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Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build, $2k, be brutal"

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point

the cheaper psu is kinda better

How is the CXm better than the GQ?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cyberpunk 2077 PC build"

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

RGB and cooling draws near 0 watts.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Try and find me a better 500GB NVME for around the same price."

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

The first and last drives you mentioned are the same drive, just with different labels.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cyberpunk 2077 PC build"

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

You can check around for reviews

The Seasonic S12III is hardly reviewed professionally.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cyberpunk 2077 PC build"

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Bitwit doesn't know anything about PSUs, nor does his fanbase.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cyberpunk 2077 PC build"

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

But when it comes to overclocking I think it's better to err on the side of caution.

I already said before that even with overclocking, the 5700XT etc. barely consume any power. Gamers Nexus, Tom's Hardware among other sources support this conclusion.

Also, with single-rail PSUs (which are the most common, but there are some multi-rail PSUs in the market), you're actually making the system MORE dangerous, not less, if you're going with over-the-top wattage like 750W+ for a single CPU/GPU system.

you get peace of mind that your power supply is up to any overclock you wish to try

A decent quality 550W PSU would be as good as a decent quality 1000W PSU in a 5700XT + 3600 overclocked system. But sure, if it suits you, go with the higher wattage one for peace of mind. I can't tell you what to and what not to do with your money.

power supplies are more efficient when using between 40 to 70% of capacity.

Compared to 100%, I assume. I agree that the PSU will be more efficient at 40-70% load compared to 100%, but the difference is negligible. In other words, the extra cash you spent on a higher wattage PSU in hopes of achieving better efficiency you won't see ever again, even in the span of decades.

For example, even low-end PSUs like the EVGA G5 exhibit this behavior: https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/F8SZs3T28z2T6rcFf8GBQV-650-80.png

90% at peak, 87% at full load. That 3% is nothing in the grand scheme of things.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cyberpunk 2077 PC build"

  • 6 days ago
  • 2 points

RX 5700 XT cards are overclockable but do require quite a lot of power to do so, so you may wish to consider a 700+ watt power supply, (700 watts is AMD's recommendation for the RX 5700 XT).

The 5700 XT draws less than 250W fully overclocked. A system with an overclocked 3600 and 5700 XT would draw less than 350W, fully overclocked.

The reasons 700W is AMD's recommendation for the 5700 XT is because they need to cater to the lowest common denominator of consumers, AKA the ones who actively go out of their way to find the worst bomb of a PSU they can buy. There are less "bomb" 700W+ PSUs but that doesn't mean there aren't any. The 5700 XT doesn't actually NEED 700W of power, AMD just states it does in order to take responsibility off them and onto the masses instead.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New build for a friend (800$ish)"

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

(better voltage stability)

That could mean any one number of things, including ripple and voltage regulation.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Recommend power supply for 2080 super sli"

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

You can see from a review for the card (abit OC rather then advanced): https://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/9186/asus-geforce-rtx-2080-super-rog-strix-oc-review/index10.html it can push 320 watts or so out the box.

That's 320 watts for the SYSTEM power consumption. Tweaktown should've made that more clear.

However I can guarantee you that the 2080 Super will be throttling like mad before you hit 320W constant power consumption lol

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Corsair CX450M Is the PSU good for my specs?"

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

I mean not really, the CX550 is only $1 more than the 450M and is much better quality.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2070 S - Is it compatible with my 600w PSU"

  • 8 days ago
  • 2 points

By the time you really need 650W, though, you'll be able to afford stuff much better than a CX... keep in mind a well configured single rail 550W PSU can handle even an overclocked 9900K and 2080TI system just fine, so I doubt anyone needs 650W now let alone in the future, when performance per watt will increase...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2070 S - Is it compatible with my 600w PSU"

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

Why not the 550W version?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Corsair CX450M Is the PSU good for my specs?"

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

If you can return it for free, then sure, return it and get the CX550. Otherwise it's OK for your current system as it doesn't draw that much wattage.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2070 S - Is it compatible with my 600w PSU"

  • 9 days ago
  • 3 points

No, the Smart is a very bad quality power supply. Do not use it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is my power supply good enough?"

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

Hold-up time is the amount of time that the system can continue to run without shutting down or rebooting during a power interruption. So, the higher the better.

Maybe if OP lives in an area with unstable mains. Even then, it is to my belief that long hold-up time does not matter much because modern UPS can switch on with half a sine wave, far under the ATX spec required (if I'm not quoting incorrectly).

A higher quality and temp main bulk capacitor would raise the hold up time to thje better and would be more reliable especially in regions with 100-115V voltage and difficult conditions like heat and an unstable main grid.

It is extremely rare for the bulk cap to fail, whether it be due to high temperature, degradation etc. Especially on a decidedly more lower-end PSU like this, I think you should be more worried about the sleeve bearing fan or the lifetime of the primary side switching FETs due to the Double Forward topology.

