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    pomkon reacted to LukeSavenije in [psucultists] PSU Tier List   
    PSU Tier List 4.0 rev. 14.4
    Last Update: 10-09-2020
     
    Gold - best units in the tier (includes requirements for blue color in tier A)
    Blue - quiet operation under moderate load
    Green - small form-factor
     
    See spreadsheet for changelog, methodology, detailed description of colors, sources, notes on grayed-out units including issues like GPU incompatibility or quality and performance issues, and other additional info.
     
    Tier A • Recommended for high-end systems
     
    ( multi/single-rail switchable )
    • be quiet! | Dark Power Pro 10 / Pro 11
    • Cooler Master | V Platinum 2019 [MPZ]
    • Corsair | AXi (<=1500W / 1600W) - RMi - HXi - HX Platinum - Vengeance Silver
    • Enermax | Digifanless
    • NZXT | E
     
    ( multi-rail )
    • Antec | High Current Pro [HCP] Gold / Platinum
    • be quiet! | Straight Power 11 Gold / Platinum
    • Bitfenix | Formula Gold =>650W [3] - Whisper =>650W [3]
    • Deepcool / Gamer Storm | DQ-M
    • Enermax | Platimax (1200/1350W) / D.F =>750W - Revolution D.F - MaxRevo <=1600w
    • LEPA | MaxPlatinum 1050w/1375w
     
    ( single-rail )
    • Abkoncore | CR Platinum
    • ADATA / XPG | Core Reactor
    • Aerocool | Project 7
    • Andyson | N - R - PX - TX
    • Antec | High Current Gamer [HCG] Gold post 2018 y. [1] / Extreme post 2018 y. [1] - Signature Platinum / Titanium - Edge =>850W
    • ASUS | ROG Strix post 2018 y. [1] / Thor
    • Chieftec / Chieftronic | Powerplay Gold / Platinum - GPS-500C Fanless
    • Cooler Master | Masterwatt Maker MiJ - V Gold 2013 [RS] Semi-modular [VSM] / Fully modular - V Platinum 2013 [RSC]
    • Corsair | AX Gold / Platinum / Titanium - RMx 2015 / 2018 - RM Gray - SF Gold / Platinum [2] - TXM 2017 (Gold)
    • Cougar | GX-F (Aurum) - LLC
    • Enermax | Platimax D.F <=600w - Maxtytan
    • EVGA | Supernova G2(L) / GS =>850W / P2 / PS / T2 (<=1200W/1600W)
    • Fractal Design | ION+ Platinum / SFX Gold
    • FSP | Aurum PT / Pro - Hydro G / G Pro / X / PT / PTM
    • Gamdias | Cyclops X1
    • Gigabyte | G750H
    • Great Wall | E Gold (Frozen)
    • Green | Overclocking DG
    • Huntkey | MVP-G Gold - MVP-P Platinum
    • In Win | Premium Basic PB
    • Kingwin | Stryker
    • Kolink | Continuum C-PL 1500w
    • LC Power | LC1200 Platinum
    • Micronics | Astro Platinum
    • NZXT | C-series - H1 / S-series
    • Phanteks | AMP - Revolt Pro post 2018 y. [1] - Revolt X
    • Raidmax | Monster RX-AT
    • Riotoro | Enigma G2 post 2018 y. [1]
    • Rosewill | Lightning - Silent Night - Quark - Capstone -XXXM / -XXX / -1000-M / G <=750W
    • SAMA | Forza Titanium
    • Seasonic | Focus GX [1] / GM [1] / PX [1] / SGX - Prime Gold [1] / Platinum / Titanium / Fanless PX / Fanless TX / Snow Silent (Gold / Platinum / Titanium) / Airtouch - X Gold / Platinum / Fanless / Snow Silent - Connect
    • Sharkoon | Silentstorm Cool Zero
    • SilentiumPC | Supremo FM2
    • Silentmaxx | Fanless II
    • Silverstone | Strider Gold S 1500w / Platinum PT <=850W - SX-G <=500W - SX-PT - Nightjar SXL / ATX (Platinum / Titanium)
    • Super Flower | Leadex Gold / Platinum / Titanium / III (pre/post 2020 y.) / III (Pro) ARGB - Platinum King - Golden Silent
    • Thermaltake | Toughpower GF1 (ARGB) / PF1 ARGB / iRGB Plus (Gold/Platinum/Titanium) / Gold Semi-Modular 1500W / DPS G (Gold / Platinum) / DPS G RGB Titanium <=1250W / Grand Gold - Smart Russian Gold 1500W
    • XFX | Pro Black FM / Limited Edition - XTR =>850W - XTS - XTI
     
