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    Why is this more expensive , yet apparently worse!?

    Why are the silverstone decathlon series of psu's more expensive than the strider series psus, when comparing units with similar wattage? The strider series has a bigger fan, 100% modular just like the decathlon series, is much more efficienct and has a similar amount of amps on a single rail. The only difference I can spot other than the price is that the decathlon series is much bigger than the striders ... which i would view as a negative, but what is going on in that extra space which is making the decathlons £30 more expensive even though it has a worse specification!?

    An explanation would be much appreciated.

    850w decathlon

    850w Strider

    This isn't just random this is across the whole range and on different etailers as well.

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    Re: Why is this more expensive , yet apparently worse!?

    Well, that might be down to the quality of the components inside. Better quality might give you more stable voltages (less ripple) - it's not all down to wattage.

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    Re: Why is this more expensive , yet apparently worse!?

    also supply and demand

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    Re: Why is this more expensive , yet apparently worse!?

    The more expensive one delivers 70A 12v insted of 67A so I would assume the components in are slightly higher rated. I woulkd get the cheaper one myself.
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    Re: Why is this more expensive , yet apparently worse!?

    If you're looking to buy one you'd probably be better off with something less powerful, you wouldn't need 850w unless you were overclocking with 3 GPUs or something.

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    Re: Why is this more expensive , yet apparently worse!?

    It was more just that I was curious, because £30 odd quid is a significant premium and it seems odd for silverstone to do something like that for no reason.

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    Re: Why is this more expensive , yet apparently worse!?

    Another possible answer could be that the two psu's are manufactured by different companies, and are then re-badged by Silverstone, for example a psu made by Seasonic is probably more expensive than one produced by a lessor company.

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