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Reader Survey: Power Supplies

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by The_Pope, 28 Sep 2006.

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If you had to buy a new PSU tomorrow, which brand would you be most likely to buy?

  1. Akasa

    2 vote(s)
    0.9%
  2. Antec

    26 vote(s)
    11.7%
  3. Cooler Master

    6 vote(s)
    2.7%
  4. Corsair

    20 vote(s)
    9.0%
  5. Enermax

    18 vote(s)
    8.1%
  6. FSP

    3 vote(s)
    1.3%
  7. Hiper

    21 vote(s)
    9.4%
  8. Nexus

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. OCZ

    17 vote(s)
    7.6%
  10. OEM / Generic

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  11. QTEC

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  12. Seasonic

    45 vote(s)
    20.2%
  13. Silverstone

    5 vote(s)
    2.2%
  14. Tagan

    35 vote(s)
    15.7%
  15. Thermaltake

    8 vote(s)
    3.6%
  16. Zalman

    3 vote(s)
    1.3%
  17. Other (specify)

    12 vote(s)
    5.4%
  1. Bbq.of.DooM

    Bbq.of.DooM Custom User Title

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    Rosewill = newegg house brand of rebranded crap. You can get anything. Not worth taking chances, since the best you can get is a superflower or an FSP. Especially at that price.
     
  2. walle

    walle Minimodder

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    Seasonic, powerful, stable and close to silent. :rock:
     
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  3. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Seasonic, Tagan, or, as tad said, PCP&C. :D
     
  4. 1e8o

    1e8o What's a Dremel?

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    The tagan I have is perfect, very impressed...so I stick with the tagan
     
  5. trig

    trig god's little mistake

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    xion...or kingwin...
     
  6. imkeller

    imkeller What's a Dremel?

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    Corsair because everyone has recommended me the hX520
     
  7. rswami92

    rswami92 What's a Dremel?

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    voted ocz but all the other high voted are good aswell
     
  8. Dustin

    Dustin What's a Dremel?

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    PC Power & Cooling (PCP&C) at first place then Seasonic or Tagan.
     
  9. evilgreenie

    evilgreenie Standby for Main Engine Burn

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    Seasonic, mainly 'cos of their awesome efficiency (first PSU's meeting the 80plus certification). Better efficiency = less heat = less noise.
     
  10. Highland3r

    Highland3r Minimodder

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    Recently purchased an 850w Etasis unit. The internals are the same as in some of the Silverstones. Great unit, solid as a rock and for the price awsome! Doesn't look as good as some units, but performance seems great so far :D
     
  11. fredblic

    fredblic What's a Dremel?

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    I would have bought a hiper. love them. i have a FSP now and it sucks. noisy and unstable.
     
  12. rowin4kicks

    rowin4kicks a man walked into a bar ...

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    had to go for the corsair just because of the quality and the cables (they are soo cool)
     
  13. Pug

    Pug What's a Heatsink?

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    Well, I actually bought a Corsair on behalf of a friend this week (with Seasonic internals) but I voted HiPer, 'cos they were nice enough to give me one. :D
    I also have PC P&C, Enermax, FSP, Alienware and Engelking in my collection amongst others but have heard bad things lately about recent Antec units and wouldn't touch a Qtec even if it was my only option next to a pedal dynamo.
     
  14. Lenny_Nero

    Lenny_Nero What's a Dremel?

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    I am a big Seasonic fan, I have had a 430 S12 running 24/7 for a long time now. I have just got a Corsair HX 620 and the deal breaker between that and the PC P&P's I was looking at were that Seasonic made them all but the HX had the better rated caps.

    They are always rock solid in their ranges, if they move at all and the efficiency is a real bonus as it can do more work with the same amount of electricity so saving money everyday.
     
  15. Beats

    Beats What's a Dremel?

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    Just bought a ThermalTake..so I would have to go with that, its SLi ready 600w and it was a demo that I got for half price...couldn't go wrong.
     
  16. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    I've gone completely against what I posted a few months ago and have now swapped the PCP&C 510 out for a Corsair HX620.

    First impressions...

    The internal cables are great for being low-profile and not obstructing airflow, but I wish they were a bit more flexible

    Waaaaay too much length in between SATA connectors, who on earth has each hard drive 6" from the next??

    The rails are stable, but not nearly as stable as the PCP&C. There is a bit of a wobble when load is applied. That said, the 12v stays within 1%, the 5v within 3% and the 3.3v within 2%, so I can't complain. (I've just been used to seeing zero fluctuation on any rail)

    On the plus side, and the sole reason I swapped out the PCP&C for it... I can't hear it, at all.
     
  17. Gooey_GUI

    Gooey_GUI Wanted: Red Shirts

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  18. chunga

    chunga What's a Dremel?

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    Zalman
     
  19. Dmc

    Dmc Minimodder

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    5 x Tagan 480 and 1 510 PC Power and Cooling
     
  20. TMM

    TMM Modder

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    Since this topic started i've jumped ship from Antec to Coolermaster and Seasonic :)
     

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