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    Default Preview: Cooler Master V550S revised and better than before! @HWI

    http://www.hardwareinsights.com/wp/p...v550s-revised/

    We'll gonna have a look at the newer V550S with better caps and since I have had the original V550S in my hands, I can show you the difference between them!

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    You actually burnt a seasonic S12G?
    How did you even achieve that

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    Antec TP-550C, Seasonic G-550 and S12G 550 W. Check the review http://www.hardwareinsights.com/wp/s...ty-components/.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Behemot View Post
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    We'll gonna have a look at the newer V550S with better caps and since I have had the original V550S in my hands, I can show you the difference between them!
    What do you mean?
    Are there 2 versions of the V550S ? The one tested by Aris is the one with the better caps i suppose? ( http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/CoolerMaster/V550S/ )
    What caps had the older one?
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    Nope, that is filled with Teapo, you can see on the images.

    CM made second version quite shortly after the first one, it is not called VS but V Semi Modular. But the labeling is completely the same. And it has quality caps. We have discussed it few months ago here…many reviewers are not aware of that and most have no idea how to tell one from the other (I don't mean by opening it OFC).

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    Question, anybody has any idea what is the purpose of that SG30N04D transistor leading from +5 V to +5 V SB output? Does it help regulating it when main supply is running? Or is it actually feeding it to save SB load and increase efficiency?

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    And the review is out http://www.hardwareinsights.com/wp/c...r-than-before/

    The testing methodology and evaluation methodology has been changed - price has been removed. There are future plans for comparison table from next review. Stay tuned!

    As for the polymers, so far I got information they are either Chemi-Con PSC or OS-CON SEPC. Clearly that does not apply If I will get more information, I will update the article but I promissed the schedule so it must go out.

    sith'ari: I am thinking about you…sweater contest showed fan'ed units have no problems with it so it would be unfair to give them points too compared to fanless units. So I will only give pass/fail and test the OTP by jamming the fan. I think that is fair - by insulating passive unit, you take away its cooling capability completely. To do the same to fan unit, you have to jam the fan, insulating it only makes it slgihtly more difficult to cool down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Behemot View Post
    sith'ari: I am thinking about you…sweater contest showed fan'ed units have no problems with it so it would be unfair to give them points too compared to fanless units. So I will only give pass/fail and test the OTP by jamming the fan. I think that is fair - by insulating passive unit, you take away its cooling capability completely. To do the same to fan unit, you have to jam the fan, insulating it only makes it slgihtly more difficult to cool down.

    Since the sweater isn't usefull at fan-based PSUs, then why don't you use it only on fanless PSUs?
    You just have to do what i had proposed you some time ago:
    To create to 2 sections, 1 for the fan-based PSUs, and 1 for the fanless PSUs.
    For the fan-based section you will continue to evaluate the PSUs with the criteria you use so far (3 categories low-end/medium/high-end etc etc),
    while for the fanless ones you will add more criteria for the PSUs to be evaluated, such as the sweater contest or whatever else you think of (*since you are full of surprises!! )

    EDIT: As for the V550S's review, i think it's like Aris concluded at his own review that....
    I still think this is the perfect PSU for those who want to power a small-medium system reliably with a silent, high price/performance PSU.
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    That would only create even more confusion and there is not that many passive units. Besides, they are usually much more expensive and even using value to price ratio, the result will be very bad. Just look at Digifanless, it is so expensive it would get around 1 when V550S has over 2. So it needs to get some points for the stuff it provides

    But than yeah, this top premium market was never good in value per price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Behemot View Post
    This is really SO messy, clearly Sirtec does not care about these high-end units as long as they somehow work.
    You mean Enhance i suppose ??
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