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    Quote Originally Posted by Juular View Post
    I'm the only one who can't access the site ?
    Try a VPN? Works fine in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asf14tomcat View Post
    so this is 550w psu or 250w psu ?
    I don't see load test on 550w
    Solid Gear Neutron 550W Power Supply Review - Page 4 of 7 - The FPS Review
    "this unit died after the 50% load test"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    Teach a man to fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectre View Post
    I don't usually pimp my own shit, but this one is a follow up to a previous post so I figured....

    https://www.thefpsreview.com/2020/12...supply-review/

    Do you happen to know what failed when it died?

    If it was the bridge rectifier I might be more convinced about the need for a dedicated heatsink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    Do you happen to know what failed when it died?

    If it was the bridge rectifier I might be more convinced about the need for a dedicated heatsink.
    I know I answered you by PM, but just so it is out there. No. I don't forensically tear them down even if they die unless the boss pays for it. If the failure mode is obvious I'll list it, but otherwise it adds time to review cycle processing which impedes throughput due to my schedule and is an additional cost on contracted rates.

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    Then I stick (for now) with my theory that maybe a bridge diode can be run without supplementary cooling.

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    Of course it can. Around a week ago you posted a datasheet that stated the rating of a bridge diode with and without a heatsink. Albeit it wasn't the right datasheet (wrong manufacturer), it showed the difference in rating.

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    Aris seemed to feel it couldn't

    EVGA 500W Review - Another One (PSU) Bites the Dust - YouTube

    and maybe it can't in this particular case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    Then I stick (for now) with my theory that maybe a bridge diode can be run without supplementary cooling.
    Yes. We invest 50 additional cents to every build to implement an unnecessary heatsink for the bridge diode. It just looks prettier.

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    I did say 'for now'; I'm ready to be convinced that it can't be done.

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