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Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 386
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
Oh, you meant baking? It will fix the problem......

Oh, you meant baking? It will fix the problem... for now. Get ready to do that again in weeks to a few months, if you care about the card.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 386
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
I already said they can give out over time. Just...

I already said they can give out over time. Just so you know I'm not making stuff up:

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Just because they are included with...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 23 Hours Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 386
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
Using molex > 6-pin adapters might be...

Using molex > 6-pin adapters might be problematic, they can give out over time, depending on their quality. If you don't already have the card, there are 970 variants, like Asus Strix, which require...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
I do think however, it's fine to single them out,...

I do think however, it's fine to single them out, when unit aspires to be at least mid-high range, like this one does, and most of competition is step ahead (if not two).
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
PCI-E slot provides some power too.

PCI-E slot provides some power too.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 5 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 396
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
Not really, still decent, but not necessarily a...

Not really, still decent, but not necessarily a top pick in its price range anymore.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
Voltage spikes and excessive ripple easily can...

Voltage spikes and excessive ripple easily can damage components over time, even without actual explosions. So not every failure will be spectacular. And that's why I sometimes see guys with no-name...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
These connectors are potentially dangerous, as...

These connectors are potentially dangerous, as they are not that hard to plug upside down in some cases.

Adapters are unlikely to be an issue in this case, as current flowing through those tends...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
Idk, if it's sufficiently cheap to make, it gives...

Idk, if it's sufficiently cheap to make, it gives a lot of flexibility with pricing, and therefore with margins. It's not really a high-end platform.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,239
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
It's quite simple for me. When I want to...

It's quite simple for me. When I want to recommend indy/DC-DC unit over group regulated one, I say it's more stable. If anyone isn't convinced by that, I show them CL diagrams for stuff like CM G550M...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,235
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
Actually, 3 PCI-E connectors make some sense,...

Actually, 3 PCI-E connectors make some sense, I've seen several non-reference high-end cards (sth like 780Ti, 980Ti or some Titan) with 3 PEG connectors on board.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 946
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
Also, there is issue of cooling they get. And how...

Also, there is issue of cooling they get. And how much ripple current they need to deal with. With sufficient airflow, in a low ripple design, even Jun Fus and alike can last a few years.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
Yes. Examples: Who the hell thought Seasonic...

Yes. Examples:

Who the hell thought Seasonic S12II/M12II is the same tier as Seasonic G?

Who the hell thought Bronze XFX XXX is Tier 1 unit, on par with top Platinum Seasonic/SF/Delta units?
...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 527
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
Retailers do all sorts of weird crap with...

Retailers do all sorts of weird crap with pricing. I've actually seen G650M cheaper than G550M several times.

And in PL Vx50 are most definitely not cheaper than Gx50M, in fact they tend to be...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 954
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
Provided link claims: So we already...

Provided link claims:



So we already had one not too long ago, and it missed.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-28-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 954
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
I've seen many Molex > PCI-E adapters go bad....

I've seen many Molex > PCI-E adapters go bad. Molex > SATA? That's a new one to me.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-28-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 1,231
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
Okay, that's bad. Not meeting +/-5% spec? Or do...

Okay, that's bad. Not meeting +/-5% spec? Or do they not even specify that?
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-27-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 1,231
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
The way I see it, there may or may not be a...

The way I see it, there may or may not be a design flaw in CX causing the issue, and better quality cap may or may not be just workaround, not actually fixing the underlying issue. But it's CWT's...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-27-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 565
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
Adapters/splitters sometimes do cause issues like...

Adapters/splitters sometimes do cause issues like that, there is sometimes an issue with insufficient pin contact causing burning. Did visual inspection show anything abnormal? I.e. some deformed...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-26-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 1,231
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
He said it might not be enough for ATX spec,...

He said it might not be enough for ATX spec, because it's 270 uF, not because it's CapXon. Except it was - in this specific PSU. In EVGA 500B same cap isn't enough, despite lower power:
...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-26-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 1,231
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
What does hold-up time have to do with...

What does hold-up time have to do with capacitor's longevity/reliability?

Hold-up time means how long primary capacitor can hold-up PSU's operation in case of sudden power loss. It is important...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-23-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 1,715
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
That other units in its price range (2 out of 4 I...

That other units in its price range (2 out of 4 I mentioned) do it better?
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-22-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 1,715
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
-Non-modular -Loud -Only so-so voltage...

-Non-modular
-Loud
-Only so-so voltage stability.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-22-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 1,715
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
Cooler Master GM is backed by 5 year warranty. If...

Cooler Master GM is backed by 5 year warranty. If they didn't think it will last that long, they would give shorter one, no?
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 07-21-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By rafal_iB_PL
If anything, passive PFC is a big choke, so it...

If anything, passive PFC is a big choke, so it could whine even worse.
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