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Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 19 Minutes Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 45
Posted By McSteel
I think we may need a "Load testing Q&A" thread...

I think we may need a "Load testing Q&A" thread around here...

Could actually be useful if kept civil and to the point.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 156
Posted By McSteel
I'm guessing the PSU companies added 5V and 12V...

I'm guessing the PSU companies added 5V and 12V sense because they felt they needed better control than officially required to stay competitive/push v-reg further?

Though sensing only the 24-pin...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 156
Posted By McSteel
Wait, what? All three major rails' V-sense...

Wait, what?

All three major rails' V-sense is present on many 24-pin ATX connectors, or am I imagining things? :confused:
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 417
Posted By McSteel
OK, those are fine, but again just fine and not...

OK, those are fine, but again just fine and not jaw-dropping. The price is wrong too, you can easily get better performing units (in all areas - v-reg, r/n, efficiency, noise) for less or equal...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 417
Posted By McSteel
Hm. Isn't the "Maker" the top moniker in all...

Hm. Isn't the "Maker" the top moniker in all product lines, above "Pro"?

Ah, whatever. This one's a total faceplant at $450 either way.

Hopefully the Pro will be worth considering.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 417
Posted By McSteel
Meh. As mediocre as I came to expect from...

Meh. As mediocre as I came to expect from Enhance.

When this was announced, CM trumpeted some exotic "previously unknown" OEM, but this is definitely Enhance through and through.

It's...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 250
Posted By McSteel
Oh you did not just say that...

Oh you did not just say that...
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By McSteel
Well, it actually has the same amount of charge...

Well, it actually has the same amount of charge carriers, but the amount of stored charge is just a short name for the amount of charge carriers separation (electrons and electron-deprived atoms -...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 3,038
Posted By McSteel
http://i.imgur.com/xkVk4wr.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/xkVk4wr.jpg
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By McSteel
I just so happen to be a physicist, so how...

I just so happen to be a physicist, so how detailed do you want the explanation to be? :p

On a macro, high-school level:

The primary (source) windings on one end of the non-linear ferromagnetic...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 3,038
Posted By McSteel
It means there are several versions of the PSU...

It means there are several versions of the PSU out there, and you may get a sleeve, depending on how old the stock is at your vendor of choice... Newer samples will carry a rifle bearing fan.

Or...
Forum: Electronic Component Discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By McSteel
Seems to me you don't know the first thing about...

Seems to me you don't know the first thing about transformers... No offense meant, just stating an observation.

In very short and simple terms, a transformer is used for non-galvanic transfer of...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 635
Posted By McSteel
So, are you learning yet? :D What's wrong...

So, are you learning yet? :D

What's wrong with a bit of seriousness for comedic purposes? ;)
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 625
Posted By McSteel
I guess because it seems more "premium" than a...

I guess because it seems more "premium" than a rocker switch?

Though personally I think a guarded rocker switch (http://g03.a.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1k5t.KFXXXXX0XFXXq6xXFXXXx.jpg) is more effective...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 635
Posted By McSteel
You forgot the (at least) dual layer plexiglass...

You forgot the (at least) dual layer plexiglass PCB... And beefy heatsinks regardless of the efficiency, Infineon APFC FETs, CREE diodes, Toshiba primary switchers, a Vishay rectifier bridge (for...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 635
Posted By McSteel
Aw come on, don't be a sourpuss :p Every good...

Aw come on, don't be a sourpuss :p
Every good unit needs a little character flaw to make it believable! :D
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 365
Posted By McSteel
You mean you haven't already bought the 550W RMx?...

You mean you haven't already bought the 550W RMx? Well what are you waiting for? :)
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 625
Posted By McSteel
And now you know exactly why. :D Oh, and...

And now you know exactly why. :D

Oh, and Master Master Master Master Master Master Master Master Master Master Master Master Master Master Master Master Master Master Master Master Master Master...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 9,391
Posted By McSteel
Yeah, I've only ever seen 390 and 470 in standard...

Yeah, I've only ever seen 390 and 470 in standard tolerance levels. 450 would require a scale with a much smaller step so that would be a custom-made part.

I tend to believe this was a typo rather...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 625
Posted By McSteel
The PC Master Race meme seems to be a favorite of...

The PC Master Race meme seems to be a favorite of CM's, huh?

The funny thing is, if you substitute the acronym meanings from Personal Computer to Politically Correct, it gets even funnier! :D

...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 625
Posted By McSteel
It's a (visually at least) beautiful piece of...

It's a (visually at least) beautiful piece of tech. I'm eager to find out how it actually performs... :)



Made me think of the Sonic X intro song...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By McSteel
Guess I need to change that to my actual...

Guess I need to change that to my actual location, don't I? :)
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By McSteel
That's a CWT PSH-based PSU, so not stellar by...

That's a CWT PSH-based PSU, so not stellar by today's standards but should be serviceable. And with it being independently regulated, the C6/C7 states will not be an issue.

What could be a...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 11,698
Posted By McSteel
Well it must have something to do with stand-by...

Well it must have something to do with stand-by circuitry as the problem comes about regardless of the unit's usage. In fact, the onset of the issue is quicker if the PSU spends a lot of time in...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 528
Posted By McSteel
And yet it's still cheesy. Oh well.

And yet it's still cheesy. Oh well.
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