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Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 08-04-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 3,266
Posted By athenian200
That is very good. I just hope that some day,...

That is very good. I just hope that some day, they can make PSUs that are close to 100% efficient.

It seems like we're very close... but it's possible that the closer we get, the harder it is to...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 08-03-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 8,330
Posted By athenian200
Yeah, that's exactly how I feel about that...

Yeah, that's exactly how I feel about that series. I'd personally rather hear the fan so I know it's working. I thought I was the only one felt that way.

I prefer to keep my components as cool as...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 08-01-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 7,096
Posted By athenian200
I don't trust a particular aspect of the design....

I don't trust a particular aspect of the design. It's not like I didn't hear you the first time.

I don't understand why I'm being accused of spreading FUD simply because my idea of quality is...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 08-01-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 7,096
Posted By athenian200
Being modular doesn't make it more reliable,...

Being modular doesn't make it more reliable, though. It makes it more convenient to use, but it has nothing to do with the soundness of the design. I don't like going for convenience over quality...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 08-01-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 7,096
Posted By athenian200
It uses CapXon capacitors, which are low-quality...

It uses CapXon capacitors, which are low-quality components. It will work fine, but it may not last more than a couple years.

It's no more efficient than the Seasonic, and it also appears to be...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 08-01-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 8,330
Posted By athenian200
Yeah, I have noticed that. That's part of the...

Yeah, I have noticed that. That's part of the reason why I naturally tend not to recommend 450W or lower unless the person specifically requests it or has a hard cap on their budget.

It's an...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-31-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 7,096
Posted By athenian200
The Seasonic would work fine, the Super Flower...

The Seasonic would work fine, the Super Flower would just be a more efficient unit.

With a 350W unit, bear in mind that that's just enough for your system as it is right now. If you change...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-31-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 7,096
Posted By athenian200
Eww, Raidmax. Yeah, those are bad. You don't...

Eww, Raidmax. Yeah, those are bad. You don't really want to use that at any wattage, honestly. 500W would be fine if that were a decent PSU, but it's not.

Well, this one looks good...
...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-31-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 4,042
Posted By athenian200
They're both actually decent Seasonic platforms....

They're both actually decent Seasonic platforms. I'd say they're about even.

I mostly picked the CM V550 because it was a little cheaper than the G550, I was hoping that might help you enough to...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-31-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 4,042
Posted By athenian200
Doh! I didn't even think to look for Rosewill on...

Doh! I didn't even think to look for Rosewill on Amazon... I thought Rosewill was Newegg's brand. Didn't expect to see one of their units on Amazon. Yeah, Rosewill Capstone is way better. Would have...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-31-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 4,042
Posted By athenian200
Well, the Seasonic G-550 is definitely the better...

Well, the Seasonic G-550 is definitely the better PSU out of those two. However, this one is a little cheaper:
...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-31-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 1,340
Posted By athenian200
Well, here's a 650W one. I checked to see if the...

Well, here's a 650W one. I checked to see if the 550W one was cheaper, but it was actually $2 more.

http://www.ncix.com/detail/seasonic-g-650-gold-650w-atx-06-76943.htm

This Seasonic model is...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-30-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 13,226
Posted By athenian200
I just checked a review on it, and I'm pretty...

I just checked a review on it, and I'm pretty impressed. It's actually an amazingly good deal. I just never would have thought to look for it. Glad you guys caught that one.

You and The_Mask have...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-30-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 13,226
Posted By athenian200
Ah, that's why it was so hard to find the model...

Ah, that's why it was so hard to find the model he was talking about. They only had SS-500 written on there, but there's an SS-500ET, an SS-500ES, and an SS-500HT. They differ, but I haven't see...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-30-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 13,226
Posted By athenian200
Unfortunately, "cheap" and "long-lasting" are...

Unfortunately, "cheap" and "long-lasting" are often exclusive. Cheap PSUs tend to wear out after about 2 years. The more expensive ones sometimes have 7 year warranties.

The reason I keep...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-30-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 2,004
Posted By athenian200
I'm thinking of looking for one of these on the...

I'm thinking of looking for one of these on the cheap. It sounds like a lot of people are returning them due to wanting quieter stuff.

I may not understand why people are sensitive to things like...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-30-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 8,330
Posted By athenian200
Ah, I didn't really think about the price....

Ah, I didn't really think about the price. Admittedly, I generally don't bother with anything below the HX and AX units.

I'm sure the CWT DSA is normally sound, I've heard it's not bad, but I...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-29-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 5,487
Posted By athenian200
Okay, then. As long as you aren't saying that. It...

Okay, then. As long as you aren't saying that. It just sounded like you were.



If volume levels are part of your criteria of acceptance/rejection, then that's fine.



Well, I'm speaking...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-29-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 5,487
Posted By athenian200
Yes, but it's not "out of spec" on anything...

Yes, but it's not "out of spec" on anything essential. You're talking about it like it's dangerous or hazardous, when it's basically just a fan that runs at full blast constantly. I have experience...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-29-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 8,330
Posted By athenian200
The label on the side says "DSAII," which...

The label on the side says "DSAII," which according to my research refers to a CWT platform.

That one is probably better than the other one. Still not up there with your typical Corsair or Antec,...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-29-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 5,487
Posted By athenian200
That seems awfully nitpicky. You're talking about...

That seems awfully nitpicky. You're talking about fan loudness. That has little to do with how the PSU performs. Unless you're a rich audiophile with ultra sensitive ears trying to build a quiet...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-29-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 13,226
Posted By athenian200
It's definitely not a quality unit, though. It's...

It's definitely not a quality unit, though. It's pretty close to average. VS is their worst line, it's a rung below the cheapest they offer in the US.



CX is barely passable IMO, but it is...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-29-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 2,180
Posted By athenian200
Well, they probably meant that it might not be...

Well, they probably meant that it might not be safe for your computer. You, personally, are not in danger from it. It's not like it's going to be a fire hazard.

It's probably not great for your...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-29-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 2,180
Posted By athenian200
I don't know if you're in real danger, but the...

I don't know if you're in real danger, but the Super Flower is definitely a better unit if you're shopping for a new one. You should always have at least a surge protector, no matter where you live...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-29-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 13,226
Posted By athenian200
I wouldn't go with any of those. The VS and CX...

I wouldn't go with any of those. The VS and CX series are not that great. They might be Corsair, but they're my least favorite Corsair lines.


This one is okay, I guess. But I'd rather go with......
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