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post #201 of 228 (permalink) Old 07-24-2013, 06:02 AM
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Hmmm ... there is some things I would like to see, however, I suspect these would be somewhat niche and / or make it too expensive so I could not afford one with these properties wink.gif

(1) Software readable sensors, including to obvious things like temperature, fan speed and voltage also more obscure things like ripple amounts, component degrading amounts and general PSU heath assessment in the sensor software. What I would also quite like sensors wise is ability to log the quality of the incoming power quality from the wall (spikes, brownouts, etc)
(2) Optional water cooling (Hybrid cooling?) - I mean stuff like having the conventional fan in the PSU and Heatsink(s) - just that the heatsinks are hollow and there is G1/4 threads on the PSU so you can just put it under water and make it run cooler/more quiet.
(3) Obviously fully modular and ideally with good mix of wiring which is more than the minimal needed for the PSU. I mean stuff like, for example, having two different length 24 pin cables in the box so that you can pick the more fitting (with top mounted PSU you usually end up with excess ~20 ..30 cm of 24 pin cabling which is usually pretty stiff), different length SATA cabling, preferably two versions with one having the usual 15 cm between connectors and another with the shorter 10 cm between connectors. Good number of PCI-e connectors even on PSU's under 1+ kW (many mid range cards don't use 8 pin so it should be an option to get 2x 6 pin instead of single 8 pin)
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Nice desing, cool colours that go well with new motherboards, modularity, good sleeving and inteligent modular cables, like 3 sata, not 5 sata, 2 molex and a 6pin altogether.

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1. Add a couple more inches to the length of your 24pin and 4+4pin motherboard cables.

My nephew has this psu:
http://www.coolermaster.com/product/Detail/powersupply/office-home-extreme/extreme-power-plus-500w.html
Its pretty good for its low price, the only thing I didnt like is the short 24pin cable.

He has the same Elite 430 case like mine and the 24pin cable was too short to reach the motherboard
so I had to lay it on top of his HD6770 instead of having it go around the side.

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Performance when pushed to its output limit (i.e capable of delivering more watts if needed)

It's already the case with most quality PSUs (Peak output current) yet everyone keeps buying oversized PSUs lol.

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Most things have been said already, but anyway:

Fully modular design (500W and up)
Sleeved Cables (Different Colors)
SFF friendly
LED Fan

What I would REALLY like to see on all PSU's (not just CM) is an L shaped 24-pin connector. thumb.gif

Possibly a few USB ports. I'm sure they would come in handy in some way.

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Lets get some liquid cooled power supplies biggrin.gif

Power supplies get way too loud at when you draw power close their rated max. The PSU fan is the loudest thing in my computer when its under load. redface.gif

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Lets get some liquid cooled power supplies biggrin.gif

Power supplies get way too loud at when you draw power close their rated max. The PSU fan is the loudest thing in my computer when its under load. redface.gif

What a silly idea most high end units are so efficient they make next to no heat

You can even buy fanless 450-650 watts units

Or buy a bigger PSU so you have more headroom which puts less load on the unit which makes less heat which makes less noise

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What a silly idea most high end units are so efficient they make next to no heat

You can even buy fanless 450-650 watts units

Or buy a bigger PSU so you have more headroom which puts less load on the unit which makes less heat which makes less noise
That isn't much of an option for people running 3-4 heavily overclocked GPUs.

Liquid cooling would be more for reduced size than anything else however.
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Second that - so i can see where the smoke comes from biggrin.gif

Phaedrus explained to me that the metal case acts as a Faraday cage to keep its switching noise from leaking to other devices and outside noise from affecting the PSU.


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Mhm. It's hard enough meeting FCC limits on radiative EMI *with* a metal case. Most acrylic case PSUs either have no FCC certification, or a fake one. And are thus actually illegal to sell (if anyone cares).

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