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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Underutilizing PSU will case power delivery issues?"

  • 3 days ago
  • 2 points

JayzTwoCents knows about as much of PSUs as a monkey does.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "700 Br PSU for 2080 TI"

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

I don't think it would have bad voltage regulation as it uses DC-DC converters for the minor rails, and ripples shouldn't be a problem either. Even group regulated units have acceptable ripple ratings.

It's likely a double forward PSU so it's not going to last very long... near the end of its lifetime it will more than likely be producing voltages out of spec and ripple as well.

No it would not, as it uses all known safety protections. (OCP, SCP, OTP, OPP, OVP, UVP) unless they are wrongly configured.

Emphasis on the "unless they are wrongly configured". And don't count on EVGA's product page to provide the correct information on the protections, because EVGA only does badge engineering; they don't have a dedicated team of PSU engineers unlike Be Quiet!, Corsair etc. so their protections page is more than likely to be scuffed up with incorrect info.

The only downside is, the low ambient temp of 30C only and the sleeve bearing fan, hence the 3 years warranty. :)

Those are pretty bad downsides. Also no reviews, which doesn't suggest good things for the BR...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "700 Br PSU for 2080 TI"

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

It would more than likely damage the components over time, by having worse ripple, voltage regulation etc. Also it would just not last as long, because it's much lower quality.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Power supply failure worries"

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

or the user putting increased stress on the unit (e.g going for an undersized unit, picking a bad/mediocre unit, etc)

Going for an undersized unit should not result in any problems, because that's what protections are for, if the build is drawing too much wattage. If you think about it, this is insanely unlikely; PSUs are generally built for 120%+ of their rated wattage. That's why protections are set around there. So for example a CX450 would be built for around 540W before shutting down. Considering that a 3700X and an RX 5700 XT draw around 350W, maximum overclock load, and a 9900K + 2080TI both overclocked heavily have a hard time pushing past 500W, you'll never see anyone's PSU dying because of overload (only if it's a **** PSU with no protections, which leads right to your second reason).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RM850x or EVGA G2 750w"

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

LOL, getting a 750W+ PSU for a 350-400W max OC build. That only increases your chance of failure, as OCP being set higher isn't gonna trip fast enough on those single rail PSUs before damage occurs.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hi"

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

Yes, that build on maximum overclock (before temps/voltage are too high) and load consume around 350W or less.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PSU very hot"

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

you just have a bad PSU

Nah, no chance that happens on both the 550W and 750W models. OP is 100% doing something completely wrong.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PSU very hot"

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

lol, this is the reason for like 90% of PSU RMAs... People using the wrong pinout/cables for their PSU for no reason at all...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is 600 watts enough?"

  • 7 days ago
  • 2 points

Did you even look at the build list before commenting?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is 600 watts enough?"

  • 7 days ago
  • 2 points

That PSU calculator overestimates way too much for affiliate sales money

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is 600 watts enough?"

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

GM is a lot worse than SF.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Power supply failure worries"

  • 9 days ago
  • 2 points

Do not underestimate how stupid people can be.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Does This Power Supply Have Surge Protection?"

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

GQ is garbage for its price. It's already a lower end unit to boot (Corsair CX is much better than it in quality due to LLC vs Active Clamp), but it being sold at $115 is unacceptable. EVGA's just riding on their reputation and 80+ Gold badge at this point to draw in clueless customers.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Corsair or EVGA. (650W 80+Gold)"

  • 12 days ago
  • 2 points

Please don't. EVGA doesn't brand a single PSU in the U.S. worth considering.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Corsair or EVGA. (650W 80+Gold)"

  • 12 days ago
  • 2 points

You're going to say every PSU is great because you as the end user are not going to notice quality differences in PSU and their output voltages until it blows up.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Not to sure"

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

When in the past has 650/750W ever been needed for a single CPU+GPU setup? Exactly. And parts are only getting more efficient for the performance in the future.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PSU 550w or 650w or?"

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

The part list just overestimates on the other components besides the CPU and GPU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PSU 550w or 650w or?"

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

Ryzen 7 3700X and 2080 Super system draws like 400W or less at overclocked gaming.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Not to sure"

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

There is no way you need 650W-750W, unless you're SLI'ing 2080TIs or something.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RMx 750w vs RMx 850w - does future proofing make sense"

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

Your build consumes around 350W or less in gaming, fully overclocked.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Power Supply Compatibility"

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

If you have to ask, then no. The 4 pin EPS is useless if you aren't drawing more than ~310W from the CPU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PSU need upgrade?"

  • 15 days ago
  • 2 points

If you already have it, then no. It's a great PSU.

However if you're buying it new, don't. There's much better value PSUs in the 550W segment out there like the superior Whisper M 550 for $76 on Newegg.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "All B+ level 550W PSUs"

  • 25 days ago
  • 2 points

on whether it meets certain binary criteria

I agree with them, the criteria don't allow for any flexibility at all. That's why the G3/Focus/Focus+ are in tier D on the list.

rather than efficiency level

80+ rating should also not be used to judge a PSU's quality. Is it a factor? Yes. Is it the ONLY factor? No.

