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Zippy probably makes the most expensive PSUs on earth. Seriously. These guys outpriced PC Power and Cooling back in the day. You get what you pay for though.I remember drooling over one of their 700W units for $350 back when nobody else sold units that size.Yeah, 80 Plus is another thing Zippy doesn't really concentrate on too much. They do have a few Platinums listed at both 115V and 230V, though. I'd like to see them concentrate more on efficiency, given their place in...
Delta's one of the few companies with fingers in both pies. Zippy's more of the kind of company you call when that server over there can't go down any time for any reason whatsoever. If you need something like a 3.8kW monster of a redundant PSU, they can help you with that
Yep. Zippy is the company Delta checks under the bed for before going to sleep. Well... maybe not. I think Delta's a bigger company, and at least willing to do consumer builds.The only thing I really hate about Zippy is they never return my emails asking for review samples. They have produced some units not quite at the top of the game, but for the most part they have this server power supply business locked down. About the worst I've seen from them was Teapo caps on the...
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=4They're just about the OEM to beat in the industrial market.
The Raider's not really that bad, though. It's exactly what I would expect from an OEM whose entire bread and butter is just putting out good, cheap, reliable units that don't need to be anything other than "in spec."It's only terrible if you hold it up against some of the stuff you get from the OEMs who are looking to beat Zippy at their own game as far as performance goes, make their stuff quiet, and then sell them to the public If FSP ever comes around to that way of...
Yeah, there are a bunch of little OEMs I could see doing it, but EVGA needs a big one with a good background in high end consumer units. Delta probably could do it, as they're one of the largest OEMs in the world, but I've heard they require a sizable commitment on how many units are ordered which is why only a handful of companies go with them. There might even be some kind of exclusivity deal with Antec there. Delta really likes to do business with companies who can...
Super Flower is a relatively small company. I'd bet money they can't crank out enough units currently to meet demand. And when you need an OEM to supplement SF's current awesomeness, I can easily see why Seasonic got chosen.Slim pickings at that end of the market. Delta's currently involved with Antec, so they'd be out. Zippy doesn't care about the consumer market. Etasis? EVGA already tried them. Flextronics is in with Corsair. Seasonic is really about the only good...
Yep. Still have the guts around here somewhere, too.
The build quality score has to leave room for other things that can suck, as seen here: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=324
Yeah, I intentionally don't test at the 80 Plus loads because I doubt their loading patterns have any real world validity. They already have a 10 degree temperature window (23 degrees +/- 5 degrees) in which they'll allow a certification pass, which is ridiculously lax.Instead, I try for 10%, 20%, 50%, and 100% loads you might actually see happen and score on them in both hot and cold testing to make sure the unit really earns that certification.
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