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cadaveca

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#1
So, after much discussion with some members, I'm putting together a new base system to test boards and memory, and this is my thread to document it all. Over the next couple of weeks, stuff should all be arriving, at least, the stuff I don't already have, and I'll document everything here for future reference.


First, I got to thank Seasonic for providing the first part, a shiny new PSU, an SS-860XP. Capable of delivering 860 W, and carrying a 80-Plus Platinum certification, this is the new heart of my test rig.

Some pics:

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Now I've got to spend some time looking at the manual, since finding that blue sticker with something about the fan modes...I have no idea what is going with that, so I better do some research!

More to come soon! ;)
 
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#2
Now I've got to spend some time looking at the manual, since finding that blue sticker with something about the fan modes...I have no idea what is going with that, so I better do some research!

More to come soon! ;)
Hybrid = fanless-silent-cooling mode <-- Fan will not spin mostly
Normal= silent-cooling mode <-- fan will always spin
 
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#3
Hybrid = fanless-silent-cooling mode <-- Fan will not spin mostly
To be precise, it only spins up at above 40% load. The fan on this psu is so quite anyway, I never hear it over my gpu fans and case fans.
 
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#4
You dog! That's a sweet piece of free tech. I'll be keepin' and eye on you, feller.
 
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#5
damn that's a sweet psu from SeaSonic ^^
 
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#6
I would buy SeasSonic PSU, but they always have crappy looking cables how are these ones?
 
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#8
Are you going to tell us what your plans are or just let us find out as you go?
 
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#9
That's a nice PSU there Dave, got an awesome score on Jonnyguru :toast:

I would buy SeasSonic PSU, but they always have crappy looking cables how are these ones?
Sleeve them man ;)
 

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#10
Are you going to tell us what your plans are or just let us find out as you go?

no more details until each item arrives. I do have a well-formed plan, but it's going to take some time to get all together, and I still have to do reviews while getting this all together. "case", and sleeving are ordered.


Already got that PSU up and running right now with the hardware for my next review.
 
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#11
Already got that PSU up and running right now with the hardware for my next review.
Looks almost as sexy as my 860i. Allowed to release what your next review you are working on is :eek:
 
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#12
So, after much discussion with some members, I'm putting together a new base system to test boards and memory, and this is my thread to document it all. Over the next couple of weeks, stuff should all be arriving, at least, the stuff I don't already have, and I'll document everything here for future reference.


First, I got to thank Seasonic for providing the first part, a shiny new PSU, an SS-860XP. Capable of delivering 860 W, and carrying a 80-Plus Platinum certification, this is the new heart of my test rig.
Cool, subscribed. First question from Dave "What does that button do"? :laugh:
 

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Got another Item for the test rig in:







 
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#15
My most recent 650w I purchased from Seasonic came with the new cable set. They're the same flat black ribbon style they used on the original Corsair HX series of psu's. I really like them.

Good pic's, subscribing to this thread to see more...:).

Best,

Liquid Cool
 

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Sub'd to see what Dave is up to...