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    Arrow Seasonic Focus Plus 750W Gold Review

    We're back in the world of Seasonic once again with a brand new product from them. Today, it'll be the Focus Plus 750 watt Gold unit, a fully modular offering for the budget minded enthusiast crowd. Let's see what happens.
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=524

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    My question is how much work are those in cable capacitors actually doing to filter ripple, and are they so necessary?

    On a more mainstream line like this, it doesn't seem like they needed to focus so heavily on the performance metrics and honestly could have used that boost in functionality. As someone who does a lot of system building, in-cable-caps can be annoying at the best of times, and downright infuriating at the worst of them.

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    It's nice seeing new power supplies hit such nice regulation numbers across all kinds of manufacturers. No complaints about this unit except those cable capacitors.

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    Those PCIe cables looked like straight 18 gauge to me. Yes? No? I think PCIe cables made like that should be 16/18.

    Their old PCIe cable one connectors were a fork -- one 18 ga. cable per connector.
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    It looks like a decent unit.
    The price is great!

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    shame about the caps on the wires.
    wonder why they don't care more about the looks
    they could have a tiny pcb, solder a surface mount poly on that pcb and then solder 4 wires to the board.
    then make a tiny custom black plastic case that clips nicely around the pcb and has only two round holes on each side of the board. Just to hide the solder joints and the cap(s).

    wouldn't have to add ugly heatshrink and have bumps in the cable and those tiny plastic would be mass produced (so pennies) and would look nice and polymer caps on tiny pcbs is easy as well (they can make 100+ tiny pcbs from a big circuit board and just do v-scoring on edges to separate them)

    Surely it could be faster than manually crimping capacitor leads or soldering to wires.

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    I hate the CAP in cable too, why Seasonic follow EVGA/Corsair to have CAP in cable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ef3393 View Post
    ...why Seasonic follow EVGA/Corsair to have CAP in cable?
    Because that's how you meet the ripple expectations of reviewers these days.

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    how many top performance units on the market without CAP in cable?

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    G3 units seem like they are superior to the Focus.

    Or am I just EVGA-fanboying?

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