Something like a B-stock EVGA would be something i would trust a little more than one on ebay.
Since they are tested and warrantied
Since they are tested and warrantied
I sold (but would have returned if I could) my Seasonic Prime Titanium 650 because I understimated how hard the Radeon RX Vega 64 LC was on PSU's. Kept hitting OCP in some games. Got a 750 and I'm all good now.There's another thing to think about. Refurbished PSU means that original purchaser returned the PSU for some reason. If the PSU is solid, why get rid of it? Also, how proud you'd feel if you're using someone else's junk?
Theres no way to be 100% safe. All of those are great however not everyone has those options available to them. Also you never know what can happen. In the early 2000's my parents house got hit by lightning and it actually hit the cable TV line. Since we had cable internet it actually fried my cable modem, router, and everything connected to the router including the network adapter in my pc, the network adapter on my PS2, and so on. Surprisingly it didn't damage the TVs or cable boxes as all of them were connected to a distributor box that basically just blew up (and thankfully my dad was home to put out the fire before it went anywhere). The line coming into the house was split, 1 to the box, and 1 direct to the modem.With components frying during lightning strike - here, i'd look towards electricity grid itself.
1st line of defense: properly installed lightning rod(s)
2nd line: underground power lines (no air lines)
3rd line: up-to-the-date and good quality breakers inside electrical substation and every home as well
With all those in place, everyone's hardware would be safe.
And better quality. While some OEMs ship their units with half decent Delta or Seasonic or a few other semi-quality units, not all do, and not all do on ALL of their prebuilts. Obviously at some price point something has to give, and it's usually the power supply. So, that is always a good place to start upgrading if you don't have a proprietary form factor.For the same reason someone gets rid of an older car, to upgrade.
Not saying this applies to all PSUs, but people upgrading GPUs in prebuilt usually upgrade the working OEM PSU in favor of higher wattage.
Wasnt there some issues with the focus units? Like ripple and ocp issues?I sold (but would have returned if I could) my Seasonic Prime Titanium 650 because I understimated how hard the Radeon RX Vega 64 LC was on PSU's. Kept hitting OCP in some games. Got a 750 and I'm all good now.
Some of the FOCUS Plus models IIRC had issues powering Vega 64 and 56 as well as certain GTX 970 models. The GTX 970 problem was solved with a replacement cable, the Vegas were not. Mine will pull down almost 400w on a spike which is insane.Wasnt there some issues with the focus units? Like ripple and ocp issues?
Yep. https://www.techpowerup.com/249838/seasonic-focus-plus-psus-encounter-gpu-compatibility-issuesWasnt there some issues with the focus units? Like ripple and ocp issues?
Yes AMD is lucky Vega was never that popular or you'd have a lot of unhappy customers with systems that crash a lot. I am very happy with the performance and compatibility of my Vega 64, it really crushes everything I throw at it, but the power usage when you have it at its best performance settings is absurd.Wow.
I thought it was crazy when I say my RX480 hit 200w when I flashed an RX580 bios it didn't like.
Right, I built the system about 6 months before its release and believed the hype that it wouldn't be "that bad". Then i preordered one and had it on launch day. I was clearly wrong and ended up having to replace a fairly expensive only 6 month old PSU. That said at first it didn't nearly pull down as much power as later driver updates allowed it to. Performance on it went up, at the expense of power usage. I did get $100 for the old one on eBay though so my net loss was only about $50 after rebates and stuff on the 750w unit.Given the Vega 64 LC is a 350W TDP card, 400W doesn't seem like it would be that unusual unfortunately.
Dude, this isn't the Linus forum. We actually know what we are talking about. Repeating the same half dozen talking points in a loop doesn't make you a PSU expert.FYI to everyone: the EVGA G5 is an FSP Active Clamp platform, NOT the Super Flower Leadex III as was claimed in the original post.
Also, there is a pretty big difference in the quality between CX and CXm black label, being that CX is better due to its HBLLC primary topology vs the CXm's DF.
One last thing everyone should know is that according to computerbase.de, the Seasonic S12II (can be extrapolated to M12II and evo, as they also use the HY-510N supervisor IC) drops to 8.7V under a 12V overload, which as can be imagined is pretty bad.
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/evga-supernova-1000-g5-power-supply,6337.htmlThe SuperNOVA 1000 G5 costs about the same as the similar-capacity G3 model that it is destined to replace in EVGA's portfolio. Unfortunately, its performance is not up to the G3 unit's levels and to make matters worse, the overall noise output exceeds 43 dB(A), so this is not the ideal power supply for silent operating systems. U.S. tariffs put an end to EVGA's close cooperation with Super Flower, so EVGA turned to FSP which is a good OEM with reliable products, but it cannot meet the performance levels of the Leadex platforms, used in the G3 models.
Wow thats sad. The G2 series were go to units. G3 brought the quality down a bit, and now the G5 while its not housefire quality its more of a "why bother".Speaking of which, a review, and it's NOT promising. At least not for this model and likely, not for the rest of the lineup if it's anything like this.
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