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    PSU's who are the actual makers?

    Seen that Corsair use Seasonic and CWT for their model range, but who makes the models branded up as BFG, Coolermaster, Zalman, etc? And any other big labels that are well regarded.

    Also who is considered the best for warranty outside of the first year? I know Corsair list a 5 year warranty, but if it needs to be sent back to USA then probably cheaper to buy a replacement?

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    Re: PSU's who are the actual makers?

    If you buy from scan, corsairs 5 year warranty is straight to them.

    I would recommend OCZ (now owners of PC power and cooling), Enermax and Seasonic/Corsair (excluding CWT because I have no experience with them).

    As for who makes them, well there a few major players but most are rebrands these days. FSP make/made their own, seasonic and enermax. I suppose PC power and cooling do.

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    Re: PSU's who are the actual makers?

    Antec - HEC, CWT, Delta, Seasonic, FSP
    XClio - CWT
    Corsair - Seasonic, CWT
    Silverstone - Etasis, FSP
    OCZ - FSP, 3Y, Topower
    Coolermaster - Hipro
    MSI - Solytech
    Enermax - erm... well... Enermax
    Seasonic - Seasonic
    CWT - CWT
    FSP - FSP
    Thermaltake - 7team, Sirtec, HEC, CWT
    Lian Li - Sirtec
    Tagan - Topower
    BFG - Topower
    Be Quiet - Topower
    Zalman - FSP, Enhance

    Prolly others for some makes (and alot of missing brands), but gives an outline towards the kinds of companies that they use.
    Thats all i have, (i got owned before i finished the list )


    [edit:] fairly decent rundown here: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...ory&ndar_id=24 [/edit]


    Corsair:

    -------------------------------------
    Organised by rated wattage:
    -------------------------------------
    CX400w = Seasonic

    VX450w = Seasonic

    HX450w = Seasonic

    HX520w = Seasonic

    VX550w = CWT

    HX620w = Seasonic

    TX650w = Seasonic

    TX750w = CWT

    TX850w = CWT

    HX1000w = CWT

    ---------------------------
    Organised by series:
    ---------------------------

    CX400 = Seasonic

    VX450 = Seasonic
    VX550 = CWT

    TX650 = Seasonic
    TX750 = CWT
    TX850 = CWT

    HX450 = Seasonic
    HX520 = Seasonic
    HX620 = Seasonic
    HX1000 = CWT
    Last edited by TAKTAK; 20-02-2009 at 03:01 AM.
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    Re: PSU's who are the actual makers?

    Thanks for the replies.

    Found out that Corsair uses the Netherlands for RMA. But if Scan provide a UK RMA for the full five years that pretty good. There is meant to be another UK retailer that offers the same full term RMA service, but not found out who.

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    Re: PSU's who are the actual makers?

    When I did an RMA on my Enermax because one of the fans didn't spin, It was a UK address and they sent me another brand new one (sealed in a box) by return of post.

    Lucky really, As the company I bought it from said it was normal for the fans not to spin at start up and they had no intentions of changing it.

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    Re: PSU's who are the actual makers?

    Enermax are no longer UK based for RMA. I believe scan do the same deal for them but you need to check that.

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    Re: PSU's who are the actual makers?

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    Enermax are no longer UK based for RMA. I believe scan do the same deal for them but you need to check that.
    I must admit it was probably 2 or more years ago.

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    Re: PSU's who are the actual makers?

    When I was looking for a PSU I came across the below website which seem to carry out more involved reviews than many other websites - part of which is taking the whole thing apart and establishing who it is that actually made the PSU...

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/page/power

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    Re: PSU's who are the actual makers?

    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    Antec - HEC, CWT, Delta, Seasonic, FSP
    I always thought antec themselves made there PSU's themselves! Sadly I can't track down who makes my exact one though

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    Re: PSU's who are the actual makers?

    Quote Originally Posted by digit View Post
    I always thought antec themselves made there PSU's themselves! Sadly I can't track down who makes my exact one though
    I assume you mean the Truepower Quatro 1000w? The OEM for that PSU is Enhance.

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    Re: PSU's who are the actual makers?

    Seen Corsair have a HX450 with 7 years warranty

    Only checked Scan so far and it lists 5 years on dscription.

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    Re: PSU's who are the actual makers?

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    Enermax are no longer UK based for RMA. I believe scan do the same deal for them but you need to check that.
    Luckily Emermax still offer a UK based RMA. C&J Computers in London. Enermax Link

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    Re: PSU's who are the actual makers?

    Quote Originally Posted by digit View Post
    I always thought antec themselves made there PSU's themselves! Sadly I can't track down who makes my exact one though
    Seasonic make the earthwatt, Trio and NeoHE models
    The basiq models are made by CWT
    Not sure on the others.

    Couple of others I know of.
    Delta made older Dell psu's and a large number of laptop power bricks.

    As far as I remember all current Thermaltake psu's are made by CWT it's only older models that where made by other companies
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