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You wanted the yellow pages of power supplies ? Well then, here it is:

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Do you think that all power supplies are manufactured by the brand on the label? Think again. We show what makes a good PSU and reveal who builds them. You can actually find lots of quality (instead of just scrap metal) behind some of the budget labels.

With 472 entries associating power supply brands and manufacturers, our 2011 list is three times larger than it was last year. We owe a debt of thanks to all of the readers who sent us email and provided valuable feedback in the comments section of Who’s Who in Power Supplies: Brands, Labels, And OEMs. As of today, our list still doesn't cover all of the products on the market, an almost-impossible task due to the constantly fluctuating environment. But our database can at least help guide you away from costly bombs and toward true PSU bargains.
Source.


Note: I did not put this in the News section, as it's arguable that it's really news, rather a collection of information (methinks). If the Mods think otherwise, feel free to move it


P.S.: Phaedrus is going to like this (or not).
 
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A PSU equipped with chokes (a kind of inductor) is a clear indicator of passive Power Factor Correction (PFC). Passive PFC plays a significant role in the efficiency of the PSU. Only active circuitry allows for factors close to the optimum value of 1, while passive components can reach 0.7 to 0.8 at best, meaning they only achieve 70% to 80% efficiency. PSUs with a passive PFC may be cheaper to buy in the short run, but poor efficiency can swallow savings over time in the form of higher electricity costs.
Am I reading this right? *** really? Okay, I'm not sure about the entire world, but in most places consumers are not billed for reactive power. In any case, power factor and efficiency...what? what?
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A lot of things less news-worthy than this are posted in the news section everyday. Great info anyway! :
    
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Better than it was last time I read it.

Still a long way from good though.
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Am I reading this right? *** really? Okay, I'm not sure about the entire world, but in most places consumers are not billed for reactive power. In any case, power factor and efficiency...what? what?
If by 'am I reading it right' you mean 'is this deceptive and basically wrong?' ... then yes, you're reading it right
    
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hynix 250gb ssd (boot), 2tb deskstar (apps),1tb... plextor px-712sa - still the best optical drive... corsair h8o v2 aio W10 home 
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Thanks! Rep+

That is very interesting. I just noticed they list a future Corsair HX1050w. Will probably replace the aging HX1000, which is only 80 Plus Certified.
 
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