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    Default 2080 Ti, Seasonic Focus Platinum and Woe

    Hey guys. I picked up a 850w Seasonic Focus Platinum because I had a 550w Focus Gold and loved it. It worked really well with my 1080.

    Wanting to do higher spec gaming and some ML application I upgraded to a 2080 Ti I got off a friend for cheap.

    But my PSU wouldn't cut it. So I bought a Seasonic Focus Platinum from Amazon because it was cheap and exactly what I wanted and would come today.

    Now, I read this:

    https://linustechtips.com/main/topic...mment-12821954

    I don't want to damage my new card, or the rest of the PC. I don't fully understand what this guy is also saying but my limited knowledge knows it's bad.

    Any help? Should I send it back and get another one because I'm able to do that with Amazon. In honestly not really sure. Is it fine to use? If not any good recommendations?

    Edit: This is the one I've bought:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seasonic-FO.../dp/B074N9FNV2

    It looks to be a PX model on inspection of the Amazon listing. Apparently these don't have any of the issues? Any one confirm? Are they just rebrands?

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    If it works, it works. If it doesn't, it doesn't. But it's not going to damage your new card.

    If it doesn't work, RMA it.

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    Ok, right.

    Cheers, your are the expert!

    Going to give it a go then. I just don't want to break anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Gerow View Post
    If it works, it works. If it doesn't, it doesn't. But it's not going to damage your new card.

    If it doesn't work, RMA it.
    High ripple can damage your hardware over time, without you knowing that the PSU is producing high ripple of course. So you can't say that if it works it will be OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    High ripple can damage your hardware over time, without you knowing that the PSU is producing high ripple of course. So you can't say that if it works it will be OK.
    That's true, but OP didn't buy a high-ripple device. If the Seasonic Focus works, it works. If not, it is not suitable for the purpose (phraseology from warranty law here in the US).
    CPU: Core i7 8700k, HT enabled, all 6 cores OC'd to 4.8GHz, Vcore = 1.24v
    Heatsink: Noctua NH-D15 with one NF-A15 1500 RPM PWM fan
    Motherboard: Gigabyte Z370X Aorus Gaming 7
    RAM: 4x16GB (64GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 RAM 16-18-18-36@3200MHz, Vdimm = 1.35v
    GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 DirectX 12 with 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5X
    SSD1: Samsung 840 EVO 500GB TLC; SSD2: SAMSUNG 860 EVO 1TB 3-bit MLC
    HD: WD 500GB (old); Case: LIAN LI PC-7H Aluminum ATX Mid Tower
    PSU: Seasonic Platinum 660W

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    High ripple can damage your hardware over time, without you knowing that the PSU is producing high ripple of course. So you can't say that if it works it will be OK.
    We're talking about the Seasonic Focus in particular and the problems it's known for in particular....

    ...but I think you know that already and are just trolling.

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    One of the known problems is ripple that's out of spec by a lot. For what we know now, he only shouldn't have an issue with the 850W version because it's a really overkill, the 550W version could however be a problem.
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