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post #91 of 108
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Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
You don't like my non-PFC PSU? Maybe if I get a full time job, I can put something else up there.



Sure it wasn't the Xanax spam in your sig?
lol what spam in my sig? I didn't even had a sig lol
Oi the Xt was a classic btw
post #92 of 108
Theyve got expensive testing equipment but a guy with a home made load tester give better recommendations
post #93 of 108
Thread closed?

Anyway, add VR-Zone to the list.

Our PSU reviewer is now IronLaw, and does pretty detailed analysis.
Not as detailed as Wolf, but he's got a better hot box in any case.

IronLaw is based in Greece, this I heard from the VRZ in-charge.

Terence52 and I did attempt to apply for a per-review basis PSU reviewer job there, but we didn't get it because IronLaw beat us to it.

And I'm thankful, because I don't even have the time to have fun now, let alone do a good writeup.
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post #94 of 108
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
It is 2011 isn't it

Only Enermax is selling new units without PFC...
And are those any good?
Some of my customers approach me with pretty low budgets, and I don't have a choice but to drop it to one of the FSP 300W units with APFC.

Can't remember the model right now, but I do know that Gigabyte makes a '420W PSU' based on this exact FSP unit. Just peak-rated at 420W.

I've yet to see anything about it, but the fact that it is year 2011, this thing has APFC and is an OEM product, it should be at least decent.
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post #95 of 108
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I think IronLaw may be crmaris, who's a regular at JonnyGURU.com/forums/.
post #96 of 108
The Enermax units without PFC are CWT PUF units, and those like to go poof.

The Gigabyte unit is a FSP 350w unit, it's kinda okay-ish.

IronLaw isn't Cmaris though. Different setup.
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post #97 of 108
I see.
Steering clear then.
Oh well, this is Singapore. 500W units are abundant, and 500W units and above are always highly recommended if you don't want your system to go kaboom.

Note that 500W units covers EVERYTHING.
Got a high-end system? Let's use a Seasonic 500-watter.
Got a low-end IGP system? Have a Headway 500-watter.
Got a mid-range system? Here's an Andyson 500-watter.

This has to stop...
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post #98 of 108
The only psu reviews I don't ever question are those from jonnyguru or Hard OCP. I always thought tom's was awful, now I have another thing to add to the list.
     
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post #99 of 108
Quote:
Originally Posted by Behemoth777 View Post
The only psu reviews I don't ever question are those from jonnyguru or Hard OCP. I always thought tom's was awful, now I have another thing to add to the list.
TechPowerUp!, KitGuru, Overclock 3D, PC Perspective, Hardware Secrets, [H]ard | OCP, & JonnyGuru are all solid sites to go for PSU Review.
Though TechPowerUP!, PC Perspective, & Overclock3D have some PSU Reviews that are not "up to par" because they didn't have the proper testing setup at the time.
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post #100 of 108
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.
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