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    #16
    Re: Power supply build quality pictorial

    The heatsinks in the 300W P/S are larger than the 400W? Puhlease! And there is no fring way those heatsinks in the "600W" unit are good for 600W continuous! 200W continuous might be pushing your luck.
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      #17
      Re: Power supply build quality pictorial

      I trust Fortron to rate their units more or less accurately - this one's supposedly 85% efficient, so the sinks wouldn't need to be quite as big as my maybe 65% efficient 530W with monster heatsinks. I've seen Tom's Hardware pull the full 700W from Aopen's version of the FSP700-80GLN too without issues. The sinks in that one are even smaller to allow the 120mm fan. Not sure about the 600W rating myself, but I am quite sure it'll do more than 200W.

      Forgot to mention earlier that topmost sink is bolted to the case. I really need a digital camera

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        #18
        Re: Power supply build quality pictorial

        (referrng to the FSP460-60PFN) Holy packed, man! Does air actually flow through that? Sorry... I just had to comment...
        Last edited by willawake; 01-07-2006, 05:35 PM.
        Ludicrous gibs!

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          #19
          Re: Power supply build quality pictorial

          looks like my fsp300-60gt.
          7 years of 24/7/365 and the yec caps are just starting to go.
          not bulging or leaking.just more ripple than i like to see.wasnt causing a problem yet but i will recap anyway.found during a routine cleaning and pm .
          confirms that bad qc may be the reason for bad caps.yec are well known crap but we have some here with lots of hard hours on them that are just now failing.
          btw i see a few fsp psu on sale at 22.00.
          i think the store ordered some so expect a full report :-)

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            #20
            Re: Power supply build quality pictorial DISCUSSION

            Originally posted by Per Hansson
            Enermax EG365AX FMA, 353w, +5v 32a, +12v 26a, +3.3v 32a. +5v & +3.3v 185w max. 220uf Hitachi primary cap, secondary side Pce-Tur, no bulging after years of use...
            That's some good 350W power supply, but the pictures were a bit big.
            My gaming PC:
            AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition 3.3GHz Six-Core CPU (Socket AM3)
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            WD Caviar Green WD20EARX 2TB 3.5" SATA HDD
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            Antec HCG-750M 750W ATX12V v2.32 80 PLUS BRONZE Power Supply
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              #21
              Re: Power supply build quality pictorial DISCUSSION

              Originally posted by Newbie2
              That's some good 350W power supply, but the pictures were a bit big.
              Sorry bout that... I resized them a wee bit... Used the wrong size...

              Yea, it's an impressive PSU... Also impressive that the PCE-TUR caps are fine... It's been in use for over 3 years, was bought 02-12-12...
              "The one who says it cannot be done should never interrupt the one who is doing it."

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                #22
                Re: Power supply build quality pictorial DISCUSSION

                We have seen I think two failures of PCE-TUR caps, it's weird that their failure rate is very low (or low) but PCE-TUR is on the bad caps list.
                My gaming PC:
                AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition 3.3GHz Six-Core CPU (Socket AM3)
                ASUS M4A77TD AMD 770 AM3 Motherboard
                PowerColor AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB GDDR5 PCI-Express x16 3.0 Graphics Card
                G.SKILL Value Series 16GB DDR3-1333 RAM (4x4GB dual channel)
                TOSHIBA DT01ACA200 2TB 3.5" SATA HDD (x2)
                WD Caviar Green WD20EARX 2TB 3.5" SATA HDD
                ASUS Xonar DG 5.1 Channel PCI sound card
                Antec HCG-750M 750W ATX12V v2.32 80 PLUS BRONZE Power Supply
                Antec Three Hundred Mid-Tower Case
                Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
                Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

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                  #23
                  Re: Power supply build quality pictorial DISCUSSION

                  Looks like they're "good" bad caps

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                    #24
                    Re: Power supply build quality pictorial DISCUSSION

                    wow... I'd never seen a "Vogue" power supply before... there's nothing in there! Also, I didn't realise they were still making AT supplies in 2000... or that anyone would still use one! I don't think I ever had an AT supply fail on me...
                    Ludicrous gibs!

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                      #25
                      Re: Power supply build quality pictorial DISCUSSION

                      I've repaired some AT PSUs - shorted transistors and diodes. Never seen bulged caps in them.

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                        #26
                        Re: Power supply build quality pictorial DISCUSSION

                        An overview of the build quality pictorial. There's PSU's that range from very old to a few of the latest models. It would seem to make sense if these pics were separated so if someone were to browse this forum trying to make an educated decision on buying a new PSU, they'd have the info readily available. Or perhaps a list of recommendations based on this pictorial?

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                          #27
                          Re: Power supply build quality pictorial DISCUSSION

                          Sounds like a plan - we could also post an approximate date along with each PSU to give an idea when it was made. Not sure about the Enermax I just posted, but it's gotta be older than 10 years. The FSP530-60GNA is roughly two years old, the CWT 250W is around 8 years old, and the FSP600-80GLC is a brand new model.

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                            #28
                            Re: Power supply build quality pictorial DISCUSSION

                            i was thinking we should show the range of few good manufacturers. we already have a good covering of what seasonic is doing on Per's thread so we should have one on fortron and fortron built units (considering that global availability is good). it would be best to show only units that would still be available. it would be great if someone could figure out the fortron model numbering if there is any logic to it.
                            capacitor lab yachtmati techmati

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                              #29
                              Re: Power supply build quality pictorial DISCUSSION

                              There's a few things to remember about Fortron part numbers, but not really anything to tell how new they are from them. The part numbers starting with AX and ATX are usually lower quality units from them (more likely to contain Fuhjyyu anyway), while the FSP models are usually higher quality. Taking my FSP530-60GNA as an example, I believe the G is supposed to indicate 80mm fans while the N signifies the noise killer thermal fan controller. No idea what the A is there for, or what the 60 means. There is a FSP530-60GN with much higher 12v capacity - maybe that's what the A is for.

                              It seems like they change it slightly for new lines. The Blue Storms end in THA or THN depending whether or not they have a 80mm fan or 120mm fan respectively. Except the AX500-A, which is a line unto itself. The Green Powers are GLN (120mm) or GLC (80mm), and the Zen fanless line ends in 60GNF for both models. Then there's the Russia only OPS line. It's all a bit confusing.

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                                #30
                                Re: Power supply build quality pictorial DISCUSSION

                                I was thinking about taking the pics from the pictorial thread and making them into a website, organized by brand, with just the top-down views on it, for a quick reference. That's kind of what I had envisioned for that thread, but then I got all picture-happy
                                Ludicrous gibs!

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