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    Default Cooler Master 'TEP' platform






    https://landing.coolermaster.com/pages/tep/

    THERMAL ENHANCED PLATFORM (TEP)
    It will be released soon and its OEM(not ODM) is XinHuiYuan.

    The design looks amazing... one of the most exciting psus this year.

    DC-DC board is merged with the modular output board..! And they used really thick bus bar to connect the modular board to the main PCB.

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    MACHINE SOLDERING
    One of the most obvious innovations used in TEP is machine soldering. Traditionally power supply units are soldered by hand. This is for a number of reasons with the most obvious one being tooling costs. Cooler Master has invested in machine soldering in order to deliver a better performing PSU. Machine soldering costs more to develop but it provides less waste soldering, ultimately delivering better efficiency, reduced thermal needs, and a much cleaner looking PCB. While you won't be able to see this without opening up your PSU, you will notice the difference in performance.
    Marketing is weird. I'd like to give someone at Cooler Master a blind test of two different power supplies, one with machine soldering and one with hand soldering and see if they can actually "notice the difference in performance".

    TEP's first debut will be through the new XG Gold series. This series features three distinct product lines: XG Gold Essential, XG Gold Advanced, and XG Gold Plus. The Essential line delivers a highly efficient, full modular power supply based on the new TEP platform. It serves as the culmination of a new era of Cooler Master power supply units. The Advanced line delivers the XG platform and a built in LED data display panel. This panel allows users to monitor the fanspeed, load, and temperature of the PSU in real time without using software. Finally, the Plus series offers all the benefits of both the Essential and Advanced series as well as full customization and monitoring compatibility with the new MasterPlus+ software.
    The XG Advanced and Plus models are going to have RGB and a LED readout on the side of the PSU and the Plus model also having software monitoring. Someone just needs to tell Cooler Masters case department to stop putting PSU shrouds on almost all their cases.


    Looks like it will be interesting though, I'll look forward to seeing the reviews on these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spotty View Post
    Marketing is weird. I'd like to give someone at Cooler Master a blind test of two different power supplies, one with machine soldering and one with hand soldering and see if they can actually "notice the difference in performance".
    To be fair, Chinese hand soldering is pretty crappy.

    Pretty much almost every PSU needs "touch up" as it comes off the waver solder machine and it's almost always sloppy and far from perfect.

    I think what they're saying is that hand soldering is eliminated. But I've never seen a line where the wave solder was infallible. So I wonder how they "fill that gap".

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    CES 2019 discussion about it: http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/show...268#post155268

    Quote Originally Posted by rgbodosk View Post
    DC-DC board is merged with the modular output board..!
    Same idea as many CWT PSUs used in the ~2013 era, like PUQ or CSG:

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    Delta automatized production line doens't require any manual soldering. All steps are done by robots. I dind't expect XHY to be able to afford that level of investment though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post

    Were the two lower left capacitors damaged during disassembly?

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    Are the following pictures inconsistent?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    Are the following pictures inconsistent?
    It's a relatively common practice to use electrolytic equivalents in place of solid capacitors, and vice versa.

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    That is not what I meant; one picture seems to show solid capacitors and the other electrolytic in the little enclosure next to the main transformer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    Are the following pictures inconsistent?
    Doesn't even look like the same PSU. Note the transformer in each picture behind those caps.

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