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by Joe Public
Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:51 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much more life in my Seasonic 430W PSU?
Replies: 8
Views: 2135

Re: How much more life in my Seasonic 430W PSU?

I've got an M12-II 430W that's been on 24/7 almost every day since April 2009. I've cleaned it a few times for dust, it's going strong. Since these units use high quality caps and components, the worry about degradation is pretty much nothing to think about.
by Joe Public
Fri May 20, 2011 3:31 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair CMPSU-650TX is too noisy
Replies: 7
Views: 2006

Re: Corsair CMPSU-650TX is too noisy

The later TX650s (not the V2 models though) were built by CWT, and had a 140mm which spun much faster than the 120mm ADDA fan in the early Seasonic made TX650s. CWT has more agressive fan profiles than Seasonic does. Not sure which version of the PSU you have, but you can easily tell by looking at t...
by Joe Public
Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: NOFEN fanless 400W 80+ Bronze
Replies: 2
Views: 1144

Re: NOFEN fanless 400W 80+ Bronze

Holy... After you mount that huge sink, forget about accessing anything on your motherboard afterwards, lol.

As for the PSU, it's hard to make out the UL number attached to the PSU. So hard to tell who the real manufacturer is.
by Joe Public
Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:28 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Huntkey Jumper power supply review at Anandtech
Replies: 5
Views: 1449

Re: Huntkey Jumper power supply review at Anandtech

Huntkey has pulled their act together lately, their 1200W also seems like a good product.

As for the ripple here.. To me it seems low and it's way within spec, so it won't do any damage.
by Joe Public
Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:00 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Need a quiet PSU for a HTPC
Replies: 28
Views: 4528

Re: Need a quiet PSU for a HTPC

FredGarvin wrote: I originally got the Seasonic fanless PSU, but was concerned about the heat being that it's in a somewhat tight area.
Was it causing any problems due to the higher temps? These PSUs can take a beating, they're supposed to work fine in a 40-50C ambient temperature.
by Joe Public
Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W @ Jonnyguru
Replies: 12
Views: 1798

Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W @ Jonnyguru

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?na ... y&reid=219

The fan kicked in at ~450W. In the hot box. That's pretty impressive.
by Joe Public
Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:27 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sandy Bridge, Part 6: Recall
Replies: 34
Views: 23046

Re: Sandy Bridge, Part 6: Recall

Oof... These are exactly the reasons why I wait after something new has been released. Nothing more annoying than having to swap out parts right away. :|
by Joe Public
Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: X-400 buzz noise
Replies: 31
Views: 9302

Re: X-400 buzz noise

If it's intermittent and duration is random, it might be due to variations in AC quality on the electrical grid?
by Joe Public
Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:33 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Pico Psu review at jonnyguru
Replies: 2
Views: 803

Re: Pico Psu review at jonnyguru

Wow, some of those voltages are just atrociously out of spec with some bricks. Scary.
by Joe Public
Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:32 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 750w
Replies: 6
Views: 1618

Well, the TT might not have the same incompatibility issues, afaik Corsair was one of the first companies to adopt the DSG platform, so it was probably bad luck that they ran into some childhood diseases as it were. I know that CWT isn't going to be SPCR's first choice when it comes to silence no ma...
by Joe Public
Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:09 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 750w
Replies: 6
Views: 1618

It's a Channel Well DSG unit, the same as for instance the Corsair TX950, apart from the differentce in efficiency rating. CWT doesn't list any Gold DSG units of their own, so this one must be particularly tweaked for TT. I also used to own some really crappy units from TT in the past, but if you ge...
by Joe Public
Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:37 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair PSUs squealing noise?
Replies: 6
Views: 1579

I've used my HX620 with a lot of different hardware, and its never made any kind of anomalous sound. I had a TX650 for a while, and it never did it either. That PSU is now being used by a work colleague of mine and it doesn't exhibit any strange sounds in his rig either. My current HX750 is 6 months...
by Joe Public
Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair ax 750 or seasonic x-750?
Replies: 13
Views: 19725

Actually, the new Corsair AX750 and 850 are based on the X-760 and 860, not the old models. At least that was hinted from Corsair themselves. Also, a Greek site cracked an AX850 open and found that it was the more recent X-860 platform. Link, thread @ Jonnyguru.
by Joe Public
Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:53 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair AX850 noise?
Replies: 10
Views: 3311

Yeah, it's possible the Corsairs will come down in price when they've been on the market for a while. But if you need a PSU now, get the X-650, that's the best deal.
by Joe Public
Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair AX850 noise?
Replies: 10
Views: 3311

