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    Default Tecnoware Free Silent 520W aka Gutless Wonder

    So as per suggestion, i've created a seperate thread with more photos for this gutless wonder.

    This unit used to retail for around 15-20€, mostly in the eastern european markets. It's suppost to be rated for 520W, of that is 340W on the 12V rail.
    Suffice to say, those ratings, as we come to expect, are rather, well, optimistic.

    Specs of the unit. No 80+ certification of any kind, no ERP, EUP either.


    Yes, as super fan. The reason why this unit is in shambled, believet or not. Died.


    soldering seems to be...Acceptable?


    Thin wires, pretty crappy filing connectors all around.


    No filtering of any kind to be seen, at least to my eyes.

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    Luckily, the reason for this PSU to be put out of comission is funny enough because of the loud fan. Rest of the photos are here.
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    As noted in the previus thread, this unit shut down at around 250W of AC load at the one minute mark. So obviously way over rated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rafal_iB_PL View Post
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    Solytech did make some decent units in higher segments though.
    No... no they didn't. Solytech couldn't do anything right. That's why they went bankrupt.

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    Obviously this unit is disgustingly bad, also soldering is far from acceptable, it doesn't look that bad since in cheapos they clearly save on solder itself, so there are hardly any unsighthly spots with excess of it, but you can also count trimmed leads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Gerow View Post
    No... no they didn't. Solytech couldn't do anything right. That's why they went bankrupt.
    This Solytech made Xilence wasn't that awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hojnikb View Post
    Can you fork the discussion into a new thread, if possible?
    I already did. I removed your posts from the other thread to create a new thread. But then you created yet another thread. So now I've merged the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rafal_iB_PL View Post
    This Solytech made Xilence wasn't that awful.
    No. It was. That review is from 2012 before Aris really did proper tear downs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Gerow View Post
    No... no they didn't. Solytech couldn't do anything right. That's why they went bankrupt.
    Solytech went bankrupt? Do tell. I thought they were connected to the group that owns Apex/Deer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Variable View Post
    Solytech went bankrupt? Do tell. I thought they were connected to the group that owns Apex/Deer.
    Yeah. And they're gone too. LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Gerow View Post
    Yeah. And they're gone too. LOL!
    When did this happen? Apex Gaming products have been sold all year long here in the US and their site proudly proclaims Solytech as one of their founders.

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