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Just now, OrionFOTL said:

You should have told us your country in the first place! Looks like you're in Poland. If that's the case, then SilentiumPC Supremo L2 is definitely worth it over the others if you can afford the price difference.

I wish I lived in Poland just to have SilentiumPC. They're just so good


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Infoholdstick: Corsair 2x4GB DDR3 1333 CAS 9

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

Rememberdoogle: 120GB Trion 150 + 1TB WD RE+ + 240GB SSD Plus

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Framepainting-inator: GTX 650 Ti

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Infoholdstick: Corsair 2x2GB 1333MHz C9

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1 hour ago, OrionFOTL said:

You should have told us your country in the first place! Looks like you're in Poland. If that's the case, then SilentiumPC Supremo L2 is definitely worth it over the others if you can afford the price difference.

You are correct about my location, so i take it in a consideration.

 

1 hour ago, Energycore said:

I wish I lived in Poland just to have SilentiumPC. They're just so good

Well, that  depends upon your point of view. I compare prices of pc components and newegg and amazon.de are noticable cheaper, but yes, we've nice priced  silentiumpc psu's and Goodram Iridium Pro (MLC SSD) on the other hand :D

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2 hours ago, OrionFOTL said:

You should have told us your country in the first place! Looks like you're in Poland. If that's the case, then SilentiumPC Supremo L2 is definitely worth it over the others if you can afford the price difference.

Öhhm, there are two Supremo L2 series, one Bronze:

https://www.silentiumpc.com/en/vero-l2-bronze-500w/

 

And one Gold:

https://www.silentiumpc.com/en/silentiumpc-supremo-l2-gold-550w/

 

Both aren't that great.

The Gold one is CWT GPS wich is a rather shitty plattform, if nothing is done to it and the fan is not known. If it is the default Hong Hua in my GPS-750V, then its really annoying - like 10m away you can hear it annoying.

 

The other one is Sama I think...

Don't know about the protection IC but doesn't look great AFAIR.

3 hours ago, Fawn said:

My german ist nicht gut, then I assume You are telling truth :D

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BN273 and BN277 are the same unit? (except the one is modular and the other is not).

Yes, absolutely...

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Unfortunately I cant afford that, its colser to 90$ in my place.

Caseking should deliver to Poland ;)

If you want to order in Germany that is...

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Now i'm choosin between CX550 (CP-9020121-EU), Pure Power 10(BN273)  and Antec NeoEco 550W (NE550C). Little higher (10 bucks over the budget) I can get XFX TS 550 gold, Silentium PC Supremo L2 but dunno if it is worth it.

Lets start in the beginning:
CX550 is OK, fan RPM under lower loads on the higher side -> around 800-900rpm for whatever reason.

Pure Power 10 is the best Choice IMO

ANtec NeoECO is not known but seems like a low end CWT Plattform - like CX430/500, the generation before.

TS550 Gold is worth a look, though its an ancient design -> Seasonic G-Series based.

Silentium L2 Bronze or gold?
The Bronze seems not that great, though reasonably (LLC-Resonant mode Converter with double Mag Amp so also Indypendently regulated). And the Gold one is somewhat OK - but nothing is known about that.

 

Both seem like SAMA made them, I'd think...


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12 minutes ago, Stefan Payne said:

Öhhm, there are two Supremo L2 series, one Bronze:

https://www.silentiumpc.com/en/vero-l2-bronze-500w/

There aren't "two Supremo L2 series", the bronze power supply is called VERO L2. Not "Supremo L2 Bronze" or "Supremo Vero L2" or anything else. It's literally just Vero L2. You don't even have to open the page, even the hyperlink itself says that.

 

12 minutes ago, Stefan Payne said:

The Gold one is CWT GPS wich is a rather shitty plattform,

Supremo L2 isn't CWT GPS. SilentiumPC has never worked with CWT. It's a SAMA platform. I notice you mistake platforms sometimes, please double check beforehand.

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3 minutes ago, OrionFOTL said:

Supremo L2 isn't CWT GPS. SilentiumPC has never worked with CWT. It's a SAMA platform.

Yes, I saw that and corrected it before your post ;) 


Its very similar to CWT but the markings look more like SAMA...


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10 minutes ago, Megah3rtz said:

Is 550W enough for an RX 580 + r5 1600 + 2x8gb ddr4?

 

the unit https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817151189

Yeah you can run that on 450W if the unit is good :)


We have a NEW and GLORIOUSER PSU Tier List Now.

 

You can check out the old one that gave joy to so many across the land here

 

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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 Died in a horrible mining accident. Currently looking for used Vega 56s!

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+ + 240GB SSD Plus

AdditionalPylons: Corsair CX450M

Letterpad: Rosewill Apollo 9100 (Cherry MX Red)

Buttonrodent: EVGA Torq X3

Auralnterface: @Den-Fi が2年前にくれたヘッドフォン

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) (actually pretty loud for my standards)

Letterpad: Logitech MK120 bundle

Buttonrodent: See above

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1 hour ago, Megah3rtz said:

Is 550W enough for an RX 580 + r5 1600 + 2x8gb ddr4?

