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Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-05-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 5,035
Posted By dlb
@ Tator Tot: you make a good point about the...

@ Tator Tot: you make a good point about the overall sample pool being kind of small and that alone makes it hard to really get an accurate picture, and I suppose user error could apply, bit (to me...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-04-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 5,035
Posted By dlb
Seasonic 860w Platinum failure rate

I've read some customer feedback at Newegg and a few other sites about the Seasonic 860w Platinum. While 85%-90% of the reviews are excellent, 5 stars, there seems to be a 1-in-8 or a 1-in-10 or a...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 04-18-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,694
Posted By dlb
Freekin hysterical!!!! I remember seeing some...

Freekin hysterical!!!! I remember seeing some pics awhile back of a PSU that had several iron or steel bars welded to the case around the cooling fan in order to make the unit heavier and therefore...
Forum: For Sale/Trade 03-26-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,363
Posted By dlb
Items are no longer for sale.... thanks for...

Items are no longer for sale.... thanks for looking!
Forum: For Sale/Trade 03-26-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,522
Posted By dlb
Items are no longer for sale.... thanks for...

Items are no longer for sale.... thanks for looking!
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 01-12-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,428
Posted By dlb
As said above . . . . meh. The soldering is...

As said above . . . . meh.

The soldering is very good, but I'd rather have meh soldering and kick-ass performance than the other way around as the reviewed unit showed us. Honestly, I can't...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 11-27-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,623
Posted By dlb
Review: Kingwin Stryker STR-500 500W Fanless Power Supply

A couple of days ago, TweakTown posted their review of a fanless unit from KingWin, the Stryker STR-500. As the name suggests, it's a 500w unit, it's modular too, and the efficiency is (IMO)...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 11-19-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 473
Posted By dlb
Review: Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1200W Power Supply

The fine folks at PCPerspective recently posted their review of the ToughPower 1200w unit from ThermalTake . . . check it out:
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Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 11-19-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 957
Posted By dlb
Review: Corsair TX750M Modular Power Supply

Over at eTeknix we have a review of a modular 750w unit from the Corsair TXM series: the TX750M. Check it out:...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 11-05-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 611
Posted By dlb
Review: 600w Platimax from Enermax

The fine folks at TweakTown posted their review of a unit that's rated 80plus PLATINUM!!! It's from Enermax, and is named "The Platimax" for obvious reasons. Did it reach the magic 90/92/89 percent...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 10-10-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 919
Posted By dlb
Review: Jou Jye BW-B620JL 620W Power Supply

A couple of days ago, the folks over at TweakTown posted a review of a unit from a company most of us have never heard of- a 620w power supply from a company called "Jou Jye".... IMO, the unit is a...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 10-06-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 809
Posted By dlb
Review: 1200w Enermax Platimax

Over at Kitguru this morning we have their review of the 1200w "Platimax" unit from Enermax. As the name suggests, it's rated 80plus Platinum for efficiency, which means we should get 90%, 92%, and...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 10-04-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 903
Posted By dlb
New "Superb" units from Gigabyte....

Whilst farting around the 'web, I came across this small blurb about some new PSUs from Gigabyte that will named the "Superb" series.... the blurb is indeed small and offers no details, I've done no...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 09-18-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,075
Posted By dlb
I'm not sure the word "impressive" would be my...

I'm not sure the word "impressive" would be my term of choice . . . maybe "ridiculous" or "WTF??!!!!???!?!". That much amperage on the 5v rail is a sure indicator of its age, and even with old units,...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 09-18-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 3,332
Posted By dlb
Yeah - voltage reg was definitely NOT that great,...

Yeah - voltage reg was definitely NOT that great, on the other hand, the ripple control was pretty freekin' awesome..... the price also seems a bit high (approx $110 US) considering the poor voltage...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 09-14-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,405
Posted By dlb
I think they're saying that it's not necessarily...

I think they're saying that it's not necessarily a "bad choice", just that better choices are available for about the same price.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 09-03-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 636
Posted By dlb
Review: CoolerMaster 1200w Silent Pro Gold

The folks over at Bjorn3D have recently posted their review of a 1200w unit from CoolerMaster, the Silent Pro Gold. Obviously, the "Gold" means that it's rated efficiency is 80plus Gold, meaning it...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 09-03-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 457
Posted By dlb
Review: Kingwin Stryker Fanless 500w

Over at PCPerspective we have a review of a fanless 500w unit from the Stryker line-up by Kingwin..... it looks pretty cool with one side being a heatsink... overall, the unit did pretty well.......
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 09-01-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,531
Posted By dlb
Ripple control was pretty good.... about 30% of...

Ripple control was pretty good.... about 30% of spec at worst.... otherwise, not great, not bad, just . . . . yeah, average or maybe just below average..... a lot like their 850w unit...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 09-01-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 2,120
Posted By dlb
Was there any doubt??!!!??! Visiontek,...

Was there any doubt??!!!??! Visiontek, Diablotek.... I think the Chinese term "tek" means "shit" in English. So "Visiontek" would translate to "looks like shit" or "look at shit" or "look... SHIT!"...
Forum: For Sale/Trade 09-01-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,522
Posted By dlb
Price drop - I'm now asking $40US each, shipped...

Price drop - I'm now asking $40US each, shipped anywhere in the lower 48 USA. All other locations worldwide must pay shipping. Payments via PayPal only.

Please post or PM if interested or if you...
Forum: For Sale/Trade 09-01-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,363
Posted By dlb
Price drop - I'm now asking $35US each, shipped...

Price drop - I'm now asking $35US each, shipped anywhere in the lower 48 USA. All other locations worldwide must pay shipping. Payments via PayPal only.

Please post or PM if interested or if you...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 08-31-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 663
Posted By dlb
Other than the high price (MSRP $180US) and the...

Other than the high price (MSRP $180US) and the issue with the +3.3V rail, this looks like a pretty good unit; not fantastic or mind-blowing, but pretty good. As Tator Tot suggests, maybe there was...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 08-24-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,689
Posted By dlb
Thanks for all the info.... the unit does have a...

Thanks for all the info.... the unit does have a hard-wired PCIex cable with one 6pin and one 6+2pin on the same cable. The modular GPU cables are all I really need; there's enough hard-wired cables...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 08-24-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,689
Posted By dlb
Enermax Galaxy 1000w

The 1000w Galaxy unit from Enermax was reviewed here at JonnyGuru (http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=15) back in 2006. I recently acquired a used one of these units,...
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