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PSU Aopen Extreme Series 880W Modular PSU

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Thermal5, 14 Sep 2009.

  1. Thermal5

    Thermal5 R.I.P

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    Anyone know much about this PSU http://www.ebuyer.com/product/169560/show_product_reviews or if there are any reviews of it anywhere (a google search didn't bring up any reviews that I could see) the review by someone who purchased it claims it's quiet and powerful (and it's Modular!) so i'm thinking of buying one.

    Anyone have any experience with Aopen PSU's?
     
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  3. Thermal5

    Thermal5 R.I.P

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    Please explain why it looks pretty dodgy to you?, I don't mind people saying it looks dodgy but please back up your reason why it looks dodgy :)

    Have you had experience with Aopen then, research shows they have been around for quite sometime plus that PSU doesn't sound bad according to the review by someone who purchased it.
     
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    It's by A Open, a brand that is well known for dodgy stuff..

    At least in terms of electronics(I know I found an A-OPen monitor...terrible stuff).
     
  6. bagman

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    you should never buy a generic psu it is the worst thing you can do to your system as they could burn out, catch fire or even breack all the components in your system. if you fing a good reliable review on it where they have tested it properly then go for it but if not don't risk it
     
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    So is that Aopen PSU a generic one then? Surely not at that price! I've seen several generic ones that are 700 watts and above for the rather pathetic price of £24 in some places.

    I thought that one for almost £70 would be o.k.
     
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    1: why risk it? it's the most important piece in ur rig...
    2: no one goes around saying "hey, aopen psu's are awesome, just like corsair and seasonic etc...
    3: if you can't find a review on it, then there might be a reason for that...ie they aren't worth reviewing because they are crap, and the industry (people who review it with equipment that actually tests things like efficiency, ripple, output) knows it...

    last i heard, they are made by fsp, which aren't all that great to begin with...
    if bit, johnny guru, and hard ocp haven't reviewed it, odds are good it's not worth buying.
     
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  9. Thermal5

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    Fair point triq, but it's not a question of risk or it wasn't until you mentioned it :), seriously though is the Aopen PSU really a generic one surely not at £70 and if it is a generic one then it's seriously over-priced!

    I'm going to have to wait now anyway as got to sell my i5 rig (which isn't even 2 days old!) to fund repairs to my car.
     
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    which good quality powersupply at 850w costs £70?
     
  11. trig

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    yeah, 700 watts + shouldn't be that cheap...

    sucks about the car, i'd hate to sell my rig, and it's a few gen's old now lol...
     
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    I don't know which? :lol:

    Apparently it was £79.99, all I'm asking is this, is it a generic PSU or not?, because at the price of £79.99 or £69.99 for a generic one then it's seriously over priced.

    I mean check this one out http://www.ebuyer.com/product/161664 only £80.65 Modular and gets a good review here http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=163 Would you really expect to get a MODULAR 750 Watt PSU for £80 with such a great review.

    I'm just saying that's comparable to it, yeah it's £10 more expensive in price and 130 watts less power BUT it's Modular and less than £85!!

    Also I was only going on the review on EBuyer that said the below.

    "Took a gamble on this one after reading some reviews on the web. Very impressed, whisper quiet and fully modular. Only using two extra sata outputs along with the standard non-modular cables for the motherboard and pci-e supplies. Highly recommended"

    So that person claims that it's Highly Recommended, so it's either not that bad or he's deluded lol :D

    I appreciate all responses, I'm just not one of these people to just go on one or two people saying it's crap just because there are no reviews on it, I'd love for Custom PC to acquire one just to test if it really is that crap or not :D
     
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    My new rig is a what, few gen's old now, it can't be surely lol
     

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