Originally Posted by shilka
The EVGA SuperNova GS 550 is rather mediocre so wonder why you would pick it
This seems a bit harsh and very unnecessary. He didn't ask for this at all. What do you hope to accomplish by saying this to him? Do you want him to buy a new PSU to replace it? Or are you just hoping to make him feel stupid for buying it? Your comment "so I wonder why you would pick it" can easily be interpreted as, "You were very stupid for buying it." What if one of us recommended this PSU to him and what if we did so because it was the best one he could get within a tight budget? Also, do you think he came here to be judged for which PSU he bought? It's not like his PSU is a piece of garbage. It's just fine. Even if it were, it's very rude to say things this way. It implies that you think he's stupid and should know better.
So yeah, I think it's rather rude to make such comments and I'm honestly tired of seeing you make them. How is such a comment going to be helpful, especially when it has nothing to do with the question? Even if someone asked, "Hey, I bought this PSU, what do you think of it", it would still be rude to say "It's rather mediocre so I wonder why you would pick it".
Then almost to add insult to injury, he already has the fans and they're already installed yet you're telling him he should get rid of them and get LED strips instead. It seems he's already made up his mind about what he wants but he just needs some assistance getting them to work. So really, I don't expect him to appreciate your response very much. I know I wouldn't. All he came here for was help with getting his RGB fans to work and he just wants to know if the PSU is the culprit. As I told him, it's probably not the PSU (because it's not like it's an ultra-crappy PSU - it's just fine). I see no need to say anything about his choice of PSU because that's not what he's asking for. He just wants to get help making his other 4 RGB fans work. That's all he wants here.
Since this PSU is good enough that it's likely not the culprit, he should look at the LED controller. There's no need to say anything else, unless of course we can help him get the other 4 RGB fans to work.
Edited by TwoCables - 9/21/17 at 3:10am