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PSU Fail of the Week / Rant 3

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Yeah, I'm changing it from "Fail of the Week" to just "Rant". Some weeks there's nothing going on. Other times I have multiple things to talk about in a week. So... Just Rant now, so there's no time table.

Anyway.


Andyson. Oh, Andyson. You stupid, cheating, lying scumbags. You used to be so respectable. But now you've caved to all the crappy low end companies like Ultra and Raidmax who demand lower and lower cost units to satisfy their quarterly sales reports.

Speaking of Ultra and Raidmax, what a lovely picture they paint of everything wrong with the PSU industry today.


A while back Raidmax released their "RX-***AE" series, a line of supposedly 80PLUS Gold rated power supplies ranging from 750W to 1000W. When you check the 80PLUS report on the unit the results are consistent with an Andyson K series unit, an upper-mid-range decent unit that just barely does 80PLUS Gold.

However, the units sold for much cheaper than a K series unit should. When reviewed--gasp! It was a lower end Andyson E series unit that barely even does 80PLUS Bronze, more typically 80PLUS standard. In other words, the unit sent to 80PLUS for testing was different than the units sold to consumers. Drastically different.

Which makes it fraud.



There's a lot more. -The Mask- at JonnyGURU.com forums has gone into a bit more detail about this situation, and also talks about the Nuclear series, which is a cost-down peak-rated version of the K series often sold in its place, much like how Raidmax is selling E series units, only not quite as bad. Follow the link for more:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/show...2444#post82444
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Thank goodness for respectable review sites eh?

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