Not so good transient response (especially at 3.3V): While a PSU is always working with loads that does change depending whether the CPU or the GPU is under different load scenarios, an improper voltage on the rails (voltage drops on a sudden load change) should remain within the ATX specifications and can lead to unexpected instabilities.

Only the +12V transient response matters, as that is what the CPU and GPU use, so the "bad" +3.3V transient response is irrelevant. Besides, I checked out the review for myself, and the +12V transients seemed decent, as it did not dip below 11.8V on the various transient tests, while the ATX spec allows as low as 11.4V.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is my power supply good enough?"

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

Why not the 550W Phanteks AMP?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is my power supply good enough?"

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

How would you expect any normal person to understand what those "disadvantages" actually mean, especially in the context of a PC build?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is my power supply good enough?"

  • 11 days ago
  • 4 points

G5 isn't that good either, it's a low end Active Clamp unit. I'd even put it under the Corsair CX.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will a 550W 80+ Gold PSU get the job done?"

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

The XFX XTR is a rebranded S12G. The fan was upgraded to a Hong Hua FDB fan over the ADDA fan in the S12G, but I wouldn't expect much change in the noise level as the ADDA fan ran at 2200+ RPM at around 300W and above.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will a 550W 80+ Gold PSU get the job done?"

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

https://tpucdn.com/review/seasonic-g550-v2/images/CL_fan.jpg

Are you implying that any PSU Seasonic manufactures is quiet?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will a 550W 80+ Gold PSU get the job done?"

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

I'm assuming you already have the PSU, since it's quite old.

It'll work, but it's very loud, especially if you move on from a 1650 super and get a higher wattage GPU like a 5700 XT.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sabrent Rocket 4.0 vs Samsung Evo"

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

Search up boot times between SATA & NVMe SSDs on Youtube.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sabrent Rocket 4.0 vs Samsung Evo"

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

In short it isn't made by hp, it's built somewhere else can't rememeber where at the moment and thus support is nonexistent - or so we're lead to believe.

The EX920 is a reference Silicon Power SM2262 SSD. The same design is shared in the ADATA SX8200, Mushkin Pilot and Intel 760p (with Intel instead of Micron NAND; however, this difference should not have any effect on the end user at all).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sabrent Rocket 4.0 vs Samsung Evo"

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

If you're just gaming/using the SSD to boot up programs (which I imagine you are), then NVMe drives in general are a waste of money unless they're close to the price of top end SATA drives.

The TCSUNBOW X3 1TB for $85 is a great SATA drive, with an SM2258 controller like the MX500. (Not to say that they're the same drive; the MX500 has better firmware, better binned NAND etc. but the point is that those won't likely affect the user.)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What’s the best NVME drive for under 50$?"

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point
  1. The advertised read/write speeds don't reflect reality at all. Boot-up time is influenced by 4K random R/W QD1 (all SSDs are essentially near the same speed here, around 50-60 MB/s), while the speed advertised is peak sustained sequential QD32 R/W.

  2. The CPU bottlenecks initialization anyway, so even if you were to magically get an insanely fast SSD for 4K rand R/W QD1, you probably wouldn't see the effects.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "possible psu compatiblity issue"

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

It's fine, don't return it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "550W 80+ White ofr 1650 Super"

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

It works up to a 2060 super with no issues.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this enough?"

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 point

If you're buying it new then no it wouldn't be good. It's based on an outdated and low end double forward + DC-DC platform from Andyson and is probably missing OTP, as well as generally bad overall performance.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this enough?"

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 point

100w for motherboard

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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this enough?"

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 point

Would help a lot if you listed a specific PSU instead of "500 watt 80+ Bronze".

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do I need a new power supply...?"

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 point

It makes perfect sense. Maybe you're not the one to make sense? ;)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do I need a new power supply...?"

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 point

Why ask him if you're going to respond with the answer immediately?

Doesn't that kind of defeat the purpose?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which is better? Samsung 970 EVO Plus or Samsung 970 pro"

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 point

My bad, I meant 1GB of DRAM cache, not 1TB.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which is better? Samsung 970 EVO Plus or Samsung 970 pro"

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 point

512MB of cache Patriot has.

It doesn't have 512MB of DRAM cache. That's a mistake on PCPP's end.

For example, the review you linked lists the 1TB VPN100 as having 1TB of DRAM cache.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which is better? Samsung 970 EVO Plus or Samsung 970 pro"

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

This 1 has endurance that SMASHES 970 Evo Plus equivalents for lesser price

In the real world scenario Samsung's NAND would be more likely to be more durable than the BiCS 64L 3D NAND on the E12.

Remember, TBW means nothing. The drives will last multiple times the rated TBW.

It also has 512MB of cache

What has 512MB of cache? Neither the 1TB PRO, Evo Plus or the Patriot SSD have 512MB of SLC or DRAM cache.

unlike that Silicon Power thingie.

