Today we are looking at a new power supply from Seasonic in their latest ‘G Series’, targeting the mainstream enthusiast audience who have no desire to pay a premium. The G Series is offered in 360W, 450W, 550W and 650W configurations and we thought it made sense to start with the lowest rated unit.
When I was first told that Seasonic were releasing a 360W 80 Plus Gold certified power supply I have to admit I was slightly perplexed. After all, they already have the excellent X-Series 460W power supply which is fanless and ideal for the low power, low noise, media center audience. The only downside is the price, it retails in the United Kingdom for a tad under £120 inc vat.
To be fair, not many people would pay £120 for a 460W power supply, regardless of how much ass it can kick.
The G Series is targeting a slightly different audience. While Seasonic have still achieved 80 Plus Gold certification, the purpose of the G Series is to reduce the retail cost to reach as wide an audience as possible. The G Series 360W is not a modular design and the company have managed to aggressively target the budget audience with an entry level asking price of only £46.99 inc VAT.
- 80 Plus Gold Certified.
- DC to DC Converter Design.
- Tight Voltage Regulation.
- Smart & Silent Fan Control.
- 12cm Ball Bearing Cooling Fan.
- Ultra Ventilation.
- High Current Gold Plated Terminal.
- Conductive Polymer Aluminum Solid Capacitors.
- High Reliable 105C Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors.
- 5 year warranty.