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post #101 of 108
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Originally Posted by linkin93 View Post
Active PFC... Meh, it is mostly useless for home devices, all it will do is let the power company bill you for the power your machine consumes when powered off but plugged in.

In industrial places with lots of motors running is where you need Active PFC.
A-PFC is not useless. It's required to even sell a PSU in Europe and it's very useful if you want to use a UPS.

Beyond that, lacking A-PFC just shows a unit is junk.
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post #102 of 108
They say PSU testing is "coming soon" and then show a picture of a PSU testing setup they found on the internet and people start jumping to the conclusion that it is the same one used and there is a correlation between the two?

And people say I'm a conspiracy theorist... Wow
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post #103 of 108
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They say PSU testing is "coming soon" and then show a picture of a PSU testing setup they found on the internet and people start jumping to the conclusion that it is the same one used and there is a correlation between the two?

And people say I'm a conspiracy theorist... Wow
post #104 of 108
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Originally Posted by DizturbedOne View Post
They say PSU testing is "coming soon" and then show a picture of a PSU testing setup they found on the internet and people start jumping to the conclusion that it is the same one used and there is a correlation between the two?

And people say I'm a conspiracy theorist... Wow
...really? Please tell me you're just trolling.

I think it's funny that Chris Angelini was trying to say Tom's isn't biased. His idea of heaven is getting in bed with Jen-Hsun Huang.
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post #105 of 108
I'm not sure if this thread was necroed for any real reason... but hey, I'll jump on the THG hate bandwagon as well, maybe it will be fun.
    
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post #106 of 108
I've always enjoyed Tom's articles, but this is disapointing to say the least. I might have to go through and re-read the reviews and compare to other sites. I know a lot of people who use the System builds that Tom's does reviews on, I would hate to see if manufacturer's are affecting those builds to. That would defeat the entire purpose of putting together the best builds for the money.
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post #107 of 108
I've asked one of the guys in Coolermaster India about this and this is what he said:
Dear Roshan,

Yes, we have established a testing facility at our Europe office and many media use it for testing PSUs. I have confirmed this with our HQ.

Best Regards,

The question I've asked? Does Toms' hardware uses CM's resources to test power supplies??

So its not "just" Tom's Hardware, but others too.
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post #108 of 108
It depends, as some sites do not do PSU testing often or at the same places all the time; but Bit Tech has used the CM Labs as well.
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