systems, where as usually in the past I had purchased a new PSU for every build.
     
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    Burticus 2[H]4U

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    Oh I didn't realize it had a 12 year warranty. That does ease the pain a little.
     
  16. Anemone

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    I have one of these and being in a dusty place I am thinking of putting a very gentle filter on here like the Silverstone FF141 (moderate filtering but good airflow). In the past I've not used filters because reducing airflow in any way on a PSU seemed like a recipe for trouble. But this one runs so very cool with very low fan input that it seemed like it might be ok? Opinions on whether a filter is ok? A lot of cases seem to use them too which gave me some hope. The filter would still get regular cleaning, not just fire and forget here.