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    awesomegamer919 got a reaction from LienusLateTips in Is a 1000w power supply worth it in this context?   
    All HXis come with at least 2 cables so that’s not a major issue, you can also just run it in SR mode.
    Yes and no, you *should* hit general OPP at about the same time assuming a similar design (say RMx 2018 and Whisper M) which is not affected by OCP, on units that do have SR 12V OCP then yes you are correct.
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    awesomegamer919 got a reaction from Automobili3XF in Is a 1000w power supply worth it in this context?   
    Let me give you a quick rundown of Multi-rail vs single rail, both have their advantages and disadvantages, though they tend to do more good than not nowadays.
     
    Single rail is fairly straight forward, there is a chip inside the PSUs that monitors how much power is being supplied at once over all rails, if a certain threshold is reached (on a 1000w it’ll be around 1250-1400w) then the PSU automatically shuts down. A few single rail PSUs have a dedicated pin for the 12V which is a little more strict than the general overpower protection, but it’s uncommon.
     
    Multi-rail, despite the name, still only has 1 physical 12V rail (there used to be true dual rail units but they haven’t been around in over half a decade), what differentiates it from single rail is that the chip that monitors the output power/current is more advanced and can measure multiple output wires at once, this means it can set much stricter over current protection levels (usually 25-40A instead of the 100A or so on a single rail PSU). This obviously means that it can detect overdraw on a single cable much quicker, potentially stopping a cable from melting, but in the past badly designed “rails” has caused issues with GPUs and CPUs being stuck on the same rail and causing overcurrent protection trips even under normal load (Most, but not all, Multi rail PSUs will have 2-4 rails split between the PCIe cables, CPU cable, ATX cable and SATA/MOLEX cables).
     
    This issue has mostly disappeared in recent times, though AMD Vega cards may cause issue with a few PSUs such as 550w Bitfenix Formula or, to a lesser and more user fixable extent, the Bitfenix Whisper 550M. Some units, such as Corsairs -I series (RMi, HXi, AXi) have adjustable multi-rail so you can give rails different amounts of max power before they shit down, or switch to single-rail completely.
     
    Overall, Multi-Rail is safer, but slightly more restrictive on GPU choice, single rail is less safe but works well with any GPU and configurable Multi-rail is the best of both worlds.
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    awesomegamer919 got a reaction from Stefan Payne in Is a 1000w power supply worth it in this context?   
    I really have no horse in this race, but I would like to point a couple things out.
     
    Intel’s new DSG 1.4.2 requires 70% efficiency at 2% load, this is *very* difficult to do on mainline units so there will be a trend towards efficiency peaks at lower loads. For example, here’s the new Corsair RM850 (not RMx/I): https://cybenetics.com/d/cybenetics_din.pdf
     
    As you can see, the efficiency peaks at around 250w or so which is 30% of load. The old myth that 50% is maximum efficiency hasn’t been relevant for a while due to LLC topologies creating a much flatter efficiency curve and now is going away entirely due to the new DSG 1.4.2 requirements.
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    awesomegamer919 got a reaction from Spotty in Is a 1000w power supply worth it in this context?   
    I really have no horse in this race, but I would like to point a couple things out.
     
    Intel’s new DSG 1.4.2 requires 70% efficiency at 2% load, this is *very* difficult to do on mainline units so there will be a trend towards efficiency peaks at lower loads. For example, here’s the new Corsair RM850 (not RMx/I): https://cybenetics.com/d/cybenetics_din.pdf
     
    As you can see, the efficiency peaks at around 250w or so which is 30% of load. The old myth that 50% is maximum efficiency hasn’t been relevant for a while due to LLC topologies creating a much flatter efficiency curve and now is going away entirely due to the new DSG 1.4.2 requirements.
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    awesomegamer919 got a reaction from 17030644 in PSU Tier List 2.1 - LEGACY   
    I disagree, I'd take 3 years of, say, EVGA or Corsair warranty over 5 years of ASUS warranty. It has never factored in before and IMO should not now, if 7 years was a minumum for T2 then TXm and Formula would be T3 which is a gross misrepresentation. 
    Except that puts it with inferior PSUs just because of warranty, motherboards and GPUs have short warranties, why have issues with PSUs that have short warranties as well. Regardless, the Pure Power 11 is being refreshed soon with a switch to gold and 5 years warranty, so it'll be a moot point.
    CX uses a very different design utilizing a modern half bridge LLC resonant conversion topology, I agree that it doesn't belong in T2, but it's also above T3, IMHO T3 should become T4 (and T4 become T5 etc), and new T3 should be units like the CX non-M, Pure Power 10 etc... 
     
    If not, it belongs more in T2 than T3, esp since the CXm was only T3 because of the fan...
     
    I disagree, either go as I stated above or leave CX in T2, it does not belong among units like the Masterwatt and CXm... 
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    awesomegamer919 got a reaction from 17030644 in PSU Tier List 2.1 - LEGACY   
    If you are going to have the Leadex in the top tier then the CWT GPU variants (RMx, Whisper M, DQ-m) should also be there. Same with HX(i), RMi and AXi (low wattage and 1600w)
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    awesomegamer919 got a reaction from LienusLateTips in PSU Tier List 2.1 - LEGACY   
    I disagree, I'd take 3 years of, say, EVGA or Corsair warranty over 5 years of ASUS warranty. It has never factored in before and IMO should not now, if 7 years was a minumum for T2 then TXm and Formula would be T3 which is a gross misrepresentation. 
    Except that puts it with inferior PSUs just because of warranty, motherboards and GPUs have short warranties, why have issues with PSUs that have short warranties as well. Regardless, the Pure Power 11 is being refreshed soon with a switch to gold and 5 years warranty, so it'll be a moot point.
    CX uses a very different design utilizing a modern half bridge LLC resonant conversion topology, I agree that it doesn't belong in T2, but it's also above T3, IMHO T3 should become T4 (and T4 become T5 etc), and new T3 should be units like the CX non-M, Pure Power 10 etc... 
     
