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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    Yeah. By "cheap", you mean "non-server", right?

    Because it's very unlikely that a "cheap" PSU will be honestly rated or engineered/constructed to work 24/7 at any high temperatures.

    Pretty sure something between "cheap" and "server PSU" is what your friend needs.
    Yes, non-server. Likes of Txm etc

    will recommend Rmx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel Dash Reed View Post
    Hmmm... In my not so knowledgeable opinion, I think he could go the consumer grade PSU, but the top of the line ones, I mean the titanium and platinum ones, or if he could find server PSUs that he could use, the best rated of them all.

    FreeNAS has a hardware recommendation guide (Hardware Recommendations Guide Rev 1e, use the big orange download button.) for building your own NAS, and one important factor that they mention, for a consumer grade PSU for server use, is that the PSU should use Double Bearing fans. For Brands and models, they recommend Seasonic G (Minimum) and X series (Platinum); Corsair RM, HX and, highly recommended by them, the AX series (The plain ones, not the i variants, because non-i are re-branded Seasonic X series); and Supermicro PSUs (Server grade PSUs), but I don't know if you could fit one of the Supermicro on a consumer grade chasis without heavy modification.

    ... Yes, I plan to make my own NAS in the not so near future, poi. u_u
    Rmx would be better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Folktale View Post
    TXm has Rifle bearing. Better than double ball bearing or on par?
    For server usage? Worse. When it comes to high up time servers DBB is the best, period.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Folktale View Post
    Yes, non-server. Likes of Txm etc

    will recommend Rmx
    Unless the server needs 99.99% uptime, a TXm should be fine. There are better units out there, but unless you are shelling out for a redundant PSU it's often not worth the extra cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by awesomegamer919 View Post
    For server usage? Worse. When it comes to high up time servers DBB is the best, period.
    Thanks! What are some good DBB fan PSUs? And how is CM's LDB fan bearing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Folktale View Post
    TXm has Rifle bearing. Better than double ball bearing or on par?
    Rifle Bearing is below a 2BB as a 2BB will last longer. Rifle has the advantage of being quieter.

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