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    Re: Should you only buy Corsair power supply's?

    FSP seem to have really improved their enthusiast offerings recently, and I'd be happy to use them now. I wouldn't have been too sure a few years back though.

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    Re: Should you only buy Corsair power supply's?

    I will always buy Thermaltake PSU. They are solid PSU and so quite

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    Re: Should you only buy Corsair power supply's?

    In my last build my PSU was the Antec Truepower 750W which in turn was assembled by Seasonic

    It's a cracker for the price and practically silent in my rig at home.

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    Re: Should you only buy Corsair power supply's?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee @ SCAN View Post
    In my last build my PSU was the Antec Truepower 750W which in turn was assembled by Seasonic

    It's a cracker for the price and practically silent in my rig at home.
    Thats the one i have aswell

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    Re: Should you only buy Corsair power supply's?

    I am quite the fan of corsair myself but xfx and a great deal of other psu's. I think that you need to ensure there is only 1 12v rail and that its 80+ certified but otherwise the brand doesn't really matter.

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    Re: Should you only buy Corsair power supply's?

    Single 12v rail brings potential problems of its own, mostly safety related, and 80+ doesn't immediately mean it's a great PSU either, although provided it's genuine, it means a sample unit managed to sustain 100% rated output for 80plus testing.

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    Re: Should you only buy Corsair power supply's?

    Personally, i would not go with a Corsair PSU.

    XFX are good - so no, not only corsair's.

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    Corsair, XFX, Seasonic or anything based on a Seasonic with a decent name and customer service.

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    Re: Should you only buy Corsair power supply's?

    OK I give up.

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    Re: Should you only buy Corsair power supply's?

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    Re: Should you only buy Corsair power supply's?

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    ok i give up.
    sO WE SHOULD ONLY BUY cORSAIR? tHANKS M8 gOING TO BUY ONE WITH £80 HDMI CABLE THIS AFTER NOON X X X
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    Re: Should you only buy Corsair power supply's?

    Not sure what just happened in this thread??

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    Re: Should you only buy Corsair power supply's?

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    Not sure what just happened in this thread??
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    3. People wanting free postage ignore the well thought out answers and post their unguided, uneducated response anyway to get their post count up
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    Re: Should you only buy Corsair power supply's?

    It's crazy, really. The amount of collective knowledge this forum has is staggering. We have people who can design a PSU from the ground up right through to people who make games for a living, yet some people will ignore all the posts from these people and post one line comments that contradict everything that's been said, or make little sense.

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    Re: Should you only buy Corsair power supply's?

    Not everyone has that amount of knowledge but still know enough to have an opinion. Sometimes miltiple shorter comments are as helpful, if not more so. The general consensus seems to be any good psu will be fine but the most popular are various brands all made by seasonic. Apart from the silliness above this has all made good reading, with the longer more technical posts providing a deeper understanding of the subject.

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    Re: Should you only buy Corsair power supply's?

    Opinions based on limited personal experience and/or brand loyalty aren't the most useful when making a buying decision. For example, someone might own a no-name PSU, and it hasn't blown up in the 10 minutes they've been using it at 5% rated load, so they recommend it because of it's apparent value-for-money? Ignoring the fact a lot of these no-name PSUs pose a potential threat to life/property, won't meet rated specs, and are quite likely to destroy PC internals as various failure modes for cheap SMPS include large voltage spikes. Extreme example, but still...

    Ten such comments provide no useful information to make an informed decision. A few detailed comments giving a suggestion and explaining why are generally far more helpful, and allow others to debate the reasons if they don't agree.

    It's even the same for self-proclaimed 'professional' reviews of power supplies, a lot of fairly popular sites 'review' power supplies without demonstrating a basic understanding of the subject, and whose testing is limited to plugging it into a PC which draws like 20% rated load and calling it 'kickass' because it doesn't leave a crater in the desk. Yeah, I know I pick on that particular site but unfortunately it's far from the only one...

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