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So a dealership offered me a Super Flower PSU which has the following model number: SF-500P12N SE, He offered me that PSU for a great price, And I am not sure if it's a good PSU or not, I kept googling it's model number and didn't find enough information to know if it's good or not... And the LTT PSU List didn't help at all...

Please give me an answer ASAP the dealer is waiting for my answer....

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1 minute ago, InfinityVive said:

So a dealership offered me a Super Flower PSU which has the following model number: SF-500P12N SE, He offered me that PSU for a great price, And I am not sure if it's a good PSU or not, I kept googling it's model number and didn't find enough information to know if it's good or not... And the LTT PSU List didn't help at all...

Please give me an answer ASAP the dealer is waiting for my answer....

Sounds like it's a sketchy af PSU you should stay away from, if you can't find it anywhere there's a reason why.

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1 minute ago, scuff gang said:

Sounds like it's a sketchy af PSU you should stay away from, if you can't find it anywhere there's a reason why.

So should I get it or not?

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1 minute ago, scuff gang said:

Sounds like it's a sketchy af PSU you should stay away from, if you can't find it anywhere there's a reason why.

They are actually (iirc) the people who supply the parts for Seasonic PSUs

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3 minutes ago, scuff gang said:

Sounds like it's a sketchy af PSU

????????

 

please, if you don't know, don't spread misinformation.

 

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The 500p12n is old and discontinued (if I'm not mistaken). Unless it's VERY cheap, I wouldn't take it. Super-Flower is usually seen as a good PSU maker BTW. But this model is rather old and not much can be found online, even on the manufacturers site (though I found Chinese references, so it's also possible this is an Asian market only product ... but it would still show up on the website).

https://www.super-flower.com.tw/product.php?lang=en

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10 minutes ago, scuff gang said:

Sounds like it's a sketchy af PSU you should stay away from, if you can't find it anywhere there's a reason why.

Super Flower is an ODM, and they supply some very high quality units. The reason for it not being listed anywhere are likely because it's not a unit sold in NA, or it's older.

 

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1 minute ago, wkdpaul said:

????????

 

please, if you don't know, don't spread misinformation.

 

@InfinityVive

 

The 500p12n is old and discontinued (if I'm not mistaken). Unless it's VERY cheap, I wouldn't take it. Super-Flower is usually seen as a good PSU maker BTW. But this model is rather old and not much can be found online, even on the manufacturers site (though I found Chinese references, so it's also possible this is an Asian market only product ... but it would still show up on the website).

https://www.super-flower.com.tw/product.php?lang=en

I am planning on using it in my i5-4590 and RX 570 rig, is it good enough to power it?

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Just now, InfinityVive said:

I am planning on using it in my i5-4590 and RX 570 rig, is it good enough to power it?

yes, more than enough.

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1 minute ago, dizmo said:

Super Flower is an ODM, and they supply some very high quality units. The reason for it not being listed anywhere are likely because it's not a unit sold in NA, or it's older.

 

 

1 minute ago, wkdpaul said:

????????

 

please, if you don't know, don't spread misinformation.

 

@InfinityVive

 

The 500p12n is old and discontinued (if I'm not mistaken). Unless it's VERY cheap, I wouldn't take it. Super-Flower is usually seen as a good PSU maker BTW. But this model is rather old and not much can be found online, even on the manufacturers site (though I found Chinese references, so it's also possible this is an Asian market only product ... but it would still show up on the website).

https://www.super-flower.com.tw/product.php?lang=en

I get that superflower is a good brand but if you can't find info on the PSU by the model number it could be a phony or a fake, that was my concern, sorry.

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3 minutes ago, wkdpaul said:

yes, more than enough.

and will it hurt my PC in any meaningful way?

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21 minutes ago, InfinityVive said:

So a dealership offered me a Super Flower PSU which has the following model number: SF-500P12N SE, He offered me that PSU for a great price, And I am not sure if it's a good PSU or not, I kept googling it's model number and didn't find enough information to know if it's good or not... And the LTT PSU List didn't help at all...

Please give me an answer ASAP the dealer is waiting for my answer....

If its not even on google, just tell him no thanks. There most likely is a reason its so cheap...

When i ask for more specs, don't expect me to know the answer!
I'm just helping YOU to help YOURSELF!
(The more info you give the easier it is for others to help you out!)

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In my opinion if it's an old psu it has the possibility of dying on you

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2 minutes ago, HanZie82 said:

If its not even on google, just tell him no thanks. There most likely is a reason its so cheap...

IT IS on google, but I can't find any gaming reviews about it...

