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Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
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Posted By jonnyGURU
Your CPU should be able to run off a single...

Your CPU should be able to run off a single EPS12V connector w/o problem. If that wasn't the case, your new "cheapo" (that's not a brand) motherboard wouldn't have shipped with just one.

You're...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 3,261
Posted By jonnyGURU
There's a number of units out there with the same...

There's a number of units out there with the same name, but with regional differences.

You have to actually look at the alpha-numeric part number (i.e. 4501-ACAAB vs. 5501-ACAAG) to know that...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 367
Posted By jonnyGURU
Name calling is not OK.

Name calling is not OK.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 2,039
Posted By jonnyGURU
That one was NOT engineered by Corsair. ;)

That one was NOT engineered by Corsair. ;)
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 2,039
Posted By jonnyGURU
For PSUs specifically: Two in the U.S., one in...

For PSUs specifically: Two in the U.S., one in Taiwan and one in China. About to be two in Taiwan. That's for R&D. That doesn't include validations and engineering technicians.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 2,039
Posted By jonnyGURU
Platform, yes. But it needs some tweaking to be...

Platform, yes. But it needs some tweaking to be as good as current RMx. But knowing CWT, I'm sure they'll be more than happy to roll those improvements into everyone else's products. :D


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Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 2,039
Posted By jonnyGURU
Yup. Don't want customers accusing us of bait...

Yup. Don't want customers accusing us of bait and switch.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 2,039
Posted By jonnyGURU
I had Aris pull the 550W and 650W from the site. ...

I had Aris pull the 550W and 650W from the site. Thank goodness the product isn't in MP yet. We put it on hold because the efficiency wasn't as good as the original version. Need to figure that...
Forum: General Hardware 3 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 83
Posted By jonnyGURU
Obviously the Alienware 17, but it's huge. ...

Obviously the Alienware 17, but it's huge. They're all good gaming laptops, though.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 2,575
Posted By jonnyGURU
Sure. Mine away. Just don't use SATA powered...

Sure. Mine away. Just don't use SATA powered PCIe riser cards.
Forum: Off Topic 4 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By jonnyGURU
No. That's more like a seller's marketplace. ...

No. That's more like a seller's marketplace.

I mean something like this: https://geizhals.eu
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 5 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 659
Posted By jonnyGURU
If it came in a white box, it's very likely it's...

If it came in a white box, it's very likely it's an EVT or DVT sample. Hand made. Even artwork is done by PVT.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 5 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 659
Posted By jonnyGURU
So, if you got the PSU from the Mall of America's...

So, if you got the PSU from the Mall of America's store, it's likely a prototype that never saw the light of day.

The Tiger HQ was in the second floor of HQ.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 5 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By jonnyGURU
Fan is a Globe Fan sleeve bearing.

Fan is a Globe Fan sleeve bearing.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 5 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By jonnyGURU
Got some quick shots. 1st one is the massive...

Got some quick shots.

1st one is the massive heatsink on the PFC bridge.

2nd is an overhead shot. No idea who the OEM is right now.

3rd is the undersized bulk cap.

4th is the D2D card.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 5 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 659
Posted By jonnyGURU
Wouldn't surprise me. After everyone at...

Wouldn't surprise me. After everyone at TigerDirect got arrested, they found out that Andyson wasn't insured. All export was handled by Ultra's Taiwan division whose fearless leader was also to be...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 5 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By jonnyGURU
If it's a "rather a budget PSU", you have to...

If it's a "rather a budget PSU", you have to question whether it can even do 450W.

It's not uncommon for a lower end product to not output its advertised rating because manufacturers are not held...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 597
Posted By jonnyGURU
Depends on what's being glued down and why. A...

Depends on what's being glued down and why. A lot of times connectors are glued down. Like fan connectors, etc. But that glue doesn't need to be and is rarely thermally conductive, nor is it...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 659
Posted By jonnyGURU
That's why they are "X4 Bronze" and "X4 Limited...

That's why they are "X4 Bronze" and "X4 Limited Edition". Different models.

These were WAY after I left Ultra, so don't ask me anything about who made them. :D
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 597
Posted By jonnyGURU
Fixed. Thanks.

Fixed. Thanks.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 597
Posted By jonnyGURU
That is something that no factory I know of uses...

That is something that no factory I know of uses or would ever use.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By jonnyGURU
^^ This. The Corsair AXi series actually...

^^ This.

The Corsair AXi series actually has a number of thermal sensors inside. But only one is reported by LINK because Corsair quickly discovered that customers flipped the shit out when they...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 597
Posted By jonnyGURU
The potting material is thermally conductive. ...

The potting material is thermally conductive. That's part of what makes it so expensive.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 597
Posted By jonnyGURU
PSUs would never pass drop test without the goop....

PSUs would never pass drop test without the goop.

Back in 2007, HP pretty much bankrupted Topower (PSU manufacturer) because the Blackbird 002's PSU would not pass their drop tests. They...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 936
Posted By jonnyGURU
HAHAHA!!!!! Holy shit! That is AWESOME! ...

HAHAHA!!!!! Holy shit! That is AWESOME!

That one could probably do almost 2000W*. :D

* 230V mains and only and with < 80% efficiency.
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