That Silicon Power thingie, believe it or not, is the same drive as the Patriot Viper VPN100, just with a different sticker.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which is better? Samsung 970 EVO Plus or Samsung 970 pro"

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

Tell me why the hell I would get that, at $140 for 1TB version, instead of the same E12 drive like the Silicon Power A80 1TB at $115?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1TB Sabrent Rocket vs 1TB 970 Evo"

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

Combining the QLC and SLC can match or exceed the speed of TLC drives.

Most TLC drives also have SLC cache (if not all).

NVMe QLC drives with SLC cache shouldn't be used for OS drives due to the constant writing of files via updates, logs, and general OS I/O

The writing isn't that much. Durability to the average consumer should be of no concern anyway, as the 660p 1TB is rated for 200 TBW and likely lasts for multiple times that amount. Even a power user would find it hard to write 100 TB to the drive over the course of its useful lifetime, let alone multiple times 200 TB.

and how they get slower when they start getting full and to long constant writes.

To be fair, all SSDs get slower as they fill up, not just QLC drives. Everyone should exercise caution and leave their drive only ~80-90% full to preserve lifetime. But at that point you're not likely to be writing to the drive any more so the slowness of writing to the drive as it fills up is irrelevant.

Also the issue of the SLC cache filling up after tens or hundreds of gigabytes of constant writing is nothing to worry about. The QLC natively writes at around 80-100 MB/s, so you would have to either have perfect gigabit internet connection (125 MB/s) or a transfer from drive to drive for the QLC speed "bottleneck" to be a problem.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Bronze over Platinum"

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

I'm not sure if links to other forums are allowed, but here goes.

lol this forum isn't Toms

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Vega 64 crossfire"

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

crossword

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Quiet Power Supplies"

  • 25 days ago
  • 2 points

Corsair SF Platinum

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I have bought a larger power supply?"

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

The percentage is referring to GPU usage when gaming. As to your build, it will consume around 300-350W or less in gaming with overclock.

Thus, the answer is no, the PSU is actually overkill for your build (not that that's a good thing, it's mostly a money drain more than anything).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Corsair RMx (2018) vs Corsair RM (2019) PSU"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Idk if you're trolling, or illiterate, but I see there's no use commenting. I'm sorry for wasting both of our times.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Corsair RMx (2018) vs Corsair RM (2019) PSU"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

having extra power never hurts.

Hurts your wallet :D

Also, need I not mention the high wattage single rail "problem"?

well true you could save 10 bucks

More like 40, considering that the Enermax Revolution D.F. 650W is $80 without MIR.

It really sux to upgrade a PC and have to buy another power supply.

I agree, but the main reason people are going to be upgrading is because of aging in general and not because of wattage. Remember, even a 9900K + 2080TI overclocked and full load have a hard time consuming 500W, and "in the future" if there exists another very high end 295x2, it also probably has a high price and you'll be much better off buying a high end PSU AT THAT TIME compared to getting one now.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Corsair RMx (2018) vs Corsair RM (2019) PSU"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

First off, they're two different PSUs. One is the RMx, and one is the RM.

Secondly, the noise graph of the 550W RMx clearly states that the noise level at 500W load is <25 dBa, NOT 25 dBa. All that meant was that Aris's sound meter at the time of RMx testing wasn't sensitive enough to detect dBa under 25, NOT that the RMx 550W was constantly at 25 dBa in its operation.

So maybe, you should learn how to read graphs before replying with bold statements like

you have no clue what your talking about.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Corsair RMx (2018) vs Corsair RM (2019) PSU"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I mean...

https://i.imgur.com/EBvbefF.png

But if you have any other better sources that prove otherwise, and don't take things out of context that would be great :D

Or you can explain to me why the RM is better than the TXm and close to RMx quality.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Corsair RMx (2018) vs Corsair RM (2019) PSU"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Higher wattage PSUs tend to output the same or more noise compared to lower wattage PSUs.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Bronze over Platinum"

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

Jonnyguru rated them fairly highly, for example.

Oklahoma Wolf aka Jeremy rated the G1+ pretty high. NOT Jonnyguru himself.

Besides, he only scores based on what he tests. And he only tests voltage regulation, ripple, and transients. No protections, no in-depth component analysis like Aris @ Tom's Hardware/Techpowerup for example, no mention of the Active Clamp primary topology. That's because the ratings are ONLY based on PERFORMANCE, not QUALITY.

I bet if you asked Jonnyguru himself on whether the CX or G1+ was better, he would say CX, as would anyone else who knows what they're talking about.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Corsair RMx (2018) vs Corsair RM (2019) PSU"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

TXM is also better than RM in build quality.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Corsair RMx (2018) vs Corsair RM (2019) PSU"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

It would help (a lot) if you named your GPU.

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