    ( low priority units - minor issues or lack of info )
    • Antec | High Current Gamer [HCG] Gold pre 2018 y. [1] / Extreme pre 2018 y. [1] - Edge <=750W - Truepower Classic - Earthwatts [EA] Pro Gold[1][4]
    • Asus | ROG Strix pre 2018 y. [1]
    • be quiet! | Dark Power Pro 12
    • Bitfenix | Formula Gold <=550W [3] - Whisper <=550W [3]
    • Cooler Master | Masterwatt Maker - V Gold 2018 [MPY] =>750W
    • Corsair | HX Gold 650W
    • Delta | GM - GPS-HB Platinum
    • Enermax | MaxRevo 1800w
    • EVGA | Supernova G3 - GT - NEX-G 1500W / PG 1500W
    • FSP | Hydro PTM Pro
    • Fractal Design | Edison M
    • Gigabyte | XP-M 1200
    • Green | Overclocking EVO - High Performance+ - UK+
    • High Power | Super GD
    • LEPA | MaxPlatinum 1700w
    • Phanteks | Revolt Pro pre 2018 y. [1]
    • Riotoro | Enigma G2 pre 2018 y. [1]- Builder 1200w
    • Sama | Armor Gold / Platinum - Forza Gold / Platinum
    • Seasonic | Focus Gold [1] / Plus Gold [1] / Plus Platinum [1] - G RM - S12G RT - SSP-SFG - SSP-SUG - SSP-RT
    • Sentey | Golden Steel GSP-HM V2 1050W
    • Silverstone | Strider Gold Platinum PT =>1000W
    • Super Flower | Leadex II / V
    • Thermaltake | Toughpower Grand Platinum / Grand RGB Gold
    • Wentai | Aidan 1616W
    • XFX | TS Gold - XT Gold - XTR <=750W - XTR2 - XTS2
    • Xigmatek | Hera Gold - XFP
    • Zalman | Acrux Platinum - Wattera

    [1] Seasonic Focus based units made prior to Jan 2018 had incompatibility issues with high transient power draw GPUs like AMD Vega, source. Does not apply to renewed OneSeasonic SKUs and some rebranded units which were released later.
    [2] Corsair SF units with LOT codes from 194448* through 201148* have potential problems, Corsair conducts a voluntary replacement, source.
    [3] Bitfenix Formula Gold and Whisper M 450/550W SKUs have just one rail for GPU power cables and trip with high transient power draw GPUs like AMD Vega.
    [4] Antec EA Pro Gold has versions for Chinese market made by FSP on competely different, worse, group-regulated platform (tier D). Source #1, #2.

    Tier B • Recommended for midrange systems
    • 1st Player | Steampunk Gold
    • Abkoncore | Tenergy Gold X50W
    • Antec | Neo Eco M Gold [1] / Zen
    • be quiet! | Pure Power 10 =>400W / 11 (CM) =>400W [2] - Straight Power E10 - SFX-L Power
    • Chieftec | Smart GPS-C / Power Smart GPS-C - Navitas GPM-C =>1000W / GPM-S / PPS-FC - Polaris - SFX-GD-C - Compact CSN-C
    • Cooler Master | MWE Gold - Reactor Gold - V Gold 2018 <=650W
    • Corsair | CX Gray - CS-m Gold
    • Cougar | GEX - GX-S 2017
    • Delta | GPS-FB Platinum
    • Dengen | Gold FM
    • Enermax | Platimax <=1000W
    • EVGA | Supernova B3 post 2019 y. / G(1)+ / G5 / GD 2017 / GD 2019 -B* / GM / GS <=650W / GQ 850w+ / G(1)+ / (NEX-)G(1) (PG) 1000W / PQ
    • FSP | Aurum Xilenser
    • Gigabyte | AP-GM
    • Great Wall / Hunters | Titan TF - Gaming GX
    • High Power | Astro Lite / GD-F HPB <=750W / GD-F HPJ <=750W / GD-F V2 HPM - Performance GD
    • Huntkey | MVP K - WDK-K
    • Kingwin | Absolute Platinum
    • Kolink | Continuum C-PL 850W - Enclave G-FM
    • LC-Power | GP4 - Arkangel III
    • LDLC | US-G / GT-P - XT-P / QS-FL / QS-FLP - QS+ - BQ+
    • LEPA | G-MA
    • Lian Li | PE SFX-L
    • Micronics | Astro GD
    • Modecom | Volcano Gold
    • OCZ / PC Power & Cooling | Silencer MK III =>750W
    • Riotoro | Onyx - Enigma Gold
    • Rosewill | Capstone / G =>850W - Tokamak - Lightning
    • Seasonic | Core GC / GM / GX
    • Segotep | GP-G 500/600/700 - GP-P <=700w - GP-T <=700w - ZP500P-SG
    • Sentey | Golden Steel GSP-SM 850/1050W
    • Sharkoon | Silentstorm SFX Gold
    • Skydigital | Power Station 5 Gold
    • Silverstone | Strider Gold S (V2) <1500w / Titanium <=800W / Platinum PTS / Plus F-PS - Essential Gold ET-G / ET-HG - ET700MG - SX-LG - SX-LTI
    • Super Flower | Golden Green
    • Thermaltake | TR2 Gold
    • VIVO | 24K
    • Xigmatek | Minotaur - Vector P
    • Xilence | Performance X
    • Zalman | EBT <=750w - Platinum
     
