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Seasonic GC 500

Maryanovic
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Hello everyone. Please do not judge me if i make some errors, my English is not perfect. I have a LC Power 6550 550w PSU, it will be 9 years old soon and im thinking about a replacement one. My PC specs:
Msi H61 1155
Intel Core i5 2500
Amd RX 560 2gb
12gb DDR3
Im thinking about Seasonic GC 500w. This might seem as an overkill for the specs, but i plan to keep the same PSU for a longer time period. Is this PSU a good choice? I failed to find many user reviews about it.

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18 minutes ago, Maryanovic said:

Hello everyone. Please do not judge me if i make some errors, my English is not perfect. I have a LC Power 6550 550w PSU, it will be 9 years old soon and im thinking about a replacement one. My PC specs:
Msi H61 1155
Intel Core i5 2500
Amd RX 560 2gb
12gb DDR3
Im thinking about Seasonic GC 500w. This might seem as an overkill for the specs, but i plan to keep the same PSU for a longer time period. Is this PSU a good choice? I failed to find many user reviews about it.

 

The Seasonic GM / GC is a "Tier B+" on our LTT PSU Tier List.

It's a pretty good PSU -- definitely MUCH better than the LC Power that you have.

 

Your system would draw less than 300W from the wall socket, so a 500W is fine.

Typically, for a single GPU gaming system, a 450W ~ 550W is typically the sweet spot.

You could hold on to the Seasonic and re-use it in your next build if you want -- assuming you are stick with a single graphics card set-up.

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Thanks for replying. Im thinking about upgrading my RX 560 to RX 580/GTX 1060, and that is about it. I beleive GC 500 will cover those upgrades?

Backup PSU that i am considering is S12II 620w.

I also want to know if any of those PSU have 0 rpm mode?

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6 minutes ago, Maryanovic said:

Thanks for replying. Im thinking about upgrading my RX 560 to RX 580/GTX 1060, and that is about it. I beleive GC 500 will cover those upgrades?

Backup PSU that i am considering is S12II 620w.

I also want to know if any of those PSU have 0 rpm mode?

The GC is better than the S12II. and a good 500W supply is plenty for an RX 580.

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15 minutes ago, Maryanovic said:

Thanks for replying. Im thinking about upgrading my RX 560 to RX 580/GTX 1060, and that is about it. I beleive GC 500 will cover those upgrades?

Backup PSU that i am considering is S12II 620w.

I also want to know if any of those PSU have 0 rpm mode?

 

The Seasonic GC is advertised with Smart and Silent fan control.

I am assuming the PSU cooling fan is off until it get warms enough, and is activiated.

 

Don't even consider the S12II -- there are usually better options out there with a similar price.

The Seasonic S12II is a MUCH older design PSU.

I would not recommend the S12II line of PSUs, unless for certainly lower budget systems, or if country availability is a problem.

It certainly does not have a 0 RPM mode.

 

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Im getting the GC 500w. Thank you for replying.

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40 minutes ago, Maryanovic said:

Thanks for replying. Im thinking about upgrading my RX 560 to RX 580/GTX 1060, and that is about it. I beleive GC 500 will cover those upgrades?

Backup PSU that i am considering is S12II 620w.

I also want to know if any of those PSU have 0 rpm mode?

Seasonic likes using crap fans, so don't get any of them if silence is a major priority. The Focus, which is higher end than the Core also does not have a semi passive mode. Pretty much every single PSU out there has some sort of temperature dependent fan control.

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Silence is very important to me. The LC power psu that i am currently using is almost noiseless, and i would hate to get a new one that is louder. 

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