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The uhhhhh font is tiny...
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WTF?!?!!? I didn't define font size this time!!!! Grr!!
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Sorry man, maybe fire ferret just hates the review
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First page is freaky small font.

Have pity on the visually challenged.
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Ok... I just removed all of the font tags. Do you non-IE users have a decent font size now?
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Normal now here
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Ok.

My guess is the editor sets a basefont tag that IE doesn't support, so when I set a relative font size, it works in IE, but in Firefox it sets the font size I define relative to the base font. Anyhoo... looks like I need to not set any font properties and just leave everything at default.
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That standby rail is getting jiggy with it in those scope shots. Got a case of the boogy woogy. I respect the standby rail's artistic ambitions, but politely remind it that it needs to calm the heck down.


I found voltage regulation to be mediocre for this price bracket. We see units like the HX850, M12D 850W, ST85F-P, SG850, etc. all pulling 1% or close to it on the +12V, and the AX850 only manages 2%? It's not bad, but for this price I'd expect top notch performance in all areas, including voltage regulation.
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True. And normally I'd take another .5 off the score for this, but since this unit is utilizing so many "fresh" ideas in one box, I gave it its point back.

Essentially, take what Andyson had in it's MT8 three years ago... LLC resonant topology, DC to DC on non-primary rails, completely separate +5VSB circuit... do it right, and combine it with using MOSFET's for +12V regulation, put your non-primary DC to DC converters directly on the modular interface and using a +12V relay to switch on/off your inrush current protection and you have what could be the next generation of computer power supply topology.
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