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Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 175
Posted By Tator Tot
The point was that Windows 10 has more background...

The point was that Windows 10 has more background tasks and in high performance mode will use more of your available resources to keep the OS snappy.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 175
Posted By Tator Tot
Windows 10 can use more power than Windows 7 on...

Windows 10 can use more power than Windows 7 on identical hardware but it will also use less power in general. Windows10 has a broader range more or less, as the OS can shut more things down while...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 506
Posted By Tator Tot
Fan OEM: BaoDiKai Whelp, I'm with Wolf...

Fan OEM: BaoDiKai


Whelp, I'm with Wolf and that thing is gonna die in 2-3 years time. I've seen a ton of cheap LED case fans from these guys. Between the normal leakage and the skimpiness of...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 3,026
Posted By Tator Tot
Depends on the caps used, as well as the design...

Depends on the caps used, as well as the design of the unit.



Generally speaking, if you see in-cable caps on only the 12v lines or only on the PCIe cables then it's mostly just to filter...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 5 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 485
Posted By Tator Tot
Highly dependent on the unit itself. ...

Highly dependent on the unit itself.

Antec's Earthwatts (original, 80+ Standard) and EA Green/EAD Green (80+ Bronze versions) use 38CFM ADDA Sleeve bearing parts. These were only 380w-500w.
...
Forum: Electronic Theory and Principle 5 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By Tator Tot
The data would definitely need more processing...

The data would definitely need more processing to be readable by the average user but very cool indeed.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 485
Posted By Tator Tot
Pure Wings are Rifle Bearings, same with the...

Pure Wings are Rifle Bearings, same with the Shadow Wings. Which is why they're cheaper.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 485
Posted By Tator Tot
Thank you kind sir. :) As for the drives,...

Thank you kind sir. :)


As for the drives, you would need to check the white papers if WD & Seagate still publish them.

If you go back to when Samsung had some of the best HDDs around...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 485
Posted By Tator Tot
Hard Drives pretty much exclusively use Fluid...

Hard Drives pretty much exclusively use Fluid Dynamic Bearings but specifically those that adhere to the patent design and the latest revisions of said design. They completely seal the oil chamber,...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 485
Posted By Tator Tot
The old Noctua SSO bearing isn't much better than...

The old Noctua SSO bearing isn't much better than a standard sleeve bearing and those bearings tend to get leaky over time. Since a good 2BB is around the same price, I would suggest that instead.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 485
Posted By Tator Tot
As far as the outright "best", money is no object...

As far as the outright "best", money is no object you would want to look at the Noctua NF-A8 or Silverstone FQ81. Both are technically PWM fans but can be run with a voltage controller and no issue. ...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By Tator Tot
Seasonic Focus Plus Platinum 550w...

Seasonic Focus Plus Platinum 550w (https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151193&ignorebbr=1) would fit the bill nicely. Quiet,compact, fully modular, efficient, and comes in at...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 643
Posted By Tator Tot
It's been a few years (almost 6), but Xilence...

It's been a few years (almost 6), but Xilence XQ850 (https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Xilence/XQ_850W/) also used two fans. Eneramx RevoDuo are pretty much the only quality units on the market...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 643
Posted By Tator Tot
From everything I've heard from ODMs/OEMs; 80mm...

From everything I've heard from ODMs/OEMs; 80mm and smaller fans also have a tendency to die quicker than 120-140mm fans.
Forum: Off Topic 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By Tator Tot
Just a touch of sarcasm for you. ;) I...

Just a touch of sarcasm for you. ;)



I mean, if you guys can get Hong Hua to make a consistent product I wouldn't have too much trouble accepting an Elite made Capacitor over seen by Corsair...
Forum: Off Topic 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By Tator Tot
That's a definite sign that you need a vacation....

That's a definite sign that you need a vacation. It's pretty obvious the stress is getting to you. I mean... Elite isn't even a Japanese company.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,757
Posted By Tator Tot
Old habits of trolling all major sites for their...

Old habits of trolling all major sites for their news around computex times. A combination of following twitter accounts and RSS feeds mostly.



I also made sure to favorite any articles I had...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,757
Posted By Tator Tot
They were not too interesting this year; but we...

They were not too interesting this year; but we did get to see an update to the U12 & U14 coolers as well as a new A-series 140mm fan.


...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By Tator Tot
Even though they're not the same; the number of...

Even though they're not the same; the number of PUC reviews from back in the day all showed similar results and seeing the two units age in a similar manner definitely puts the gusto of this design...
Forum: General PC Hardware 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By Tator Tot
Still a pretty big risk considering there's at...

Still a pretty big risk considering there's at least 4 other RAM vendors doing the TUF thing right now.



I also wonder how long Asus will hold onto that TUF Gaming Alliance as it sorta...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,056
Posted By Tator Tot
Yes, but that's not a financially sustainable...

Yes, but that's not a financially sustainable move and it seems to be something that EVGA keeps doing. Which unfortunately, if something was to happen to the company or they wanted to can their PSU...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,056
Posted By Tator Tot
You just further illustrate the point. Even...

You just further illustrate the point. Even assuming you take a 30% markup off the top of that parts cost, you're left with a basic BoM of 12.775; but for the ease of math lets just say $12.75.
...
Forum: General PC Hardware 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By Tator Tot
This is new to Computex unless they did a behind...

This is new to Computex unless they did a behind closed doors reveal at CES.

It's also low margin, but they may have some kind of "in" to their advantage. Especially since they're not relying on...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,056
Posted By Tator Tot
You don't see any margin though, because you...

You don't see any margin though, because you don't know the difference in cost between the components. You're just assuming that the absolute garbage has the same BoM as this thing.




Which...
Forum: General PC Hardware 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By Tator Tot
Well, they don't really do cases or PSUs anymore....

Well, they don't really do cases or PSUs anymore. At least not in a serious effort. Gotta diversify somewhere else.
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