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Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By McSteel
Regardless of OCP and virtual rails, if you're...

Regardless of OCP and virtual rails, if you're connecting all the wires to the same load (and you are, they're going into the same connector on the same motherboard), then the load will get...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By McSteel
Why not? Those are the relevant ones, knowing...

Why not? Those are the relevant ones, knowing your location. :)



Sure, the YL fan should last 3 years if you're really unlucky AND you never clean your PSU from dust (otherwise, considerably...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By McSteel
No, unfortunately Rosewill is scarcely available...

No, unfortunately Rosewill is scarcely available outside the US, what with it being NewEgg's brand and all... There were some rumors that NewEgg would have an EU presence at some point, but even if...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,519
Posted By McSteel
He was talking about a server PSU he's using... :)

He was talking about a server PSU he's using... :)
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By McSteel
Well, if you're in the US, and you won't need to...

Well, if you're in the US, and you won't need to use PCI-E connectors, the Capstone 550 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA0722KD7835) is the perfect choice, especially so if you...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By McSteel
Thanks for the lesson! :) Though on my monitor...

Thanks for the lesson! :)
Though on my monitor the caps in the photos do look blue & gold. Guess I need to readjust it :D
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By McSteel
Still, in the interest of efficiency, looking...

Still, in the interest of efficiency, looking into using just the regulated DC instead of going DC -> AC -> DC could be worthwhile.

Cheapie definitely has the right idea. I've seen some buck-boost...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By McSteel
Old MBZ Rubies, eh? Well, they held up as well as...

Old MBZ Rubies, eh? Well, they held up as well as they could, I suppose. But you can't touch those Sanyos Fujitsus right next to them... I honestly believe they could stand a blowtorch blast.
...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By McSteel
Yeah, that's a Delta alright. Should be quite...

Yeah, that's a Delta alright.
Should be quite safe to use after that Yate Loon fan is lubed up properly.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By McSteel
Oh wow. Not even a dung beetle would want to be...

Oh wow. Not even a dung beetle would want to be seen near this particular piece... Stunning.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 612
Posted By McSteel
Yeah, your reviews are far too technically...

Yeah, your reviews are far too technically correct for Tom's liking, Aris. They're hard at work finding ways to subtly integrate misconceptions, advertising/propaganda and opinionated contrivances...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,166
Posted By McSteel
Please don't let it be MSI, I've really grown...

Please don't let it be MSI, I've really grown rather fond of them in recent years... :p
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,357
Posted By McSteel
I'd say that would be your best choice.

I'd say that would be your best choice.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,565
Posted By McSteel
And even then it's not a problem for the consumer...

And even then it's not a problem for the consumer at all, since the OCP triggers are sensibly set and distributed between the available connectors, or they are fully customizable (in the AXi).
...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By McSteel
That's a Delta alright. That same design is used...

That's a Delta alright. That same design is used for some HP and Dell workstations' PSUs, and is proven-reliable. Taicons are better than one might think, and Ltec's are so-so but can surprise with...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By McSteel
The actual manufacturer isn't important, it's a...

The actual manufacturer isn't important, it's a cut-down copy of an already shitty and rather dated design by Deer/L&C. Like Phaedrus said, you don't really want this junk to power much of anything....
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 02-24-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By McSteel
I have a feeling that the CM Storm GX would pass...

I have a feeling that the CM Storm GX would pass easily.
As for grading, a mere pass is a problem for a $120 unit, and a soft-fail isn't a problem for a $20 unit.

Money is a strong context for...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 02-23-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By McSteel
Definitely the best el cheapo pocket money can...

Definitely the best el cheapo pocket money can buy :)

Puts all those SunPro clones to shame.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 02-22-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By McSteel
Hi-Fi enthusiasts/freaks market is traditionally...

Hi-Fi enthusiasts/freaks market is traditionally a fertile ground for fleecing people for some rather serious cash. But these guys are total bullshit artists, it's just completely ridiculous.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 02-17-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By McSteel
The LaFerrari...

The LaFerrari (http://auto.ferrari.com/en_EN/sports-cars-models/car-range/laferrari/) and the Fxx K (http://auto.ferrari.com/en_EN/sports-cars-models/gt-racing/ferrari-fxx-k/) (same platform,...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 02-16-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By McSteel
You're asking if you've made a mistake by getting...

You're asking if you've made a mistake by getting a Lamborghini when the latest Ferrari has gotten what appears to be somewhat better reviews...

No, there is no good reason why you should feel bad...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 02-13-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,299
Posted By McSteel
Connectors (http://i.imgur.com/xsN26fq.jpg);...

Connectors (http://i.imgur.com/xsN26fq.jpg); Font/markings (http://i.imgur.com/krexf6k.jpg).

You haven't seen that many Seasonics, have you...
Forum: General Hardware 02-10-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By McSteel
To be fair, it is entirely possible to initiate...

To be fair, it is entirely possible to initiate internal garbage collection even over IDE, but you need a specialized driver or an application/tool to do it. For example, Intel's SSD Toolbox supports...
Forum: General Hardware 02-10-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By McSteel
In this particular instance, IDE only. RAID in...

In this particular instance, IDE only. RAID in general can be made with either IDE or AHCI drives; as well as over SCSI and SAS.
Forum: General Hardware 02-10-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By McSteel
Manual...

Manual (http://dl.msi.com/download_files/mnu_exe/M7592v5.4.zip)

Yeah, 100% sure. And not just because of the manual, I built dozens of systems using that board.
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