    ( low priority units - minor issues or lack of info )
    • Cooler Master | MWE V2 [3] White [MPE] Full-range Input / V2 [3] Bronze [MPE] Full-range Input
    • Enermax | Platimax 1500w/1700w
    • EVGA | Supernova B3 pre 2019 y. / B5 / GA
    • FSP | Dagger Pro
    • Kolink | Continuum V2 1000/1200W
    • In Win | Classic Basic CB
    • Rampage | Everest Forza FTX / ETX
    • Segotep | KL
    • Sentey | Solid SDP-SS
    • SilentiumPC | Supremo M1 Gold
    • Silverstone | Revolution SFX
    • Xilence | SQ
     
    [1] Seasonic Focus based units made prior to Jan 2018 had incompatibility issues with high transient power draw GPUs like AMD Vega, source. Does not apply to renewed OneSeasonic SKUs and some rebranded units which were released later.
    [2] bq! PP10/11 400W SKUs has PCI-e power cables powered only by single rail with total rating of 288W and trips with high transient power draw GPUs like AMD Vega
    [3] MWE V2 units have high ripple issues on very low load also resulting in increased coil whine, fix pending.

    Tier C • Recommended for cheap mid/low-end systems
    • Abkoncore | Tenergy Bronze
    • Abysm | Morpheo
    • ADX | Power W Gold
    • Aerocool | KCAS M 850 / Plus / G(M)
    • Aigo | ES Gold
    • Andyson | H6 / GX - M5+ =>550W / BX
    • Antec | Earthwatts [EA] D Green - High Current Gamer [HCG] Bronze 2012 (M) =>750W - Neo Eco II - VP-F Bronze
    • be quiet! | System Power 9 =>400W / CM / U9 =>400W / B9 =>400W - Power Zone
    • Bitfenix | Formula Bronze
    • Chieftec | Core BBS - Proton BDF-S / BDF-C - Navitas GPM-C <=850W - A-90 - Silicon SLC-C - Photon Gold GDP-C-RGB - APS-CB =>750
    • Coba | NitroX Nobility
    • Cooler Master | MWE V1 Bronze [MPX] =>600W - Masterwatt - GM - Silent Pro M2 =>720W
    • Corsair | CX Green =>750W - CX-M Green =>750W / Gray - GS Bronze - CV 650W - HX Gold =>750W - Vengeance Bronze - Enthusiast TX v2 - RM 2013 <=850W [orange-label]
    • Cougar | LX - CMD - CMX v3 - GX v1/v2/v3 - VTE
    • Deepcool | Quanta DQ - DQ-ST - DQ Evo
    • Delta | GPS-JB / AB
    • Enermax | Revolution Duo / X't / X't II - Revobron
    • EVGA | Supernova B2 - GD 2019 -V* - GQ <=750W - BQ - B 500/600/700W
    • Fractal Design | Integra M - Newton R3 - Tesla R2
    • FSP | Raider II - Hydro GE / Pro - Hyper M85+
    • Gamdias | Astrape P1 - Kratos P1
    • Gigabyte | PB 650W - Sumo Platinum
    • Great Wall | M 1200
    • High Power | Astro GD-F HPJ =>850W - Direct12 Bronze =>750W / Bronze II
    • In Win | A1 Plus - Classic C
    • iTek | Taurus GF
    • Kingwin | Lazer Gold / Platinum
    • Kolink | Continuum 1050/1200W
    • LC Power | Gold Series - Prophecy RGB
    • LDLC | TA
    • LEPA | MaxGold - G-MAS
    • Montech | Gamma (II) - Alpha (X)
    • Mistel | Vision MX Gold / Platinum
