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Fractal Design NEWTON R3 1000 W

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    m1dg3t says thanks.
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    Great review as always. Really good to see such great 12V performance from a non-Seasonic unit.

    Suggestion: for the Hold-up Time graph, add a vertical line indicating the 16ms mark, and colour the PSU bars by whether they pass or fail (e.g. < 16ms = red bar, >= 16ms = green bar).
     
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    hm I will check if I can do this with my scope since I have only two markers and I use both to measure the actual hold up time (I need two more to find the exact 16ms point).

    But I can add a pass or fail sign on the screenshot :)
     
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    Not on the screenshot, on the bar graph next to it, like this (apologies for my atrocious MS Paint "skills"):
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    I'd also like it if you started being more harsh on units that fail this test. I know hold-up time isn't nearly as crucial as tight voltage regulation, but technically, any unit that fails here isn't in compliance with the ATX spec!
     
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    For the bar graphs I have to talk with w1zzard. As for the hold-up time I already remove points from the final rating, so all units that do not pass this test are affected. I mention it of course to the negatives of each unit for everyone to be aware of it.
     
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    What's so special about the 16ms mark? Is that an official mark that all PSU's sold are supposed to achieve?
     
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    exactly..
     

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