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    QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    Reputation can count for a lot in this segment, so who do you tend to trust?
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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    Seasonic for me, always used them and never had a problem.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    Seasonic.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    Seasonic for me too. Well built, reliable, quiet and never struggle under high load. Even the rebranded units from Antec/Corsair I've had that were made by Seasonic have been brilliant.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    Seasonic on average as an OEM,but some others like Flextronics,etc are also pretty decent.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    evga 10 yr guaranty and a 5 day turn round when it does go wrong ..
    What does it matter now if men believe or no?
    What is to come will come. And soon you too will stand aside,
    To murmur in pity that my words were true
    (Cassandra, in Agamemnon by Aeschylus)

    To see the wizard one must look behind the curtain ....

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    Seasonic, CWT, Super Flower...in that order

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    Seasonic in the main, but more so now Super Flower also.
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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    Seasonic, hands down. Can't be said often enough.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    I've never owned a Seasonic, but my old Enermax Modu 82+ 525W PSU lasted me 9 years. It didn't fail, I just felt it was time to replace it with a be quiet!

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    Seasonic, Superflower, Delta and the newer CWT designs are all excellent but they have all had their share of poor psu's in the past. FSP turns out the odd good platform as well but are rather hit or miss over their platform history.

    It should be noted that the likes of Corsair, EVGA, Bitfenix, BeQuiet, Antec and many others don't actually make their own psu's. While they usually have some input on specs and design they have their units built by OEM's such as the ones I have named above and several others depending on where the psu's fall in the lineups. For example, the majority of EVGA's units are built by Superflower but there are several Seasonic and FSP built ranges as well. Their budget models tend to be HEC built.

    This is a excellent source of information on psu's including who makes what for who, specs and links to reviews.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    I have an old 750w infiniti psu in a pc that I use as a server it has been running 24/7 for abought 12 years without any problems, it's very quiet. To be honest I've never had a psu fail on me and I've used a few from different manufacturers.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    Seasonic (and rebranded as Corsair).

    I've had a few PSUs fail for me or that I've built, including Seasonic. Key thing is the warranty was easy to deal with and the failure didn't take out other components (like motherboard!) like I've had from cheap PSUs.

    Small sample size. YMMV.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    If money is no object then Seasonic, otherwise Enermax. Some of the Corsair ones seem OK, I couldn't get the Enermax I wanted so got a 750W Corsair for the last build and it seems fine.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    Seasonic makes the best psu. It's a no brainer. Cooler Master did come out with a very expensive one. At the end of the day Seasonic will hopefully always be the best. Currently have a Seasonic prime ultra 850W titanium. It was expensive and very worth it. If I decided not to get a Seasonic, the next choice would be a rebranded Delta.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PSUs?

    +1 for Seasonic too.
    I am surprised no one likes Corsairs. I remember they used to be very popular. What went wrong ?

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