 

the unit https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817151189

 

 

I'm guessing yes, but I'd like to be sure.

Yes, the answer is heck yeah


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51 minutes ago, Energycore said:

Yeah you can run that on 450W if the unit is good :)

*has a strong enough 12V rail. Included with case PSU are cancer in that regard due to a heavy reliance on dual rails+old designs.


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9 minutes ago, Dabombinable said:

*has a strong enough 12V rail. Included with case PSU are cancer in that regard due to a heavy reliance on dual rails+old designs.

I'll give you old design, but dual rails aren't bad if they're balanced well, and on a system with a GPU under 200W they won't be a problem.

 

Either way, any *good* dual+ rail unit will have OCP on each rail so it won't be dangerous, and I did say the 450W has to be 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 Died in a horrible mining accident. Currently looking for used Vega 56s!

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+ + 240GB SSD Plus

AdditionalPylons: Corsair CX450M

Letterpad: Rosewill Apollo 9100 (Cherry MX Red)

Buttonrodent: EVGA Torq X3

Auralnterface: @Den-Fi が2年前にくれたヘッドフォン

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) (actually pretty loud for my standards)

Letterpad: Logitech MK120 bundle

Buttonrodent: See above

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Liquidrectangles: Samsung 1600x900 + LG 1440x900

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21 minutes ago, turkey3_scratch said:

Dual rails doesn't make things bad.

When 1 rail runs out of spec, you have problems. Still remember the burning smell coming from my GTX 650ti.


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5 minutes ago, Dabombinable said:

When 1 rail runs out of spec, you have problems. Still remember the burning smell coming from my GTX 650ti.

Which shouldn't happen on any good unit.


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You can check out the old one that gave joy to so many across the land here

 

Computer having a hard time powering on? Troubleshoot it with this guide. (Currently looking for suggestions to update it into the context of <current year> and make it its own thread)

Computer Specs:

Spoiler

 Mathresolvermajig: Intel Xeon E3 1240 (Sandy Bridge i7 equivalent)
Framepainting-inator: MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8GB Died in a horrible mining accident. Currently looking for used Vega 56s!

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+ + 240GB SSD Plus

AdditionalPylons: Corsair CX450M

Letterpad: Rosewill Apollo 9100 (Cherry MX Red)

Buttonrodent: EVGA Torq X3

Auralnterface: @Den-Fi が2年前にくれたヘッドフォン

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) (actually pretty loud for my standards)

Letterpad: Logitech MK120 bundle

Buttonrodent: See above

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Liquidrectangles: Samsung 1600x900 + LG 1440x900

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57 minutes ago, Dabombinable said:

When 1 rail runs out of spec, you have problems. Still remember the burning smell coming from my GTX 650ti.

Multi Rail:

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What should go out of spec here?!
And how?!

 

Yes, it is those three big Resistory things...

And a couple of traces to a protection Chip...


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1 hour ago, Dabombinable said:

When 1 rail runs out of spec, you have problems. Still remember the burning smell coming from my GTX 650ti.

That was caused by a faulty GPU (or PSU), not two rails. When one rail "goes out of spec", it trips OCP and the PSU shuts down. It's not like the rail is physically incapable of more current, it's just the OCP trip point. 

 

I see many people think multiple rails is something that can burn, or get damaged or whatever, when in reality it's just a single rail with some supervisor components (shunts, 12V channels) monitoring current. 

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6 hours ago, OrionFOTL said:

That was caused by a faulty GPU (or PSU), not two rails. When one rail "goes out of spec", it trips OCP and the PSU shuts down. It's not like the rail is physically incapable of more current, it's just the OCP trip point. 

 

I see many people think multiple rails is something that can burn, or get damaged or whatever, when in reality it's just a single rail with some supervisor components (shunts, 12V channels) monitoring current. 

True dual rails do exist, although I haven't seen any in a while. 


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2 hours ago, awesomegamer919 said:

True dual rails do exist, although I haven't seen any in a while. 

Yes, back in 2006 and up to 2008 or maybe 10.

 

CWT PUC Plattform was one of those but that hasn't been in use for a decade or so...


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Out with the old in with the new...

 

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Overall very pleased so far, they even included some zipties and velcro strips for cable management. Much quieter than my old tx650 aswell. 


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3 hours ago, Megah3rtz said:

Out with the old in with the new...

 

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Overall very pleased so far, they even included some zipties and velcro strips for cable management. Much quieter than my old tx650 aswell. 

I’m loving my Focus plus gold 550w! Only slight bummer is that they only include one PCI-E cable that splits into two 8 pins instead of two separate cables. Just something that triggers my ocd lul.

Apart from that it’s a great unit. 

 

 

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On 7.03.2018 at 10:43 PM, Stefan Payne said:

The Gold one is CWT GPS wich is a rather shitty plattform, if nothing is done to it and the fan is not known. If it is the default Hong Hua in my GPS-750V, then its really annoying - like 10m away you can hear it annoying.

