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Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By McSteel
You could try using some clip-on ferrite beads on...

You could try using some clip-on ferrite beads on the HDD cables, both power and data. You could get away with using one, with power + data cables bunched together through it. Bonus points if the...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By McSteel
Try disconnecting the HTPC's case front panel USB...

Try disconnecting the HTPC's case front panel USB and audio from the motherboard, see if it helps.

Does the character (sound profile) of the noise change significantly with varying load patterns...
Forum: General Hardware 4 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By McSteel
Probably can be done with a little PCI-E extender...

Probably can be done with a little PCI-E extender gymnastics, forfeiting front fascia drives (optical and 3.5"), and clever use of CPU AIO watercooling...
Forum: General Hardware 4 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By McSteel
Done. You guys planning a new offering?

Done. You guys planning a new offering?
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,152
Posted By McSteel
AVLs vary from project to project. Some older...

AVLs vary from project to project. Some older entry-level Deltas had mile-long AVLs (CapXon, Elite, Lelon, Ltec, Aishi, Taicon, Teapo, Su'scon)...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,152
Posted By McSteel
Yeah, as far as I understand, Jon's ES unit has...

Yeah, as far as I understand, Jon's ES unit has Samxon, which fits, since CWT loves Samxon. Production units hold CapXon.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,152
Posted By McSteel
Oh great, the girlfriend caps... So volatile.

Oh great, the girlfriend caps... So volatile.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,225
Posted By McSteel
I believe a facepalm is probably the most...

I believe a facepalm is probably the most adequate statement here. I don't believe he had anything to do with this particular project/product, but he should consider getting on board with the third...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,152
Posted By McSteel
Dozens. Or did you mean just Enesol? Because...

Dozens.

Or did you mean just Enesol? Because almost all their caps are available in 470uF/16V capacity/nominal voltage combo (mostly 10x12 mm can size).
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,264
Posted By McSteel
Time for some court-appointed "ka-CHING!",...

Time for some court-appointed "ka-CHING!", methinks.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 2,216
Posted By McSteel
What I meant is that perhaps we should separate a...

What I meant is that perhaps we should separate a reference class out of everything else, for that crazy < 1% regulation and < 0.2% ripple/noise.

This is similar to a speaker set that really will...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 2,216
Posted By McSteel
How about a new class - "Reference", like in...

How about a new class - "Reference", like in Hi-Fi jargon and reviews?
Meaning beyond "mere" excellence, and far below the threshold of what can be perceived in terms of qualitative difference.
...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,225
Posted By McSteel
The hand-soldered wiring on the GND traces and...

The hand-soldered wiring on the GND traces and the jumper wires, also the overall quality (or lack thereof) of the solder joints - too much flux, too much solder and partly oxidized in a couple of...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,225
Posted By McSteel
Yech.

Yech.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,286
Posted By McSteel
Most of the ("classical") Chinese OEMs don't have...

Most of the ("classical") Chinese OEMs don't have an R&D department in the traditional sense - they reverse-engineer existing stuff. What stands in for the R&D is the customer feedback that they...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 696
Posted By McSteel
Samxon is CWT's preferred brand - you have to...

Samxon is CWT's preferred brand - you have to explicitly ask for another when requesting a build from them.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,286
Posted By McSteel
So then, it's "Orion: The 100% Erotik (oh ja!)...

So then, it's "Orion: The 100% Erotik (oh ja!) Toast Choco-Pie TV PSU Platform Database".

I like the sound of that, as mouthful as though it may be.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 2,216
Posted By McSteel
He never said anything directly, only gave some...

He never said anything directly, only gave some hints, so it doesn't count.

http://i.imgur.com/AQPR4ek.jpg
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 08-17-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By McSteel
Yes, and anything over 250W needs to have Active...

Yes, and anything over 250W needs to have Active PFC explicitly.
Mind you, that's 250W of actual continuous power, peak rating (< 1 minute) can be ten times as much for all EU regulations care.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 08-16-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 685
Posted By McSteel
Well, judging from this picture...

Well, judging from this picture (http://pics.computerbase.de/5/0/2/4/4/8.jpg), there are a couple of dead SMDs, most notably a Zener diode. Probably some bias resistors for the primary switchers too....
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 08-16-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 685
Posted By McSteel
Hm. Haven't encountered that before, and I did...

Hm. Haven't encountered that before, and I did see quite a few 230V PSUs run off a variac at 115V, even off a UPS for the NA market...

Which model, and what was fried? APFC switchers?
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 08-16-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 2,286
Posted By McSteel
Any time someone gathers useful info and presents...

Any time someone gathers useful info and presents it all in one place, easy to find and interpret, it can only be a good thing.

I've always wondered why RHTX didn't make the "OEM" column "OEM,...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 08-16-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,013
Posted By McSteel
Originality is overrated anyway. I much prefer...

Originality is overrated anyway. I much prefer knowing when and how to apply appropriate wisdom correctly to being original just for the sake of it :)
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 08-16-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 685
Posted By McSteel
And if you respect this rating, using a "230V...

And if you respect this rating, using a "230V only" PSU at up to half it's rated output power would be perfectly fine at 115V inputs (i.e. if you have a 500W 230V only, using it at up to 250W is fine...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 08-16-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,013
Posted By McSteel
Or rather "Never stoop down to the idiot's level...

Or rather "Never stoop down to the idiot's level - he'll win out on experience" ;)

Pure genius, and very true.
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