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PSU reviews?

By red1776
Sep 11, 2010
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  1. Im sure this has been brought up before, but do you have the equipment to do an in depth look at PSU's?
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Please clarify
     
  3. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,915   +718

  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +42


    That might not be a bad idea. I dont think I've seen any reviews that stress psu's until they go pop.
     
  5. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,915   +718

  6. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Topic Starter Posts: 5,906   +90


    :confused: well a load tester like chef stated, oscilloscope, and whatever else needed to do PSU reviews. I thought it might be a great addition to TS as the PSU is the most overlooked and least understood component for the many first time (and 2nd,3rd, 4th, etc) time builders.
     
  7. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +25

    I don't know if there aren't such members on the staff, but wouldn't PSU testing need someone with an electrical engineering background, especially in power electronics?
     
  8. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Topic Starter Posts: 5,906   +90

    Hi Moiz,
    good point, I suppose so. Maybe I should rephrase my request to be.....hey wait! you have a background in Electrical Engineering....very slick Moiz....very slick.:p:haha::wave:
     
  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +25

    Haha no, it's not a request to be a staff member or anything! (Oh there, I've gone and done it again! :p)
     
  10. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Topic Starter Posts: 5,906   +90

    Maybe not....but a good idea I think :)
     
  11. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,577   +344

    We appreciate your feedback but the reason we've rarely written PSU reviews is because they are covered well enough by other publications and because personally I find them a bit boring.

    On the other hand we are looking into expanding our coverage in enthusiast-level cases, would that serve as consolation? ;)
     
     
  12. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,915   +718

    Sounds good to me.
    Any word on the CM Cosmos 2 ?
     
  13. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Topic Starter Posts: 5,906   +90


    What!...PSU reviews boring? you cant be serious:p:wave:
     
  14. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,932   +126 Staff Member

    I myself love reading PSU reviews
    But the hardware required to do proper reviews, like done by HardOCP and JonnyGURU costs thousands of dollars
    You end up needing multiple sets of testing equipments that is very expensive, just to verify that your oscilloscope or load tester has not run out of spec etc during testing
    But sure, anyone willing to donate $10K then I'm up for the challenge :D
     
  15. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Topic Starter Posts: 5,906   +90

    ...Well now...i seem to have misplaced my checkbook:wave:

    I figured it was that, its just the most commonly botched purchase , and misunderstood/least understood component. I thought it would be a good idea if y'all had a spare oscilloscope and load tester that happened to be sitting around doing nothing.:rolleyes:
     
  16. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,932   +126 Staff Member

    red; Yea well, unfortunately I don't know that many that have a Sunmoon Load tester just laying about in the closet collecting dust ;)

    Hmm, so a box of steel with no components in it is more consolidating than one that can zap misc small insetcs? :D
     
  17. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +25

    Haha that's GOLD right there! :D
     


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