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Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 609
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
Provided link claims: So we already...

Provided link claims:



So we already had one not too long ago, and it missed.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 609
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
I've seen many Molex > PCI-E adapters go bad....

I've seen many Molex > PCI-E adapters go bad. Molex > SATA? That's a new one to me.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,063
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
Okay, that's bad. Not meeting +/-5% spec? Or do...

Okay, that's bad. Not meeting +/-5% spec? Or do they not even specify that?
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,063
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
The way I see it, there may or may not be a...

The way I see it, there may or may not be a design flaw in CX causing the issue, and better quality cap may or may not be just workaround, not actually fixing the underlying issue. But it's CWT's...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 336
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
Adapters/splitters sometimes do cause issues like...

Adapters/splitters sometimes do cause issues like that, there is sometimes an issue with insufficient pin contact causing burning. Did visual inspection show anything abnormal? I.e. some deformed...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,063
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
He said it might not be enough for ATX spec,...

He said it might not be enough for ATX spec, because it's 270 uF, not because it's CapXon. Except it was - in this specific PSU. In EVGA 500B same cap isn't enough, despite lower power:
...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,063
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
What does hold-up time have to do with...

What does hold-up time have to do with capacitor's longevity/reliability?

Hold-up time means how long primary capacitor can hold-up PSU's operation in case of sudden power loss. It is important...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,377
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
That other units in its price range (2 out of 4 I...

That other units in its price range (2 out of 4 I mentioned) do it better?
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,377
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
-Non-modular -Loud -Only so-so voltage...

-Non-modular
-Loud
-Only so-so voltage stability.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,377
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
Cooler Master GM is backed by 5 year warranty. If...

Cooler Master GM is backed by 5 year warranty. If they didn't think it will last that long, they would give shorter one, no?
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
If anything, passive PFC is a big choke, so it...

If anything, passive PFC is a big choke, so it could whine even worse.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,377
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
Not really, since you could say the same about...

Not really, since you could say the same about every PSU on the market. Deus M1 was unpopular because of its failure at overclock.pl. Supremo M1 is quite common recommendation in its price range.

...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
You could use +12 V and -12 V pins, but don't...

You could use +12 V and -12 V pins, but don't expect much power that way. -12 V in ATX PSUs is <1 A.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
Depends on the usage. For light loading it will...

Depends on the usage. For light loading it will probably be fine. For 100% load 24/7, I'd pick sth better (but probably out of this price range anyway).
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,049
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
Thankfully, we don't have to worry about that...

Thankfully, we don't have to worry about that stuff leaking to EU. Unless they hastily slap a PFC choke (real or fake one). And if so, I'd bet it'd cost the same as CWT GPA based units, which are...
Forum: GPU Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 339
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
These are 6 + 2-pin. You plug one into an 8-pin...

These are 6 + 2-pin. You plug one into an 8-pin connector on a card.
Forum: GPU Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 339
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
Reference card is the design that nVidia used...

Reference card is the design that nVidia used for, well, reference. I.e. not a custom one of Asus/GB/MSI, etc.

As for GTX version, I quite like Asus Strix, as it's semi-fanless and it only needs...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
I'd like to see/hear this fan in action. Reports...

I'd like to see/hear this fan in action. Reports of Hong Hua FDB in Antec Edge/XFX XTR are not that good compared to, say, Protechnic FDB.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
Yeah, that SF is probably no better than other...

Yeah, that SF is probably no better than other stuff in the price range.
Forum: GPU Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 339
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
I see no reason not to. More important are CPU...

I see no reason not to. More important are CPU and PSU.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 594
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
TPU has some serious hardware to measure power...

TPU has some serious hardware to measure power consumption of the card:



Tom's recently got one solid meter too.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-21-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 2,135
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
I have actually removed it in the case of one of...

I have actually removed it in the case of one of PSUs to see if it made an impact (Aerocool Strike-X BTW) noise-wise. Subjectively, it didn't really made any. At load this thing was obnoxious, but...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-15-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
There are so called solid-state relays, which do...

There are so called solid-state relays, which do not make that noise. Mechanical ones - do.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-13-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,228
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
SF needs to find a way to expand their production...

SF needs to find a way to expand their production output.
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 06-11-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
Looks like a diac to me: ...

Looks like a diac to me:

http://www.bristolwatch.com/ele/diac.htm
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