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You're right in that removing the caps will make the PSU a little worse. I know quite a bit about PSUs and I wasn't too bothered about taking mine off. Most PSUs do not have the extra caps, even many of the best ones on the market. They are nice to have, but the VRMs on the video cards are already designed to handle the voltage fluctuations. What you could do is move them a few inches down the wire so you can hide them behind the mobo. Just wrap them in shrink wrap or something. They wouldn't be quite as effective further down the wire, but it would still be better than taking them off. I think if you flip the wire so the cap is right next to the PSU, I don't think they would make any difference compared to if they were removed.
Thanks again man! I think I will try to do that if possible Having them at the other end of the cable near the PSU would be a total waste though? They wouldn't have any value being 10" away from the cards?
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post #1502 of 14318
Well if i am right, they are designed to combat voltage fluctuations that happen in the wires from the PSU to the graphics card. So if you have it right by the PSU, you kind of defeat the point of them. I may be wrong on that though
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post #1503 of 14318
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Well if i am right, they are designed to combat voltage fluctuations that happen in the wires from the PSU to the graphics card. So if you have it right by the PSU, you kind of defeat the point of them. I may be wrong on that though
You probably are right because that would make sense, but I'm simply seeking as many expert opinions as possible
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shinji is possibly the best PSU expert on OCN
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post #1505 of 14318
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shinji is possibly the best PSU expert on OCN
Yup. Both Shinji and Tator Tot are really knowledgeable guys. And both own Strider Plus's!
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Thanks again man! I think I will try to do that if possible Having them at the other end of the cable near the PSU would be a total waste though? They wouldn't have any value being 10" away from the cards?
I don't really have any data on it. I know the further the cap is from the video card, the less effective it will be at reducing fluctuations. The PCIe cables on the Strider Plus are around 22" long. Moving the caps to around the midpoint would still have some effect, but I can't really say how much. I'm not sure it's worth the extra effort beyond just cutting them off.
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post #1507 of 14318
You forgot Phaedrus in that list kidwolf
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post #1508 of 14318
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Originally Posted by shinji2k View Post
I don't really have any data on it. I know the further the cap is from the video card, the less effective it will be at reducing fluctuations. The PCIe cables on the Strider Plus are around 22" long. Moving the caps to around the midpoint would still have some effect, but I can't really say how much. I'm not sure it's worth the extra effort beyond just cutting them off.
Ahh I see. Well, regardless of which route I go, thank you so much for your help!

It is very much appreciated!

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You forgot Phaedrus in that list kidwolf
Does he own a Strider Plus as well? lol... I was unaware. I know he's a very knowledgeable PSU guy, but I didn't know what he was running.
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post #1509 of 14318
He doesn't need to own one He is so dam knowledgeable
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post #1510 of 14318
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He doesn't need to own one He is so dam knowledgeable
Lol... Truf.

EDIT: Xien is watching guys!
Edited by kidwolf909 - 8/1/10 at 10:43am
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