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    Default PC World video - Jon debunks old power supply myths

    https://youtu.be/QJ_VV3UjEBY

    Always great to see Jon "Gerew" in interviews.

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    Thanks Tony.

    I should have gotten a haircut.

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    Make things as simple as possible, but not simpler.
    Einstein


    I think this video did a great job in this respect
    Last edited by ashiekh; 09-27-2019 at 12:42 AM.

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    I made the mistake of reading the comments section.

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    He never said WHY he does not like modular...

    I also don't, but that is probably just envy ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    He never said WHY he does not like modular...

    I also don't, but that is probably just envy ;-)
    He's old.

    Modular Cables were not always as nice as they are these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    He never said WHY he does not like modular...

    I also don't, but that is probably just envy ;-)
    Some people just prefer having them fixed. It's easy enough to misplace modular cables during a move and such. Especially if you have a lot of hardware. Plus you can't accidentally mix cables between units and blow your system.

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    And the connectors can overheat at high current; so that seems 3 good reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    And the connectors can overheat at high current; so that seems 3 good reasons.
    Don't that only happen on PSUs with really bad quality connectors??

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    When one has 100 amp to deliver it must be hard to avoid overheating; if each connector can handle say 5A that is 40 connectors, and that assumes perfect balance. All it takes is a little corrosion to increase the contact resistance.

    I tend to use silicone oil on my connectors.
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