    • OCZ / PC Power & Cooling | Silencer Platinum 1050W - ZT - ZX
    • PC Cooler | GI-P
    • Powerspec | PS-GSM / PS-GFM - PSX-GFM
    • Riotoro | Builder 500/600W
    • Rosewill | Arc 750W - Tachyon - Hive - Hive S =>750W - Hercules (-S) 1600W
    • Seasonic | G GP / SSR-GP / SSP-GT - M12II (EVO) x50W - S12III - S12D Silver - S12 Energy Plus - SS-HT <=650W / =>750W
    • Sentey | Platinum LTP-SM - Golden Steel GSP-HM 1200/1600W - Metal Extreme MHP-XM 1000W - Metal Blade MBP-HM 1000W
    • Sharkoon | WPM Gold Zero - Silentstorm Icewind
    • SilentiumPC | Supremo L2 / M2 - Vero L3 / M3
    • Silverstone | Strider Bronze ST-SF / Gold ST-SF-G
    • Super Flower | Golden King - Leadex Silver
    • Thermaltake | BlueEvo 2.0 - Smart DPS G Gold X50W / G / Gold X00W / Pro RGB / M =>750W / SP-P 750W - Toughpower DPS G RGB Gold / GX1 (RGB) / Gold Semi-Modular <=1200W / European Gold <=650W / Russian Gold (<=750W / 850-1200W) / SFX / Grand RGB Gold Sync Edition / Grand RGB Platinum - TR2 RX Bronze 850w+
    • ThunderX3 | Plexus
    • Vinga | VPS Gold / Platinum
    • XFX | Black Edition Silver - Core =>650W - TS Bronze =>650W - Pro XXX
    • Xigmatek | Cerberus (III) S =>550W - Centauro
    • Xilence | Performance A+ X30w / A+ III X50W
    • Zalman | EBT =>850W - GVM =>850W - GigaMax GVII - LX 700W - TX
     
    ( low priority units - minor issues or lack of info )
    • ADATA / XPG | Pylon
    • Aerocool | Strike-X =>800W - GT S Bronze =>700W / SG Gold - Aero Bronze
    • Antec | High Current Gamer [HCG] 2018
    • Apevia | Prestige
    • BR ONE | Rainbow
    • Boostboxx | Power Boost 600/700W
    • Chieftec | Nitro2 85+ BPS-C2 - APS-C 1000W
    • Cooler Master | MWE V2 [1] White [MPE] 230V Only / V2 [1] Bronze [MPE] 230V Only
    • Deepcool | DA-N 500/600W - DQ-M-V2L [2]
    • EVGA | BA - BR
    • FSP | Hydro GD
    • Goldenfield | ATX-W Gold
    • Green | ESD - EUD - HED
    • High Power | Performance Pro
    • Hiper | HPB-FM - HPB-RGB
    • Huntkey | GS
    • IPPON | Platinum
    • Kolink | Classic KL-v2 / Modular KL-M
    • LC Power | Gold Series - Prophecy RGB
    • Montech | Century [2]
    • Powerspec | PS-BSM 750W
    • Raidmax | Cobra AE Gold =>850 / AE-B / AE-M - Vortex Gold AE-V - Vampire GH
    • Rosewill | Fortress - Photon =>850W - Valens - • Lepton
    • Seasonic | S12II EVO
    • Silverstone | SX-G =>600W
    • Skydigital | Validus LP
    • Super Flower | Eco Silver
    • Thermaltake | Toughpower GX2 / European Gold =>750W / Russian Gold GF1
    • Xigmatek | Tauro 700W - Shogun G
    • Zalman | Wattgiga

    [1] MWE V2 units have high ripple issues on very low load also resulting in increased coil whine, fix pending.
    [2] CWT GPX based units have problems with failing burn-in test under sub 90VAC input, treat as 230V only, source.

