View Poll Results: Best PSU brands? (Pick THREE Only)

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  • Corsair

    163 58.63%
  • Antec

    53 19.06%
  • BeQuiet!

    48 17.27%
  • OCZ

    68 24.46%
  • Enermax

    38 13.67%
  • Coolermaster

    31 11.15%
  • Seasonic

    90 32.37%
  • Silverstone

    16 5.76%
  • Tagan

    5 1.80%
  • XFX

    26 9.35%
  • FSP

    1 0.36%
  • Fractal Design

    1 0.36%
  • Zalman

    6 2.16%
  • NZXT

    9 3.24%
  • Powercool

    2 0.72%
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    It looks like corsair is a leader of the PSU. I have an experience with a reclaim for this brand. It wasn't too bad, I get a new one in the very well sealed package. But one bad thing is the cost to send it to Netherland for 22.00 that's question me should Corsair pay or cover it? But over all I satisfy with it.

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    Indeed, they need a UK RMA centre to be a perfect PSU brand, but pretty good regardless. Ultimately cheaper to send it back to the retailer.
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    Currently use Coolermaster

    but also have Corsair/OCZ/Be quiet around in different builds in the house

    must say all 4 are solid as a rock!

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    I have had some of the apparent best PSU's from PC Power and Cooling (the 1200W model) and two of them went bang for whatever reason. Hats off to the RMA department but I wouldn't buy again.

    I currently have two AX1200's that I use for both of my main rigs and I wouldn't swap them out for the world. Fantastic units and very good for the money. I only wish they had made a 1500W model as 3 3Gb 580's with no overclock, water cooling, overclocked i7 @ 4.65Ghz and a few drives etc, managed to hit 1000W pulled from the mains plug without an issue and for me if I wanted to overclock them I'd need a bigger unit!! I don't really want to buy one, but if needs be I might consider an Enermax or if I can find a big enough unit, Seasonic

    About the only few ones I'd ever use to be honest

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaff90110 View Post
    It looks like corsair is a leader of the PSU. I have an experience with a reclaim for this brand. It wasn't too bad, I get a new one in the very well sealed package. But one bad thing is the cost to send it to Netherland for 22.00 that's question me should Corsair pay or cover it? But over all I satisfy with it.
    Most other brand's are the same though, and tbh its not that expensive .
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    I have been using Seasonics for about 20+ years and it was the reason why I got on board with corsair when they started out in the psu range, I have two HX620's still running fine from that first batch in to the UK.
    The new Corsair Vengeance range has had some really good reviews.

    Now they use CWT as well, not a brand to be dismissed.

    Super Flower Leadex make some really good units.

    The problem is the list you have is mostly re-brands of other units and some/most brands go to a good company and ask for an old style or down grade a range and have their name put on the unit.
    Yes some XYZ might source a good brand but they ask them to down grade/rate the caps and cables among other things.

    IMO a good quality PSU is the base of a good build, nothing makes stuff last like a nice stable low ripple supply, I cant count the amount of times I have fixed a rebooting or crashing box with nothing more than a good solid power supply.

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    Interesting that Corsair get so many votes. In my experience they are rubbish or overpriced. Hard to judge on brand though as brands can have a huge difference in quality between their budget and pro lines, often even using different manufacturers.

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    7 years ago they was the one!

    today it is all about superflower and evga imo
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    If we are being a thread necro
    http://forums.aria.co.uk/showthread....t=power+supply

    a little out dated, but I doubt much has changed.

    @mangomonkey,
    regarding Corsair, they are certainly bumping up the price in regards to premium quality, but they are still on top of the game. It is service too. I would agree with the above about superflower, but you have to be wary of warranty with them. EVGA are also a top brand to be looking out for in regards to PSUs lately.

    Brands are important to be aware of, especially PSUs. Sure, there are great power supplies from many different manufacturers and OEMs though for the face value and convenience, Warranty and after service is incredibly important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mangomonkey View Post
    Interesting that Corsair get so many votes. In my experience they are rubbish or overpriced. Hard to judge on brand though as brands can have a huge difference in quality between their budget and pro lines, often even using different manufacturers.
    With Corsair it really depends on what "grade" of power supply you get, I am a little out of touch but they used to normally have 4 different grades, CX, TX, HX and AX (there are other variations also like the AXi etc) - but anyway, the lower grades of the Corsair power supplies have popped up in threads here and there over the years for failing, particularly the CX range. Where are the higher end ones HX and AX for example, are pretty highly regarded.

    I have a HX850 myself which is probably about 6 years old and gets a lot of use and it still fine (and possibly still within warranty) as these ship with 7 years.
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    ax are good, but overpriced compared to others of the same quality.

    i have an old hx from when they were great too, but they have slide since from the reports online
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    Quote Originally Posted by luke22 View Post
    ax are good, but overpriced compared to others of the same quality.

    i have an old hx from when they were great too, but they have slide since from the reports online
    Actually I think Corsair have done this a lot, release models being A* then they revise them down a little to save. I think they do it to their memory chips too, opting for cheaper chips in their dominator line as processes improve. They have done this for as long as I can remember actually.

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    they was the 1st i knew of doing that. 1st batch of a product would be epic then once the reviews gave them praise they would switch up to a new revision with the same specs but lesser hardware.

    ddr2 days they would ship the 1st batch with handpicked d9s and then swap them out for cheap hynix ic or alike....

    i know others have done the same trick since with ram, ssd and other items

    that being said, reviewers getting cherry picked items aint news either :s
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    Corsair has lost me as a customer. I now use EVGA units and only EVGA units in my three rigs here. Beautiful quality, and even with 700w being drawn at the wall on an 850w unit, they are barely warmer than room temp. Awesome stuff!!

    I know that the 1kW unit in my rig is total overkill, but it came from a miner and my very good friend sorted it for me.

    The RAM in my rig was provided for a review test bench, I wouldn't personally buy it.
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