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Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By McSteel
Knowing the exact PC configuration you've set...

Knowing the exact PC configuration you've set your mind on, and then layering your preferred purchase locations on top would enable us to help you make a truly optimal choice.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 5,307
Posted By McSteel
Well, efficiency is out the window as expected,...

Well, efficiency is out the window as expected, but the results are well in spec, thankfully including CL2. Wish there were r/n results too, but still, thank you for doing this and settling (at least...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 261
Posted By McSteel
Checking against motherboards of the low-to-mid...

Checking against motherboards of the low-to-mid end variety, they were up to 120% off (one reported -1.8V for the 12V rail IN BIOS). Most of the boards did stay within 10% of the actual value (as...
Forum: GPU Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By McSteel
So when the GTX880 hits the stores, sell your MSI...

So when the GTX880 hits the stores, sell your MSI 670 PE for the stupidly high price that it carries and get yourself the newest flagship card.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By McSteel
Agreed, for pure gaming purposes, ditch the i7,...

Agreed, for pure gaming purposes, ditch the i7, get an i5, and a decent PSU. He could always sell the Powercooler PSU to regain some funds...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By McSteel
Not sure about this particular PSU but sometimes...

Not sure about this particular PSU but sometimes the heatsinks are also used as grounding. You can check for it using a DMM. Probably not the case on this PSU though.

The blue-circled (squared?)...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 5,307
Posted By McSteel
Which is quite a courtesy to our skeptics,...

Which is quite a courtesy to our skeptics, knowing how busy Tazz is.

But I suppose it's better to do it, since it will definitely influence both the perception of CM's integrity and the jG site's...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 522
Posted By McSteel
They probably meant to call it Colorshit, but got...

They probably meant to call it Colorshit, but got the spelling wrong...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By McSteel
Depends on the usage scenario. The trip point for...

Depends on the usage scenario. The trip point for the 12V rails is ~30A (360W), so pulling around 29A (348W) would be feasible. Considering both your projects have a limited thermal and power...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By McSteel
As seen in Wolfie's review...

As seen in Wolfie's review (http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=276) of the unit, the PSU-side connectors are not quite standard ones, but that's because breakout cables...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By McSteel
I'll just leave this...

I'll just leave this (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151129) here...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By McSteel
You could go for a Seasonic SS-500L1U. It's an...

You could go for a Seasonic SS-500L1U. It's an 80+ Gold 1U (40 mm high) ATX PSU, which is also semi-fanless. It probably has a bit too much clearance, but you could order a slab of aluminum to serve...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 5,307
Posted By McSteel
This is about as meh as an HEC at 20% above MSRP....

This is about as meh as an HEC at 20% above MSRP.
It's surely a Solytech, though, they just love 12KJ c(r)aps. And also the overall design is competent but mehtastic, so that smells Solytech-y too....
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-10-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By McSteel
And so "does the carpet match the drapes?"...

And so "does the carpet match the drapes?" becomes "does the cap sleeve match the tape?"...

Well done.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-10-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By McSteel
No mentions of THD or peak output anywhere, but...

No mentions of THD or peak output anywhere, but since the output is supposed to be 90-140VAC, there's no danger to the PSU.

There's a small possibility that there could be some trouble (PSU...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-10-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By McSteel
I think I've only seen large-can Su'scons in dull...

I think I've only seen large-can Su'scons in dull yellow...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-10-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By McSteel
A potential issue would be with square-wave UPSs...

A potential issue would be with square-wave UPSs that don't regulate their output very successfully... In theory, you could go above 400V, thus breaching the primary capacitor. However, the 420V one...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-09-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By McSteel
It works as an intake for the PSU, and as an...

It works as an intake for the PSU, and as an exhaust for the case.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-09-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By McSteel
And some 12KJs too.

And some 12KJs too.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-07-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 2,089
Posted By McSteel
Without making a proper, honest effort to...

Without making a proper, honest effort to understand each other fully - no.

That's a general statement.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-06-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 858
Posted By McSteel
That was probably the nerdiest thing ever posted...

That was probably the nerdiest thing ever posted here :p
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-01-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 1,547
Posted By McSteel
S12D and M12D are, in fact, retail renditions of...

S12D and M12D are, in fact, retail renditions of the HT platform.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-01-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 1,547
Posted By McSteel
AT is actually a cost-down revision of HT. The...

AT is actually a cost-down revision of HT. The difference is AT drops the interleaved CCM APFC, the dual-layer fiberglass-epoxy PCB and uses less silicon on the secondary.

As for it being group...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 05-30-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By McSteel
Plug 'n' Play detection not working correctly at...

Plug 'n' Play detection not working correctly at system startup can be due to a myriad of reasons... But I'd wager it's the operating system's fault.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 05-30-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 1,547
Posted By McSteel
Yeah, I'd take the G-550 and call it a day too.

Yeah, I'd take the G-550 and call it a day too.
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