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    The rest of the photos...

    The rest of the photos...
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    Alpha branded PSU

    Hi everyone:

    I recently replaced the PSU in my Mom's machine with something you all kindly recommended in another thread.

    Now, the old PSU was something called an Alpha VT-420LD. Photos below. ...
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    Thanks for that. After what you said, I went to a...

    Thanks for that. After what you said, I went to a local store, and they were clearing out the RM550X for a nice price, so I bought two of them. They are a bit pricey, considering the wattage, but the...
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    Adam: Yes, thanks. That's exactly where I got...

    Adam:

    Yes, thanks. That's exactly where I got the info. that the 650 B3 has a sleeve bearing fan.
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    Ok, second build is going to include: ...

    Ok, second build is going to include:

    Motherboard: Asus Rog Strix B450
    CPU: TBD, most likely a Ryzen 5 2600
    RAM: 8GB to start
    Storage: Just a couple of drives

    Again, the machine will be used...
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    Orion: I agree, but those features might also...

    Orion:

    I agree, but those features might also come in handy if some kind of fault occurs. Is that not right?
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    Well, I don't know now. The reviews I'm reading...

    Well, I don't know now. The reviews I'm reading are good, but not great for any of these:

    Example:
    AnandTech on TX650M...
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    Anyone? I don't meany to be pushy, but there is a...

    Anyone? I don't meany to be pushy, but there is a sale on at my local store that ends tomorrow.

    There are some Corsair CX450, CX550, CX550M and TX550 at my local place where I'm hoping to pick up...
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    EDIT: HAND SLIPPED. SEE POST BELOW. Which CX?...

    EDIT: HAND SLIPPED. SEE POST BELOW.

    Which CX? The 550? 450?
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    Gamer: Ah, Okay. I see. Thanks for that. I...

    Gamer:

    Ah, Okay. I see. Thanks for that. I have an extra old UPS, but it functions fine. Maybe I can drag it over to my Mom's place.

    I was wondering about the 8100. It's fairly cheap, and it...
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    Maybe I misunderstood the purpose of UVP and OVP....

    Maybe I misunderstood the purpose of UVP and OVP. Doesn't OVP prevent overvoltage situations? And wouldn't those be less likely with a UPS? Or am I misunderstanding the whole thing?

    And please,...
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    awesomegamer: Crap, I just noticed that I had...

    awesomegamer:

    Crap, I just noticed that I had downloaded the wrong QVL! I accidentally downloaded the QVL for Z270 board, not the Z370 board. Oh no. That means I either have to fork out more for a...
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    Thanks. Yes, I did think of that. I'm just not...

    Thanks. Yes, I did think of that. I'm just not sure which I'm going to get her yet.

    Even so, you can't easily find 300W PSUs any more. Aren't the lowest wattage units commonly available these...
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    Help choosing PSU for 2 systems

    Hi everyone:

    I'm new here, but I've read some of Jonny's past reviews on PSUs. I wonder if you could help me choose PSUs for a couple of machines which I'm rebuilding.

    Machine 1: for Mom...
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