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    Default EVGA 850 B3 review @ Tom's Hardware

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...-psu,5186.html

    We can't say that our experience with EVGA's 450 B3 was a positive one. Although the PSU achieved good overall performance in our review, it blew up spectacularly as we were evaluating its protection features. Of course, it's a shame to see a respected brand's product fail in such a questionable way. Since we didn't have a second sample for re-testing, we decided to try our luck with this family's flagship, the 850 B3.
    Spoilers: rip.

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    Oh!
    I thought the problem were in low power models as the 450W but not in 750 or 850
    RIP again
    Thanks!

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    Non working OPP, only one EPS (problem for Threaripper etc), sleeve bearing fan, rather poor soldering quality. I'm dissapointed.
    Last edited by Philipus II; 09-27-2017 at 12:11 PM.

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    Worth skipping it.

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    EVGA B3, the king on paper. But pretty mediocre in real life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    EVGA B3, the king on paper. But pretty mediocre in real life.
    One more reason to thanks the great job of Aris, JonnyGuru and the other good webs with real PSU reviews (and not the huge number of webs with crappy reviews!)
    Last edited by ManoloKosh; 09-27-2017 at 02:38 PM. Reason: Misspelled

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManoloKosh View Post
    One more reason to thanks the greta job of Aris, JonnyGuru and the other good web with real PSU review (and not the huge number of webs with crappy reviews!)
    All PSU companies should fear Aris.

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    Hi folks,

    I'm glad to join at this wonderful forum.

    Seem that EVGA and SF have to work a little bit at the improvement of this PSU. On the other side perform quite decently with voltage regulation and ripple suppression. Considering that a modern computer won't put a heavy load on 3.3v rail, it's ok with advanced transient tests (in my opinion).

    But.. the big winner in that chart (that are a very pleasant surprise for us but very bad for competitors) it's Seasonic Focus. It perform amazingly in all the tests and her results is better than many other high-end implementation at 160$ + price range and this it's great. I'm amazed with the voltage regulation that is simply out of this world and the transient tests. With it's Prime and Focus series electrical performance, Seasonic simply killed the competition.

    PS. Sorry for my bad english.

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    Don't think EVGA doesn't know what it's doing, it knows exactly what it's doing. There is a reason they only sent out review samples to Jonnyguru and not Tomshardware. They just didn't expect Tomshardware to buy their PSUs off the shelf and kick their butt.

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    Don't give them too much credit. Pretty sure the B3 750W and 850W's were review samples. They sent them out instead of the lower wattages because it's a more robust platform (apparently still not robust enough), is the volume leader (at least in the U.S.) and has the highest profit margins (as I've said before, we lack lower wattage products on the market because it doesn't cost much less to make a lower wattage).

    AFAIK, only the lower wattage B3's were bought off the shelf.

    EDIT!!!

    I STAND CORRECTED!

    Aris told me all of his units were store bought. That could explain the difference in solder quality. Press kits are actually made by Super Flower while retail units are made by RSY.
    Last edited by Jon Gerow; 09-27-2017 at 04:20 PM.

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