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Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 05-04-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,623
Posted By Smirnoff
Yeah. I'm used to it now. It's either...

Yeah. I'm used to it now. It's either fanboyism, assumptions (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg4trPZFUwc) or just plain ignorance. The three often go hand in hand in hand tho.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 01-08-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By Smirnoff
The HX750 in the picture looks pretty beat up. ...

The HX750 in the picture looks pretty beat up. Like someone took it and swung it over their head hitting stuff in the process.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 01-08-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,275
Posted By Smirnoff
Ugh. Brings me back to the "distant" past when I...

Ugh. Brings me back to the "distant" past when I was using those crap TT ATX1.3 PSUs that were grossly overrated and sold as ATX2.0 ones. It's probably already cooking his components as he is using...
Forum: Off Topic 01-08-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1,329
Posted By Smirnoff
He should probably stick to non modular PSUs.

He should probably stick to non modular PSUs.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 12-28-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,195
Posted By Smirnoff
Just a general tip. Reading reviews off web...

Just a general tip. Reading reviews off web stores can often be misleading. Customers having defective items are more likely to write up a (negative) review than the ones that are not having...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 12-14-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 4,881
Posted By Smirnoff
Software shows 3V on the 12V rail on one of my...

Software shows 3V on the 12V rail on one of my old systems here. Just to tip you how absurdly inaccurate such measurements can get, hehe. (The DMM voltage last measured was 11.84 under load, it's a...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 11-05-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 11,733
Posted By Smirnoff
I don't have a hell of a lot of faith in low cost...

I don't have a hell of a lot of faith in low cost PSUs anymore, but as long as they 1) Can deliver their rated power and keep voltage regulation and ripple within check and 2) Last at least 2 or 3...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 11-05-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 6,866
Posted By Smirnoff
It's kinda sad that these specimens are still...

It's kinda sad that these specimens are still allowed to be sold, at least within the EU/EC. At one point I thought these kinda things were eradicated within Scandinavia, but then I found out one...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 10-03-2017
Replies: 78
Views: 9,640
Posted By Smirnoff
Holy cannoli, €10,70 for a PSU, lol. Does it...

Holy cannoli, €10,70 for a PSU, lol. Does it come with a hamster and a wheel inside?
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 09-24-2017
Replies: 78
Views: 9,640
Posted By Smirnoff
Haha, I can't believe people are still judging...

Haha, I can't believe people are still judging quality by the weight. :lol::wall:
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 09-15-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,525
Posted By Smirnoff
Well, at 400W the platform is probably gonna be...

Well, at 400W the platform is probably gonna be better than at 500W. So if all he has is €30, then get that one over the €15 ones. We all know that at the lower price you're most likely getting a...
Forum: General PC Hardware 08-23-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,934
Posted By Smirnoff
Wow, that's kinda what happened to my Asus...

Wow, that's kinda what happened to my Asus P4C-800E Deluxe mobo back in the days. (2005 or so) My faulty 410W TT Purepower PSU (which lived for 4-5 months and wasn't really 410W with a measly 18A...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 08-17-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,285
Posted By Smirnoff
Depends on the quality/type of PSU, I suppose. ...

Depends on the quality/type of PSU, I suppose. I used a Corsair HX750 from 2009 until I built a completely new rig last year and got the RM550x for it. The HX750 still chugs along in my sister's...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 08-13-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,421
Posted By Smirnoff
I still remember when [H] reviewed that one...

I still remember when [H] reviewed that one Apevia 500W PSU and stuff started melting inside. (https://www.hardocp.com/article/2007/05/23/450w500w_psu_battle_royal/3)
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-22-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 6,788
Posted By Smirnoff
Well, at least they are probably better than the...

Well, at least they are probably better than the "Creative 1200W" PSU (http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10810&highlight=creative+1200w) I found on a Swedish site years ago. And...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 03-23-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 7,348
Posted By Smirnoff
One more thing. When recommending a PSU it also...

One more thing. When recommending a PSU it also helps to have a list of what components your rig consists of, so one can assess what wattage range it falls into. What have you got?
Forum: CPU Discussion 03-15-2017
Replies: 115
Views: 18,589
Posted By Smirnoff
I remember when we used to do Quake 1 timedemo...

I remember when we used to do Quake 1 timedemo runs on "newer" hardware back in the days. (i.e stuff from about 10 years ago). Also got some insane numbers, hehe.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 03-03-2017
Replies: 68
Views: 7,849
Posted By Smirnoff
I tend to agree, Seasonic PSUs somehow are...

I tend to agree, Seasonic PSUs somehow are becoming rare here in Norway again. And they are pricey as well. Even stuff like the G-360 is nearly the equivalent of $100. :( I used to buy...
Forum: CPU Discussion 03-03-2017
Replies: 115
Views: 18,589
Posted By Smirnoff
Gotta hand it to them, they got it right this...

Gotta hand it to them, they got it right this time. I was expecting Haswell speeds, but it gives Kaby Lake a pretty good run for its money too,.
Forum: CPU Discussion 02-24-2017
Replies: 115
Views: 18,589
Posted By Smirnoff
Oh. Well, I don't play BF1. Last multiplayer...

Oh. Well, I don't play BF1. Last multiplayer FPS that I got into was BF3, but not really for very long. Nowadays I pretty much only play single player stuff (Watchdogs 2 that I got with my 1070...
Forum: CPU Discussion 02-24-2017
Replies: 115
Views: 18,589
Posted By Smirnoff
Not sure I'll bother this generation, the rig I...

Not sure I'll bother this generation, the rig I bought last summer (Skylake in sig) is perfectly fine for my needs. I don't do CPU intensive stuff, maybe apart from the occasional MMO game, some...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 02-24-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,993
Posted By Smirnoff
I've seen bugs nest in the PC itself, my friend...

I've seen bugs nest in the PC itself, my friend who never cleaned out his PC had a couple of spiders nesting in there with a big nice web all over the place. But not something like that. Although...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 02-24-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 4,170
Posted By Smirnoff
The issue here was the fan controller and not the...

The issue here was the fan controller and not the fan, because the latter topic has already been discussed to death previously.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 01-24-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 6,984
Posted By Smirnoff
The RMx is an RMi with a different fan and no...

The RMx is an RMi with a different fan and no Corsair Link, so no, that series is just fine. The original RM was kinda meh, but far from being anything bad. Installed a VS450 in a relative's...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 01-09-2017
Replies: 83
Views: 10,238
Posted By Smirnoff
The TX-M series isn't exactly new, it existed in...

The TX-M series isn't exactly new, it existed in the past but was discontinued until now.
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