Originally Posted by Volvo;14564278
Correction, Dells don't have no-name junkers.
They employ units from LiteON, Delta and Bestec to name some.
While the first is syonymous with DVD writers, and the last is renown for its ATX250-12E failure, you can be rest assured that these are indeed not no-name units.
Many other OEMs especially HP and Lenovo rely on these same brands to power their computers.
Delta especially, has built for Acer and Antec, just to name a couple of brands; and are one of the world's largest electronics manufacturers.
Well I'm not so sure about the new ones...Voltage Selector switches?
But the old ones were USUALLY meant to last. My Dimension 8100 circa 2001 had a beauty of a Delta power supply. Great component selection and build quality. I also have a GX260 with a decent Hipro PSU, though I wouldn't call it great. Now my Optiplex GX150 had failed capacitors all over the place in the PSU...though it was manufactured by Hipro.
I think most of them employ good designs, but sometimes the bean counters start cutting the budget a little too much...I think.
At my school, we don't have much money floating around in the technology sector..and we have some real gray market cheapie machines. Machines like that have el crapeo power supplies that will not last more than 5 years. You get what you pay for.Edited by TheLaw - 8/12/11 at 8:41pm