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Old 08-02-2005, 05:37 PM   #1
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Also which one is quieter? This is what's going into my new rig:

Antec P180
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Old 08-02-2005, 06:07 PM   #2
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Which lines of Seasonic and Antec?

Seasonic Tornado? Silencer? S12?

Antec Phantom? TruePower? SmartPower?
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Old 08-02-2005, 06:09 PM   #3
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I was looking at TruePower II, and I don't know really anything about Seasonic's PSUs.
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Old 08-02-2005, 06:14 PM   #4
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I was looking at TruePower II, and I don't know really anything about Seasonic's PSUs.
The S12 series by Seasonic is among the most silent and efficient PSU's out there. If you can get the S12 500W, do it. The Truepower II is also a good line, but it can't hold a candle to the performance the S12 can do.
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Old 08-02-2005, 06:19 PM   #5
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I don't have any hard data, but you can be sure the Seasonic S12 is quieter than the TruePower 2.0. It's quieter than the SmartPower 2.0 (check SilentPCReview.com for numbers). If you want the Antec, look at the "fan-less" Phantom line.

If you're looking at Seasonic, consider the S12 first. Then look at the Tornado and Silencer. Despite its name, the Tornado is very quiet and quieter than the Silencer. But there is really no reason not to get an S12 over the other Seasonic lines.
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Old 08-02-2005, 06:37 PM   #6
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Seasonic S12

quietest PSU out there (other then fanless ones) and it had .5% better efficiancy then a PCP&C power supply
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Old 08-02-2005, 07:16 PM   #7
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Okay thanks for all the replies, I'm scrapping the Antec for the Seasonic S12 500W. Thanks!
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Old 08-02-2005, 09:06 PM   #8
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The S12 series by Seasonic is among the most silent and efficient PSU's out there. If you can get the S12 500W, do it. The Truepower II is also a good line, but it can't hold a candle to the performance the S12 can do.


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Old 08-02-2005, 11:15 PM   #10
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I have a 400w SS Tornado. Its been great on my ears. When the cpu temps go up the fan in the psu gets throttled up, but it is still quiet. i have no idea about the Antecs. Previous PS was an old Enermax Whisper that I modded a good deal.
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Old 08-03-2005, 12:27 AM   #11
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Seasonic S12 is great but comes at a steep price premium
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Old 08-03-2005, 12:40 AM   #12
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yeah, by all accounts the seasonics are fabuolously quiet so if thats the main criteria, seasonic it is.

that said, i need to put my ear to the antec tpII's to hear them and the price is a bit more kind.

either way, you'll have a fine psu.
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Old 08-03-2005, 02:11 AM   #13
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Antec is by no means super loud or bad.
But Seasonic probably produces the quietests fanned PSU's on the market
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Old 08-03-2005, 01:41 PM   #14
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For your P180, get the Antec TruePower II

The Seasonic S12 is the superior power supply in terms of performance and noise, however not cable length. Many people have complained that it was extremely tight or impossible to attach the 4pin mobo power connector.
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Old 08-07-2005, 04:41 AM   #16
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Okay I'm back to getting the TPII. It would have sucked to get all my parts and not be able to play BF2 with my x800xl!
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Old 08-09-2005, 01:48 PM   #17
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I guess it depends on your case and MB. I installed an S12-430 with no cable length issues.

This power supply has been great, quiet , and more stable compared to the Fortron BlueStorm 400 it replaced.
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