 

The other one is Sama I think...

As OrionFOTL said, Silentium PC is SAMA platform, it was always like that.

 

On 7.03.2018 at 10:43 PM, Stefan Payne said:

The Gold one is CWT GPS wich is a rather shitty plattform, if nothing is done to it and the fan is not known. If it is the default Hong Hua in my GPS-750V, then its really annoying - like 10m away you can hear it annoying.

Well if it says something to You, the fan is made by 'aobos' (as far as I know, the same one is used in VIVO 24k).

 

On 7.03.2018 at 10:43 PM, Stefan Payne said:

Don't know about the protection IC but doesn't look great AFAIR.

There is not much English source...

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=420

But it has new revision with some improvements. Anyway when we're talking about Supremo (not modular) it's price level similar to Bitfenix Formula 450, Cougar LX500 (so locally 85$).

On 7.03.2018 at 10:43 PM, Stefan Payne said:

Caseking should deliver to Poland ;)

If you want to order in Germany that is...

Nah, I jus wanted to complain a little bit :D

 

On 7.03.2018 at 10:43 PM, Stefan Payne said:

CX550 is OK, fan RPM under lower loads on the higher side -> around 800-900rpm for whatever reason.

Pure Power 10 is the best Choice IMO

ANtec NeoECO is not known but seems like a low end CWT Plattform - like CX430/500, the generation before.

TS550 Gold is worth a look, though its an ancient design -> Seasonic G-Series based.

Silentium L2 Bronze or gold?
The Bronze seems not that great, though reasonably (LLC-Resonant mode Converter with double Mag Amp so also Indypendently regulated). And the Gold one is somewhat OK - but nothing is known about that.

I'm becoming convinced to CX550, most attractive price and I've some negatie prejudice about BeQuiet, don't ask me why ;O

 

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19 minutes ago, Fawn said:

As OrionFOTL said, Silentium PC is SAMA platform, it was always like that.

ARGH, I forgot that I mentioned it two times in that post and only edited the second time, not the first...

 

 

19 minutes ago, Fawn said:

There is not much English source...

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=420

But it has new revision with some improvements. Anyway when we're talking about Supremo (not modular) it's price level similar to Bitfenix Formula 450, Cougar LX500 (so locally 85$).

That one is similar to Cougar GX-S, same Sirfa Plattform.

 

 

19 minutes ago, Fawn said:

I'm becoming convinced to CX550, most attractive price and I've some negatie prejudice about BeQuiet, don't ask me why ;O

Because 10 Years ago a unit died. Or 15 Years ago something happened...

And you know what? 15 Years ago, most PSU were garbage by todays standard. You couldn't hardly find any decent one sold to consumers, the good stuff was only in Servers and Workstations, not sold in the DIY Market. That began to change slowly around 2006-2008...

And when Corsair entered the market, some be quiet units were already out of warranty. They are rather old and started around 2002 or 2003, corsair around 2006.

And the E5 Series had a Problem with some part that failed...

 

Anyway, get the Bitfenix Formula, that is the best one. Because rather low fan RPM (around 450rpm or so under lower load), the Corsair has around double that. AFAIR ~800rpm for whatever reason.

Be quiet Pure Power 10/400 starts at around 500rpm so does Cougar LX500.

But since the LX500 is a bit expensive, I'd not recommend it.

 


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AFAIR ~800rpm for whatever reason.

Yes, 818 RPM according to Cybenetics. And the CXM 450/550/650 are even higher, at 925 RPM.

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Just now, pomkon said:

Can a plat psu be low tier, ie 4 or below?

 

gold psu below 5?

 

can ratings be an indication?

There's a pinned post explaining what 80+ ratings mean.

 


 

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Ryzen 1500X @3,925 GHz

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo + 2x ML120

MSI B350 Tomahawk Arctic

2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000 MHz CL15 (Micron B-die) @2933 MHz

Sapphire Radeon R9 280 Dual-X @1120 MHz / 1450 MHz

120GB 850 Evo

120GB Kingston SSD

500GB WD Blue

Cooler Master Elite 430

Seasonic Prime Titanium 650W

Logitech G710 with Kailh Box Jade

Logitech G502

HyperX Cloud

And my laptop, which I shall call "If It's Stupid But It Works" (It can actually play CS:GO at 50 FPS, and Civ V at 25 FPS)

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Lenovo Thinkpad L460

Intel Core i3 6100U

4GB (probably) DDR4 2133 MHz

Intel HD Graphics 520 0.3-1.0 GHz

128GB Samsung MZ7LF128HCHP

Corsair M65 Pro RGB (worst mouse I've ever had)

Sennheiser CX 5.00G

And here would be where I would put a picture of my cat. But apparently, images are not allowed here. So take this instead (*ΦωΦ*)

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3 hours ago, seon123 said:

There's a pinned post explaining what 80+ ratings mean.

does anyone else misunderstand my question? 

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