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Power supplies and supposed gold certification

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5 years 11 months ago - 5 years 11 months ago #15637 by S.A.F majorpous
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So I have a power monitor here - being the geek that I am ( Actually, its part of the power filtering system I run on my stereo system )....

Gives Amps, Volts, Watts, VA etc.

My corsair so called "gold" PSU, which has active power factor correction managed to draw 1620va - which is WAY more than its so called rating of 1050 VA ( DC watts ). So, miles, and miles, from its +80% certification running a I7 980, 24GB ram and dual 580's. twin WD black 1TB drives and twin 2GB WD greens.. Not including the 30" dell ultrasharp.

My Antec 1200w DC PSU drew 975 VA (DC watts ) on the exact same load. Not incl the 30" display.

The seasonic sillent Nightjar 500W out of my HTPC just popped its cogs and shut down whilst making a very funny noise. Opps. HTPC dont work no longer.

This was done doing a 3d mark vantage test..

So currently, my view of Corsair PSU's is not strong at all. I have had one poke a motherboard, one which poked anything on the 12V rail and now one which has power ratings so far from whats satisfactory that I cant believe it.

Sigh. Apparently I should have stuck to Antec in the first place. Not run them all on the other PC ( 960, 6970's ) but it will no doubt show a similar result ( its currently got an HX850 in it ).

PC with 980/24GB/2*580's now for sale.. Serious offers only!. Its tying up capitol that should be going toward a wedding, and its not offering any noticeable performance benefit over the lower spec 960. Comes with a shitty 1050 corsair psu :D
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5 years 11 months ago #15639 by S.A.F GOATKILLER?
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oh dear a wedding! 50bks?

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5 years 11 months ago #15642 by S.A.F majorpous
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wedding... sigh.... ball and chain time.....

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5 years 11 months ago #15649 by S.A.F GOATKILLER?
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she could tie your dud power supply around your leg as the ball???

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5 years 11 months ago #15650 by S.A.F Klawful
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LOL

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5 years 11 months ago #15652 by S.A.F majorpous
S.A.F majorpous replied the topic: Re: Power supplies and supposed gold certification
Nah, sent it back with a note "it stopped working". After all, it should have overload protection!. Seasonic is not a budget brand at all. Or are you talking of the Corsair. That company have been the bain of my life when it comes to PSU's. Unfortunately they keep on getting replaced, but I think next time one dies it might just get dumped and a nice new Antec will come visiting me box :D

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5 years 11 months ago #15654 by S.A.F ArcomVI
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I had a corsair 4 rail PSU, connected my NVIDIA 295 (at the time) and one of the rails went pop! Dont like them now.

I too now have a gold edition PSU - 1200W Cooler Master;-

www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=PSUCLM1...1200W-Active-PFC-135

This model appears to work extremely well and has ran error free 24/7 for almost a year. Remember, this is supplying energy to 2 x 580`s, 3 x 2TB HDD, Overclocked i7 CPU, watercooller, PCIeX4 SSD, RAM Blue ray and food blender :P

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5 years 11 months ago #15657 by S.A.F Klawful
S.A.F Klawful replied the topic: Re: Power supplies and supposed gold certification
At $430, I sure hope it would power all that. LOL

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5 years 11 months ago #15658 by S.A.F ArcomVI
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$430 excluding GST :P

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5 years 11 months ago #15663 by S.A.F Klawful
S.A.F Klawful replied the topic: Re: Power supplies and supposed gold certification
Ohhh..... At that price, I expect it to also transform into a car and stop inter-galactic wars :P

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