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4 minutes ago, Comic_Sans_MS said:

That said you had 2 R9 290x's, a 1,000W PSU is like kind of (not really) justified then.

Oh I'm sorry, is overclocking them to 1200/1300mhz and my 5820K 4.5Ghz not hungry enough? 


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Just now, Comic_Sans_MS said:

Is that what killed them? 

Ermmmmm...one got like 3 of it's vRAM chips fried...one of them had a VRM explode...maybe I should have got custom cards rather than reference cards...thing was they were stable up to 1243mhz for one of them and 1254mhz for the other one...I cri evreytiem 


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2 minutes ago, Mr.Meerkat said:

Ermmmmm...one got like 3 of it's vRAM chips fried...one of them had a VRM explode...maybe I should have got custom cards rather than reference cards...thing was they were stable up to 1243mhz for one of them and 1254mhz for the other one...I cri evreytiem 

For some reason I thought you had Windforce R9 290x's.

Anyway, couldn't the extra heat from the card and that more power was travelling through the VRMs because of the OC could have been what killed the card? 

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Just now, Comic_Sans_MS said:

Anyway, couldn't the extra heat from the card and that more power was travelling through the VRMs because of the OC could have been what killed the card? 

Well the extra heat meant max 65C on both cores and 70C on the VRMs so like the temps they experience where very high...

 

It was only +100mV and +50% power limits...


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1 hour ago, Mr.Meerkat said:

Well the extra heat meant max 65C on both cores and 70C on the VRMs so like the temps they experience where very high...

 

It was only +100mV and +50% power limits...

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2 hours ago, Overkilled said:

@STRMfrmXMN shouldnt the 650 GS be in tier 1?  

Eh, the GS isn't amazing overall, which is what tier 1 is reserved for. It's a good PSU, just has a bit too much average and meh in a few places.

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1 minute ago, Starelementpoke said:

Eh, the GS isn't amazing overall, which is what tier 1 is reserved for. It's a good PSU, just has a bit too much average and meh in a few places.

Isn't it on par with the 650 G2, its around the same price

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7 minutes ago, Overkilled said:

Isn't it on par with the 650 G2, its around the same price

Price doesn't have anything to do with how we rate them. As for the on par, yes, but not the exact same. The G2 has a better 12V rail and stability, also slightly better soldering. There's nothing wrong with either, but the G2 hits closer to the center than the GS.

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17 minutes ago, Overkilled said:

Isn't it on par with the 650 G2, its around the same price

 

10 minutes ago, Starelementpoke said:

Price doesn't have anything to do with how we rate them. As for the on par, yes, but not the exact same. The G2 has a better 12V rail and stability, also slightly better soldering. There's nothing wrong with either, but the G2 hits closer to the center than the GS.

In terms that's easier to understand, think of the GS as a high T2 PSU and the G2 as a low T1 ;) (and yes the G2 is a low T1...)


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4 hours ago, Overkilled said:

@STRMfrmXMN shouldnt the 650 GS be in tier 1?  

Not quite good enough to be tier 1. I love it (I own one) but it's not as good as the G2 and it belongs in tier 2.

 

3 hours ago, Festive said:

Is my current PSU necessary for my build? I bought it to replace my CX750m. I am keeping it but I was wondering if it was the right move to upgrade to this PSU (SuperNova G2 750.)

It's an excellent PSU.

 

3 hours ago, Comic_Sans_MS said:

The Coolermaster Masterwatt Maker 1200 is the most expensive PSU at the PC part store I buy stuff from, $80 more expensive than the Corsair AX1500i. 

 

I want the Master Watt maker because it looks really nice (I know it is a couple hundred dollars over priced and is not great when compared with the price, that does not matter, looking like a balla does) 

Thing is the Maker isn't even all that good of a PSU and costs so damn much.


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14 hours ago, Tim Serious said:

that is great then .... thanks 

 

9 hours ago, Overkilled said:

Isn't it on par with the 650 G2, its around the same price

Let me put it this way. You look at a grey unit, that clearly has no PFC or any heatsinks in its PCB, but it costs the same as the EVGA G2. Do you buy it? No you don't.

 

Or worse even, you see a 650W NEX-G from EVGA the same price as the EVGA G2. Do you take the NEX? Not in a million years.


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On 10/7/2016 at 9:17 PM, Energycore said:

No use since I'vo already resolved the issue with that PSU, but hi quan!

Hi!

 

On 10/8/2016 at 6:45 AM, Comic_Sans_MS said:

Also does anyone have an opinion on the CWT GPK as seen in the Antec NEO ECO NE550M, some one is asking about it in this thread?

Corsair VS = CWT GPM = CWT GPK but with 100~240V AC input = Antec Eco NE550M

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1 minute ago, quan289 said:

Hi!

 

Corsair VS = CWT GPM = CWT GPK but with 100~240V AC input = Antec Eco NE550M

So CWT GPK + PFC

 

But still kind of bad?


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14 minutes ago, Energycore said:

 

Let me put it this way. You look at a grey unit, that clearly has no PFC or any heatsinks in its PCB, but it costs the same as the EVGA G2. Do you buy it? No you don't.

