Seasonic 760W Platinum
Proudly brandishing the 80 Plus Platinum certification, the Seasonic 760W Platinum Series PSU promises efficiency, reliability, and premium quality, and from what we’ve seen, it does not disappoint.
Sea Sonic Electronics was the first to develop a PSU that is 80 Plus compliant. To attain an 80 Plus certification, a PSU must be efficient at delivering the correct amount of power, when needed, without waste. This translates to lower power usage and prolonged lifespan of components.
In our tests, we saw the power intake for the PSU fluctuates accordingly based on the load we put on the PC. This is a mark of an efficient PSU. With the PC powered down, the Seasonic 760W Platinum draws a standard 3.5W. However, with the PC turned on and left to idle, the PSU draws an impressively low 84.2W of energy.
We were also impressed that the PSU draws an average of 319W of energy when we put our test PC under heavy load.
Sea Sonic credits the PSU’s performance to the use of Japanese-made Conductive Polymer Aluminum Solid Electrolytic Capacitors. These capacitors have low equivalent series resistance (ESR) and low equivalent series inductance (ESR). This means that the capacitors cause very little power loss and interference, which makes it highly efficient.
These capacitors are also rated to function under harsh conditions, up to 105 degree Celsius, so you know the PSU will not fail you during hardcore gaming sessions. Having said that, the Seasonic 760W Platinum not only impressed us with its performance, but also with its design.
The PSU is designed to be a modular package and comes with all the cables you’ll need. Unneeded power connections, however, could simply be left unused to save clutter. Further proof that the PSU was designed with the efficient PC builder in mind is the included cable ties and cable management system.
Alongside the PSU itself, which came with its own pull string pouch, is a velcro pouch with three compartments that neatly hold and store the cables that come with the Seasonic 760W Platinum unit.
For users who appreciate a quiet PC, the Seasonic 760W Platinum is equipped with a Sanyo Denki San Ace Silent Fan that is coupled with a honeycomb ventilation structure for maximum cooling, which produces very little sound.
For those who still find that the fan is too loud, the PSU is built with a patented Hybrid Silent Fan Control, which can be activated via a switch. This toggles between Hybrid and Normal mode.
Overall the Seasonic 760W Platinum lives up to its premium branding and performed better than our expectation. So the next time you are thinking of building a PC or upgrading the PSU on your current machine, give this PSU a try and we doubt that you’ll be disappointed.
The power connectors are easily accessible and are clearly marked.