Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jazzzyj, 3 Oct 2010.
Cosair are the only PSU manufacturer I'll touch these days
Did you do any comparison of reviews of the equivalent OCZ model?
Hopefully it is a good one...a good quality PSU is an investment that will last you over multiple hardware configurations.
Well no, I didn't look at that. However it had all the features I wanted and the right output and connections. I can't afford a £120 PSU so I will see how it goes.
Incidently, the current PSU is an antec true power 500 that I have had in my last couple of machines, do it has done well to last about 5 years.
While not a Seasonic/Corsair, OCZ PSUs aren't really dangerously rubbish, either.
They aren't great either. You get what you pay for.
Never a truer word spoken!
Corsair don't use Seasonic so much these days afaik. Plus their latest CX is "up to 80Plus" :-/
I'd go Antec EarthWatts Green http://www.anandtech.com/show/3902/antec-earthwatts-ea-380d-green-380w - Seasonic + Value + efficiency = win.
Who makes the low end Corsair PSUs now?
Is Seasonic the only entirely trusted PSU manufacturer of quality now then? How's PC Power & Cooling? IIRC they make their own as well.
well I got one and the quality looks good and it is nice and quiet!
It comes well boxed.
With a very simple booklet
and a nice Novatech badge.
PSU has the main 20+4 cable and 2 x 8 pin cabled hardwired to it. Would have been nice to have one of the 8 pins removable maybe? Nice bag to hold the extra wires too.
The side stickers for you:
Showing the 80 plus certified logo.
And the extra wires that come with it.
Quality of the connectors was good, better than the outgoing antec, although I might have to alter the HDD cables as I have 3 drives quite close to each other and having a proper straight run would be better than the loops I now have. The wires are all sleeved and heatshrunk at the ends. Much better than could have managed.
So I shall see how it goes and let you all know.
It seems that at least some of the Novatech units are made by Sirfa:
Separate names with a comma.