Yeah, the AX1200 is a different beast alltogether. It's actually kind of an interesting design, even though it can't be classified as the silent crowds PSU. (Well, PSUs that size seldom are ;P )
by Joe Public
Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair AX850 noise?
Replies: 10
Views: 3311

The AX750/850 are based on the Seasonic X design, so obviously we'll see performance equal to those units. AX uses the same Sanyo Denki fan as the Seasonics.
by Joe Public
Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-400 Fanless PSU
Replies: 167
Views: 61169

This thing is spectacular. :D

Pricey, but if you want the best...
by Joe Public
Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:26 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Do JonnyGuru PSU reviews have been gone?
Replies: 9
Views: 2036

Probably some server problems. The site isn't going away AFAIK. Oklahoma Wolf is working on a new PSU review for this Sunday.

Dunno which PSU, but it might be one of the Corsair AX models.
by Joe Public
Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:50 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fan swap Corsair HX750
Replies: 8
Views: 5948

I'd agree, CWT made PSUs aren't known for their silence, more reliability.

Corsair has released the AX750 and AX850 which are Seasonic based, but there are no reviews yet. Only of the AX1200.
by Joe Public
Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:47 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Differences between these 650W PSU's?
Replies: 37
Views: 9029

loimlo wrote:HX650 has no relation to HX620 and is made by CWT, thus a loud unit.
The HX650 is built on the same platform as the HX620, but is more efficient, and I believe the fan controller has been toned down a bit.
by Joe Public
Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic X-650 died
Replies: 15
Views: 5068

Yeah, I'm in Norway and I wanted an X-650 for the build I did last month. No e-tailers have them listed, and none of my regular shopping places could tell if if they were getting any units for sure. Too bad really. The S12/M12/M12D are available though availability isn't as good as it used to be.
by Joe Public
Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:22 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX450 discontinued? replaced?
Replies: 6
Views: 3942

sunefred wrote: So, now where do I turn for a low wattage and modular PSU?
Seasonic M12-II 430W maybe. It might come in a bit more expensive though.
by Joe Public
Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:07 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic shows X-Series, modular, 80 Plus Gold @ Computex
Replies: 172
Views: 66196

650W? What the hell are most people going to do with that? Where's the reasonably priced 300W modular power supply for people who leave their mother's basement, don't sit around all day playing video games and don't need more than 150W ever? It's been mentioned before, but manufacturers stay in the...
by Joe Public
Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:04 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel Celeron E3x00
Replies: 17
Views: 4792

When Xbitlabs overclock their samples, they seem to have to increase their voltage so much. I remember when they reviewed a Celeron 440... To get it to 3 GHz stable, they had to increase Vcore to 1.5V. When I got mine, it did 3 GHz just fine at stock voltage.
by Joe Public
Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:49 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Noisy Fan in new Seasonic M12D
Replies: 14
Views: 3300

Afaik, the fan in a PSU is regulated by the PSU, the motherboard doesn't have access to change it. Might be a bad batch or something else, it's strange though, since you have two units from different resellers. :?
by Joe Public
Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:50 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: X-bit Labs tackles the issue of "how many Watts we need
Replies: 13
Views: 3033

Ran into a guy the other day who ran a Q9550 and a 9600GT off a 1000W Enermax PSU. Phew... I guess he's the kind of guy who needs this kind of article stuck in his face.
by Joe Public
Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:43 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX850W: Is it really silent?
Replies: 2
Views: 2687

It's a Channel Well thing I guess. It seems like it's great quality and it has good efficency, but they still don't do super silent PSUs. Which is too bad, they should improve the fan controller on the DSG platform.
by Joe Public
Thu May 28, 2009 11:20 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New Corsair HX450W
Replies: 52
Views: 24546

jaganath wrote:
We just got a CX400 sample yesterday.
fantastic, i'm really looking forward to that review. I have ordered a CX400 and if it doesn't get the SPCR seal of approval then it's going straight back to the shop.
It might have been mentioned elsewhere, but didn't the CX400 qualify for review?
by Joe Public
Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:04 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair VX450W or HX450W, please help with fan swap!
Replies: 29
Views: 7973

Well, I'd say 300W or maybe a smidge less from the PSU with a reasonable CPU OC. Depends on the OC/voltage really.
by Joe Public
Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:00 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: The Corsair 650 & NewEgg Reviews - What's the problem he
Replies: 7
Views: 1990

The Silencers and Seasonic based Corsairs are actually built on the same platform. IMO, Corsair are actually even more meticulous when it comes to their PSUs, and why their models make it to market a bit later because their techs want to make sure they are built to their spec, and them not being an ...