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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    Never had a Seasonic, not unless it was wrapped up in a Corsair branding.

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    I am surprised no one likes Corsairs. I remember they used to be very popular. What went wrong ?
    Didn't they use rebranded and tweaked units from Seasonic etc once? Not sure if that has changed since I last got one. As always it is worth reading reviews prior to purchasing anything, especially where it comes to a PSU.

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    I have a be Quiet! psu that I'm happy with. 1000w Powerzone Bronze. Sleeved cables could've been sleeved slightly better, but that's the only bugbear

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Iota View Post
    Never had a Seasonic, not unless it was wrapped up in a Corsair branding.

    Didn't they use rebranded and tweaked units from Seasonic etc once? Not sure if that has changed since I last got one.
    If I remember rightly, the early Corsair PSU's were Seasonic, and once they got their user base, they moved on to other suppliers. I still have some of the early ones running today after 8 and 10 years respectively. The recent ones I have seen slightly more hit-or-miss feedback on various e-tailers, depending on the model.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    Originally most brands used Seasonic however Corsair changed and I took a chance with their HX850i, I can't fault it, however its only a 10 year warranty compared to Seasonic's 12.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    Seasonic, XFX & CM

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    +1 for Seasonic too.
    I am surprised no one likes Corsairs. I remember they used to be very popular. What went wrong ?
    They are very popular still as they are great, but Corsair don't make PSUs so most people won't name check them here.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    Is it worth getting digital PSU ?

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    Quote Originally Posted by GraemeN View Post
    Is it worth getting digital PSU ?
    Only if you want to use crappy software to monitor PSU performance stats of dubious accuracy and don't mind giving up a USB 2.0 header on your motherboard. Otherwise you're better off putting the price difference into an extra 100w headroom or whatever.
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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    I've always admired Seasonic on paper but I've had 3 faulty Seasonic based OEM PSUs (PC Power&Cooling, Corsair, and a Fractal Design). Both my computers currently have Superflower OEM EVGA G2s and they are rock solid. And an old computer of mine has a very old CWT design that is 10+ years old and is still working without issues. It is rather sad that I will most probably never buy another Seasonic PSU based on my personal experience.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    Anyone remember these fanless PSU's?





    Great concept, but not practical.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    Personally I don't worry to much as long as I buy from a decent brand and look up reviews of said PSU.

    Just avoid the cheap high wattage no name things.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    Enermax for me.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Percy1983 View Post
    Just avoid the cheap high wattage no name things.
    Sound advice! Years ago (before I knew better) I killed a motherboard and processor by cheaping-out on a terrible no-name Chinese PSU. Definitely learned from my mistake there!

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrJim View Post
    Sound advice! Years ago (before I knew better) I killed a motherboard and processor by cheaping-out on a terrible no-name Chinese PSU. Definitely learned from my mistake there!
    Very sound advice, I've done the same...

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    A good rule of thumb for PSUs is, if it feels like it only feels like it more or less weighs the same as the sum of the cables and the thin steel box they're attached to, immediately throw it out the window before your hardware catches electronic cooties. Any PSU that wont fry your components will have a box that weighs like a brick or more.
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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    Seasonic for me also, or a 3rd party unit build by them as the OEM.
    I've had XFX, Antec, Corsair, and "self-branded" that were all Seasonic under the hood. Never had a significant problem worth mentioning.

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