Originally Posted by shilka
Sure but most others i have seen is 10mv to 45mv
60mv just seems high
Jonny said, "It's a pass, but we've seen quieter"
On the Scoring and Summary page, he says this:"What keeps this power supply from getting a perfect performance score is the voltage regulation on the non-primary rails and relatively high ripple, although both the regulation and ripple were within spec."
When 120 mV is allowed and the ripple is only 60 mV, that sounds to me like it's still quite good. I mean, it's half
of what's allowed.
You see, the recommended PSU list is not intended to only have high-end units on it. I mean, look through it once and you'll find PSUs that beg the question of why it's on there, but the answer is simple: because it's good enough to be recommended. None of the PSUs on that list are an unsafe purchase, none of them will be harmful to your computer, etc. Sure, some of them aren't as good for overclocking as others, so yeah I would love to see the list organized that way, but I bet it's a daunting task that no one wants to undertake. I'd love to see the list separated between "PSUs for overclocking" and "PSUs not for overclocking", or something to that effect.
Anyway, besides, this is a review of just the 680W Straight Power E9. This doesn't mean that all of the Straight Power E9 PSUs are like this. However, they may be because I remember one of my favorite PSU experts on here telling me that while this is on the recommended list, there are still better PSUs to be had, and easily so. However, sometimes a person's budget and the sale prices make PSUs like this one the very best option. Fortunately, it's recommended by Jonny Gerow himself; he gave it a 9 in the Performance score. It would have received a 10 if the ripple were a little lower, but it was still well
With all due respect for you my friend, sometimes I think you're a bit too harsh on some of the PSUs that the other experts are recommending just because they're not flawless or something like that. Forgive me if this is insulting or something because I still don't know how to word this in exactly the way I'm seeing it, but I feel I should start somewhere. Maybe what I mean is, just because a PSU has some flaws, it doesn't mean it's bad. I mean, you've mentioned several PSUs over the past month or so that shouldn't be used by anyone, but I have to wonder now: how many of them are like the Straight Power E9 where they're less than perfect but still very good and are even recommended by Jonny Gerow or Oklahoma Wolf or some other reviewer at JonnyGURU.com?
I apologize for my harshness, but the PSUs that have more flaws but are still recommendable are best recommended to people on a budget, especially if the PSU is on sale!