    Tier D • Recommended only for very cheap, iGPU systems
    • 1st Player | Black Widow - DK 5.0 / 6.0
    • Abko / Suitmaster | Mighty
    • Aerocool | Aero White - Cyclon - KCAS (M) Bronze (<=800W,1000W) - Lux RGB - Strike-X <=600W - VX (Plus) (RGB)
    • Andyson | M5+ 450W
    • Antec | Atom - Basiq 80 Plus / VP Plus / VP-P (Plus) / VP-PC / VP-F 80+ - Earthwatts [EA] Gold Pro Chinese versions / Platinum / 80+ / Green - Neo Eco Classic NE-C (X50W/X20W) / Modular NE-M - NX
    • Apexgaming | AJ / AG
    • Argus | APS - RGB
    • be quiet! | Dark Power Pro P8 / P9 - Pure Power L8 / L9 / 10 <=350W / 11 <=350W - Straight Power E8 / E9 - SFX Power / Power 2 - System Power 7 / 8
    • CWT | GPK-S / GPT-S
    • Chieftec | Photon Bronze CTG-C-RGB - A-80 - Task TPS-S - Force CPS-S - Neutron <=600W BLC-S - APB-8B - APS-C <=650W - APS-CB <=650W - APS-S - APS-SB - GPA-S8 - GPB-S - GPC-S - GPE-S - GPS-A8 - ELP-S - SFX-BS - PSF-B
    • Cooler Master | GX - MWE V1 Bronze [MPW] / V1 White [MPX] <=550W - Masterwatt Lite - Silent Pro M2 <=620W
    • Corsair | Builder CX(-M) 2012 <=600W [green-label] - CV <=550W - VS 2017 [gray-label] - RM 2013 1000w [orange-label]
    • Cougar | CMX v1/v2 - STE - STX - VTC - VTX - XTC
    • Deepcool | DA / DA-M / DA-N 700W - DN
    • Delta | GPS-HB A Bronze
    • EVGA | BT - B <=600W - BV - Supernova NEX-B / PB / G5 1000w <2020 - Supernova NEX-G <=750W / G(1) <=750W / PG <=750W - W1 - W3
    • Enermax | NaXn 82+ - MaxPro / MaxPro II
    • FSP | Aurum 92+ / CM - Dagger SDA - Raider - HD - Hexa 80+ / 85+ - HEXA+ (II) - Hyper / S / M / K - Hammer - Hydro / K - PNR - PNR-i - PNR Pro - 60GHS / 60GHS(85)
    • Fractal Design | Integra R2
    • Gamdias | Astrape M1 White
    • Gamemax | GM
    • Gigabyte | BH - PB500 - PW
    • Great Wall / Hunters | Gaming G5 - BH - Lightning
    • Green | ECO / ECO rev 3.1
    • High Power | Astro GD HPA - Element Smart EP-S - Simplicity ST HPG-T12S
    • Hiper | HPB-SM
    • Hydance | HY-CT
    • Integra | SFX
    • Kolink | Core - SFX
    • LC Power | GP3 Silver - Super Silent - Silent Giant GP3 Bronze
    • LDLC | EC - BG - FP
    • Micronics | Caslon II
    • Montech | Beta
    • OCZ / PC Power & Cooling | Silencer MK III <=600W - ModXStream Pro
    • Powerspec | PS-BF - PS BGM <=650w
    • Raidmax | Thunder V2 RX-AP / RGB RX-AP-R - Cobra AC-B / AF-B - Vortex Bronze / White
    • Rosewill | Arc <=650W - Arc M - Hive S <=650W - Glacier - TFX Bronze - TFX Gold
    • Seasonic | SS-ET
    • Sharkoon | WPC Bronze
    • Silverstone | Strider Gold Evolution - Strider Essential ET-B / F-ES / F-ES230 / F-ESB - Strider Titanium =>1100W / Plus F-PB - SX-LPT
    • Skydigital | Power Station 5 80+ White
    • Superflower | Bronze King - Bronze FX - Mega
    • Tacens | Radix VII
    • Thermaltake | Smart 80+ / SE / BM1 / BX1 (RGB) / DPS G Bronze X00W / 80+ RGB / M <=650W / SP-P (X30W/650W) / German series Bronze (Pro RGB) - TR2 Bronze / S X50W / 80+ White / RX 80+ White / RX Bronze <=750W - Toughpower DPS G Titanium 1500W - Litepower (RGB)
    • XFX | ProSeries Bronze
    • Xigmatek | Centauro S - Cerberus (III) S450 - X-Power / X-Power II - Tauro <=600W
    • Xilence | Gaming - Performance C / A
    • Zalman | GLX - GS - GT - GV - GVM <=700W - LE - LE II - LX
     
