Seasonic S12III Bronze 500W ATX PSU $29.99 @ Newegg

balloonshark

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Hey Larry. If you find any sfx or sxf-l 600-750 watt PSU deals please post up the deal.
 

gibster

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I need a sfx or sfx-l for my small case. It's a smaller form factor PSU and not your normal atx psu size. Was also hoping for 80+ gold. I'm getting off topic though.
NewEgg had that deal a week or 2 ago, I picked up a 650 SFX PS, pretty nice unit, too bad you missed out... Was like $48 AR... https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/seasonic-focus-sgx-650-650w-80-gold-full-modular-sfx-l-form-factor-compact-size-fan-control-in-fanless-silent-and-cooling-mode-10-yr-warranty.2598876/
 
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balloonshark

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gibster

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Isn't this the one Seasonic PSU that was rated "DO NOT BUY?"
Ah, damnation, failed to check this, hmm... I've had a Seasonic Platinum for several years, it's been rock solid, thought their units were a lock... At least I'm not using it just yet, we'll see. I had an issue like the one with the Focus with an Antec PS a few years back, stuff like this definitely happens from time to time.
 

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Ah, damnation, failed to check this, hmm... I've had a Seasonic Platinum for several years, it's been rock solid, thought their units were a lock... At least I'm not using it just yet, we'll see. I had an issue like the one with the Focus with an Antec PS a few years back, stuff like this definitely happens from time to time.
I've ONLY bought Seasonic...or Seasonic-built PSU's for...15-20 years. The S12III is built for Seasonic by some other Chinese company and didn't review very well when it first came out. Too bad JonnyGuru's site shut down. I think they had a couple of "fail reviews" on there. Can't locate them any place else.
 

13Gigatons

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I've ONLY bought Seasonic...or Seasonic-built PSU's for...15-20 years. The S12III is built for Seasonic by some other Chinese company and didn't review very well when it first came out. Too bad JonnyGuru's site shut down. I think they had a couple of "fail reviews" on there. Can't locate them any place else.
Begs the question why companies are willing to ruin their Brand Reputation with shoddy products.
 

Icecold

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I have had one of these since May 2020 and it's worked without issue. I wasn't super happy when I realized it wasn't Seasonic made(after purchasing) though and i paid $60 for it at the time. It being Bronze rated was a sign something wasn't right, but at the time I figured it was just a budget power supply they were offering that they made. At $30 currently(assuming this is the same PSU on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Seasonic-S12III-SSR-500GB3-Control-Warranty/dp/B07MWG3911) it might be a decent purchase, but at $60 I had wished I spent a bit more on a Focus GX vs what I bought. Stock was limited at the time IIRC though.
 

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