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So yes same price, should i compare ripple and voltage regulation between the 3?
Well, I can't say I'm interested.

Quite frankly, it's not all that a big deal. As long as you're within specs, or even about 3% off specs, you're always golden. That's why the standards are there. The VRMs of the components handle the voltage conversion and those things can handle much worse, but usually some protection kicks in if you go way off.

As long as it's a pass there, I'm more interested in what parts the thing has, if they were laid out properly, etcetera.
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Voltage regulation

CWT made Corsair RM





Chicony Power Technology made Corsair RM





Super Flower Leadex





Cooler Master V





Ripple

CWT made Corsair RM



Chicony Power Technology made Corsair RM



Super Flower Leadex



Cooler Master V



Super Flower Leadex/ EVGA Super Nova G2/P2 takes a clear win here, And its the same price or cheaper in most parts of the world
Edited by shilka - 4/11/14 at 9:33am
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Aside from the V850 being a little higher in ripple during lower loads the V and Leadex platforms completely trumps the chicony made RM (the ones that have been listed as very very good by the fanboys here)
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The Leadex and V ripple and Voltage regulation results has been added to the OP as they are within 15$ of the RM
Edited by shilka - 4/11/14 at 9:40am
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Aside from the V850 being a little higher in ripple during lower loads the V and Leadex platforms completely trumps the chicony made RM (the ones that have been listed as very very good by the fanboys here)

... and it's not so important. tongue.gif

If you want to literally see something important, take a look at the placement of the electrolytic caps on the chicony RM and the evga leadex.
The caps on the rm are cramped between heatsinks with fets, with the fets on the side of the caps. The laws of thermodynamics as well as past experience show that this is not a good thing.
The caps on the g2 on the other hand are away from sources of so high heat.
post #336 of 649
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... and it's not so important. tongue.gif

If you want to literally see something important, take a look at the placement of the electrolytic caps on the chicony RM and the evga leadex.
The caps on the rm are cramped between heatsinks with fets, with the fets on the side of the caps. The laws of thermodynamics as well as past experience show that this is not a good thing.
The caps on the g2 on the other hand are away from sources of so high heat.
I didn't realize that but yes, it's not just the laws of thermodynamics but speaking from an engineering standpoint (being an EE) it's very important to keep heat away from caps. And people saying the design won't cause the caps to shorten in life ... No. This design is doomed to fail soon after use. And the overheating issues earlier? It still gets hot despite being a GOLD PSU.
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post #337 of 649
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Originally Posted by PsyM4n View Post

... and it's not so important. tongue.gif

If you want to literally see something important, take a look at the placement of the electrolytic caps on the chicony RM and the evga leadex.
The caps on the rm are cramped between heatsinks with fets, with the fets on the side of the caps. The laws of thermodynamics as well as past experience show that this is not a good thing.
The caps on the g2 on the other hand are away from sources of so high heat.

CWT RM



Chicony Power Technology RM



Super Flower Leadex



Cooler Master V



The CWT RM looks like a mess
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The RM series layout look like a infant took in all the components and puked on the PCB ...

Speaking of neatness, shilka have you seen CM's GM series?
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CWT RM Pic (Click to show)
Isn't part of cable management about airflow for better temperatures?
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The RM series layout look like a infant took in all the components and puked on the PCB ...

Speaking of neatness, shilka have you seen CM's GM series?

Yes and i dont like it very much as it has way too many CapXon caps in it, So its guilty of the some of the same things as the Corsair RM is
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Isn't part of cable management about airflow for better temperatures?

The CWT RM looks like a mess
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