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    We saw Thermaltake's first digital PSU last year, with the Toughpower DPS 850 W by Sirtec. It managed to satisfy us with its performance and earned a TPU recommendation; however, CWT apparently offered them a better deal or higher performance, so the company switched OEMs and is now working with Channel Well Technology for their new DPS G line. CWT managed to gather a significant amount of experience in the field through their cooperation with Corsair—probably the company with the most digital PSU experience at the moment—yet CWT still can't touch Flextronics since their platforms aren't fully digital.

    With the DPS G line, Thermaltake has had a significant advantage over their major opponent, Corsair—until now. Corsair, offering a wider range of semi-digital units with capacities ranging from 450 W to 1050 W, has managed to cover a much larger area of the market. Note our use of the phrase "semi-digital" since all six members of the line only use their digital circuits for monitoring purposes, not to control voltages. These digital circuits essentially act as a bridge between the PSU's analog control circuits and the software on the user's system. Fully digital platforms are unfortunately still very expensive to design and build, so only Corsair's AXi units feature such control thus far. There was also EVGA's SuperNOVA NEX1500 Classified 1500 W by Etasis, but the platform wasn't up to the Flextronic's implementations and has now been discontinued because of its high price.
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    What a turd... Digital for the sake of having the word "digital" on the box.
    Careful what you wish for... You just might get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McSteel View Post
    What a turd...
    How thin is the difference between winning and losing...

    ...as a matter of fact, I expected a "Thanks" from -The_Mask- for that post!
    Last edited by quest for silence; 11-07-2014 at 04:57 PM. Reason: that

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    Yeah... I love how the PCB's all say "Digital" on them.

    But anyways... those secondary FETs are low RDS and really don't need heatsinks on them. They're something like 99% efficient these days.

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    The 5VXB circuit probably utilizes it and the mosfet which had all of its markings erased so we couldn't identify it.
    Under the pics of the soldering. I assume that's supposed to be 5vsb.
    No wonder it doesn't work! You installed the coils backwards

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    Yeah... I love how the PCB's all say "Digital" on them.

    But anyways... those secondary FETs are low RDS and really don't need heatsinks on them. They're something like 99% efficient these days.
    Maybe. Best practice is to still heatsink them if practical. RDSon deteriorates with age and stress conditions, which means they'll get hotter over time. Compound this with dust buildup and other aging factors, and I think I'd still prefer to see heatsinks on parts like that.

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    No doubt putting heatsinks on them is going to increase their life... probably to the point of infinity. No argument out of me there. But when those parts are still going to outlast the fan, capacitors... even Japanese ones, etc. without sinks, and you take into consideration the absurd price of aluminum... I can see why not too.

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    Basically with a heatsink attached on them I believe that they could loosen up even more the fan profile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    Yeah... I love how the PCB's all say "Digital" on them.
    How much criticism: yet you and McSteel are usually so even-tempered!
    Was the original Sirfa-made DPS all that better than this new CWT one?

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    False advertizing strikes a raw nerve...
    Careful what you wish for... You just might get it.

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