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    A lot code is typically part of the serial...

    A lot code is typically part of the serial number.

    For example: The first four digits of a Corsair S/N is the year and week the PSU was manufactured.
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    Yep. You have to not make as much margin on the...

    Yep. You have to not make as much margin on the lower wattage product, or over inflate the price of the higher wattage product to create that $10 MSRP delta. But eventually, you start seeing the...
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    That's because it doesn't cost any less to build...

    That's because it doesn't cost any less to build a smaller PSU these days.

    Case and point, the actual cost of materials to make an RM750 vs. an RM650 is less than $1.
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    The Corsair RM (non X, non I) is made to meet the...

    The Corsair RM (non X, non I) is made to meet the low load efficiency requirements of the CEC (California Energy Commission).
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    Absolutely. There's Nvidia workstations out...

    Absolutely. There's Nvidia workstations out there using the same PSU pulling a lot more power.




    This doesn't make sense.
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    How have you "burned them out"? Did they just...

    How have you "burned them out"? Did they just stop working, or.... ????



    How do you figure?
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    WOW!

    WOW!
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    Doesn't even look like the same PSU. Note the...

    Doesn't even look like the same PSU. Note the transformer in each picture behind those caps.
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    That's not a crap PSU. You might have had...

    That's not a crap PSU. You might have had issues, but it's not crap. As Mask said, though. It's old. If it was actually under warranty still, then you bought someone's new old stock, which means...
  10. Seasonic is good product, but it's consumer...

    Seasonic is good product, but it's consumer level. They're far from being a tier 1 manufacturer.

    Not sure why you're having problems with Super Micro PSUs. Can you elaborate on what kind of...
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    To be fair, Chinese hand soldering is pretty...

    To be fair, Chinese hand soldering is pretty crappy.

    Pretty much almost every PSU needs "touch up" as it comes off the waver solder machine and it's almost always sloppy and far from perfect.

    I...
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    Does Greece have a term similar to our term "fan...

    Does Greece have a term similar to our term "fan boy"?
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    No. Because it's not true. I have no idea who...

    No. Because it's not true.

    I have no idea who these "people" are.
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    Oh.. I thought you were talking about AC input. ...

    Oh.. I thought you were talking about AC input. :D

    Graphics cards have had BIOS's that "know" the input voltage for quite some time.

    I guess that's what you get for posting under PSUs and not...
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    Come to think of it... I have taken some PSUs...

    Come to think of it... I have taken some PSUs rated at 110V down to 90V and had them blow up.

    But 99% of the time, they shut off. Just like how a lot of 230V only PSUs will shut off below 190V. ...
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    And you can ACCURATELY monitor (no CPU ID...

    And you can ACCURATELY monitor (no CPU ID bullshit) the voltages, power consumption and fan speed.
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    I too would like to know the use case.

    I too would like to know the use case.
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    What happens during a brown out? Charge of...

    What happens during a brown out?

    Charge of bulk cap takes over until power is restored, assuming it's restored while the bulk cap is still charged.

    What happens when the bulk cap no longer has...
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    Have you not read any power supply reviews?

    Have you not read any power supply reviews?
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    He doesn't know how PSUs work. As Mask pointed...

    He doesn't know how PSUs work.

    As Mask pointed out, if the OCP threshold is exceeded, it doesn't cause components to "under perform". It causes the PSU to SHUT OFF.
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    It will shut down.

    It will shut down.
  22. Yes!

    Yes!
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    That's not how PSUs work.

    That's not how PSUs work.
  24. There's no PSU shroud in that case. Mount the...

    There's no PSU shroud in that case. Mount the PSU with the fan pointing up.
  25. It is an old PSU, but it is capable of powering...

    It is an old PSU, but it is capable of powering that graphics card.
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