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Old 05-03-2012, 10:36 AM   #1
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Default Seasonic S12II-430 for an HTPC

Hi guys,

i was planning to build an HTPC using as much unused parts I have lying around as possible, but, as we say around here - wanted to do it as best as possible but it ended up as it always does. I found that while my ancient OCZ StealthXStream was packed away deep in the closet it developed a loud and annoying squeal. I'm afraid that it might die soon and take everything else along with it. I use Seasonic PSUs for some time now and couldn't be more satisfied so naturally I'm looking at one of their products: an S12II-430. It's pretty expensive for the wattage. What do you guys say? Overkill?

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Old 05-03-2012, 10:58 AM   #2
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You certainly don't need that many watts for a HTPC, but operating with minimal stress it's going to be very quiet or near-silent. And Seasonic's customer support and reliability is always top notch. I think the S12II 430 is a good choice.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:04 AM   #3
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I got this Seasonic 300W PSU to use in my HTPC. It obviously depends on what your power consumption would be, but it's worked like a charm for me. My HTPC is running an AMD A6-3650 with 3 hard drives in it.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:32 AM   #4
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Hmm, I looked at the site I buy my stuff from and it looks like they also have a 380W version that is only a wee bit cheaper and is the lowest rated Seasonic in stock. I think I'll be getting the more powerful one just in case.

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