However, if those criteria are based on suitability for a particular type of use, would it at least be a decent guide to whether it is suitable for a particular purpose?

They aren't, though. And the problem is that it's impossible to make criteria vague enough so that you cover all consumer cases and concerns while at the same time making them specific enough so that there is a purpose for the tier list to exist. That's why most people who have lots of knowledge in the PSU area don't approve of tier lists in general.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "All B+ level 550W PSUs"

  • 25 days ago
  • 2 points

No, they're completely arbitrary. For example the Whisper M is a tier under the RMx despite being similar quality.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RMx(2018) vs RM(2019)"

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

FYI: RMx > TXm > RM 2019

Comment reply on Forum Topic "All B+ level 550W PSUs"

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Imagine using the LTT PSU tier list in 2019 lul

Comment reply on Forum Topic "All B+ level 550W PSUs"

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

There are really no shortcuts to making PSU's easier to understand or choose.

Just read reviews, ask on JG forums, etc...?

However I do agree with your first part, LTT tier list is some hot trash

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RMx(2018) vs RM(2019)"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

RMx > TXm > RM 2019

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is 520 watts enough for this build?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

Please replace it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is 520 watts enough for this build?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

It uses high end parts

Damn, we got EE's on PCPP forums now.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Finally making the choice of building from scratch -HELP!"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Much, much higher than 225W. Last I heard, it was around 336W for the limit of the 8 pin.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "650watts enough for this build?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yeah.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "About the EPS 4 pin warning that comes up on x570 motherboards"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Or at least change the message to "the 4 pin connector is required for extreme high level overclocking, such as 9900K LN2 pot" or something.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is my power supply enough for this build?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Damn, even the VS comes with an 8+6 but the CX450 doesn't! Wtf is Corsair thinking???

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is a 500 watt PSU good for a 400 watt breakdown?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Your build consumes like ~300W max overclocked in gaming. I promise you you don't need over 450/550 lol

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can a Corsair CX430M power supply handle an RTX 2060?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

It's only capable of outputting 384W on the 12V rail. Group reg garbage, will drop significantly on the 12V rail once loaded.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?16610-Corsair-CX-and-CX-M-quot-cheat-sheet-quot

30C rating, 2 year warranty, sleeve bearing fan. That thing will take a toll on the build if it's used.

It may include OCP, UVP etc., but Aris's review didn't specify how high or low they were set. And it probably doesn't have OTP as well.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "is this a good PSU for a budget?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yes it will, eventually over time the double forward topology of the CXM won't output clean power (switching transistors will endure a lot of stress because of the voltage spike). Plus it will be very loud on a 2080, transformer whine and the fan's noise will contribute to that a lot.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can a Corsair CX430M power supply handle an RTX 2060?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

Don't comment if you aren't going to help. That 430W is a bomb.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "is this a good PSU for a budget?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The quality difference between CX and CXM is pretty big. CX's Half Bridge LLC primary topology will put much less stress on the switching transistors compared to CXM's double forward.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Choosing a PSU 319W"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Imagine linking a PSU review that only does voltage regulation lmao

Comment reply on Forum Topic "EVGA Supernova G5 Reviews?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Both are FSP. Tom's Hardware is wrong.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is 350W PSU good enough with a graphics card?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

To add on to that, FSP OEM a ton of PSUs, including but not limited to:

EVGA GQ, GD, G5, G1+, NEX (expect to see more EVGA branded PSUs OEM'd by FSP in the future since EVGA cut ties with Super Flower)
Be Quiet! Pure Power 10, 11, Straight Power E10, 11, Power Zone 2
Bitfenix Fury
A lot of others

And they also make and brand:
FSP Hydro PTM, Hydro G, Dagger SFX, Hydro X, Aurum PT, Raider, Raider II, Aurum Pro, Aurum, Hydro GE, Aurum CM, Hexa

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is 350W PSU good enough with a graphics card?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Seriously? How can you get into PSUs and not know what FSP is?

That's like getting into cars and not knowing what Ford is.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "No more recommending a Focus??? (for now)"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

It's another raider II spinoff, similar to G1+/GQ afaik. Both the G1+ and GQ being in tier A, they also put the GD in tier A.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[Part Addition] Cooler Master Snowman"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Good point. I couldn't find a CM product page for it either...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HTTPS breaks often"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes.

However, when i click "add" on one of the parts and return to the part list, it returns to HTTPS.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HTTPS breaks often"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I am running Google Chrome with Ublock Origin turned off.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What are your thoughts"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Formula easily bests the focus/focus+ in quality.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is 650W good for this pc?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Jonnyguru tested with a set electrical load, they did not test with a vega 56/64. And I know that Seasonic is their own OEM, however Seasonic outsources all their parts (even the pcb-a) while CWT's pcb-a is made in house iirc.

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