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2 minutes ago, Epimetheus said:

In my opinion if it's an old psu it has the possibility of dying on you

That's only if it's being sold used, but if it's new then there is no greater possibility of it dying than any other new PSU

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1 minute ago, InfinityVive said:

IT IS on google, but I can't find any gaming reviews about it...

Oh im sorry. I misunderstood.
 

When i ask for more specs, don't expect me to know the answer!
I'm just helping YOU to help YOURSELF!
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13 minutes ago, InfinityVive said:

and will it hurt my PC in any meaningful way?

it's hard to say. It's old, so it's either used, or it gathered dust all these years. If it wasn't used, then it's perfectly fine. But if it was used, like others said, it might be best to pass on this.

 

 

14 minutes ago, scuff gang said:

I get that superflower is a good brand but if you can't find info on the PSU by the model number it could be a phony or a fake, that was my concern, sorry.

ah ok! In that case we agree! :P

 

But appart from a few Korean and Chinese sites, I can't find anything on it. SF site has a section for discontinued product, but it's empty! :(

https://www.super-flower.com.tw/product.php?PID=20&lang=en

 

 

Though NewEgg US used to have the 550w variant ;

https://www.newegg.com/sfc-sf-silent-sf-550p12-550w/p/N82E16817203002

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Okay I told the dealer I will go to him to try the PSU out, the problem here is that I want to know if it will hurt my hardware in the long term use... any good way to know if it can hurt my PC in long term use?

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2 minutes ago, InfinityVive said:

Okay I told the dealer I will go to him to try the PSU out, the problem here is that I want to know if it will hurt my hardware in the long term use... any good way to know if it can hurt my PC in long term use?

No there's not really a good way to know unless you are sure that it is a quality PSU, that's why alot of people recomend paying a premium and not cheaping out on your PSU.

The best thing you can do is bring a voltage meter and check all the cables are at a stable voltage and they are not dead or fluctuating a whole lot.

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1 minute ago, scuff gang said:

No there's not really a good way to know unless you are sure that it is a quality PSU, that's why alot of people recomend paying a premium and not cheaping out on your PSU.

The best thing you can do is bring a voltage meter and check all the cables are at a stable voltage and they are not dead or fluctuating a whole lot.

I think there is a program that can measure the voltage of the PSU...

When I get to that part and start checking the voltage... What should I check? what should the voltages be like at idle and under heavy workload?

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16 minutes ago, InfinityVive said:

I think there is a program that can measure the voltage of the PSU...

When I get to that part and start checking the voltage... What should I check? what should the voltages be like at idle and under heavy workload?

12V should be 12,00V - 5+Vsb should be 5V even when PSU is in standby
5V should be 5,00V - 3V should be 3,3V
And so on. There is a 10% margin either way in the specifications, but any good PSU is waay under that.

There's also a ripple thing, voltage difference when being used, a good PSU has that very little. But you need expensive hardware to test that part. (an oscilloscope)
GamersNexus just started testing PSU's its very interesting. I can advise checking some vids out about it.

 

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HWinfo 64 is the one i use it has almost all the sensors and such to read out. Including voltages. Here are mine from a Corsair RM750x (2018) (High quality PSU).

 

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That is under light use, so ideally the 12V would be a bit higher. But i blame the HDD's for that. :)
Also 5V nice and cool despite the 10's of USB peripherals i use.
So anywhere close to those numbers and you good. As long as they dont change to much under usage, well they can change as long as they get back up to good numbers when a load kicks in.

When i ask for more specs, don't expect me to know the answer!
I'm just helping YOU to help YOURSELF!
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Also once you install HWinfo64 theres so many voltages. Just look for the ones i shared. Those are easiest to test.
But theres so much info. It even keeps the voltage of your onboard battery. Totally unnecessary in daily use, but oh lord if its not there when you need it. :P

Sorry im going on a tangent here.
 

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I created an account just to let you know that this PSU works just fine. I bought one second hand and am currently using it in my Q300L case with a GTX 970 Ref GPU, Asus Z170i MB, I5 6600K processor, 1tb WD Blue SSD, and 16gb corsair DDR4 3000hz RAM. havent had any issues over the past 2 weeks since I built the computer.

 

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8 hours ago, Lurick said:

They are actually (iirc) the people who supply the parts for Seasonic PSUs

Also incorrect.

 

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13 hours ago, Lurick said:

They are actually (iirc) the people who supply the parts for Seasonic PSUs

because @jonnyGURU didn't want to say it ?

 

superflower is mostly known as one of the main oems for evga, making the g2, p2, t2 and g3 for example. the only thing seasonic and sf share is that they both outsource some of their work to the same company, being RSY

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