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    Is delta an actual safe power supply manufacturer?

    I have seen all over the Web that the manufacturer delta is not a good power supply company and should avoid them.

    However I struggle to see what's wrong and why they have this kind of image on them.

    Could someone explain?

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    Re: Is delta an actual safe power supply manufacturer?

    I've never owned, so I can't tell you how they are, but they are a pretty big OEM company in the industry. If I'm not mistaken, I think most of their business are coming from system integration.

    You should ask in the PSU section, I'm sure other members here that are familiar with the brand can tell you more about Delta.

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    Re: Is delta an actual safe power supply manufacturer?

    Sorry just noticed I did it in the corsair part I think.

    So from what you say they sound safe and good to use if oem manufacturers are using them in builds.

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    Re: Is delta an actual safe power supply manufacturer?

    In general terms, I think they are pretty decent since some of the PSU manufacturer in the industry uses them as an OEM.

    This might help, http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...print&reid=314

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    Re: Is delta an actual safe power supply manufacturer?

    Thanks greybeard the page you link to was what I really wanted to see it was really useful.

    From what I have concluded I can see that delta seems to be a good company and a trusted company as lots of off the shelf PC and server seem to use them. Thanks for all the help you guys!

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    Re: Is delta an actual safe power supply manufacturer?

    No problem at all. Happy to help

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    Re: Is delta an actual safe power supply manufacturer?

    Delta is one of the biggest and easily one of the most reputable power supply OEMs in the business, one of their big markets being high-reliability server products. Their build quality is consistently excellent as is their performance and reliability.

    Being a huge OEM they do custom designs for system integrators (as Greybeard pointed out) and I suppose it's possible some supplies are ordered down to a cost by the integrator and obviously they likely won't be as good as their server stuff, but claiming simply that the company as a whole is not good or they should be avoided is talking nonsense, frankly.

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    Re: Is delta an actual safe power supply manufacturer?

    Thanks for the info from everyone I can now fully agree from this delta is a good and a well known in the industry as a very good psu supplier.

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    Re: Is delta an actual safe power supply manufacturer?

    I have one system with a Delta PSU. The system is (was) a very high-end graphics workstation, but now is positively .... ancient. At that time, 10+ years ago, Delta were probably the supplier of choice for high-end, high load systems. That PSU is still perfectly functional. However, I have no personal experience of Delta in recent years, and they could have gone downmarket since. Some of the above posts suggest not.

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    Re: Is delta an actual safe power supply manufacturer?

    Having witnessed a computer just blowing itself to pieces thanks to poor PSU choice, the PSU is one thing I'd never ever lowball. I've opted for Cooler Master and Corsair in the past and can only report good things (esp since Cooler Master offer reasonable value with their units).

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    Re: Is delta an actual safe power supply manufacturer?

    Quote Originally Posted by loki365 View Post
    Having witnessed a computer just blowing itself to pieces thanks to poor PSU choice, the PSU is one thing I'd never ever lowball. I've opted for Cooler Master and Corsair in the past and can only report good things (esp since Cooler Master offer reasonable value with their units).
    So are you saying that delta is a poor choice?

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    Re: Is delta an actual safe power supply manufacturer?

    Quote Originally Posted by grifonater View Post
    So are you saying that delta is a poor choice?
    I don't know what he meant, but that wasn't what he said. And I entirely agree with what he said - cheap PSUs can be an utter disaster. Many years ago, I had a PSU supplied in a case fail, spectacularly, and it blew an expensive video card, three hard drives and about half the rest of the system.

    Well-made PSUs tend to have sufficient protection designed in that when they fail, they usually fail "safely", without destroying the rest of the system in the process. Oh, my my office stank of wthat acrid electrical buring smell for about three weeks after the above incident. I'm assuming some form of transformer failure put 240v where either 5v or 12v should have been.

    grifonater, you are right to be concerned about this. Personally, I tend to use Seasonic or Enermax, neither of which have ever given me problems, though others, including Corsair, have a good reputation too. As do Delta, in my view, though they don't seem to market at the retail market in quite the same way the others I mentioned do.

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    Re: Is delta an actual safe power supply manufacturer?

    So would you say that delta's psu would be OK for long term and would you use them?

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    Re: Is delta an actual safe power supply manufacturer?

    Quote Originally Posted by grifonater View Post
    So would you say that delta's psu would be OK for long term and would you use them?
    See post #9.

    I do have one, and it's still going after many years.

    Also see previous post - I tend to use Enermax or Seasonic, of which I currently have about a dozen.

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    Re: Is delta an actual safe power supply manufacturer?

    Oh you said had at the beginning if the post so I immediately though it broke

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    Re: Is delta an actual safe power supply manufacturer?

    The PSU that blew up and took most of the system with it wasn't Delta. It was of the "lowball" type that came in a case, I.e. cheap PSU. Which I avoid.

    The Delta PSU, as I said earlier, has been going for years, and is still working perfectly. I said 10+ years and that's conservative. It's probably 15 years or more but I can't swear to the date without digging the invoice out of accounts archives, which I'm not about to do.

    Since then, I've either used cases supplied without PSU and bought my own, or cases with a decent PSU, or just ditched the cheap PSU. When I buy PSUs, they're generally (these days) either Seasonic or Enermax. Some other brands are or have been actually using one or other of those, especially Seasonic, but OEM-branded. Personally, I find it too much mucking about trying to work out which OEM currently uses whose PSU so I just stick to mostly Enermax and Seasonic. Mostly Enermax.

    This is partly becsuse they're widely available, including locally, meaning I don't have to mess with mail-order.

    It's also partly because a friend is an engineer specialising in PSU repairs. After years working for a large company designing them, he set up on his own, semi-retired. I asked him for recommendations and he said, and it's pretty close to a verbatim quote ...

    I don't recommend anything, because if I do and it fails, you'll blame me. And ANYTHING can fail. But I will tell you that, at the moment, I choose to use Enermax, and sometimes Seasonic. They sometimes fail, as does anything, but they're well-designed using good quality components. What you choose to do with that comment is on you.
    He also rated Delta, but said they're not as easy to get. And, in terms of the one I still have, when I checked it was about twice the price of most competitors, including Enermax and Seasonic.

    In short, I'm not recommending anything either, and for the same reason as my engineer friend. I will tell you what I use, and why, but it's up to you what you do with that.

    Delta certainly used to manufacture to very high standards, at a premium price. I've no reason to think that's changed, but I've not looked for a while, because I use Enermax and Seasonic.

    I've built, or rebuilt, quite a few PCs for others over the years, and I WILL NOT buy cheap PSUs. To me, the difference in price between cheap and nasty, or the likes of Enermax/Seasonic, makes the cheap stuff false economy, and the higher the PC spec, the more true that is. If the person I'm building for absolutely insists on a cheap PSU, the ONLY way I'll do it is if :-

    1) They supply the PSU. I'll fit their PSU, at their risk, and
    2) I get written confirmation of 1), and that they're doing so against advice.

    Otherwise, they need to find someone else to build/rebuild the PC. Which, by the way, suits me nicely as I'm not really looking to do it anyway, and certainly not on the cheap.

    A decent PSU is, IMHO, an investment, and the price differential over cheap, or unknown, quantities is like an insurance premium - it costs, but I think it's worth it.

    I can't, or won't, tell you to buy or not buy the Delta you found. I can tell you I'm not aware of any reason you shouldn't but personally, I buy Enermax or Seasonic for the reasons given.

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