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

  • Question: Do you guys use an Automatic Voltage Regulator in your PC?
    If yes, why? If no, why?
  • Question: Do you guys use an Automatic Voltage Regulator in your PC?

    Yes, I use a servo AVR on my PC.

    If yes, why?

    In the past I used a cheap relay type AVR on my PC thinking it would help. It blew up and destroyed my PSU, damaged my motherboard, and damaged my monitor which was also plugged in to the AVR. So lesson learned, I will never use those cheap AVR's anymore.

    When I started using a servo AVR, the Corsair HX620 PSU that was plugged into it has lasted more than 13 years. Now whether the long lifespan had something to do with the PSU plugged constantly into a servo AVR, I cannot say. But I believe the servo AVR did help since most of the PSU's I have used in the past (plugged directly to a power strip) never lasted more than 4 or 5 years.
  • @sleepygeepy

    Thank you. I guess I won't ditch my 15 year old AVR
  • Saan po maaring bumili ng spare modular cables para Thermaltake Smart Se 730w?


  • Mga bossing ano po ba ang ok na avr, my setup is 620w na psu seasonic non modular, balak ko mag 5700xt, cpu is ryzen 5 1600, mga 1000w siguro na avr, right? Wag po masyado mahal, di naman po madalas fluctuate pero just in case. Gamit ko po 3 years yung cheap secure avr hahaha

    Thanks
  • Waddup! May nagrerepair ng psu? 80 plus gold. Tnx sa sasagot.
  • Good day tpc'ers, is it okay ba na bumili ng psu made sa time pa ng haswell? Considering yung papalitan ko na psu din e halos ka same ng time na ginawa sya.
    My psu: FSP epsilon 600w
    The one i saw: thermaltake smart se 630w

    Naghahanap pako atm, 600w modular tapos ung medyo recently made sana, tia.

    Edit: gagamitin ko rin sya para sa 3400g upgrade din pag ready nako bumili, tia again.

    -- edited by AncientGear on Jul 12 2020, 12:25 PM
  • Para sa mga naghahanap ng extension cable na may circuit breaker at surge protection

  • Ask lang po: Kaya pa ng 500 W or 550 W PSU ang build na 'to

    MoBo: MSI B550 Mortar
    Procie: AMD Ryzen 5 3600
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 1660Ti
    RAM: 16 GB
    SSD: M.2 520 GB
    HDD: 1TB
    Case Fans: 6
    CPU Cooling Deepcool Gammax L240 V2
    Mech Keyboard
    Gaming Mouse
    27" Gaming Monitor
  • ^ I think it is enough.
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  • DeepCool DA600W 80Plus Bronze 600W
    any review or comments? ok po ba sya budget meal. salamat
  • Gusto ko rin Sana itry Yan Deep cool kso wla sa psu tier list , bakit Kaya...
    Napunta tuloy ako sa Silverstone Strider Essential 700w pang budget meal lng na psu @ tier 6 nga lng..
    Ksi Yun Huntley green power 550w ko 2012, till now ok pa nmn sa amd system n mabenta ko na recently...
  • Ask lang. Okay din po ba ang mga PSU na 'to as an alternative to Seasonic PSU:

    1. DEEPCOOL DA600W 80PLUS BRONZE 600W
    2. FSP HYDRO 500W 80PLUS BRONZE PSU
    3. GIGABYTE P550B BRONZE 550WATTS, 80+ POWER SUPPLY
    4. CORSAIR CV550 80+ BRONZE POWER SUPPLY
  • Sinu nag re-repair ng PSU dalawa sana ipapatira ko.

    1. Ung fan sa loob ayaw na umikot at matigas pero umaandar pa naman.
    2. Ung plastic (white) ng pin may burn marks pero umaandar pa naman.

    Baka pwede pa maayos willing to pay for quality service ung PSU gamit ko sa dual socket motherboard. Salamat

    May photo at video ako ng problema.

    -- edited by extreme on Nov 23 2020, 10:51 PM
  • Good am po. Any reviews po about sa GIGABYTE P650B BRONZE 650WATTS 80+ POWER SUPPLY? Ayos lang po ba sya? Hindi naman garantisabog?
  • Ayos lang po ba sya? Hindi naman garantisabog?

    Ok lang naman. Not the best out there but fairly decent na din. And no hindi siya garantisabog gaya ng mga iMaster psu from way back.