 

Or worse even, you see a 650W NEX-G from EVGA the same price as the EVGA G2. Do you take the NEX? Not in a million years.

When I bought my GS the G2 wasn't so mass produced so the 550GS was cheaper than the 550W G2 when I bought it. Had it been available at the same price at the time I bought it the G2 would be what I'm using now.


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6 minutes ago, STRMfrmXMN said:

When I bought my GS the G2 wasn't so mass produced so the 550GS was cheaper than the 550W G2 when I bought it. Had it been available at the same price at the time I bought it the G2 would be what I'm using now.

Super Flower, How u so gud @ PSUs?


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Framepainting-inator: MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8GB (Sometimes as high as 1450 core, 2310 memory) (mining as we speak)

Attachcorethingy: GA-H61M-S2V-B3

Infoholdstick: Corsair 2x4GB DDR3 1333 CAS 9

Computerarmor: CM Elite 360 (Moddded to all hell by now)

Rememberdoogle: 120GB Trion 150 + 1TB WD RE+

AdditionalPylons: Corsair CX450M

Letterpad: Rosewill Apollo 9100 (Cherry MX Red)

Buttonrodent: EVGA Torq X3

Auralnterface: $15 Philips earbuds yay

Liquidrectangles: AOC G2260VWQ6 (Freesync 75Hz), Samsung SMB2030N (1600x900 VGA)

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Mathresolvermajig: Intel i3-2100 (carry over from my old build)
Framepainting-inator: GTX 650 Ti

Attachcorethingy: Intel Z68 (don't know anything else, got it from ebay for like $40)

Infoholdstick: Corsair 2x2GB 1333MHz C9

Computerarmor: Ashamed to say

Rememberdoogle: 120GB SP550 + 500GB 2.5" from a laptop

AdditionalPylons: Antec Basiq BP350 (not as loud as @STRMfrmXMN says it is)

Letterpad: Logitech MK120 bundle

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8 hours ago, STRMfrmXMN said:

Thing is the Maker isn't even all that good of a PSU and costs so damn much.

The Maker just looks nice. If I was making a really nice custom case or case mod, I'd pick it in a heart beat (assuming I get it for free from a sponsor)

If someone wanted a PSU for a real computer, no. It is a very stupid thing to buy, it is blowing money on overpriced junk. It doesn't even have RGB.

 

On another note:

Why is the EVGA B2 a tier 2 but the Superflower Golden Green a tier 3? I thought the B2 was a downgraded Golden Green.

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16 minutes ago, Energycore said:

Super Flower, How u so gud @ PSUs?

Dunno man

 

2 minutes ago, Comic_Sans_MS said:

The Maker just looks nice. If I was making a really nice custom case or case mod, I'd pick it in a heart beat (assuming I get it for free from a sponsor)

If someone wanted a PSU for a real computer, no. It is a very stupid thing to buy, it is blowing money on overpriced junk. It doesn't even have RGB.

 

On another note:

Why is the EVGA B2 a tier 2 but the Superflower Golden Green a tier 3? I thought the B2 was a downgraded Golden Green.

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38 minutes ago, Comic_Sans_MS said:

The Rosewill Capstone should also move up to tier 2 since it is also a  Golden Green.

Right.

 

The one that's different is the newer Capstone G, which is made by Enhance and nowhere near as good.


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Computer Specs:

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Mathresolvermajig: Intel Xeon E3 1240 (Sandy Bridge i7 equivalent)
Framepainting-inator: MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8GB (Sometimes as high as 1450 core, 2310 memory) (mining as we speak)

Attachcorethingy: GA-H61M-S2V-B3

Infoholdstick: Corsair 2x4GB DDR3 1333 CAS 9

Computerarmor: CM Elite 360 (Moddded to all hell by now)

Rememberdoogle: 120GB Trion 150 + 1TB WD RE+

AdditionalPylons: Corsair CX450M

Letterpad: Rosewill Apollo 9100 (Cherry MX Red)

Buttonrodent: EVGA Torq X3

Auralnterface: $15 Philips earbuds yay

Liquidrectangles: AOC G2260VWQ6 (Freesync 75Hz), Samsung SMB2030N (1600x900 VGA)

Brother's Computer:

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Mathresolvermajig: Intel i3-2100 (carry over from my old build)
Framepainting-inator: GTX 650 Ti

Attachcorethingy: Intel Z68 (don't know anything else, got it from ebay for like $40)

Infoholdstick: Corsair 2x2GB 1333MHz C9

Computerarmor: Ashamed to say

Rememberdoogle: 120GB SP550 + 500GB 2.5" from a laptop

AdditionalPylons: Antec Basiq BP350 (not as loud as @STRMfrmXMN says it is)

Letterpad: Logitech MK120 bundle

Buttonrodent: See above

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Can someone explain to me how multi-rail psu's work?

 

If it has 4-5 12v rails with 30amps each, what happens if you exceeded that one rail? 

 

Does it borrow more amps from another rail or am I just crazy?


