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Right. But the Antec didn't miss it, and maybe even way surpassed it - not to mention it's not just 80+ certified, it's bronze. I believe it's the only bronze at the lower wattages? And, it's cheaper.

CustomX3, most power calcs, like newegg's power calc, give inaccurate reads because they want you to buy more expensive. Extreme power calc is the best power calc I've ever seen, and if you actually calculate your power needs your self (take each component and add it up, or really just take the CPU+GPU) I'm sure you'll realize what your true power needs are.
did not know that thanks!

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On the side note :
Antec ,doesnt make the power supply-es in their factory-es they just put a label on some Seasonic units or whatever they label.They just pick them for the market they want.
Corsair ,doesn t make power supplyes ,they just put a label on CWT or Seasonic uniits.
Chieftec doesnt make power supplyes ,Sirtec or Delta Electronics ,in best cases, make them.
Enermax is the only manufacturer to own the factoryes as well.

So Antec doesnt really control what is selling thats why they failed few years ago with capacitors on some units ,kabooming or bulging.So does Corsair.

The newer CX430 from Corsair are not rated 80% officially from my knowledge and they are not at the level of what 400CX or 450VX were.

Lower power supplyes under 500 wats tend to be treated with disrespect from serious manufacturers as the manufacturers tend to go for the value added units from the upper shelv.

So choosing a PSU from over 500+ W from a good manufacturer should help in getting proper quality and ratings.
Definitely did not know that Thanks!
    
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Almighty then. It may have been asked already, but I'm too lazy to go through all those pages.

Mind linking me/ explaining what is "Low RDS"?
I'm naturally inquisitive.
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See article in sig
Low RDS is basically a new type of MOSFET that is smaller and cooler running.
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Still no info on whether the M4A88TD-V EVO has Low RDS(on) MOSFETS?.

Either way, I think that board shouldn't have issues.
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Low RDS is basically a new type of MOSFET that is smaller and cooler running.
And what does rds stand for?
    
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Still no info on whether the M4A88TD-V EVO has Low RDS(on) MOSFETS?.

Either way, I think that board shouldn't have issues.
it should be fine.

More than likely it is low RDS(on), but sadly i do not have Xray vision, and i cannot see through the heatsink.
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but sadly i do not have Xray vision, and i cannot see through the heatsink.
Ah man! I was counting on you to be able to do that for us!!!
    
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Im planning to upgrade to either of these boards

Option 1 Gigabyte GA-770T-USB3 $83.65

Option 2 Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 $99

They are within my price range, I like Gigabyte and I can pick it up locally. I am leaning to the 2nd one since it is 8+2.


The listing on the chart shows as below. I may or may not overclock as I am fine with the stock speed right now. However if I do overclock it will be only to about 3.3Ghz or something.

I am currently using a Coolit ECO Liquid Cooled CPU unit, with 2 exhaust fans at the top of case and 4 intake fans with plenty of airflow. I read the xd post on vrms but am still not too sure how to determine all the factors of the board as the one I have appears to have a bit of black squares yet it is considered crap.

Anyways thought I would make sure that the boards options below are good?

Option 1
(VRMs)4+1
Heatsinked/No
TDP support/125W
We recommend:/125W, OC w/cooling
Low RDS (on)?/Yes

Option 2
(VRMs)8+2*
Heatsinked/No
TDP support/125W
We recommend:/125W, OC w/cooling
Low RDS (on)?/Yes
Edited by Archangelclk - 3/15/11 at 9:07am
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See article in sig
Low RDS is basically a new type of MOSFET that is smaller and cooler running.
Low RDs is not a type of MOSFET. saying that is like saying a high mpg car is a new type of car...wheen in fact it still has four wheels and an engine, the only difference is that it can go further on one gallon of gas compared to its lower mpg counterpart.

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And what does rds stand for?
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Originally Posted by vinton13 View Post
Almighty then. It may have been asked already, but I'm too lazy to go through all those pages.

Mind linking me/ explaining what is "Low RDS"?
I'm naturally inquisitive.

RDs: static Drain-Source On-State resistance RDs(on)

RDs is a measurement taken on MOSFET's, it describes how high the operating voltages can be at and lower temperatures it can operate at. Low RDs is a condition of the drain-source resistance. These higher performing MOSFETs are commonly found in late model cars and trucks that have dual voltage rails (42V and 14V bus). They are extremely rugged(dependent on the manufacturing process of course) and thus are used in computer motherboards. They are cheap too, something like 1.99 or less depending on where and who makes them
Edited by Ctrl+Alt+Del - 3/15/11 at 10:44am
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Man... we're gonna learn so much from this thread we're going to make our own motherboards.
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