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Bits Seasonic's Engineering and Factory Tour

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 20 Jun 2009.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    great read for a saturday morning

    i do lik those flat cables didnt know so much work went into them
     
  3. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    Oh man, those stools look uncomfortable!
     
  4. Dr. Strangelove

    Dr. Strangelove New Member

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    That was a nice read! although I could not find the guy in a box :-(

    also what is wave soldering?
     
  5. NethLyn

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    Best feature I've read on the site since joining up, and good timing with the PSU labs in Issue 71. I've got two Seasonic PCs rebranded by A***c and to cut a short story shorter, you wire them up, switch them on, they just work day in day out, have sailed through their first year without cutouts or other power-related incidents, have survived surges and the smaller of the two, draws just 100W from the wall with a non-performance graphics card- for just 2D work in a Socket A machine, I don't want to use any more.
     
  6. lewchenko

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    My last 3, if not 4 PSU's have been Seasonic. I had no idea where they came from , nor cared.

    However, that got me thinking after reading this article.... are there any PSU's (that are decent) still made in the UK ?
     
  7. Guest-16

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    Made in the UK? Made

    None, never. Everything is done in the far east.
     
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  8. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    all of them are hand made?! i thought it's all done on an assembly line with a couple machines.

    my Corsair Hx620 is a Seasonic built unit right?
     
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    First goes through the SMT machine, then the rest is hand installed. :)

    It's mostly mechanically soldered, but there are some inevitable hand touchups - the better ones are engineered to have as minimal as possible. :)

    HX620 - ya.
     
  10. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Didn't really read it through, but looking at the pictures it just rises one question: How come I'm yet to find any black hair in a PSU :p
     
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  11. WildThing

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    Very good read! I'm always interested in what's going on behind the scenes at these places.
     
  12. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    Quality control!
     
  13. *mat-ster*

    *mat-ster* New Member

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    The ISO certificates displayed are the old ones replaced by ISO 9001:2000 which will be replaced by ISO 9001:2008.
    Bindi you may want to tell them to change them......!
     
  14. GregTheRotter

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    It seems you were using the popup flash in your shots because of the enormous shadow in a fair few of the shots ;) Other than that, interesting read :)
     
  15. C-Sniper

    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    Great read, I always enjoy looking at how things are made behind the scenes.

    Looks like I will be sticking with corsair for a while too. My 620HX has yet to even hiccup.
     
  16. dicobalt

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    I go for this angle. Also, I have a 300W PcPower&Cooling psu from 1995 that still works, I paid alot for it, but then I haven't had to buy 3 peice of crap replacements since then. I have had to deal with PSU failures from every PSU I have ever tried except PcPower&Cooling. I don't buy anything else, because they all fail. I dont use air conditioning, I'm in hot temps here in south florida, and some machines I sent to sonora mexico. If the PSU was not PcPower&Cooling, they all failed. I am sick and tired of crappy power supplies because they mean downtime which means loss of money. Downtime costs me much more then the price difference of a crappy PSU vs one that was properly engineered, manufactured, and tested. Stop building crap all you cheap ass ghettotronic companies.
     
  17. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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    That'd be an awesome name for a components company :p
     
  18. thehippoz

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    red hairs only :D
     
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    PC Power and Cooling Silencer?

    Guess who makes it...
     
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    Their 2009 ones were being done 2 weeks after I visited.
     
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