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Seasonic Super Tornado 350w PSU Review - Conclusion

We checked out Seasonic's 460 watt PSU some weeks ago. Today we've got their smaller and cheaper Super Tornado 350 watt PSU on the test bed. Read on as Mike puts it through his usual torture test to see how it stands up to the challenge!

By: | Other PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Mar 3, 2004 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.5%Manufacturer: Seasonic



When I received this power supply for testing and review I was more than a little doubtful that a small 350 watt unit could maintain itself in any regard when pitted against an enthusiast rig. After all is said and done, I found myself to be pleasantly surprised. Though a little light in the 3.3v rail, it performed on par with many larger capacity models.


As far as price is concerned, the Super Tornado looks to be in the US$80 price range, so doesn't come in at too hefty a price tag. While you will certainly find other power supplies that can outperform this model, you'll find their prices range a good deal higher as a rule.


Bottom line...If you're getting into the enthusiast arena for the first time and are looking for quality power on a budget, you'll find a worthy competitor with this product. With a decent price and performance on par with larger power supplies, this one bears consideration. But if you're making big plans for several lighting effects, go ahead and get something with a higher overall power rating.


- Pros


Quiet operation


Reasonable price


Good overall performance


Able to handle enthusiast system


- Cons


Only one SATA adapter


Slightly low output on 3.3v rail


Rating - 8.5 out of 10




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