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Seasonic Super Tornado 350w PSU Review

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

Conclusion

 

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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