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    Novatech PowerStation PSUs

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/p...nding.html?178

    Does anyone know the OEM maker of these and do you think they are any good?

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    Re: Novatech PowerStation PSUs

    It seems that they are probably made by OCZ and hence the OEM is most likely to be FSP:

    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=195579


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    Re: Novatech PowerStation PSUs

    Looks a bit like the Lian Li Silent Force to me.

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    Re: Novatech PowerStation PSUs

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Looks a bit like the Lian Li Silent Force to me.
    That may make sense as Novatech do use rebranded Lian Li cases for some of their pre-built systems.

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    Re: Novatech PowerStation PSUs

    £30 for a 400w modular psu, that looks like a great price.
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/p...OV-PSG400.html

    However the issue is who the true manufacture is? and what the unit is like inside?

    I do hate threads like that bit-tec one where a few of the posters clame corsair "make" the best psu's, they really don't seem to understand that neather Corsair or OCZ "make" actual psu's

    The worry is that the other novatech "branded" black psu's are WinPower, aka not great
    However their others are much cheaper than these ones.
    Almost worth shelling out just to find out the ture manufacture.

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    Re: Novatech PowerStation PSUs

    Perhaps Novatech should provide some evidence that the PSUs are not junk by having them tested / reviewed. Removing any doubt as to the performance and quality of the units would surely increase sale. It doesn't have to be the best PSU in the world at these prices but it does need to survive a hot box test and remain in spec at the rated wattage. No amount of marketing blurb will convince me of performance or quality.

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    Re: Novatech PowerStation PSUs

    While I agree with ed^chigliak up to a point, there is more to a PSU spec than just meeting the reqirements for regulation. Perfrmance under fault conditions is as important- if not more so. Does it shut dwn safely under fault conditions would be one of my concerns - and one that isn't always addressed in reviews.

    Novatech do have a reputation to consider, so I wud expect them to e reasonable - if not top notch. They get a saving by buying in bulk, and I would expect them to use them in their own OEM machines.

    At that price - probably worth a shot.
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    Re: Novatech PowerStation PSUs

    In a thread over at JonnyGuru,JonnyGuru told me that the Novatech units he saw were made by Sirfa.


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    Re: Novatech PowerStation PSUs

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    In a thread over at JonnyGuru,JonnyGuru told me that the Novatech units he saw were made by Sirfa.
    Good find! And as I gather Sirfa make a lot of OCZ, the Novatech ones should be OK?

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    Re: Novatech PowerStation PSUs

    Quote Originally Posted by Skulltrail View Post
    Good find! And as I gather Sirfa make a lot of OCZ, the Novatech ones should be OK?
    Yep!

    He did not confirm the units he saw bit I assume that they must be the Power Station ones. Also,the Novatech website says they use Japanese capacitors too meaning that they potential could be better units too.


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