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Case Gear X-Plug 450W Modular Acrylic PSU
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Doctor Feelgood
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PostPosted: Sun, 23 Oct 2005 22:31:45    Post Subject: Case Gear X-Plug 450W Modular Acrylic PSU Reply with quote View Single Post

All of the eye candy the Case Gear X-Plug PSU offers up is great, but to me what counts the most is how well it supplies clean, stable power to the various voltage rails in the computer. Unfortunately, it stumbled a little bit in this area... The Case Gear X-Plug PSU voltage rails never fell out of specification, but all of the voltage rails did a lot of 'dancing' around within the 5% allowable tolerance. - The Review


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PostPosted: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 13:14:28    Post Subject: Re: Case Gear X-Plug 450W Modular Acrylic PSU - 10/24/05 Reply with quote View Single Post

I don't see any method of case grounding on that PSU at all - thats a dangerous oversight if true.

Its ignorant to expect to ground your entire system using the ground wire connecting to the motherboard. That adds risk to your motherboard as well. Also you never know if somebody is using plastic stand-offs or copper ones so you still end up having isolated your drives etc.

With out a separate grounding source I couldn't possibly recommend this PSU to anybody, ever.
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PostPosted: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 13:36:14    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

The 3 prong plug on the A/C power cord would provide grounding provided it is plugged into a properly grounded 3 prong outlet.
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PostPosted: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 19:21:05    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

dadx2mj wrote:
The 3 prong plug on the A/C power cord would provide grounding provided it is plugged into a properly grounded 3 prong outlet.


Obviously to the powersupply, but the power supply is supposed to ground the rest of the system as well. Only having a ground wire go only to the motherboard would be a bad thing.

So with out having the case grounded you're not properly grounding your devices. The wires going to each device does NOT include a grounding source.

This is also a problem with acrylic cases - the good cases include an extra grounding wire that goes to each device.
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PostPosted: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 20:13:36    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

I've never really considered this, but looking at a few other acrylic PSUs, I don't see anything better for grounding...

Acrylic cases come withis extra ground wire, or should acrylic PSUs?

Please link us... Thanks!
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