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    GHOST S1 - When both size & performance matters

    From the "2000 words..." email it says However, in the Slack chat room there is no indication to be found when they expect the samples.
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    GHOST S1 - When both size & performance matters

    Yup. The Silverstone SX600G (also gold rated fully modular) has existed almost 4 years now. The Silverstone SX700-LPT first shown at Computex almost 3 years ago. Moreover, we have been running high power draw GForce 680/980 and original Titan with the ST45SG before that. PSU requirements are...
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    GHOST S1 - When both size & performance matters

    Problem is that it's not all of the backers. Patrick apparently sent everyone an invite, but only 920 logged into Slack. And I am lurking there, most of the discussion is between about a dozen regulars who like chatting. So it's really not a community project like NCase was.
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    Corsair SF600 600w SFX Powersupply

    Is there any independent review with actual load testing? RHTX doesn't show anything yet. And has Corsair mentioned why there was no 80Plus testing done at Ecova, despite Corsair using the 80Plus logo in their marketing? Fan noise is important of course, but before I order I'm still wondering...
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    Slim drive came with molex

    Those molex-to-slimsata tend to look cheap as well as being cheap. And then you need a molex cable from your PSU, which in the 850P2 is half a meter long and has 4 ugly molex plugs. So better solution is the Startech SLSATAADAP so you can just use the regular sata power cable from the PSU...
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    Silverstone SX700-LPT 700W Platinum SFX-L

    "Working overtime"? A modern 700W PSU from a quality manufacturer can really do 700W. A platinum PSU is also platinum at 100% load (that's actually part of the 80Plus certification test). I think the fear comes from previous generation power supplies which (due to original ATX specifications)...
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    Silverstone SX500-LG 500W Gold SFX-L

    Ecova marketing is clearly working here and that's why Tony will pick to release a platinum 700W instead of a gold 850W :) Matt: it's not two different power supplies that Phuncz is suggesting for the theoretical SFX-L flagship. It's 1 single device, with two different ratings. We're discussing...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Pump speed, simple. Set fans to max, set pump to max. Run Prime95 or similar. Now reduce speed of the pump gradually, noting down each CPU temperature v pump rpm. Note also the points where pump noise becomes acceptable and when it sounds quiet. Then do it again from low to high speed. This...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Totally agree with Necere's comments: you should forget "cooling capacity" because it's not a helpful tool and cannot directly be related to the power consumption of your components without including many other variables in the equation. But your comment above shows you understand the issues...
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    Silverstone SX500-LG 500W Gold SFX-L

    Very possible the 700LPT is somewhat downrated in order to achieve platinum efficiency rating. Since efficiency for some reason is tested at percentage of rated max power, and 50% @ 110V needs to be the highest efficiency, manufacturers can arbitrarily shift the curve left or right to land with...
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    Silverstone SX500-LG 500W Gold SFX-L

    I was thinking about recessed connectors as well. I understand why it was done on the SFX models, but even there you can win enough space inside to put them further back.
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    Silverstone SX500-LG 500W Gold SFX-L

    How did you come to figure 2-5% are having issues? How many do they sell each month? How many are getting RMAs for fan/coil noise? Where could you find this information?
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    Asus ROG Maximus VII Impact

    Perhaps you can find it in old stock, but I think many Z97 boards are now discontinued.
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    Silverstone SST-SX600-G 600w Gold SFX

    Came to answer you. Found Phuncz has already said what I wanted to say. Also... TDP =/= power consumption. A skylake CPU is never going to draw close to 91W unless you are using the iGPU and the avx2 capability and all four cores with hyperthreading simultaneously. Think more like 40W using...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    If I could go back on my purchase I might have picked the AEIII instead exactly for the heatsinks. I ended up having to dremel an old gtx 660ti heatsink to fit under the the AEIV. Also I had to use 3mm fat washers as spacers to get the right height on the bolts. I'm not sure about the answer...
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