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Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 09-01-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By mariush
A dozen USB chargers in the lab: Apple is very...

A dozen USB chargers in the lab: Apple is very good, but not quite the best

http://www.righto.com/2012/10/a-dozen-usb-chargers-in-lab-apple-is.html
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 08-16-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 2,679
Posted By mariush
There's already a very good site for this :...

There's already a very good site for this : http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page541.htm

Toms Hardware also recently posted an article with info about OEMs and other things:...
Forum: General Hardware 07-09-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By mariush
First pin is always ground, next one is voltage,...

First pin is always ground, next one is voltage, then sense (tells rpm to mb), last is pwm control.

http://www.allpinouts.org/index.php/Motherboard_%28CPU%29_4_Pin_Fan
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-18-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Posted By mariush
ATX standard says +/- 5% is permitted.. that's...

ATX standard says +/- 5% is permitted.. that's 11.4-12.6v ... So your 12.56 is still ok, in load (when playing games etc) the voltage will go down.

But in all seriousness, pretty much everything...
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 06-17-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 626
Posted By mariush
USB is a very complex protocol - if the...

USB is a very complex protocol - if the microcontroller doesn't have built in hardware usb functionality, it's quite difficult to write code in a microcontroller to communicate to another device or...
Forum: General Hardware 05-29-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By mariush
You don't have to remove the cage, just get a saw...

You don't have to remove the cage, just get a saw blade and cut a strip, enough to not touch the video card. Cover the board with something before you cut, and remove hard drive. You don't want...
Forum: General Hardware 05-29-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By mariush
The size is pretty much standard. For the Fortron...

The size is pretty much standard. For the Fortron ones I linked to, the size is 140x150x85 .. so pretty much like your current power supply.
The specs are listed on Fortron's website:...
Forum: General Hardware 05-27-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By mariush
I had AMD video cards for a long time, so I'm not...

I had AMD video cards for a long time, so I'm not up to date with the nVidia models. If you like nVidia more, wait for others to recommend you some, or have a look at online reviews for some cards...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 05-27-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 1,732
Posted By mariush
Without seeing the insides, I wouldn't know. The...

Without seeing the insides, I wouldn't know. The label could say anything, as this isn't a brand name power supply that would care about its reputation.

Since it's so old, some components inside...
Forum: General Hardware 05-27-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By mariush
Video card is very, very weak. Focus on...

Video card is very, very weak.

Focus on upgrading that. Look for at least a Radeon 7770 Ghz edition, or a r7 260 / 260x , or whatever nVidia has around the price of those cards. You're looking...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 05-18-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By mariush
A single radeon 290x tri-x oc will use about...

A single radeon 290x tri-x oc will use about 260-300w, with occasional spikes of a few milliseconds where they go to about 350w.

Two of them will use about 600-650w on 12v.
The rest of your...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 04-23-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,154
Posted By mariush
Leds these days are quite efficient. Some leds...

Leds these days are quite efficient. Some leds can be bright enough with just 2-3mA, some high brightness (small angle) leds can work even with 0.5mA or less.
Red leds have a forward voltage of...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 04-20-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By mariush
Have a look at this section : ...

Have a look at this section :

http://www.digikey.com/product-search/en/power-supplies-external-internal-off-board/ac-dc-converters/590377

For example this for 38$ :...
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 04-20-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By mariush
The normal design is to have male pins (header)...

The normal design is to have male pins (header) and use jumpers to short them. So I think you're talking about simple headers and jumpers.
...
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 04-19-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By mariush
Lots of connectors and jacks have two pins......

Lots of connectors and jacks have two pins... just have to know where to look for them.

Knock yourself out:...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 04-11-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,730
Posted By mariush
I'd rather have it set at 20v, the same voltage...

I'd rather have it set at 20v, the same voltage used on usb 3.0 (20v 5a max).
Not only that but it would also allow manufacturers to reuse curent laptop adapters that do 19v (and maybe mb makers...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 03-31-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,385
Posted By mariush
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules/NDReviews/images/...

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules/NDReviews/images/AntecHCP1300/DSC_4667.JPG

Is it just me or one of those SMD components broke/fell down where that VR602 silkscreen text is?
Forum: Testing Methodology Discussion 03-25-2014
Replies: 86
Views: 3,231
Posted By mariush
Some time ago there was a review of Intelliplug...

Some time ago there was a review of Intelliplug on the eevblog forums:

http://www.eevblog.com/forum/reviews/intelliplug-desktop-teardown/

Pictures are gone as they were hosted on external...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 02-20-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,462
Posted By mariush
From the review link: ...

From the review link:

http://i.imgur.com/TyYhhSb.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/05bybiN.jpg

Not good..
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 01-21-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By mariush
The Antec Basiq VP350P 350 W should be quite good...

The Antec Basiq VP350P 350 W should be quite good for your needs.

It's reviewed here: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Antec/VP350P/1.html

Delta OEM design, good capacitor choice, basically...
Forum: General Hardware 12-27-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,591
Posted By mariush
No, just no. I can no longer stand keyboards that...

No, just no. I can no longer stand keyboards that aren't "ergonomic", that are just plain rectangular.

Typing this from a microsoft comfort curve 2000 ... just the right amount of curve-iness for...
Forum: General Hardware 10-28-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,039
Posted By mariush
Don't buy a motherboard just because it supports...

Don't buy a motherboard just because it supports PCI Express 3.0 - get a cheaper motherboard and spend that extra money on something else.

PCI Express 3.0 is downwards compatible with 2.0 so all...
Forum: General Hardware 10-28-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,039
Posted By mariush
I don't know where you are... judging by the Euro...

I don't know where you are... judging by the Euro currency i assume euro, but still... some countries have huge prices for some components compared to other countries.

Generally FX 8350 is not...
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 10-25-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,468
Posted By mariush
My only criticism about that Atlas meter is that...

My only criticism about that Atlas meter is that it eats up the battery... and it's a stupid 12v battery that's expensive, if I remember correctly.

As for capacitor measurement.. don't kid...
Forum: General Hardware 09-06-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,800
Posted By mariush
No, it's not safe to use it. It may work fine...

No, it's not safe to use it. It may work fine with some power supplies, it may not work with others.

Just use a resistor to drop the voltage, or a voltage regulator, or an npn transistor.
...
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