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    Thumbs up How to fail 101 - Asus and their THOR PSU's - OLED reports only AC Wattage and others

    1. The "power draw monitoring" that's being blown out of proportion on every marketing page of ASUS Is total failure as it reports only and only AC power draw from wall. Sure, its useful, but the reported pooling rate of PSU makes it useless as the load varies heavily during usage, so the OLED value will jump all over the scale. Even 5$ plug in watt-o-meters do better job and offer more functionality.

    - To make it at least a bit useable, the thing that should be reported is BOTH AC power draw and DC power output (the power that goes directly to PC components) and if no, the DC power output should take precedence before AC power draw! Because THAT IS WHAT PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW, DC power measurement is most difficult for user as it would require taking PSU apart and voiding warranty and having accurate reading from PSU would greatly help in benchmarks of GPU's and CPU's.

    - NZXT was able to do it, impement DC power output measurements in their PSU (but they dropped ball on adding AC power draw measurement).

    2. The OLED screen is only on one side, the fan is on top side. This is the most ridiculous thing. Great majority of cases have an air intake at bottom specifically for PSU's and come with PSU shroud. The PSU shroud may or may not have a cutout.

    - the result? You either have to compromise your cooling to make OLED visible through cutout in PSU shroud or at all with fan pointing away from the bottom case intake or.... you wont see the OLED at all having it covered by PSU shroud?

    - a few second of thinking would lead to conclusion, the OLED display should be attached to PSU on separate cable, the OLED should be in some kind of small casing and this way it could be routed away from PSU to be placed anywhere in the case

    Seriously, looking at the recent "releases" (if these can even be called releases, where from "release" it takes several months for product availability) , it seems ASUS is outsourcing product design and market research to low GPA undergraduate interns.

    First the joke of warranty on their new AIO's - 3 years vs 5/6 years of standard in competitors products and now the fail of PSU where most advertised feature is feasible in small percent of use cases...
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