    If not, it belongs more in T2 than T3, esp since the CXm was only T3 because of the fan...
     
    I disagree, either go as I stated above or leave CX in T2, it does not belong among units like the Masterwatt and CXm... 
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    awesomegamer919 got a reaction from Tamago_Sushi in PSU Tier List [OLD]   
    As cool as @STRMfrmXMNis, this list is far from perfect, using arbitrary measurements for "tier" cutoffs and having minimal build quality checks.
    550w should be fine, 650w is fine if you want "muh headroom" though in reality it's gonna be overkill.
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    awesomegamer919 got a reaction from LienusLateTips in PSU Tier List [OLD]   
    As cool as @STRMfrmXMNis, this list is far from perfect, using arbitrary measurements for "tier" cutoffs and having minimal build quality checks.
    550w should be fine, 650w is fine if you want "muh headroom" though in reality it's gonna be overkill.
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    awesomegamer919 got a reaction from MEC-777 in PSU Tier List [OLD]   
    Not really, it's a 250w card, just like every other x80Ti card ever, it;s still power limited to 300w. 
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    awesomegamer919 got a reaction from LienusLateTips in PSU Tier List [OLD]   
    Not really, it's a 250w card, just like every other x80Ti card ever, it;s still power limited to 300w. 
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    awesomegamer919 got a reaction from LienusLateTips in Introducing “The Teliko” (High end pc for about $1290)   
    That issue is both overblown and IIRC not even true - EVGA fixed it for the G2...
     
    The G2 is certainly better than a CXm, they aren't even in the same league.
    .g2 has a better topology a better fan, better component quality... 
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    awesomegamer919 reacted to lp149 in RM650X MAKES A POPPING NOISE   
    Right... and you better not unplug it then, say when moving house, or using the vacuum. Wouldn't want to risk stuffing it up with that one flick of the wall switch. It's all downhill from there. Have fun, and keep laughing!
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    awesomegamer919 got a reaction from Slottr in Introducing “The Teliko” (High end pc for about $1290)   
    That issue is both overblown and IIRC not even true - EVGA fixed it for the G2...
     
    The G2 is certainly better than a CXm, they aren't even in the same league.
    .g2 has a better topology a better fan, better component quality... 
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    awesomegamer919 got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 in Introducing “The Teliko” (High end pc for about $1290)   
    That issue is both overblown and IIRC not even true - EVGA fixed it for the G2...
     
    The G2 is certainly better than a CXm, they aren't even in the same league.
    .g2 has a better topology a better fan, better component quality... 
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    awesomegamer919 got a reaction from Mugenjynn in Introducing “The Teliko” (High end pc for about $1290)   
    That issue is both overblown and IIRC not even true - EVGA fixed it for the G2...
     
    The G2 is certainly better than a CXm, they aren't even in the same league.
    .g2 has a better topology a better fan, better component quality... 
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    awesomegamer919 got a reaction from oscar7601 in PSU Tier List [OLD]   
    They are old units, probably EOL and hardly relevant nowadays.
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    awesomegamer919 got a reaction from LienusLateTips in Looking for PSU Suggestions   
    The RMx uses LLC resonant conversion on the primary side,  this means it has a much flatter efficiency curve and it handles transient loads *far* better... The even newer RMx 2018 then moves to a mostly wireless seeing (specifically removing most/all wires to the modular board).  The closest thing to the older RM in Corsairs current lineup is probably the CXm... 
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    awesomegamer919 got a reaction from dalekphalm in Best Power Meter?   
    Jon works for Corsair as the Director of PSU engineering, he uses this equipment every day
    Jon isn't known for being soft, or particularly polite for that matter...
     
    TBF, you did come across a little shill-like, I know you don't work for Brand, but other don't know this
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    awesomegamer919 got a reaction from Corsair Nick in Which of these two psus are best?   
    TBH, I think zero-fan mode is ok... as long as you can turn it off and it's both well designed and *thoroughly* tested, otherwise it may cause issues - RM750 for example. Regardless, the HXi *will* be a quieter product - both are well designed and the HXi is more efficient and therefore needs less cooling to stay at the same temps.
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    awesomegamer919 got a reaction from TVwazhere in PSU Tier List [OLD]   
    Talks for yourself, I quite like anime... 
     
    That joke sucks so damn much... 
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    awesomegamer919 got a reaction from MEC-777 in PSU Tier List [OLD]   
    The 2070 does not appear to have the required connectors for SLI/NVlink: https://www.tomshardware.com/news/nvidia-geforce-rtx-2070-availability-pricing-specs,37846.html
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    awesomegamer919 got a reaction from jonnyGURU in Which power supply units support ErP ready?   
    Sounds like a fire waiting to happen, esp if you try pull 500w from it... 
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    awesomegamer919 got a reaction from jonnyGURU in RM650X MAKES A POPPING NOISE   
    Because people are idiots who don't bother to research anything.
     
    @jonnyGURUHas Corsair tested what happens to the NTC Thermistor when you spend 2 years constantly stressing it? That's my only guess why 2 units died like that, other than random failures of course...
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    awesomegamer919 got a reaction from jonnyGURU in Need Help Upgrading My PSU   
    Focus is not at all as good as an RMi, saying that, it's still fine. 
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