Packaging

The contents of the package are what you'd expect. You get the required four screws and power cord, naturally, along with a Seasonic sticker, a user manual with product data and safety references, and a cable bag for storage of the modular cables. The power supply is well protected by packaging and comes in its own bag.

Seasonic prefers a large single-rail 12V design, rated at 62A (744W). As we've seen in other recent power supplies, the reason for the high rating of the 12V rail, which nearly corresponds to the total rated output, lies with the DC-to-DC conversion. All the smaller rails come off the +12V rail. The small rails are rated at 25A each with a combined output of 125W; that's comparatively weak compared to some older PSUs, but since modern PCs usually don't need much from the low voltage rails, this will hardly be a problem.

Appearance

Seasonic likes to keep their power supplies very simple and eschews any fancy aesthetics like LED fans or custom paint jobs. The X-series looks elegant and subdued, though there are some aesthetic improvements compared to the old M12D series like the honeycombed holes instead of the classical fan grill. Only a simple X-Series sticker and the modular sockets at the front interrupt the black color. The length of the casing is just 160mm, making the X750 much smaller than comparable products.

Fan

As mentioned, Seasonic favors a fan with PWM control. They chose a 120mm Sanyo Denki 9S1212P4M61 with ball bearings and seven fan blades. The blades are rounded off in contrast to many other brands. The power consumption of the fan amounts to only 0.13A and a plastic guard blocks part of the intake area to help direct airflow. We spoke with Seasonic at CeBIT about how important the fan is as it's the only mechanical component in a power supply. When we asked how much the fan costs, sales manager Walter Sun simply answered wide-eyed and laughing, "It's very expensive."

Seasonic X-Series 750W X750 - Connectors and Cable Lengths
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  • Londeninfo - Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - link

    My pc psu have been causing troubling me from many days. Whenever I touch the CPU i feel the electric shock.I cant figure out the problem!!!!
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  • Earthmonger - Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - link

    Is it okay if I use this review to comment on something I'm getting really tired of seeing in upper class power supplies? It is? Thanks.

    [quote=Martin Kaffei]The cable sleeves are well done and help keep everything looking neat and organized, as does the fully modular cable system.[/quote]

    This. These cables are not well sleeved. Every time I see bare wires on these expensive new units I roll my eyes, and add $40 to the end cost, since I'll have to completely re-sleeve all cables. It's awesome (seriously) that they're going fully modular these days, but for the price premiums, you'd think they would care more about the details.
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  • bigboxes - Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - link

    How anal are you? If you must cover the last 1/4 inch of wires where they meet up with the connector why don't you just use some additional shrink tubing? Reply
  • Minion4Hire - Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - link

    Yea, what's the big deal? To my understanding one of the reasons they don't sleeve them to the very ends is to allow greater flexibility and bends in the cable to help make installation easier, which can be especially useful in smaller chassis. The shrink tubing at the end of the sleeve isn't exactly flexible, and would and would "pad" the back of the connectors by several centimeters if they were butting up against it. Better for the cables? Potentially. But I'm willing to bet that the average person would find it to be that much more painful and annoying during installation. Reply
  • Earthmonger - Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - link

    Quite anal, yes. If a wire isn't completely sleeved, it shouldn't be sleeved at all. It just feels half-assed.

    As for the reduction in flexibility, not all heatshrink is rigid. I have some laying around here that is soft and pliant. Nor does it take several centimeters of heatshrink to do the job.

    I do prefer individually sleeved cables though. Wire clusters aren't flexible enough, whereas I can bend a flat double-row of individuals right around a 90 degree without issue.
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  • 7Enigma - Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - link

    What a poor comment. The purpose of sleeving is for better air flow and easier access to components. The terminal ends are kept free for better connectivity.

    You can glitter up your case/components all you want to satisfy the anal inner-you, but for the rest of us, I think we find this more than acceptable sleeving.
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  • bigboxes - Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - link

    I know what you are talking about. I just find you are a tad unrealistic. If you want bling then maybe you're looking at the wrong mfg. Seasonic is for the enthusiast. It's fairly plain, but well built and engineered. I prefer function over form and I still think it looks good. Of course I don't have a window or lights in my case. I like quiet. I have sleeving mesh and shrink tubing, but the sleeving on this unit (and all Seasonic PSUs) is top notch. I have sleeved up to (and even over) the connector before. I just think you are asking too much from the mfg in this case. Sounds like you are going to redo whatever someone else does because you have certain tastes that only you can live up to. And that's tottally understandable. I'm sure most people think I'm too anal over my builds too. :) Reply
  • HOOfan 1 - Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - link

    If I saw bare wires...I would stay very far away from the PSU...talk about short circuits....

    Luckily, these wires aren't bare, they are covered in plastic isulation.

    Smartass remark out of the way, there is no way to extend the sleave all the way to the end, the wires would have to be individually sleaved, or done like the flexforce cables...individually sleaving them would raise the price exponentially.
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  • MrSpadge - Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - link

    What an amazing comment!

    (1) you need to spot the "missing" sleeve at the end of the cables
    (2) you have to recognize it as something you don't like
    (3) you have to seriously consider fixing it for 40$ in case you'd want to buy this PSU

    I'm not sure anyone else on this planet could fulfill all 3 ;)
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