    ( low priority units - minor issues or lack of info )
    • Aerocool | Integrator - Lux RGB - VX (Plus) (RGB)
    • Antec | High Current Gamer [HCG] Bronze 2012 <=620W [1]
    • Apevia | Jupiter
    • Bitfenix | BPA - Fury
    • Modecom | Volcano Bronze
    • Seasonic | S12II [1] 80+ / Bronze - M12II (EVO) [1] x20W - ECO [1] SSP-ST / SS-BT / SS-ES
    • Sentey | SDP 80+
    • SilentiumPC | Elementum E2 - Vero L2 / M2 - Supremo M1 Platinum
    • Vinga | VPS-B - VPS-P
    • XFX | XT Bronze [1] - TS Bronze <=550w [1] - Core <=550w [1]

    [1] Seasonic S12II and related units have or had UVP issues, source.

    Tier E • Potentially dangerous in multiple scenarios
    • Armageddon | All units
    • BR ONE | BR-X
    • Chieftec | Non-rated units
    • Corsair | VS 2012 orange
    • Cooler Master | Elite - Realpower - B2
    • Diablotek | All units
    • EVGA | N1 - N2
    • LC Power | Non-rated units
    • Lepa | MaxBron
    • Linkworld | All units
    • Logisys | All units
    • MS-Tech | All units
    • NOX | All units
    • Raidmax | Non-rated units
    • Rasurbo | All units
    • Rhomburtech | All units
    • Sempre | All units
    • Speedlink | All units
    • Tacens | All units
    • Trust | All units
    • Ultron | All units
     
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  2. Informative
    pomkon reacted to TVwazhere in Hue+ controller uses   
    Hey now, lets be fair, the NZXT controller can do SO much for than that! for $50ish you get
    Something to fill that empty 2.5" slot in your PC case Fool your non techy friends into thinking you're a total baller and got a bigger capacity SSD because it's physically bigger AND RGB ("Wow he's got a 4tb SSD! But he wont let me look at the back side or under the PSU basement"...) Dont want to put it in your case? Boom! RGB Paper weight! Speaking of weight, it weighs a little over half a pound. If you can throw it at about 40mph, it'll has enough force to hurt about as much as bean bag rounds in a riot bean bag round. A perfect non lethal self defense weapon! (I spent way too much time just now calculating that...) And it knows tricks too! Like Stay, pretend to control my fans in a useful way, dont care about me in a loving way like an inanimate object, and my personal favorite, "Burn a hole in my wallet when I have to pay for you"!*** ("Who's a good RGB controller?? YOU ARE! YES YOU ARE!") Bring it to meet the Family! Dad will love it's square boxy design and Mom will love how useful it is around the house! Maintenance free! It wont care if your fans provide 0 airflow because the case you bough was designed like a sealed cardboard box, it will just keep on changing those LED's!  It comes in any color you want, as long as it's black. In all seriousness, if you're looking for a RGB controller, check out @Beer_Nontitju's guide on RGB Ecosystems
     
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    pomkon got a reaction from Blackoutjazz in Monoblock vs cpu block   
    Ok I am quite ready to start watercoolign then.
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    pomkon got a reaction from SpaceGhostC2C in Why more dp ports than HDMI?   
    but dp cables are more expensive? hdmi cables are so cheap and everywhere?
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    pomkon got a reaction from J291 in good torrent client   
    i did run into university policy issues in UK. however i have no troubles now.
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    pomkon reacted to Jon C in philips hue alternatives   
    Check out the Sonoff series by iTead Studios.  They offer a range of home control products starting at as little as 6 bucks.  Six bucks gets you a WiFi-controlled relay module that you can splice in-line with a lamp cord (or an extension cord) and then control from anywhere in the world that has internet access using your smart phone.  No hub is required, only a WiFi network.
     
    Most of their products are relay-controlled, so on/off only with no dimming; maybe lack of dimming is a good tradeoff if you can control your whole house for a hundred bucks.
     
    Some of the modules support temperature and humidity monitoring and those parameters used to control other modules.  Some of the modules can monitor power usage.
     
    Low voltage DC modules are handy for some applications (like the string of USB Christmas lights I'm using as a night light) and modules are available to provide momentary contact closure to operate garage door openers and electronic gates.
     
