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Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By McSteel
Ignore the readings, the software is inaccurate. ...

Ignore the readings, the software is inaccurate.
At least measure with a digital multimeter, then if the issue truly exists, we can go from there.
Forum: General Hardware 4 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By McSteel
Usually those windows are made of acrylic or...

Usually those windows are made of acrylic or tempered glass, meaning they are dielectric and thus break the already flawed Faraday cage that is the computer case. If you're truly environmentally...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 5 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By McSteel
And that's perfectly fine. I'm just thinking...

And that's perfectly fine. I'm just thinking manufacturers and vendors would be best served by sending in two samples, each from different batches, to all reviewers.

It's certainly more expensive...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 5 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By McSteel
Switching artifacts due to switching frequency...

Switching artifacts due to switching frequency change? And/or perhaps something wrong with output chokes?

Did you test just one sample, Aris? Perhaps that one was a semi-lemon...

Though Sirfa...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 829
Posted By McSteel
As it is, the unit is overrated by 100-150W,...

As it is, the unit is overrated by 100-150W, depending on the load pattern. The sudden jump in ripple/noise is a telltale sign, though r/n suppression is less than stellar even when under modest...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By McSteel
...not that it's any kind of a valid excuse, mind...

...not that it's any kind of a valid excuse, mind you. ;)
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By McSteel
Oooh, GW... I wonder what they've cooked up for...

Oooh, GW... I wonder what they've cooked up for this occasion.

Do keep us posted, Jon :)
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 428
Posted By McSteel
I'd stay with the Toughpower, to be honest.

I'd stay with the Toughpower, to be honest.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By McSteel
Probably a bit of both

Probably a bit of both
Forum: General Hardware 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 448
Posted By McSteel
Wow, I managed to completely oversee that. Thanks!

Wow, I managed to completely oversee that. Thanks!
Forum: General Hardware 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 448
Posted By McSteel
Silly question, but which PSU is it? It may be...

Silly question, but which PSU is it? It may be fanless up to a point by design...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By McSteel
Explosion suggests troubles in the primary......

Explosion suggests troubles in the primary... Perhaps one of the APFC FETs?
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By McSteel
You should never change for girls and PSUs

You should never change for girls and PSUs
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-28-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By McSteel
Ghetto botching FTW :D

Ghetto botching FTW :D
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-28-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,261
Posted By McSteel
Fist of all, QC slips happen all the time,...

Fist of all, QC slips happen all the time, especially if the company that placed the order asked for a lower price - less strict QC is usually a great way to save time and money.

Further, even if...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-26-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By McSteel
The point was that EVGA does make (brand) some...

The point was that EVGA does make (brand) some nice PSUs but that doesn't mean all of them are nice. The G2 series is generally trustworthy so I just changed B to G2 to illustrate a point, rather...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-26-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By McSteel
Yeah, gee, I wonder why it's been marked down to...

Yeah, gee, I wonder why it's been marked down to 40...

Congrats OP, you bought a turd. Now go out and buy a 750G2 if you want a really good EVGA PSU...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-19-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By McSteel
Something like this...

Something like this (http://ru.aliexpress.com/store/product/300W-B-Dual-output-5V-24V-Switching-power-supply-AC-to-DC-25A-DC-7A/613696_1586462604.html?storeId=613696) would probably be the best...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-19-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,359
Posted By McSteel
Yup, CWT PUF, to be exact. It does tend to go...

Yup, CWT PUF, to be exact. It does tend to go "poof" as the name suggests, but this specific unit does seem serviceable. There's a passive-PFC variant, the PUF-P, which usually also has worse caps...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-19-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By McSteel
It's too bad that dumping a load of cash will...

It's too bad that dumping a load of cash will never guarantee anything in terms of coil whine. Literally any PSU from any manufacturer in the world can have it, and it can even exhibit the phenomenon...
Forum: General Hardware 07-15-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By McSteel
Cook on fanless miner = two birds, one stone.

Cook on fanless miner = two birds, one stone.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-07-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By McSteel
Most likely bad (dried up) electrolytic caps...

Most likely bad (dried up) electrolytic caps somewhere on the 5VSB side, most likely the smaller ones on the standby's primary... Though it could be something else, but that's what it looks like.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-21-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 2,378
Posted By McSteel
Agreed. But we do know that in this case a...

Agreed. But we do know that in this case a high-rpm fan is the culprit, so it could actually help.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-20-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 2,378
Posted By McSteel
Though it will definitely have a positive effect...

Though it will definitely have a positive effect on noise reduction.
Perhaps not big enough to be sufficient, but it's a start...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-20-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 2,378
Posted By McSteel
Removing the grille entirely is the best...

Removing the grille entirely is the best solution, given due diligence with preventing things falling into the fan/PSU, especially fingers...
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