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PSU 101: A Guide and Q&A Thread for PSU

  • @Godai_Yusaku

    sir yung meiji okay na brand? and need ko pa po ba ng surge protector na extension?

    may nabasa rin po pala ako na need ko daw pa check kung may ground to earth yung linya ng kuryente sa bahay namin saka need daw ng 3 prong na outlet.. yung samin kasi sir 2 prong lang

    need ko pa check sa electrician or ok na yung AVR + surge protector?
    or even better kung meron ground to earth yung linya namin saka 3 prong yung outlet plus AVR + surge protector?

    salamat po sir

    -- edited by TheSoulKing on Aug 28 2021, 10:22 AM
  • sir yung meiji okay na brand? and need ko pa po ba ng surge protector na extension?

    The Meiji falls under the units that have a model number that start with SVC. If you have an AVR, you don't need a surge protector anymore.


    may nabasa rin po pala ako na need ko daw pa check kung may ground to earth yung linya ng kuryente sa bahay namin saka need daw ng 3 prong na outlet.. yung samin kasi sir 2 prong lang

    This is correct. Good quality AVRs require grounding for them to properly do their job of protecting your asset. If walang grounding ang bahay nyo and you're serious about protecting your appliance, then you also need to call an electrician to install grounding and install some earth grounded outlets for sensitive appliances (computer, water heater, aircon, etc.)

    -- edited by Godai_Yusaku on Aug 28 2021, 10:51 AM
  • ^ 1500w target ko na avr sir kasi sabi ng kakilala ko diman daw talaga 1500w yung avr nasa 60-65% lang daw talaga output nya..
  • nasa 60-65% lang daw talaga output nya..

    I think you are confused. Ang may issues ng efficiency sa output ay PSU. Pagdating sa AVR ay efficiency sa voltage regulation ang sinusukat. Hindi yan kagaya ng psu na rated ng 1000w pero ang kaya lang i-power up ay 600w dahil 60% efficient lang pala. Kapag poor ang regulation ng servo AVR (inefficient), this means it is too slow to correct the voltage being fed to the load whenever an input fluctuation event occurs which results in the appliance getting damaged or restarting.

    But yes, even if say 700w lang ng load mo at gusto mo ng headroom by getting a 1.5kw AVR, then by all means do so if your budget permits.
  • Im using a 1050ti with pentium g4560 8gb ram, and nasira yung current psu ko which is a FSP hexa. Any brands na budget friendly pero good naman for my build?
  • ^ Halos parehas tayo ng build, naiba lang sa GPU but I'm using a Seasonic S12II 620w PSU, check mo yung 520/550w model nya baka pasok sa budget.
  • I wanted to use the Seasonic Focus GX-850 for dual GPU (RTX 3070) setup but they only included 3x 8-pin PCIE cables (I need 4).

    Can I order additional PCIE cables from Helix?
    Or can I just use the other hanging 8-pin? - I've read that doing 1:1 connections from PSU->GPU is recommended.
    ..or does someone know if they share the same pin-out with Silverstone PSUs? I have ST75F-V2 cables lying around (last resort).

    Thank you!
  • mga sir tanong lang dadalin ko yung pc ko sa japan kaso 110v dun pwede kaya yung psu ko dun ( seasonic focus gold 750w )nabasa ko kasi pwede yung mga bagonng psu lalo na 80+ sa 110v or 220v? sayang kasi kung bibili pa ng bagong psu doon or transformer para lang magamit yung pc.
  • @phenom
    mga sir tanong lang dadalin ko yung pc ko sa japan kaso 110v dun pwede kaya yung psu ko dun?

    Just check the label of your PSU. Nakalagay dapat doon kung ano ang supported na input voltage.
  • Goodmorning mga sir mag mag tatanong lang po sa expert sa psu at avr balak ko mag upgrade ng psu 1000w seasonic prime px at stac 1500va servo type na avr, sapat na po kaya to para sa rtx 3090 + i7 8700k at bagong lalabas na 13th gen i7 13700k balak ko din i upgrade ung i7 8700k sa future. At isang question pa po ano po kaya mas ok APC 2000va avr lang no ups or ung stac 1500w servo motor? tnx
  • Mga boss any feedback po sa Cooler Master MWE V2 850w 80+ Gold? Ok po ba to or mas ok kung mg FSP 750 Gold ako? Planning to get RTX 4070 and Ryzen 7 5800x. Salaamt po
  • Mga boss any feedback po sa Cooler Master MWE V2 850w 80+ Gold? Ok po ba to or mas ok kung mg FSP 750 Gold ako? Planning to get RTX 4070 and Ryzen 7 5800x. Salaamt po
  • good day to all!

    need lang advise for PSU...
    I have a very old unit, an x79 mobo with Xeon e5-2620 with an fsp hexa he-500 PSU

    It has no issues if I pair it with a gt210 vc, works normally.

    BUT, If I pair it with an AMD XFX RX580 4GB VC, most of the times, it will reboot indefinitely when playing games, and IMMEDIATELY after I push/click the 'test' for "Furmark ^_^

    the cpu is 95watts as per intel
    the gpu is 150watts as per the inter webs...

    Not sure talaga why it reboots, but I suspect it to be the PSU as it won't give me any issues if yung very basic GPU gagamitin.

    Ano kaya pwede 'decent' PSU for this one kaya?
    Or any suggestions? (wag lang itapon ang unit dahil magagamit pa naman)