    The system works directly with Google Home and I believe Alexa as well without any hardware beyond the modules being required.
     
    From what I have seen, Google Home and Alexa work with many suppliers of home automation equipment, and can serve to integrate various incompatible systems together.  Google Home knows how to "turn on the living room lamp" and how to "turn all lights off" no matter what home control system a given lamp is using.
     
    The Sonoff product line is constantly expanding.  Firmware updates for the modules occur regularly, and the eweLink smart phone app for Andriod and IOS is updated frequently.
     
    I'm just a satisfied customer, looking to correct some misinformation.
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    pomkon reacted to Revan654 in Not enough rgb   
    It's why I suggested connecting them RGB parts to GPU but just have to be careful of the voltage. The downside is there going to be wires showing.
     
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    Personally I favor InWin Polaris RGB fans if you want RGB fans. Since they work with any RGB controller and motherboard header. Only down side is they don't come in 140mm yet.
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    pomkon reacted to Hiya! in low Graphics Card RAM   
    Yes because it adds 2 Layer of back buffer instead of one thus increases the Vram usage to store the Frames.
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    pomkon reacted to seagate_surfer in Nas = desktop drives?   
    A lot of the reasons for people buying NAS drives are listed in your post, extra warranty, error correction controls, firmware specifications, data rescue service subscriptions, etc.

    One big thing which hasn't been brought up much in this discussion yet is vibration concerns. When mechanical hard drives spin, they generate what is called RV (Rotational Vibration). Now think about a NAS box which has x number of hard drives in it, this means a lot more vibration to take into consideration. The firmware on desktop drives doesn't have a whole lot of support for detecting and adjusting for these vibrations, because that's not the use the drives were engineered for. This can cause the drive to both slow down when the vibrations jolt and move around the heads and other tiny mechanical components, and also cause the drives to wear out quicker. NAS drives have firmware that protects against those things happening. Our IronWolf line of NAS drives carries firmware for this called AgileArray. There are also physical RV sensors built into the IronWolf capacity 4TB and larger, as well as in all models of the IronWolf Pro to take it a step further.

    It may not seem like a big deal when firmware in drives as different, but it can be like fine-tuning a car to hit a racetrack versus to go up a mountain, the components can be quite similar as to what actually makes up the car, but you still wouldn't use them for the same thing. Or a mountain bike versus a road bike. They're the same but yet they're not.

    Here is a video on choosing the right drive for the right job for anyone interested.

    Lastly, it depends as well on if you're using a dedicated NAS enclosure like Synology, QNAP, ASUSTOR, etc. Because these vendors will typically only support drives on their compatibility lists, meaning if you need support for their enclosures then having non-supported drives in them could cause you some unwanted headaches/complications.
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    pomkon reacted to Xanter2002 in Rgb ecosystem   
    As far as I know, the Gigabyte RGB Fusion and ASUS Aura Sync have the biggest number of RGB peripherals, ASUS has RGB Ram from GSkill, Aura Sync compatible keyboards, mice, headphones, RGB stripes and RGB fans, nut I do think the others may have. Try searching on their sites. I will let you the links for Aura and RGB Fusion
    https://www.asus.com/campaign/aura/us/Sync.html
    https://www.gigabyte.com/mb/rgb/
    I hope I helped you!! 
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    pomkon got a reaction from Jaxder in 4k playback NAS   
    i misunderstood it as a separate passmark for transcoding. no need to be a smartass
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    pomkon reacted to muromysli in DIY nanoleaf   
    MATERIALS
    - You can buy led strips with addressable leds that are only 4 mm (0.16 inches) wide. 
    - Buy an appropriate led strip controller from ebay or make your own with an cheap Chinese arduino copy as i did with my diy rgbw power supply shroud.
     
    BUILD
    - You can use an acrylic sheet of the same thickness (or thicker) as the width of the led strip, that is 4 mm (or more). 
    - Cut the acrylic to desired shape.
    - Sand the surface of the acrylic so that it is matte (for diffusing the light).
    - Attach the led strips to the end of the acrylic sheets so that they shine into the acrylic sheets from the edges.
    - Cover the led strips with something so that they are not seen and so that the edges of the acrylic sheets look nicer. 
     
    PICTURES
    Pictures of my diy led controller (i will maybe sometime post a detailed how-to when the design is nicer) and pictures of my diy rgbw power supply shroud.
     



