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Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 91
Posted By McSteel
You should never change for girls and PSUs

You should never change for girls and PSUs
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 379
Posted By McSteel
Ghetto botching FTW :D

Ghetto botching FTW :D
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 464
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 351
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 351
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 283
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,198
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 490
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 225
Posted By McSteel
Cook on fanless miner = two birds, one stone.

Cook on fanless miner = two birds, one stone.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 579
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: 2,137
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: 2,137
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: 2,137
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...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-19-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 2,137
Posted By McSteel
Noisy is playing it extra safe - longevity vs...

Noisy is playing it extra safe - longevity vs subtlety. I suppose their engineers live in noisy cities...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-18-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 783
Posted By McSteel
Perhaps that's not a desired effect... :p

Perhaps that's not a desired effect... :p
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-17-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 783
Posted By McSteel
http://i.imgur.com/mMRDj3S.jpg Reputable PSU...

http://i.imgur.com/mMRDj3S.jpg

Reputable PSU manufacturers tend to respect the above standard pin arrangement...
One could use a DM's continuity check to determine which pin on the wall plug end...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-17-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 783
Posted By McSteel
How can you have reversed polarity on AC? It's...

How can you have reversed polarity on AC? It's called alternating for a reason - both connectors in the outlet are phase and neutral, alternating. The only difference is introduced by convention, and...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-13-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By McSteel
Exactly, and that's what I meant - CWT would've...

Exactly, and that's what I meant - CWT would've asked for truckloads of money to keep the IP private and Corsair-exclusive.

Though knowing how the Chinese companies usually do business, even that...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-13-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By McSteel
Well, Corsair could pay for exclusivity - i.e. to...

Well, Corsair could pay for exclusivity - i.e. to stop CWT offering that platform or any of its components to anyone else - but that is too expensive to even be considered, I'd wager.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-10-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,845
Posted By McSteel
http://i.imgur.com/OBXKFDx.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/OBXKFDx.jpg
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 06-10-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By McSteel
...and the remaining 20% can be easily distracted...

...and the remaining 20% can be easily distracted by a top-heavy female friend. Or a guy with a nice smile wearing tights :D

All one needs is a battery-powered screwdriver, a good phone camera and...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 05-21-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 561
Posted By McSteel
If you find yourself needing assistance (if not...

If you find yourself needing assistance (if not with the knowledge itself but with the best way to lay it out and present it), why not post a thread on here, so we can all spam you with stupid ideas...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 05-17-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By McSteel
Somebody call Mythbusters

Somebody call Mythbusters
Forum: CPU Discussion 05-10-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,437
Posted By McSteel
i.e. I was right :p

i.e. I was right :p
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 05-02-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By McSteel
A 650W SQUIRREL!

A 650W SQUIRREL!
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