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Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 296
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 147
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,424
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 462
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 462
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,477
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 462
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,477
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 524
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...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By McSteel
R-Raidmax... Is that you? Oh, it's Xigmatek. Oh...

R-Raidmax... Is that you?
Oh, it's Xigmatek. Oh well, same type of crap, easy to get confused, I guess.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By McSteel
Regardless of OCP and virtual rails, if you're...

Regardless of OCP and virtual rails, if you're connecting all the wires to the same load (and you are, they're going into the same connector on the same motherboard), then the load will get...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By McSteel
Why not? Those are the relevant ones, knowing...

Why not? Those are the relevant ones, knowing your location. :)



Sure, the YL fan should last 3 years if you're really unlucky AND you never clean your PSU from dust (otherwise, considerably...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By McSteel
No, unfortunately Rosewill is scarcely available...

No, unfortunately Rosewill is scarcely available outside the US, what with it being NewEgg's brand and all... There were some rumors that NewEgg would have an EU presence at some point, but even if...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,917
Posted By McSteel
He was talking about a server PSU he's using... :)

He was talking about a server PSU he's using... :)
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By McSteel
Well, if you're in the US, and you won't need to...

Well, if you're in the US, and you won't need to use PCI-E connectors, the Capstone 550 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA0722KD7835) is the perfect choice, especially so if you...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By McSteel
Thanks for the lesson! :) Though on my monitor...

Thanks for the lesson! :)
Though on my monitor the caps in the photos do look blue & gold. Guess I need to readjust it :D
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By McSteel
Still, in the interest of efficiency, looking...

Still, in the interest of efficiency, looking into using just the regulated DC instead of going DC -> AC -> DC could be worthwhile.

Cheapie definitely has the right idea. I've seen some buck-boost...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 03-22-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By McSteel
Old MBZ Rubies, eh? Well, they held up as well as...

Old MBZ Rubies, eh? Well, they held up as well as they could, I suppose. But you can't touch those Sanyos Fujitsus right next to them... I honestly believe they could stand a blowtorch blast.
...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 03-22-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By McSteel
Yeah, that's a Delta alright. Should be quite...

Yeah, that's a Delta alright.
Should be quite safe to use after that Yate Loon fan is lubed up properly.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 03-14-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By McSteel
Oh wow. Not even a dung beetle would want to be...

Oh wow. Not even a dung beetle would want to be seen near this particular piece... Stunning.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 03-11-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 697
Posted By McSteel
Yeah, your reviews are far too technically...

Yeah, your reviews are far too technically correct for Tom's liking, Aris. They're hard at work finding ways to subtly integrate misconceptions, advertising/propaganda and opinionated contrivances...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 03-10-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,284
Posted By McSteel
Please don't let it be MSI, I've really grown...

Please don't let it be MSI, I've really grown rather fond of them in recent years... :p
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 03-08-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 1,556
Posted By McSteel
I'd say that would be your best choice.

I'd say that would be your best choice.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 02-27-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 1,719
Posted By McSteel
And even then it's not a problem for the consumer...

And even then it's not a problem for the consumer at all, since the OCP triggers are sensibly set and distributed between the available connectors, or they are fully customizable (in the AXi).
...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 02-25-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By McSteel
That's a Delta alright. That same design is used...

That's a Delta alright. That same design is used for some HP and Dell workstations' PSUs, and is proven-reliable. Taicons are better than one might think, and Ltec's are so-so but can surprise with...
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