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Does 100% Japanese Capacitors really matter?

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You can do better than that psu on a $1500 budget.

 

and answer is yes and no, it's complicated. more and more lately it's less relevant.

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There is high quality Japanese capacitors and low quality. There is also high quality non Japanese capacitors.

It does not really matter if everything else sucks.

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"japanese" is bullshit, look at their temperature rating. should be 105C, if they're rated for more than 105C that's rare but even better.

 

that psu is only 80+ bronze so frankly don't bother with it. RM650x is a better choice - 80+ Gold efficiency rating and it has the high quality capacitors in it

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I just straight up wouldn't recommend this PSU based on the pricepoint alone. 

If you're building a $1500 rig, you want a VERY good reliable PSU, because that is the component that will fry everything if it fails.

 

The forum has a PSU teir list here


I recommend buying something from the S or A+ teirs for your pricepoint, some A class PSUs would do well but with the amount you're investing I seriously recommend getting a S or A+ teir PSU for greatest reliability on your investment. 

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And it's mostly electrolytic capacitors that can have problems depending on chemical formulation of substances inside and quality of raw materials.JP companies have a reputation, higher trust etc but there's quite a few very good brands outside Japan.

 

Polymer capacitors can be made well by lots of companies - one could make a psu with just the big primary cap japanese and everything else polymers from 3-4 different countries and the psu would classify as "100% jap. el. caps"

 

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PS get something modular, you'll thank me. That PSU is nonmodular and will make your cable management a nightmare. Also doesn't allow for custom sleeved cables if you're into that kinda thing. 

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On 6/9/2019 at 1:24 AM, LandSeventy said:

Ok i just want to know if this is good because it says 100% Japanese Capacitors and i want to add it to my $1500 gaming rig. Does 100% Japanese Capacitors really matter? 

PSUs are so much more than a black metal box filled with capacitors.  It's not like AC power goes in, passes through a bunch of capacitors, then comes out as DC.

 

If you have a $1500 gaming PC, why waste your time even looking at an inefficient (only Bronze), loud (Yate Loon fan) PSU with only a three year warranty built by a company that has only built desktop PSUs for a couple years (MEIC)?

 

Let someone that isn't smart enough to ask first buy it and find out "is it good enough"?

 

On 6/9/2019 at 1:24 AM, LandSeventy said:

 Also what specs of any psu does really matter? I suck at finding good psu :(

 

Hint:  Go to websites that actually test, disassemble and evaluate power supplies.

 

Hint #2:  Linus doesn't.

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3 hours ago, LukeSavenije said:

he does

 

he throws them

By throwing PSUs one can test, disassemble and evaluate them?  Wow.  I've been doing it wrong all these years.

 

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8 minutes ago, jonnyGURU said:

By throwing PSUs one can test, disassemble and evaluate them?  Wow.  I've been doing it wrong all these years.

 

he checks longevity and build quality?

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