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Everything posted by MrBrightSyde

  1. You know, I forgot to look there. Wait, isn't the GX 550w 80+ Bronze? It's old as fuck and should be replaced ASAP, but I thought it was bronze Edit: I hate Cooler Master...two models with the same name, different efficiencies.
  2. The RM is rated to run with continuous output of it's rated wattage (so 750w for your model) at 50c, or 122F, which would feel hot to the touch as our bodies temperatures are around 98 degrees (37c). Of course, it won't burn you unless the PSU is heated to 71c (which you might already have problems with the PSU well before that point.) In other words, hot to the touch means nothing when it comes to diagnosing whether a PSU is overheating or not. You would need an IR temperature reader to really tell what temperature your PSU is running at.
  3. You should be fine if it's the MWE 80+ V2. It's fine for your current build. If it's not, you shouldn't upgrade any other component until you upgrade the PSU (or start from stratch with a new build, saving the storage and maybe the case).
  4. Personally I would stay with the Antec. No reason to overspend that much. Of course, the DQ-M is a great PSU that is multi-rail, but it wouldn't be worth the extra $30 in my opinion.
  5. Ok, got it. Thanks for the info. I was slightly confused on whether they did make a v2 or if they made GX to fix the problems.
  6. 1. It's still the 2018 edition, but I think you mistyped since gold colored would be an RM 2013. I think you just meant gold efficiency. 2. The Seasonic Focus GX is the 2020 model. The 2019 and earlier models are Seasonic Focus Plus FX. The GX is the model they produced to fix the FX series problem with high transient GPUs like the AMD Vega series, iirc.
  7. According to GamersNexus, adding more fans wouldn't help and might make thermals worse than stock configuration, though that is with 4 fans and not 5.
  8. That's exactly the feature they are talking about.
  9. A quality 450w is all you need for gaming, but if your 9900k and 2080ti are both under full load (from applications like folding@home), it's going to be drawing about 500w on stock settings, 550w with the 9900k clocked at 5.0Ghz all-core. So a quality 650w would give you 100w of headroom (minus whatever wattage your storage and RAM draw, but it's minuscule) in the worst case scenario.
  10. Stock fan setup is the best setup without removing the front panel or filter, according to GamersNexus
  11. The Fuma 2 should fit, but some motherboards might force you to rotate the Fuma 2 180 degrees to fit, thanks to the mobo's integrated I/O Shield, like the z390 strix ITX and Z390 Phantom Gaming ITX.
  12. It's under "German series Pro RGB" - Tier C
  13. I'm not very technically inclined when it comes to airflow, but would it be that since the intake fans are a bit farther from the GPU, since they were right up against it, allowing for air to be more free flowing.
  14. Well, not all of them. The S12III, ECO ST, SS-CT, and S12II (other than Bronze GB) are manufactured by either RSY or SF. Well, you could say "those are only budget PSUs" but that's not the point.
  15. An Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR) is not the same as an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS). The AVR makes sure a constant voltage level is delivered. A UPS provides emergency power to a load when the input power source fails. So a UPS will help with your frequent power outages.
  16. It's somewhat easy to distinguish between the two. NeoECO Gold is semi modular and wattages end with x50w, Zen is non-modular and wattages end with x00w
  17. Also to add, the AX is basically the Prime TX, they use the same platform and are both made by Seasonic. So it literally is, "which ever is cheaper"
  18. You are telling the guy who works with PSUs for a living and is the head of Corsair's Director of R&D to read the reviews. Also, I read the reviews, none with any technical analysis, just "it works quietly" Edit: and Aris did a review like jonny linked earlier. It's a budget power supply for a budget build, not something for higher-end builds.
  19. Why would you need 850w and why would you need Titanium efficiency? Even with a 10900k and 2080ti OC'd under full load, you wouldn't need more than 650w, unless you are doing something like a dual GPU system. As for the efficiency, let's say you are from the US and power costs 16 cents per kWh (using California's power prices) and you run your PSU at 50% load for 10 hours a day. You would only be saving about $4.50 a year compared to a Platinum rated PSU (only ~$3.50 if power is 12 cents). Cheapest Titanium PSU right now is the 700w Strider Titanium for ~$154 (rounding up for easier math) while the 660w Fractal Design Ion+ Platinum is $121. You would have to use the Strider for about 7 years to make up the difference up in savings (over 10 years if power is 12 cents or cheaper). It just doesn't make sense to get a Titanium PSU unless you are going to re-use it for about a decade or if your system will be running under full load 24/7. Basically, don't buy a Titanium PSU unless you are running a server off of it or mining, or if you are going to use it for over a decade. Also, I'm advocating for the Fractal Design Ion+ Platinum 660w as the PSU for your build as it also operates silently.
  20. What is your budget on the PSU? Personally, I would get something like the Antec Earthwatts Gold Pro or NeoEco Gold M or NeoECO Zen, all should be around $85-90 for 550w/650w
  21. Personally, I would get something like a BitFenix Formula Gold. Better build quality and we actually have reviews on it.
  22. You only need 1 8pin if you aren't overclocking with LN2.