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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Would 500w be fine for this list?"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

It might still be group regulated. No pictures of the internals, though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for $1000 US AMD Photoshop Build"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

If you look at my list, you'll see there isn't any Rosewill units.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Suggestions wanted: G1+ 750W or other power supply for a 2700x build"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

G1+ isn't a bad unit. If it's bought for cheap, then there's nothing wrong with it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions for a pc"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Personal experience doesn’t matter as all you can say is that it turn on. There’s far more to a unit than it turning on. Ripple, crossloads, voltage regulation, performance on the rails, topology, protections, etc etc etc.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1600 1st build, need some advices to complete the build!"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

750w is overkill, and If I had just those two options, I would go with the G3 as it has overall better internals.

But, I personally recommend these two units: https://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/CZvZxr,bqVD4D/ These are the best mid-ranged power supplies on the market.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for $1000 US AMD Photoshop Build"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a list of power supplies that I've made to help others with PSU selection.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help me choose."

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I personally wouldn't pick up the Seasonic Focus plus as it can't handle high end GPUs.

I have a list of power supplies that may help you

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions for a pc"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Personal experience with power supplies do not matter. It wasn't even a good unit two years ago. You can do what you want, but I do not recommend using high end hardware with it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Would 500w be fine for this list?"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I would not get the EVGA BR as it's unreviewed. Get what mark5916 suggest, the CX450.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help me choose."

  • 15 months ago
  • 3 points

100% the Corsair CXM.

The Seasonic M12II is a garbage PSU and not good for modern PC systems. It lacks OCP, OTP and UVP, it does not support Intel C6/C7 power states, and the big no no is that it's group regulated. Group regulation means that during crossloads, the 5v or 12v rail can go way out of ATX specification. It also cannot output its full rated wattage and not to mention the unit is notoriously loud.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "When are the ASUS ROG Thor PSUs supposed to release?"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Better cooling, but the Prime Ultra already has more than sufficient cooling. Probably a marketing strategy.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for $1000 US AMD Photoshop Build"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

The Seasonic EVO is a garbage PSU and not good for modern PC systems. It lacks OCP, OTP and UVP, it does not support Intel C6/C7 power states, and the big no no is that it's group regulated. Group regulation means that during crossloads, the 5v or 12v rail can go way out of ATX specification. It also cannot output its full rated wattage and not to mention the unit is notoriously loud.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1600 1st build, need some advices to complete the build!"

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

I do not advise using the FOCUS Plus with Vega. The FOCUS Plus has issues with high end cards which can trigger the unit's protections which shuts down the PC.

You're better off referring to this power supply list

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions for a pc"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

THE XFX XT isn't all that great from what I've been reading. I'd get a Corsair CX450 over it as it's a proven unit.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "650$ Gaming PC Build"

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

The EVGA BQ is not a good unit as it lacks OTP. For the same price you can get the CX450, which is a better unit. Only downside that is has no modularity.

An RX 580 is at a similar price and performs slightly better.

I feel like this who list could be redone to accommodate the new Ryzen 2600

Comment reply on Forum Topic "When are the ASUS ROG Thor PSUs supposed to release?"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

The ASUS Thor is a Seasonic Prime Ultra but with bigger heatsinks.

Comment reply on Clearcase's Completed Build: Alien Space Heater

  • 16 months ago
  • 4 points

I actually dig the colour scheme. It really does give it a xeno sort of look.

Comment reply on Glenfennen03's Completed Build: The Nautilus

  • 16 months ago
  • 3 points

Double Nice

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How’s my part list look so far"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

What is this build for? Gaming? AutoCAD? Video/Photo Editing? Streaming? etc.

Flaws in the build:

PSU. The EVGA G1 (NEX) is a very poor choice. It's all around mediocre and terrible value. I would chose either of these two units: https://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/CZvZxr,bqVD4D/ as both are solid and don't have any real flaws.

Optical drives are a thing of the past. It's also silly to pay 60$ for one. If anything, get an external optical drive.

USB Dongle wifi sticks, I've found, to be not as stable as their PCI counterparts. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/6Zs8TW/asus-pce-ac55bt-b1-none-wi-fi-adapter-pce-ac55bt-b1 This wifi card should suffice

The CoolerMaster Sickle flows are rather bad fans. I'd get something else.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which Ryzen should I get?"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Well that isn’t relevant now, tbh.

Comment reply on Vortec53's Completed Build: The Jank-tiplex PC Build

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, but that PSU hurts me.

Otherwise, may your clocks be high and temperatures be low!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How are Corsair RMxs?"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, looks I got it confused with the RMx (2018).

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/bitfenix-whisper-series-550w-psu,4805-3.html https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/corsair-rm850x-v2-psu,5568-3.html

There are many similarities. Both are from CWT and use the same topology. I guess CWT thought the Whisper M was that good, so they made it better with the RMx (2018)

Most of the major changes are on the secondary side. (Near the modularity board). some minor changes include a larger transformer and bigger heatsink.