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8 hours ago, Dive5885 said:

Can someone explain to me how multi-rail psu's work?

 

If it has 4-5 12v rails with 30amps each, what happens if you exceeded that one rail? 

 

Does it borrow more amps from another rail or am I just crazy?

Here's the gist: There are multiple circuits that are more or less separate, capable of providing 12V, and each is wired to a different cable in the PSU (so the CPU may receive power from a different 12V circuit than say, your storage drives). Each rail has its own chips that are rated for its own max current, so that's why each rail has a max current rating. But also the whole thing share a couple components in common, which can only handle so much current, so that's why the PSU also has a combined max rating.

 

On a multiple 12V rail PSU, it's useful to know what rail goes where, so that you can note the maximum current you can pull off those components.

 

While a bit more expensive, multi-rail designs have an advantage over single-rail: in the event of a surge, your fragile components will only take a hit that's as big as the max current limit on the rail they're connected, instead of taking a very lethal 70A or so, if your unit is 850W.

 

While I prefer multi-rail designs, it's not a feature important enough to make or break a choice, as voltage regulation, ripple suppression, and quality capacitors are first in line.


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The Glorious PSU Tier list is back in action!

Computer having a hard time powering on? Troubleshoot it with this guide.

Computer Specs:

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Mathresolvermajig: Intel Xeon E3 1240 (Sandy Bridge i7 equivalent)
Framepainting-inator: MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8GB (Sometimes as high as 1450 core, 2310 memory) (mining as we speak)

Attachcorethingy: GA-H61M-S2V-B3

Infoholdstick: Corsair 2x4GB DDR3 1333 CAS 9

Computerarmor: CM Elite 360 (Moddded to all hell by now)

Rememberdoogle: 120GB Trion 150 + 1TB WD RE+

AdditionalPylons: Corsair CX450M

Letterpad: Rosewill Apollo 9100 (Cherry MX Red)

Buttonrodent: EVGA Torq X3

Auralnterface: $15 Philips earbuds yay

Liquidrectangles: AOC G2260VWQ6 (Freesync 75Hz), Samsung SMB2030N (1600x900 VGA)

Brother's Computer:

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Mathresolvermajig: Intel i3-2100 (carry over from my old build)
Framepainting-inator: GTX 650 Ti

Attachcorethingy: Intel Z68 (don't know anything else, got it from ebay for like $40)

Infoholdstick: Corsair 2x2GB 1333MHz C9

Computerarmor: Ashamed to say

Rememberdoogle: 120GB SP550 + 500GB 2.5" from a laptop

AdditionalPylons: Antec Basiq BP350 (not as loud as @STRMfrmXMN says it is)

Letterpad: Logitech MK120 bundle

Buttonrodent: See above

Auralnterface: Hah! You wish

Liquidrectangles: Samsung 1600x900 + LG 1440x900

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8 hours ago, Dive5885 said:

what happens if you exceeded that one rail? 

To annwer this, if a single rail draws more current than it's rated to pass through, on any good PSU it will shut down to prevent component damage.


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You shall not be forgotten

 

The Glorious PSU Tier list is back in action!

Computer having a hard time powering on? Troubleshoot it with this guide.

Computer Specs:

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Mathresolvermajig: Intel Xeon E3 1240 (Sandy Bridge i7 equivalent)
Framepainting-inator: MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8GB (Sometimes as high as 1450 core, 2310 memory) (mining as we speak)

Attachcorethingy: GA-H61M-S2V-B3

Infoholdstick: Corsair 2x4GB DDR3 1333 CAS 9

Computerarmor: CM Elite 360 (Moddded to all hell by now)

Rememberdoogle: 120GB Trion 150 + 1TB WD RE+

AdditionalPylons: Corsair CX450M

Letterpad: Rosewill Apollo 9100 (Cherry MX Red)

Buttonrodent: EVGA Torq X3

Auralnterface: $15 Philips earbuds yay

Liquidrectangles: AOC G2260VWQ6 (Freesync 75Hz), Samsung SMB2030N (1600x900 VGA)

Brother's Computer:

Spoiler

Mathresolvermajig: Intel i3-2100 (carry over from my old build)
Framepainting-inator: GTX 650 Ti

Attachcorethingy: Intel Z68 (don't know anything else, got it from ebay for like $40)

Infoholdstick: Corsair 2x2GB 1333MHz C9

Computerarmor: Ashamed to say

Rememberdoogle: 120GB SP550 + 500GB 2.5" from a laptop

AdditionalPylons: Antec Basiq BP350 (not as loud as @STRMfrmXMN says it is)

Letterpad: Logitech MK120 bundle

Buttonrodent: See above

Auralnterface: Hah! You wish

Liquidrectangles: Samsung 1600x900 + LG 1440x900

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2 minutes ago, Energycore said:

While I prefer multi-rail designs

I'm someone who prefers a single rail PSU to be honest :P 

Your PC should be connected via a power surge protector anyway so...if you're not dumb (like me) then it should be fine ;) 

 

This is just a question I just though of and may as well ask you and @STRMfrmXMN, 85C uber high quality caps or 105C mediocre caps?


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