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post #2321 of 3864
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short answer:
stick with a cable for each connection.

long answer:
each of the three 18AWG wires can handle 10amps of load. so 3*10amps*12v=360 watts for both PCI-E connections on the card. benching on LN2 will exceed that (including the 75watts through the slot for 415 watts).
also the terminal (what is crimped on to the wire itself) is usually rated for more amperage BUT connecting to the pin on the PSU must be firm. if its "loose" then heat will build up and melt the plastic. this happened to one user on the 980TI owners thread with a season-X 1250.

safety > convenience thumb.gif

Ya I was afraid you might say that, that was what I thought but just wanted to be sure. Hmm about the connectors should I then pull the connectors? And solder them to the pins to ensure that doesn't happen sounds like that might be a good idea.
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post #2322 of 3864
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Ya I was afraid you might say that, that was what I thought but just wanted to be sure. Hmm about the connectors should I then pull the connectors? And solder them to the pins to ensure that doesn't happen sounds like that might be a good idea.

i really wouldn't recommend that for several reasons:

the warranty would be lost - its never expected to need one but nice to have if something unexpectedly fails down the line.

you may unknowingly compromise connections or materials.

you could hurt yourself if you don't discharge the unit. (though i am sure you're smart enough wink.gif )

IF you are concerned about the connection; you can remove the terminal as if you're resleeving the cable (takes a small flat screwdriver). then use insulated needlenose (even though you made sure the unit was discharged) and push the terminal on the VGA connection pin on the PSU. if it loose, you can use the needle nose to crimp the sleeve tighter. (you'll see the split down the terminal).

but this really isn't necessary if you're not pushing the load towards 100% of it's rated specs. thumb.gif

just look at the several tens of thousands of modular PSU's that don't have an issue under normal and some extreme use. wink.gif
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post #2323 of 3864
Kind of worried about the "tested up to 2000 on/off cycles".

2000 cycles are spent in a eye blink compared to the lifetime of the rest of the computer.

If you use your computer at lunch time and evening, that's 2 cycles per day. Come the weekends where you cycle between the computer and TV/other stuff 4/5 times a day, plus the forced shutdowns (hello overclocking!), and that amounts to well over 1000 cycles per year.


I have the 1200w superflower btw
post #2324 of 3864
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Kind of worried about the "tested up to 2000 on/off cycles".

2000 cycles are spent in a eye blink compared to the lifetime of the rest of the computer.

If you use your computer at lunch time and evening, that's 2 cycles per day. Come the weekends where you cycle between the computer and TV/other stuff 4/5 times a day, plus the forced shutdowns (hello overclocking!), and that amounts to well over 1000 cycles per year.


I have the 1200w superflower btw

 

They're probably talking about using the on/off switch. Besides, it's tested up to 2,000, but that doesn't mean it can't last for millions of on/off cycles. It just means, that's what they tested.

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post #2325 of 3864
Well on/off is the power cycle, correct? shutdown computer + turn on computer = 1 cycle if I understood correctly. There is a hard "click" everytime the psu turns off or on

But its true what you say. I can do more for sure. It better last as much as my still alive and well TX750 from corsair.
post #2326 of 3864
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Well on/off is the power cycle, correct? shutdown computer + turn on computer = 1 cycle if I understood correctly. There is a hard "click" everytime the psu turns off or on

But its true what you say. I can do more for sure. It better last as much as my still alive and well TX750 from corsair.

 

That sound is a relay switch. It's supposed to do that.

 

Do you want them to test it for 500,000 on/off cycles? I doubt they have enough time or resources to test for more than a couple thousand. You're talking about a ridiculously high-end PSU here. Relax. I have the original HX650 and I've had it since December 12th 2009 and I turn my computer off every single day and yet it still works just fine. Just because they only tested it for 2,000, it doesn't mean that it will die soon after that. Good grief.


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post #2327 of 3864
I know its supposed to do that. I meant that it identifies an "cycle", relax man


What are they talking about in the first place? 2000 power cycles tested on each and every psu they sell? surely not.


They probably test random units from the production line up to 2000 cycles. But they also surely tested the prototypes to failure before selling the product and know the real expected endurance of the product.


Out of the two tests they surely made, they opted to advertise the bleak "up to 2000 cycles tested" which according to simple math equates to about 3 years of average use, which is very little for a state of the art component.


Its just a psu. Its not the end of the world. But still, if you count your pennies the choice to advertise that number is concerning.
post #2328 of 3864

Damn dude, you need to relax because you're talking about a PSU that's among the best of the best. I wouldn't be surprised if it easily lives longer than 10 years. Stop focusing on this "2,000 cycles" thing and just enjoy your PSU. It's not going to die shortly after 2,000 cycles!

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post #2329 of 3864
eheh I know man smile.gif Its just a bit silly to advertise the 2000 number without context on when it was done in the product development. It better last 10.000 cycles for a 300€ PSU. But hey, if they start dying after 2 years, they will tell us: "as advertised!"
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As a manufacturer, you don't want to guarantee too much. Besides, that's not an indication of how long it will last.

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