The ePower Tiger: Quiet and Hot

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The ePower Tiger: Quiet and Hot

Post by Devonavar » Sun Apr 30, 2006 3:42 pm

The ePower Tiger: Quiet but Undercooled.

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Post by nici » Mon May 01, 2006 8:43 am

It would be nice to see a review of a PSU based on new ToPower designs, like the BeQuiet P6 series. Should be completely redesigned PCB, RoHs compliant, Active PFC thingies.. Available both with two 80x25 fans a 120mm fan.

Here´s a picture from www.skenegroup.net

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Post by jaganath » Mon May 01, 2006 10:03 am

It has a shiny, reflective finish, and nicely sleeved cables, some of which can cut down on EMI.
? I know twisted cables can cut down on EMI; but sleeved? Surely it will have no effect, if the sleeving material is not a conductor?

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Post by Devonavar » Mon May 01, 2006 10:06 am

The PCIe cables are sleeved with some kind of copper alloy.

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ATX cable detachable

Post by Trunks » Mon May 01, 2006 11:51 am

One question is why make the ATX cable detachable? There's no situation where this cable isn't needed.
If you have a set up that you might want to remove the PSU and not disconnect the MB cable from the board.
Perhaps:
The MB cable is tucked away /bundled with the other cables.
Customizing the cable with out risking the PSU unit.
It is simpler to un attach all the PSU cables at the same point.
The MB cable is hard to get to on the board.

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Re: ATX cable detachable

Post by IsaacKuo » Mon May 01, 2006 11:55 am

One question is why make the ATX cable detachable? There's no situation where this cable isn't needed.
Potentially, this could be very useful for:

1. Having a 20+4pin cable vs a 24pin cable vs just a 20pin cable

and/or

2. Having different lengths of ATX cable
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Post by Gxcad » Mon May 01, 2006 2:01 pm

I couldn't help noticing how much engrish was included with the product, particularly that this is infact marketed as a 'power suppey' according to the front of the box. *chuckles* :lol:

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Post by nici » Mon May 01, 2006 2:18 pm

jaganath wrote:
It has a shiny, reflective finish, and nicely sleeved cables, some of which can cut down on EMI.
? I know twisted cables can cut down on EMI; but sleeved? Surely it will have no effect, if the sleeving material is not a conductor?
What he meant is that some of the cables reduce ripple and EMI, a few of the connectors have ferrite rings and capacitors to make the power cleaner :) I have a picture of the thing ripped apart somewhere, one of these days i will learn to name my digital photos properly :lol:

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Re: ATX cable detachable

Post by zds » Wed May 03, 2006 5:46 am

Trunks wrote:
One question is why make the ATX cable detachable? There's no situation where this cable isn't needed.
Customizing the cable with out risking the PSU unit.
Exactly. With detachable ATX cable you can mod it to fit your needs *without* voiding PSU warranty, Apart from the obvious bling reason, this could also be used to reduce cable clutter inside the case: the ATX cable tends to be pretty thick so having one with exactly the right length could help the cable management.

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Re: ATX cable detachable

Post by ATWindsor » Sun May 07, 2006 4:53 am

IsaacKuo wrote:
One question is why make the ATX cable detachable? There's no situation where this cable isn't needed.
Potentially, this could be very useful for:

1. Having a 20+4pin cable vs a 24pin cable vs just a 20pin cable

and/or

2. Having different lengths of ATX cable
Yeah, and if you use it as a scond PSU (however you must somehow short to pins to start it anyway)

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