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    Question General quality of thir PSU's?

    I have an Enermax but plan on getting a new one at some point and Corsair ones were drawn to my attention. How would you rate them? I know they make great memory but I am not impressed with the mouse I got from them. I am planning on getting a mechanical keyboard which may be corsair but I know almost nothing about their PSU.
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    Re: General quality of thir PSU's?

    Enemax make A grade PSUs. Corsair just put their name on other manufacturers and quality will vary.

    Good review database here

    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page541.htm

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    Re: General quality of thir PSU's?

    I've had both and are just as good as one another unless you going for the ax1200i or ax1500i
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    Re: General quality of thir PSU's?

    I see, so they do not actually "make" any of their PSU? Wow. I totally forgot some companies even do things like that. I guess a licensing thing or something. I am going to check that link out you gave me. Thanks for that.

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    Re: General quality of thir PSU's?

    Most PSU brands take designs from OEMs like Seasonic, FSP, CWT, Delta, etc, and put their name on it. When Corsair first went into the PSU business, their units were mostly high-quality PSUs from Seasonic, and they built a very good reputation for quality, reliability & value. Since then however, I believe they have started using some lower-quality units, which haven't retained the quality they once had.

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    Re: General quality of thir PSU's?

    That is correct, we do source them out from various OEMs. But bear in mind, all of our PSU's are made to our own design specs, so whoever the respective OEM who makes the units for us is irrelevant.

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    Re: General quality of thir PSU's?

    Ultimately, you get what you pay for. Corsair do a wide range of PSUs now from the budget VS range up to the premium AX range. The headline difference is usually the efficiency, but there are also inevitably quality differences as well.

    Also, I've had an AX break after two years (which is definitely good quality) so quality doesn't necessarily mean that it won't go wrong.

    However, when my Hiper (low quality) PSU broke, it destroyed my motherboard, CPU and RAM. When my AX broke, it killed only itself, and Corsair sent me a brand new AX (one that was rated 100W higher) for free.

    So perhaps it was the quality of the AX that saved me. And the warranty service was excellent.

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