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In this article Tom's lists 472 PSUs along with the OEMs that manufacture them. Now I'd only like to know which one of them is any good

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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.
For those companies that don't manufacture their own products, such as HEC and Seasonic, we list the most notable product series and, wherever possible, the associated base designs. This helps to classify unlabelled or rebadged power supplies based on a certain description or the use of a standard PCB.

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I looked through this article about an hour ago, but it only answers my questions with more questions. Best to just look for johnnyguru PSU articles I guess.
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Meh, I was thinking "psh, tom's hardware" when I saw it...and then I was like ah, actually It's been a while since I've been there maybe they have improved. Nope, second I go...full screen ad pops up.
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Meh, I was thinking "psh, tom's hardware" when I saw it...and then I was like ah, actually It's been a while since I've been there maybe they have improved. Nope, second I go...full screen ad pops up.
No ads here. Clear the adware off your PC man.
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In this article Tom's lists 472 PSUs along with the OEMs that manufacture them. Now I'd only like to know which one of them is any good
Not a bad article but they did get the Rocketfish PSU's slightly incorrect. Only the first gen Rocketfish PSU's were Huntkey and they were terrible at that. The 2nd gen ones were a different OEM. Also, if I'm not mistaken, only that first RF-700 was Huntkey and the RF-500, the 2nd gen RF-700 (it has a different model number but I don't know it off the top of my head), and the RF-900 are a different OEM. I believe the 2nd gen 700w and 500w were CWT and I never got the chance to see the 900w though.
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No ads here. Clear the adware off your PC man.
lol thats pretty good
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I can't believe I read that description of power factor and efficiency.

Also, plenty of Enermax units (NAXN and Tomahawk) are manufactured by others like CWT and Sirtec. I didn't see any other errors though, since the mind was so boggled by the power factor thing that I stopped reading.
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Nice. Definitely some good information as I had no idea some PSU's were made by so many different manufacturers. This explains why some models definitely have a higher failure rate, where others are really excellent.
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As far as I recall Seasonic PSU's can be purchased under their own brand name.
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