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Which brands to avoid?

andyw00d
  • 85 months ago

There are of brands, which of these (if any) can we agree should be avoided?

Antec Apevia Apex Athena Power Azza CoolMax Cooler Master Corsair Cougar Diablotek EVGA Enermax FSP Group Fractal Design HEC Inwin Kingwin LEPA Logisys NZXT OCZ PC Power & Cooling Raidmax Rosewill SeaSonic Sentey Silverstone Sparkle StarTech Thermaltake Thortech Topower Ultra XClio XFX Xigmatek Xion Zalman

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  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

Easier to say which are acceptable.

IMO: SeaSonic and Corsair (100%), cooler master, EVGA, NZXT, Xfx, Rosewill, and maybe maybe Antec.

Feel free to agree or disagree

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

I think that Antec is one I'd trust. Used to trust Enermax, but I've heard not-nice things lately.

I probably won't throw anything but Seasonic or Antec in my boxes for a while. Just remember: as something gets more popular, there will be more reports of DOA and/or failures because more people are buying them. Instead of always buying based on positive reviews, buy based on quality of parts used in the manufacture of the PSU. There will almost always be more people likely to complain about a product on the internet than to give it kudos. :P

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

as of lately corsairs psu's havent been doing very well, lots of DOA psu's. im not really a fan of the rosewill's psu's. id probably only buy seasonic, xfx and evga psu's right now.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, it's getting alot of DOA's because the frequency is high because alot of people are buying them

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Enermax is good too.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Also pcpowerandcooling.

  • 85 months ago
  • 0 points

Fair enough, but Corsair is the highest quality?

  • 85 months ago
  • 4 points

Eh, I don't think so myself. Corsair is good, but they have many models manufactured by CWT, which ranges from "mediocre" to "kinda good" in quality.

I'm going to drop this link for your reference - it lists almost every PSU by almost every brand, it's great. The big thing to focus on is not the brand, but the manufacturer. My personal list of trusted manufacturers is something like this: Seasonic, Super Flower, Delta, FSP, and most Enhance Electronics.

I usually whittle my choice for PSU down to certain brands whom I know do business with those OEMs, and look at just the ones made by them. Professional reviews (also conveniently listed in that reference) help me finally choose between them.

Addendum: Flextronics seems to make some really good PSUs (Corsair's AX and AXi series), but I know little about them. I'd probably consider adding them to my list if I find out a little more.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Corsair and Seasonic

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  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

my sfx silverstone is pretty good not a single hiccup and it is so quite i don't think i ever heard it.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Missing ASUS, but corsair, EVGA, seasonic, NZXT, Enermax, Zalman, Fractal Design

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd only buy SeaSonic, XFX, Corsair, EVGA, or Thermaltake's newer PSU's.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

This is what not to get: apevia, coolmax, diablotek, logisys, raidmax, xigmatek, and xion.

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  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd tell someone to avoid Apevia.

I can't say I'm having problems that I can attribute to my Apevia power supply for sure, but it's the likely candidate Right now...

Tonight, I'll be switching to a Corsair....

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

what about silverstone

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  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

just asking if silverstone psu's are ok to use ?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on the model.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

silverstone strider platinum 550w fully modular ATX psu

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