So it's more correct to say that the RMx is based off of the Whisper M. :P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How are Corsair RMxs?"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

No, not the V2. The original RMx.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which Ryzen should I get?"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

That review is 7 years old. It's no longer that relevant. Look at the numbers, not the score. You can't use the score. That is like saying a GTX 7800 is still good since it got a good score back in its day.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How are Corsair RMxs?"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

It’s just a modified Corsair RMx. The resemblance is very striking. Either way, it’s a good unit.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which Ryzen should I get?"

  • 16 months ago
  • -1 points

No, the old builder's were pretty bad. They had piss poor build quality.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "'Future Proof' Build for my Mom"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want to suggest ****** PSUs that’s fine. I’m going to not suggest these units, because I actually care enough to not do it.

The EVGA BR is also unreviewed. Bad idea to suggest it.

I’m going to end the debate here. Otherwise, it won’t end. Have a good one.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Perfect?"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, only with the proper equipment can you test that stuff.

Luckily, sites like tomshardware have that equipment. Reviews often determine if a PSU is a risk or not. So just read through them. They’re a wealth of information

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Would this hold up to my expectations?"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

The EVGA B3 has a serious protection issue, making it jot a recommended unit.

80+ certification shouldn’t matter. It won’t save you much in terms of money and it’s most definitely not a tell for quality.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Perfect?"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

If you look closely at the Tomshardware reviews of the 450w and up, You’ll see a consistent OPP flaw. The fact that is blew and the fuse didn’t stop the current from entering the PSU and causes sparks. There should be protections on place to prevent this.

Some PSUs can handle a higher overload before shutdown. Take the EVGA G3 for example. Its OPP is set at a very high 140%. This is honestly too high, but its OPP doesn’t blow. Just has a possibility of melting the caps. Ideally, OPP should be set arounf 125% to keep the rails within ATX spec.

This B3 is a straight up fire risk because when the OPP gives way, the Fuse doesn’t blow. there’s nothing stopping the current from entering the unit, which again, is a huge flaw. It’s all quality control.

Superflower is a known OEM, but they aren’t perfect. No one is.

Again, Jonnyguru doesn’t specifically test for OPP. Which may change soon since OklahomaWolf, the reviewer, may be retiring and Aris, the reviewer for Tomshardware and several other sites, maybe taking his place.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for new car recommendations"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Toyota has a lot of good vehicles for standard road use. High reliability, easy to work on (from what I've notices) easy but fun to drive, good fuel economy.

Tacoma Prerunner has a V6, so it'll eat up fuel. Things like a Camry ought to do well. I drive a '93 Toyota pickup and I love the little thing. The thing is practically a tank.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The first thing you buy when you instantly win 1 million?"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

If I won a million...

I'd pay off my bills for the rest of this year and next year, maybe for the next 5 years.

I'd fully restore and revamp my little Toyota truck. I'd buy a 2014 Ford Mustang GT 500 along with a 1969 Dodge Charger.

Next, make a totally overkill PC.

Lastly, get my safe a cozy but spacious single story house. Whatever money I have left I'll shove into savings.

Comment reply on Yolenzo's Completed Build: Night Forest

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh... Be quiet! Straight Power 11

Comment reply on Forum Topic "E-Sports Gaming Machine"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't recommend the EVGA BQ as it has lackluster performance, lacks OTP, and has an old double-forward topology. The topology does not do well for high end GPUs, such as Vega.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which Ryzen should I get?"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

My biggest issue with this build is the old Corsair CX. It's really a bad PSU. Corsair recently revised their CX lineup which is actually a very good one. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Q7L7YJ/corsair-cx-2017-450w-80-bronze-certified-atx-power-supply-cp-9020120-na

Comment reply on Forum Topic "'Future Proof' Build for my Mom"

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor $158.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - B450M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $68.38 @ OutletPC
Memory Team - Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $70.98 @ Newegg
Storage Team - L5 LITE 3D 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $62.89 @ OutletPC
Case Cougar - MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case $41.99 @ B&H
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $44.90 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $448.03
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-16 21:56 EDT-0400

You'd be better off going for this build here.

  • The processor is only slightly faster overall, but the Vega 11 graphics will actually blow the 550 TI out of the water. This would be the better option.
  • This is a basic motherboard. It has VRM heatsinks on the SOCs and the main side. Limited overclocking is possible.
  • Cheap 3000Mhz RAM.
  • Honestly, you don't need an 860 evo. This SSD here will do just as well.
  • Deepcool tesseract is ancient. Here's a better case for not much more.
  • The Seasonic S12II is truly a **** PSU. It's group regulated (Which is a big no no), lacks DC-DC (Also a big no no), uses an old double-forward topology (Not great), Lacks OTP and OCP protections (huge no no), and to top it off, it's 8 years old. This Corsair CX450 is a much better PSU. It uses a new topology, has all protections that are properly configured, great build quality (for the price), and is cheaper!.
  • Removed the optical drive. If one is needed, then get an external one.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "'Future Proof' Build for my Mom"

  • 16 months ago
  • 0 points

Let me reiterate. Group Regulated units suffer severely under most forms of cross load. Modest load, it’ll suffer. It’s not a good idea to cheap out on a PSU even if it’s a lower power draw system. Group regulated units can kill a PC.

