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About jonnyGURU

  • Title
    Grouchy old fart.
  • Birthday Jan 29, 1971

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  • Location
    Bay area, CA
  • Gender
  • Biography
    Former lead tech support @ TCWO.com
    Former Avaya PBX installer
    Former owner/reviewer @ jonnyguru.com
    Former PSU, case and cooling PM @ Ultra Products
    Former PSU PM @ BFG Technologies
    Former PSU engineer @ Razer
    Former technical marketing manager @ Corsair
    Former PSU PM @ Corsair
    Currently Director of R&D (PSU's, cables, connectors and other skunkworks projects) @ Corsair

    No.. it's not that I can't hold onto a job. It's that I'm really that old.

    Love what I do, but jaded by the industry. When poked, I do bite.
  • Occupation
    Trying not to get COVID-19.


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor
  • Motherboard
    Asus PRIME B550M-K Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16
  • GPU
    Asus Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB STRIX GAMING OC
  • Case
    Fractal Design Meshify C Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case
  • Storage
    Corsair MP600 Force Series Gen4 x2 (1x 1TB, 1x 2TB)
  • PSU
    Corsair SF600 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular SFX
  • Cooling
    Corsair A500
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K95 Platinum XT
  • Mouse
    Corsair Nightsword
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. This is what I got back: If it is a single rail +12V, it will use a 8 pin house keeping IC If it is 2 rails of +12V, their OCP is managed by a 14 pin house keeping IC If it is 4 rails of +12V, their OCP is managed by a 14 pin house keeping IC and one additional 8 pin OCP IC
  2. If it wasn't multi-rail, then it wouldn't be listed as multi-rail in the tier list.
  3. No. We found out a while back that Seasonic is very deceptive about their PSU temperature ratings. Antec's spec is honest. Read the whole line: That means the PSU is rated at 40°C. Not 50°C. It can only do 80% load at 50°C. My guess is there's a 50°C OTP. A TRUE 50°C rated PSU will do 100% at 50°C.
  4. I have so many irons in the fire right now, I really don't even want to bring it up with them.
  5. I don't think it did with FE and EVGA FTW3 IIIRC. No idea. Do we know for a fact that it actually has multiple +12V rails? Remember back in the day when Seasonic was selling PSUs with "multiple +12V rails" but when you opened up the PSU, all of the +12V wires were soldered to the same place on the PCB?
  6. Wow. That was too long ago. I can't remember if it was the boost diode or the PWM MOSFET. I do know that we're still passing on GPX platform. Even for low cost Gold, we're favoring HEC (similar platform to EVGA GT). The RMx uses an IN1S313i and WT7502R supervisor IC as well as a WT7518 specifically for OCP.
  7. All these armchair EEs that think they know better than Intel is hilarious. Did anyone notice that the Videocardz article that EVERYONE is quoting never cites what unnamed "power supply and motherboard vendors aren't very fond of the idea".
  8. So you used the B5 550W with all of the B5's cables and it popped... but everything still works with the HX850i?
  9. I think you got a bad graphics card. But until we make that conclusion: Make sure mobo BIOS is updated, reinstall Windows, make sure you're using the latest drivers.
  10. Not much there. Funny that someone felt it necessary to take pictures of a stack of boxes and some warehouse space. LOL!
  11. China: The wild, wild East. No. There's no legal action that can be taken. Newegg can block them if it's reported to them. Hopefully, that's being done.
  12. So you got a bad graphics card?
  13. I know. But on the flip side, if you consider the cost of shipping, packaging materials, labor, etc.. that's a waste too. It's like the old EV argument. You either use a car that uses fossil fuel, or you use a car that uses environmentally unfriendly batteries charged by fossil fuel. Or another example: Paper or plastic. Clear cut forests or have a bag sit in a landfill for centuries?
  14. Yeah. At least some of those are listed as "like new", but those prices! What sucks are people are buying these, expecting to swap them out with Corsair, and then being told to pound sand because they're used (and in most cases out of warranty) and then they're mad at Corsair for not "honoring warranty". We just had one guy buy an AX1200i made in 2012 just a month ago. It was dead and now he's mad at Corsair for not swapping it out.