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Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 1,796
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 1,796
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 1,796
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 1,796
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 661
Posted By McSteel
Perhaps that's not a desired effect... :p

Perhaps that's not a desired effect... :p
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 661
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 661
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 546
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 546
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,547
Posted By McSteel
http://i.imgur.com/OBXKFDx.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/OBXKFDx.jpg
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 508
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: 503
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: 462
Posted By McSteel
Somebody call Mythbusters

Somebody call Mythbusters
Forum: CPU Discussion 05-10-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,175
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: 530
Posted By McSteel
A 650W SQUIRREL!

A 650W SQUIRREL!
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 05-01-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 862
Posted By McSteel
Instructions unclear; penis stuck in PSU. Please...

Instructions unclear; penis stuck in PSU. Please advise.



Nice review, Mask, and nice of CM to let you be completely honest yet use their equipment. :D
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 04-26-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By McSteel
OPP (Over-Power Protection) is realized in the...

OPP (Over-Power Protection) is realized in the primary controller, and the CM6901X used in this PSU most certainly has that feature.

In single-rail DC-DC PSU's such as this one, OCP and OPP tend...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 04-20-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By McSteel
I'd say no lower than 5.5V, maybe even 6, given...

I'd say no lower than 5.5V, maybe even 6, given the torque needed to get those big blades spinning...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 04-19-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 2,826
Posted By McSteel
Why not just keep it at 0C or even slightly...

Why not just keep it at 0C or even slightly above?
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 04-15-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Posted By McSteel
If you "attack" the edges first, it's much easier...

If you "attack" the edges first, it's much easier to work your way towards the middle, following the previous advice, of course.

Desoldering fat heatsinks, now that's a challenge without preheat...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 04-15-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Posted By McSteel
I use(d) ye olde Weller WES51, and had no...

I use(d) ye olde Weller WES51, and had no troubles with desoldering even the cable bunches with mountains of solder on them. The trick is to use fresh, leaded solder and a generous amount of stronger...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 04-14-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,964
Posted By McSteel
But that's the thing - Andyson were always...

But that's the thing - Andyson were always capable of building a great PSU. They just didn't feel the need to do so in production, only for samples and tech demos...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 04-14-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Posted By McSteel
If you wanna be truly hardcore about it, use an...

If you wanna be truly hardcore about it, use an icepick and a blowtorch.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 04-14-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,964
Posted By McSteel
I'm not worried. There is still plenty of time...

I'm not worried. There is still plenty of time and opportunity for them to do the classic bait & switch, like with the K/E series platform...

If they don't, there must be some new management in...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 04-13-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By McSteel
Or even go so far as to admit to himself, if not...

Or even go so far as to admit to himself, if not others, that such marketing is pure and utter bullshit. It's even understandable if he decides XFX needs to keep the BS going, though those of us who...
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