Ask GN 39: GeForce Elite & Red Team Plus, Cheeky NZXT Gift, PSUs

By Published December 30, 2016 at 12:29 pm

In this last episode of Ask GN for the year – number 39 – we open a holiday gift from NZXT, talk GeForce Elite & Red Team Plus, and dive into power supplies and their qualities.

The gift was a bit funny. NZXT undoubtedly saw our mostly positive S340 Elite review, but saw within said review that we made fun of the “puck” for VR and cable management. The team took it upon themselves to send us more pucks, along with a signed (from Johnny Hou, CEO) holiday card.

Cheeky bastards.

A bit of fun for the opening, then. After that, we talk about why quality power supplies are a good thing, and why it’s worth considering one. Typical nVidia and AMD discussions follow, including G-Sync and FreeSync physical differences.

Timestamps

0:10 - Cheeky NZXT Gift

02:25 Christopher Bjørkeng: "Is it worth buying a high end psu just because it's higher quality and has less chance of blowing up?"

10:04 RepsUp100: "How do you feel about Nvidia pushing GeForce as a platform and not just components?"

15:38 Surpuppa: "Question for the next Ask GN: What is the physical difference between Freesync and Gsync? Why does Gsync cost so much? Could Nvidia in theory use Freesync and AMD with Gsync?"

20:38 Super Goody: "Hypothetically, the Ryzen chipset comes out and the prices of the Intel chips drop. Will each tier of processor drop equally or depending on the tier? So the high range of Intel Chips will drop[i7] more than the mid-range[i5] and the low range[i3] will drop in price the least? Purely hypothetical."

Host: Steve “Lelldorianx” Burke
Video: Andrew “ColossalCake” Coleman

Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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