Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129
I'm currently lobbying to get use of a $50,000 Chroma test rack to do proper reviews of power supplies; although JonnyGURU made due with his $10,000 setup and a few other sites have managed it as low as $5,000. Lowest cost I've been able to figure is about $1,500 to competently get a grasp on the performance of power supplies up to about 750W.
lmao, now u r talking WAY outta my league... and the best of luck to you getting to use the test rack, does it come w/ a dozen near nakid pole dancers for that price?
I'm surviving on S.S.Disability which is currently <$1k/mo. I have to plan 3+mo. in advance to make any upgrades. thats 1 of the reasons why i'm still in a 775 rig, that and the C2Extreme has been just fine @ 3.8Ghz the last 2.5yrs. [until recently], so there hasn't been any reason to step up to the latest generation.
the main reason i'm inquiring bout load testing is cause my systtem has been blue screening for a little over a month. I tested the RAM, found that 1 set was causing errors [ used HCI Memtest ver. 1.37] before it was thru the preliminary checks. I figure something had to cause it to go bad, and the PSU was the 1st place to start. the PCP&C Silencer 610w is going on 6 now, but I've never had ANYthing go belly up so close to the warranty expiring [5yr]. Besides, the 610 has outlasted just about everything else from that system I built back in '08, in fact I think it is the only thing I haven't replaced... hmmm