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    Dual AC/DC setup for powered GPUs

    so i ended up still trying out the aforementioned plan to power a gpu with the 12v 192w power brick. i bought a new miniDin to miniFIT-JR adaptor to solder a 6pin peg adaptor to the old adaptor and here is what i got: the right adaptor is the one i got with the 160xt + 192w brick, the left...
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    Modding Flex ATX PSU

    Its half off topic but still considering "modding" a flex-atx psu: I am considering a flex-atx psu (Silverstone fx-350g or Seasonic ssp-300sug). To be fair, I had the Silverstone one before and returned it because it was way too noisy. Still, I would consider that psu again, if there is a "good...
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    HDPlex 200W AC-DC - I'm surprised nobody is talking about this

    According to techspot/hardwareunboxed: "Our test system is the same we use for most GPU reviews, a Core i9-9900K clocked at 5 GHz with 16GB of DDR4-3400 memory." Their system power consumption while Crysis 3 (very high settings on 1440p) was at 221w and 64w on idle. 221w while gaming (well just...
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    HDPlex 200W AC-DC - I'm surprised nobody is talking about this

    I actually wonder, if the 200w dc/atx with a decent dell ac/dc unit could run an 8th/9th gen i5 (non k) with the new 1650 super. Btw, what a performance gap between 1650 and 1650S. Im running the pico psu 160xt/192W ac/dc currently. I'm fine with 75W gpus in general but it seems, the sweet spot...
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    Dual AC/DC setup for powered GPUs

    Understood. Now I appreciate my former decision even more, running just a 75w gpu. But now I do understand everything better. Thanks! Just a bummer, that I sold my 1050ti and the 1650 is kind of a disappointment. I had a flex-atx unit before to run a 125w gpu but those 40mm psu fans are jet...
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    Dual AC/DC setup for powered GPUs

    So to be clear, I do need that device for proper operation or is it just something to simplify my setup? Sorry for those noob like questions, trying to get the hang of all those non-standard sff-powering options :/ Edit: Since I already have the pico 160xt I thought, I just add another 160/192w...
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    Dual AC/DC setup for powered GPUs

    I was just browsing for a 6pin (not 6+2pin) extension cable. What AWG should the wires have? I checked the build log above... It looked like, he linked the two power circuits somehow?! Is there really no additional communication needed (the motherboard circuit telling the gpu circuit when to...
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    Dual AC/DC setup for powered GPUs

    Thanks for pointing me into the right direction. Unfortunately, I dont have a crimping tool but maybe I can ask some friends if they have one which I can use :)
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    Dual AC/DC setup for powered GPUs

    I wonder, if it is possible to power a GPU (connected via 300mm 16x pcie riser cable) straight with a 12V AC/DC unit? Is there any adaptor on the market, thats connecting the AC/DC Unit to the 6 or 8pin connector of the GPU? I am using the 160xt paired with the 192W AC/DC unit and looked at the...
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    Best 65w intel cpu in the market?

    cant answer that for sure, since i own the 8400. i had the 9400f from a friend for couple of days but i did not compare temps. i just guess, its almost the same. i dont think the price jump of 8400/9400 to 8600/9600 is worth the minor performance difference. but again, thats my opinion ;) if...
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    Best 65w intel cpu in the market?

    I would say the i7 9700/8700. Those are rated as 65W CPUs but they take a lot more energy when under load and produce more heat compared to an i5. I guess the 8700 has some performance advantages due to having 12 vs 8 threads. But i dont know if 8 instead of 6 cores is more beneficial. I think...
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    Production Lone Industries L5 - 4.6L Mini ITX

    does that fan grill design provide better thermals/cooling? BTW, the GTX 1650 LP from Zotac is available now (at least at my place). Still scratching my head about the price but I guess that form factor comes with a price premium. I'm not entirely sure but I think the GTX 1050 ti LP was around...
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    Production Lone Industries L5 - 4.6L Mini ITX

    Any recommendations for a SATA-M.2 drive, that is going to be mounted on the backside of the motherboard? I'm a little bit concerned about temperatures. Currently, I'm torn between Crucial MX500, WD Blue and ADATA SU800. Additionally, my L5 arrived one month ago - so here are some pictures (not...
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    Production Lone Industries L5 - 4.6L Mini ITX

    What a great case. I'm following the L-Line quite some time now and its always nice to see all the developments :) Too bad its a niche with quite a havy price tag :( But still, keep up the great work @Lone
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    PSU recommendations?

    I would like to join that topic. Im looking into buying a flex atx psu for my Custom_Mod Fx Stl 4.7l case. I recently bought the Silverstone fx350-g psu but i returned it since it was way to noisy in idle mode (maybe defective unit). I guess fan noise is a problem in general which can be handled...