- by David_W @Sep 17, 2010
The very first full modular multi-output ATX, high-wattage power supply that has ever obtained the 80PLUS® Gold certification is introduced by Seasonic, this coveted power supply is named “X” and is offered in 560W versions.
Featuring a patent pending design of “DC Connector Module with Integrated VRM”, the X Series is set to achieve both near-perfect DC to DC conversion and fully modularized design without compromising efficiency. After a long wait, finally there is a product that delivers the complete package, ultra-high efficiency, greatly improved dynamic response, and customizable cable arrangement that is tailored to meet any individual’s needs.
The X Series adopts a clever “Hybrid Silent Fan Control” design, which offers three distinct operation modes, fanless mode, silent mode, and cooling mode. The X automatically adjusts fan mode and speed according to the ambient temperature level. This brand new design not only optimizes heat dissipation, but also prolongs lifespan of the system by reducing unnecessary fan rotation. To make the X Series even more robust and exciting, Seasonic offers Sanyo Denki San Ace Silent Fan on X, the best fan there is in the industry.
The world-renowned Sanyo Denki Ball bearing fans are made of the highest quality components to ensure maximum quality and performance. The use of spoon shaped high-density plastic fan blades with smoothed leading edges, strict tolerance ball bearings and precision copper axel are just some features to ensure ultra low noise performance and quality. In addition, the fan uses 3 balancing points, instead of the industry standard of 2 points, to ensure perfect balance and rotation. The Sanyo Denki fan is a perfect match to the class leading Sea Sonic Hybrid Silent Fan control for the absolute top performance of the industry.
Special Features -
80PLUS® Gold Certified Super High Efficiency
Full Modular Cabling Design
Patented DC Connector Module with Integrated VRM [Voltage Regulator Module]
DC to DC Converter Design
Seasonic Hybrid Silent Fan Control
Sanyo Denki San Ace Silent Fan
Conductive Polymer Aluminum Solid Capacitors
Highly Reliable 105? Japanese Brand Capacitors
Tight Voltage Regulation [±3%]
Active Power Factor Correction [99% PF Typical]
High +12V Output
High Current Gold Plated Terminals
Dual Sided PCB Layout
Ultra Ventilation [Honeycomb Structure]
Multi-GPU Technologies Supported
All-in-One DC Cabling Design
Easy Swap Connector
Universal AC Input [Full Range]
5 Years Warranty
Product Information -
1. Dimension: W150 x L160 x H86 mm
2. AC input & DC output voltages / Wire ConfigurationModel: X-560 (SS-560KM Active PFC F3)
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Open your dictionary under the letter "Q", search for the word "quality", and you could just as easily put a picture of a Seasonic power supply. Seasonic offers a full set of modular cables, passive cooling below 20% load, and they do this while delivering very low ripple and noise results. With the
Greetings once again, good readers, and welcome to yet another adventure on the Sea of Sonic. Today I'm looking at yet another product in the 80 Plus Gold certified X series in the 560 watt model. As it so happens, this is the lowest powered model in the line that has a fan... the two smaller si
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Finally! No coil whine or buzzing. And I'm overly sensitive to coil whine. I had to return an X400 fanless PS because of this. This unit is perfect. I was a little hesitant to try it after coming across a number of negative reviews. Guess I got lucky this time.
I LOVE these Seasonic 80+ Gold supplies. The p/s is the component of your computer that converts the power from your house into a form the computer can use. Most converters of this kind lose a % of the energy consumed, and waste it as heat. 80+ Gold supplies meet a minimum energy efficiency goal of using at least 90% of the energy. Cooler, more efficient.. How else to judge a p/s? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/80_PLUS)
The X-560 replaced an aging EarthWatt 500W because I suspected my PSU was at least partially responsible for a bunch of seemingly random stability issues. All stability issues have disappeared with the X-560!!!
Based on my power usage this PSU will save me between $10 - $15/yr compared to a typical Bronze rated PSU. Doesn't sound like much but over 5 yrs my initial cost ($95 w/MIR+PM) can be looked at as less than $50 for a great PSU.
so far i love this PSU. i'm a lighter gamer, so 560W is more than/just enough for me. i'm all about reducing my carbon footprint, and this is an excellent product for that (except maybe the packaging). Seasonic really lives up to their rep on this one-very well built, quiet, and modular is a big plus, especially since i've an old case with no cable management...
Even though this power supply is a fully modular one, the cables are stiff and hard to work with in a small case. It is on the expensive side, I think Seasonic should get rid of the fancy packaging to lower the prices on their power supplies.
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