     
     

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    pomkon reacted to mariushm in Fan blades Styles   
    Like everyone said, the main two types of fans used in computers are 
    fans optimized for airflow (which move a lot of air, the ones you put on case above the backplate with connectors, or in front of the hard drives) and
    fans optimized for static pressure (which may not move a lot of air but can push that amount of air better through tight places that restrict airflow otherwise, like between fins of heatsinks). These are better suited for cpu coolers, for moving air through radiators used on water cooling.
     
    Then you get variations in the blade designs which result in compromises between amount of air moved, air pressure and noise.
    Some striations and "wings" and bumps "golf ball prints" on the blades can influence the air currents around the fan and reduce the noise the fan makes, or at least decrease the noise at some frequencies which are more bothersome to human ears.  They're "shaping" the noise the fans make.
     
    Some blade designs can be very noisy and average in performance at high rpm, but may push more air at low rpm compared to other fan designs, so such fans may be used where for long periods of time the product may not run at 100% (for example in power supplies) , and being more silent at lower rpm is beneficial.
     
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    pomkon reacted to TVwazhere in Fan blades Styles   
    Flat blade
    Attack blade
    Surf Blade
    Off-Road Blade
    MOAR Blade
    Amnesia Blade
     
    The shape of the blade is determined by the manufacturer based on use case and what they determine to be the most efficient. Often thicker, lower  blades are used for static pressure and thinner and higher count blades are used for airflow. Beyond that, it's up to the manufacturer.

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    pomkon reacted to mariushm in What tier is this?   
    I wouldn't be able to tell the manufacturer but even if i would, not sure it would matter as i suspect the label is lying about what the power supply can do.
     
    It's very rare that a power supply will provide more than 3A on 5vSB (5v stand-by), a circuit which is always on inside the power supply, and  gives the computer a bit of power even when it's turned off. Anything above 3A makes this circuit more expensive and typically you only see that in 850-1000w or bigger power supplies.
    Then, the label says the power supply has two 12v rails, each capable of giving up to 19A to the components.
    If this is even true, then the psu can give 2 x 19A x 12v = 456w of power to components on 12v. But, I suspect while each individual rail has a top limit of 19A, the power supply isn't "designed" to output the peak on both rails at same time, let's say a total of 32-35A (or around 380-400w) would be a reasonable number on labels of brand name power supplies.
    The other things aren't uncommon... the label says there's a power budget of 120w which can be used to produce 3.3v and 5v, and you can think of it like two mini power supplies that can each produce up to some amount of current, but together they can only use as much power as the budget allows.
    So you can have 3.3v at up to 21A (~70w) and 5v up to 17A (85w) but there's a top cap at 120w. 
    These are reasonable values like i said, and even if the label lies I would still expect the power supply to be capable of at least 15A on 3.3v or 5v - and that's still more than what modern computers use.
     
    So overall, from the label i would say it looks more like a 420-450w power supply, not a 600w one... but without seeing the insides i couldn't really say. Could be really crap inside
    The lack of UL numbers, typos on label, smells-like-fake-speaks are not promising.
     
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    pomkon reacted to AshleyAshes in Do You really Need ECC RAM for a home NAS???   
    Again, redundancy.  The entire ZFS file system is purpose built to avoid such concerns.  The ZFS file system is built like a brick shit house but you clearly have no idea how it works.  Unless the data is in memory and being written to the file system, it will just sit there.  Even a corrupted OS doesn't jump up and start eating the file system like some kind of random Skynet creation.  Only data in the process of being written, either in memory or needing to be read from a cache drive and copied to the file ZFS filesystem would be at risk.  And these are the rare situations where ECC can be a benefit.  A random cosmic ray flipping a bit in your memory will not cause you to lose all data.  Protection against this is literally why ZFS exists.
     
    And it makes sense in an enterprise situation.  There's a LOT of data moving in and out of memory to meet the demands of whatever service and you need to maximize uptime.  Meanwhile most end users who have a NAS are just hoarding files, usually media, files that will sit on the storage and rarely be read and when they are read they will be read for a pretty brief time (Relatively speaking).  Hard drive failures, now those are cause for a doom scenario.  Or a PSU failure that just up and burns out everything attached to it.  Power surge in your electrical grid.  Your idiot roommate flooding the place.  These are the things you should fear.  Insisting on ECC memory for a home user to avoid the 'monster' of 'total data loss', that's just ignorant nerds trying to out fearmonger each other.
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