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quan289

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About quan289

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  • CPU
    i5 6600K @ 4.4GHz
  • Motherboard
    GA‑Z170XP‑SLI
  • RAM
    16GB DDR4 2400MHz
  • GPU
    Gigabyte R9 380 G1 Gaming
  • Case
    Phanteks Enthoo Pro M
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 EVO 250GB, Western Digital Blue 4TB, and some 1-2TB that I will be putting in from my other PC
  • PSU
    Corsair RM650x
  • Display(s)
    Dell Ultrasharp U2515H
  • Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
  • Keyboard
    Microsoft Sidewinder x4
  • Mouse
    Logitech G402
  • Sound
    Sennheiser HD 202 (will be changing this in the near future)
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit

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  1. quan289

    PSU Tier List [OLD]

    In regards to the S12II-B model showing better crossload than the NEX-G, it's not an apple to apple comparison if you are comparing a 520w [LINK] to a 750w [LINK]. As we all know, group-regulated PSUs are inheritedly bad in regards to voltage regulation and crossload scenarios, because the load of one rail can influence the voltages of another. If you put zero loads (or no extra loads) on the minor rails, the voltages on the 12V tend to drop harder as you increase load to it, which also cause the voltages of the minor rails to increase (usually the 5V). This is true the other way around. Since the 12V rating is higher on the NEX-G while having similar minor rail rating (1A difference), it's understandable that the voltage drop on the 12V is greater as you are seeing the limitation of the design. Anyways, the NEX-G and S12II-B / M12II-B 380-620 are a bit poor when talking about v.reg / crossloads when comparing to a DC-DC / Indy regulated PSU in the grand scheme of things, so even if the GB platform is better overall, I wouldn't say it's a drastic difference. NEX-G vs HCG-620M (Seasonic GB / S/M12II-B) vs Cooler Master G550M vs Corsair CX650M
  2. quan289

    Are Molex to Sata power cables safe to use?

    Actually, the molded types of adapters are what considered to be unreliable, which the Bitfenix Alchemy seem to be. Here's more info on them: http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?p=130311 The safe ones are typically the crimped ones (which comes in both sleeved and bare red/yellow cables) [LINK]; although, as you have said, there are many cheaply made adapters that with poor quality control and thin wires.
  3. quan289

    My PC stopped working. Is it the PSU?

    Sounds like something from the primary stage of the power supply may have failed, in which since the primary side is galvanically isolated from the secondary side (the side of which your components is hooked up to), I would say that your components is likely fine. But yeah, you'll need to contact Corsair and request a RMA. @Corsair Blake may be able to assist you with this.
  4. quan289

    PSU Tier List [OLD]

    Aurum 92+ is essentially an updated version of the previous Aurum / CM in that it offer better efficiency. It's what the Antec Earthwatt Platinum is based off of. Aurum S is single rail Aurum / CM but with a medium speed Yateloon sleeved bearing rather than the Protechnic FDB The Aurum PT updated version of the Aurum Pro. The Aurum Xilenser is what the Be Quiet Dark Power Pro 10 550-750 is based off of but a bit modified from original fanless design. This the design the NEX650G / 750G should have been based off of TBH.
  5. quan289

    Help picking a PSU?

    Ah, Argentina. Prices tend to be rather high due to import taxes. So your budget is approximately 1200 ARS looking at the EVGA 430 W1 unit, correct? http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.ar/MLA-660114896-fuente-evga-430w-80-plus-pci-e-8pin-430-w-gamer-_JM I couldn't find the EVGA 500B, but I found the Seasonic S12II-B 520w model for 1779.99 ARS. Are you able to get that? http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.ar/MLA-614794222-fuente-pc-seasonic-s12ii-520w-reales-80-plus-40a-atx-gamer-_JM
  6. quan289

    Help picking a PSU?

    Can you provide any links to stores you are able to buy from, so we know what's available to you?
  7. quan289

    PSU replacement thoughts

    There is. While it didn't have the "2" within the model number, the Seasonic X *60 models were the KM2 models rather than the X 650 KM3.
  8. quan289

    thinking of a new psu, thoughts

    Yeah. They are pretty quiet; although can get on the "loud" side at heavy loads (80% and above - it didn't bothered me but it sure did with some of my colleagues...), but the OP shouldn't need to worry about that with his system.
  9. quan289

    thinking of a new psu, thoughts

    lol, you may have looked at the 750w+ models, as those has the 10 year warranty. But quite honestly, 7 years is plenty either way. https://www.hardocp.com/article/2016/09/26/msi_geforce_gtx_1080_gaming_x_8g_video_card_review/11 That's with an overclocked 6700k @ 4.7GHz - measurement at the wall, so the relevant power draw after the factoring power supply efficiency is around 300wDC with that GPU overclock they has put on it. Anyways, the G2, G3, and RMx are all excellent power supplies. If you aren't too concern with noise, you would be fine with getting any of them. Enjoy your purchase on whichever you get.
  10. quan289

    thinking of a new psu, thoughts

    7 years as well. https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=220-G3-0650-Y1
  11. quan289

    thinking of a new psu, thoughts

    Corsair updated the warranty for the RMx to 10 years from 7 years, while the 550/650 G2 / G3 is 7 years. You need to get the 750w+ G2 / G3 model to get the 10 year warranty. According to the 850w review, the fanless / eco mode is effectively useless. It had the fan turned on at around <100wDC, and when it spin up, it goes up to 1500RPM. The RM650x and the EVGA Supernova 650 G2 would be quieter options, they are both semi-passive whose has a longer passive mode as well as a more relax overall fan profile (especially the RMx).
  12. quan289

    thinking of a new psu, thoughts

    The EVGA 650 G2 and G3 uses two sets of cables with two 6+2 pin PEG each - totaling four PEG cables for a dual GPU setup. This setup should be fine, as it uses thicker 16AWG wires on the PEG cables than the ones found in the NEX-G / G1 series. The G2 / G3 will offer you better build quality, lower audible noise (well, maybe comparable noise the G3 - but it does offer a HDB fan that's less susceptible to bearing noises), and due to it superior, modern design, it will perform vastly better in line / load / crossload regulation, ripple suppression, and transient load response. I would much rather used one of those than the G1 units; however, it just a matter of spending £100 to replace something that already works and having to redo all of the cable managements (the cables will not be compatible).
  13. quan289

    thinking of a new psu, thoughts

    While the NEX650G is based on a mediocre FSP Aurum platform, it isn't such a poor power supply that you should feel that you'll need to immediately to spend up to £100 to replace it. It should be fine for your system with an 250~300wDC power draw. Anyways, both of the G2 / G3 aren't bad power supplies; however, unless you need the shorter profile of the G3 (which doesn't seem like it if you got the NEX-G / G1), I would go for the G2 simply because it is quieter and slightly cheaper.
  14. quan289

    Best PSU for this computer?

    What's your budget, and where you are able to buy from?
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