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PSU Brands to Avoid

Figsak
  • 56 months ago

I'm looking down the part picker list and seeing brands I just don't recognize (Bit Fenix, etc.).

Can you guys chime in and tell me which brands will melt my motherboard? Thanks!

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  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

There's too many to list ;)

PSU brands to never buy from

  • Diablotek

  • Apevia

  • Coolmax

  • Logisys

  • Sparkle

Average PSU brands (Not deadly but i would avoid them)

  • Raidmax

  • NZXT

  • Enermax

  • Cougar

  • Bitfenix

  • FSP

Good PSU brands (These psu brands have decent-great psu's but also have a few outliers)

  • EVGA

  • Corsair

  • Antec

  • Cooler master

  • Be quiet!

  • Fractal Design

  • SilverStone

Arguably the best brands

  • Seasonic

  • XFX

  • Superflower

Conclusion

Most power supplies you buy should be fine as long as you're not pushing them to the very limits. I obviously didn't include every OEM and re-seller but I listed the main ones. Pretty much all PSU manufacturers sell good and bad power supplies it just takes a little reviewing and forethought into your system requirements before you make a selection :)

There maybe some errors in this list and you can always correct them if you like however I think it's a good general outline :)

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome. Thank you.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Anytime :)

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

How about Rosewill and Thermaltake? I'm eyeballing a lot of models from them.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Average PSU brands (Not deadly but i would avoid them)

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Roger.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Good list. Just wanted to add that folks can look up just about any PSU and find reviews here...

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/PSUReviewDatabase.html

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I had a 400w coolmax running for 4yrs lol, never had an issue with it, i broke the pins on the back of my quantum bigfoot HDD and it ended up in the garage.

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