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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    Quick look in my boxes here revealed mainly Corsair psu's but that's right now. In the past had Seasonic and FSP branded stuff. Only had 1 psu ever fail on my and that was a modular Corsair that was hammered 24/7 for about 7 years
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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyM2012 View Post
    Does the best PSU include ones which come with a useable guarantee?

    I had a Corsair PSU which became faulty. They expected me to pay for postage to the Netherlands to get a replacement under warranty. I bought from them because I thought they were an honourable company. As a result, I am never buying PSUs from them again (the RAM sticks they sell are great IME), and I will not recommend or even suggest them to anyone who asks me about PC PSUs. Of course, I might have caught their customer support on a bad day, and they might have improved after 8 years, but with other PSU suppliers out there, there's no point for me taking a chance on them again.
    I think it's quite common for companies to have European based support centres. I had a similar situation with a faulty MSI graphics card I bought from Ebuyer. I was given the choice of either getting either dealing direct with MSI in the Netherlands, or going through Ebuyer & letting them handle it. I obviously chose the latter, which was the much cheaper option. Ebuyer even sent a courier out to pick up the graphics card. It did take a whole month to get a replacement graphics card though.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    Corsair, quiet, reliable, good of warranty, good customer service, and they look sexy

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    Seasonic.
    If I can't get one, EVGA G series.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    +1 for EVGA G series. Solid build and long warranty does it for me.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    Isn't that your job to tell us? Otherwise we'd have to get all PSUs, test/benchmark them, and come to a conclusion.

    Anyway, I got my first 'high-end' PSU, this year. Corsair RM850w. Love how quiet it is (as in, no sound at all). Replaced an XFX Pro 450, which I thought wasn't all that loud. But once you go 'fanless'....

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    Antec thermaltake bequiet, for small sfx PSU silverstone, and for dc/dc converters errr I forgot the name ahhh hdplex ,but they haven't really got any competition in the hi-watts dc .
    Seasonic is not the only fruit nor is it the new black.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    Seasonic, Superflower (also an OEM for some of EVGA PSU's IIRC), quite fond of the aesthetics of the new Phanteks ones that'll be out soon, tihnk Seasonic may well be the OEM for those too.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    I've currently got cooler master PSU and was looking to upgrade using the same brand so I could leave all my cabling intact and just unplug from the PSU end and reinsert. I've just seen the failure rate within 6 months and it seems pretty bad along with a suspicious and marked price reduction on that model and people saying you have to send it off at your own cost and wait ages for a replacement. That's me spending a few hours running new power cables then. I don't mind that much, I was just hoping to be lazy.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    EVGA has become my preferred choice. Thermaltake prior.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    Still using an Enermax Liberty. Planned to replace it years ago but never bothered. Would probably choose Seasonic, though, because they get consistently good reviews.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    Seasonic

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    I'd say Super Flower and Seasonic are the best options... Including the units for which they are the OEM for.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    Any thoughts on EVGA? Who is their OEM? I am yet to swap mine in...
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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    G2/G3 are Super Flower IIRC, others can differing as OEM. Checkout reviews for a model on say Jonny Guru and or Techpowerup, the section the internals are examined is where they state OEM.
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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    There are a good number of excellent Power Suppliy Units from various manufacturers however, my choice without hesitation is Seasonic. I have always used and recommended Seasonic units.
    Additionally, from personal experience I rate their customer service as superb.
    Last edited by Daheelah; 10-01-2019 at 06:02 PM. Reason: Some sentence restructuring and spelling correction.

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