There’s also no DC-DC daughter board. That’s not good either.

There is zero excuse to use a group regulated unit with modern hardware.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "'Future Proof' Build for my Mom"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah but... it's group regulated which is a huge no no.

"Group regulated which means that it can't out put its full power on the 12V rail and the 12V/5V rail uses one coil and when the load isn't balance e.g high load on one and low on the other aka crossload it has a very hard time regulating voltage which means that voltage regulation on the 12V and 5V can get ugly or even out spec if you push the PSU hard enough"

It does really bad under crossloads.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will this be okay for Assetto Corsa Competezione?"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking at the internals of the Fractal Design Integra, I would say this is a no-go unit. Two coils on the secondary said say that this unit is group-regulated, which is a bad thing It also looks to be using a double-forward topology.

I would get a Corsair CX450 over this unit as it's much better.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Perfect?"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Jonnyguru doesn't test for over-power-protection. However, it's a great site for taking a look at the quality of construction of a unit considering they take many detailed pictures.

You can trust any review site that takes a part a power supply and tests them. You can't trust a review simply unboxes and overviews it. TomsHardware is as good as it gets.

You can trust me on power supplies, I love these things :D If you want to know more, or what power supplies to recommend then check out my Terminology and List

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How are Corsair RMxs?"

  • 16 months ago
  • 3 points

The Corsair RMx (2018) is amoung the best power supplies on the market, beating out the FOCUS+, G2/G3, and most other power supplies. The only power supplies that I know of that compete with it is the BitFenix Whisper M (Which is basically a Corsair RMx but with changes to the secondary side) and the be quiet! Straight Power 11.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1440p 60fps High Graphics Build"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

There are several issues with your build.

First is the CPU cooler. It's ancient in its design. This is newer and better while being cheaper.

Second is the RX 580. While it's a very good card, it's not suitable for 1440pd 60fps in most titles. In Battlefield 1, it got down to 50fps once action started taking place. In GTA V, it averaged 50fps all around. I would recommend a GTX 1070 for 1440p 60fps.

Third is the case. The thing looks old. While it will work, it's overpriced for what it is. This case is better.

Fourth is not really an issue, but something worth noting: The EVGA G3 is a loud unit. If this doesn't bother you, then keep it. If you want a PSU that's quiet, then get either a BitFenix Whisper M or a Corsair RMx (2018)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Perfect?"

  • 16 months ago
  • 0 points

I would probably go with an EVGA B3 550W for power supply too.

Big no no. The EVGA B3 has a serious issue with its Over-Power-Protection. It's to the point where it's a fire hazard.

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/evga-450-b3-psu,5160-6.html

"In our case, the PSU's primary FETs couldn't handle the load, so they blew up. What worries us most is that the main fuse didn't blow as well, so every time you connect the damaged PSU to the mains network, fireworks ensue. That obviously shouldn't happen. Once something breaks on the primary side, the fuse has to blow so current doesn't pass through. As this PSU sits, it's a potential fire hazard."

The PSU the OP has selected, the Be Quiet! Pure Power 10CM, is a good PSU.

"bearing in mind 50% is usually the optimal for power efficiency"

This is a myth. It varies from power supply to power supply. For example, the RMx is actually most efficient around 20% load and 80% load.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions on my build?"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

The BitFenix Whisper M is a very good unit. I would actually recommend it over PSUs like a G2/G3 or even a FOCUS +. It's based on the legendary Corsair RMx, after all.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "'Future Proof' Build for my Mom"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Bad PSU. Get a Corsair CX450 instead.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "'Future Proof' Build for my Mom"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

The EVGA PSU is not much better than a S12II. The EVGA BT uses an ancient double-forward topology, lacks a DC-DC daughterboard, and the worst of it is, it's group regulated. That's a huge no no.

A Corsair CX450 is a much better choice.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build, Opinions please"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

A thing to note with that power supply: It gets very loud. If this doesn't bother you, then you can leave it in the list. If it does bother you, then I would suggest a Bitfenix Whisper M or a Corsair RMx (2018).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC ever"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I would get a Corsair CX450 (2017) over the CXM. The CX450 is overall better.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrade help pleaseeee"

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Not as is. You'd have to request a new AM4 bracket since the bracket you have is for the old AM3 socket.

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