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I can honestly say that I only have a Corsair unit because I got mine for half off from a friend (therefore not further saturating Corsair). However, if I had to buy another one I would go with a high-rated OCZ or Enermax unit.
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FSP used to be great. So was Asus. I hear FSP went downhill.

In the past, there was Tagan, PC Power&Cooling, Enermax, Silverstone. Seasonic and Antec were utter crap. Almost all manufacturers had advertised only Max power not continious. Just like RMS PMS in audio biggrin.gif

Now, there are rosewill, kingwin, corsair. And it seems Seasonic went quality biggrin.gif I remember ATI 2900XT days, you needed a nuclear plant to power that thing biggrin.gif People had 700w 4 rail 30a(total) crap units lol.
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FSP used to be great. So was Asus. I hear FSP went downhill.
In the past, there was Tagan, PC Power&Cooling, Enermax, Silverstone. Seasonic and Antec were utter crap. Almost all manufacturers had advertised only Max power not continious. Just like RMS PMS in audio biggrin.gif
Now, there are rosewill, kingwin, corsair. And it seems Seasonic went quality biggrin.gif I remember ATI 2900XT days, you needed a nuclear plant to power that thing biggrin.gif People had 700w 4 rail 30a(total) crap units lol.

People still buy crappy units like that, lol.

It's good that you mentioned Kingwin and Rosewill, because I know for a fact some of their units are spectacular!
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I look at Jguru site once in awhile and see good units. I did not need a PSU for a long time now biggrin.gif I wonder how much longer this Enermax will go.
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I look at Jguru site once in awhile and see good units. I did not need a PSU for a long time now biggrin.gif I wonder how much longer this Enermax will go.

as long as you dont overdraw its rated wattage too much, probably near forever, i have an HX 750 in my home server, that survived 2 rig builds before i built the server, threw a GS700 in this rig because frankly, at a $70 sale pricetag i couldnt say no.

i have 2 folding rigs running, both with non corsair, and non major brand PSUs
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Quite funny enough I've been told about getting Seasonic, FSP, or SevenTeam when I finally decided to change my useless, no name 550W PSU back last year. Though, I got to admit, I was feeling adventurous, and went for an 800W, 80+ silver Aerocool Strike-X unit, which turns to be closely similar to a Hiper K800, to which it's based on an Andyson Performance E-Series. Pretty solid buy I got to admit. Though, I never recommend it to my other friends, unless they feel a bit daring. Usually I'll pick Superflower, Seasonic, Cougar, or FSP for their custom builds.
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I owned 5 Corsair PSU only 1 was ok, The rest were either coil whining or fan rattle after few months, even an expensive AX 1200 blew a "gasket". I'm never buying Corsair again.

My trusty old Thermal Take Toughpower 1500w dating back to 2009 is still running rock solid.
When buying PSU's I'm either looking for Cooler Master, Thermaltake, Silverstone, Chieftec, Seasonic and Be Quiet.
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FSP used to be great. So was Asus. I hear FSP went downhill.
FSP's going uphill, the latest AU-PRO line is very good and they have a platinum series on the horizon.
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FSP used to be great. So was Asus. I hear FSP went downhill.

I have to disagree there. Whats your source exactly ? thinking.gif
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Motorola 68k @16 MHz Ti-89 HW4 256 KB 2.6 MB Flash ROM 
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Ti-89 OS 3.10 LCD Dot-Matrix 160x100 4x 1.5V AAA Ti-89 HW4 Black 
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Intel Core™ i7 930 Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R 2.0 Gigabyte GTX 470 SOC G.Skill RX 2x4GB 1600C8 
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PNY Prevail Elite 120GB Hitachi 7K1000.C 1TB LG GH24LS50 Noctua NH-C12P SE14 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8 Pro x64 Lubuntu 13.10 x64 Samsung BX2250 Logitech Illuminated 
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Be Quiet! S.P. E⁷ 600W Fractal Design Core 3000 Logitech G300 AKG K240 Studio 
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Our resident PSU guru tells it like it is...well said Phaedrus2129.thumb.gif In fact, I believe you were the one who recommended my Antec TP New. Though I've ever only owned one non-Antec PSU through the years, and it was the only one that ever failed.
     
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Intel Xeon W3565 (i7 960) Dell Precision T3500 Gigabyte R9 290X Windforce 10GB DDR3 PC3-10600 (5x2GB)  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
160GB+1TB 3.5"  Corsair H80 w/ clear tubing and 110mm tube rese... Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung 245BW 24" 1920x1200 
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Not sure yet...looking at cheap mech boards at ... Corsair CX600 Corsair Carbide Spec 01 Cooler Master CM Storm Spawn 
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Steel Series QCK Kinter MA-160 MSI TV Anywhere Plus 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Intel Xeon X5450 Intel Xeon X5450 Proliant DL360 G5 EVGA Geforce GTX 780 Superclocked ACX 2.0 3GB 
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8GB (8x1GB) DDR2 667 FBDIMM 60GB SSD w/ PCIe SATA 3 controller Windows 7 Ultimate 700W 
Case
modified 1U (desktop conversion) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500K @ 5GHz Asrock Z68 Exteme 3 Gen 3 Asus R9 290X Direct CU II OC 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 
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750GB  Swiftech Apogee GT Danger Den CPX-1 Swiftech MCR220 
CoolingMonitorKeyboardPower
Swiftech Micro Res 23" 1080P Samsung Ducky "OCN Edition" 1008 Antec TruePower New 650 
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Bitfenix Shinobi XL window Cooler Master Storm Spawn Steel Series QCK+ Kinter MA-160 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon W3565 (i7 960) Dell Precision T3500 Gigabyte R9 290X Windforce 10GB DDR3 PC3-10600 (5x2GB)  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
160GB+1TB 3.5"  Corsair H80 w/ clear tubing and 110mm tube rese... Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung 245BW 24" 1920x1200 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Not sure yet...looking at cheap mech boards at ... Corsair CX600 Corsair Carbide Spec 01 Cooler Master CM Storm Spawn 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Steel Series QCK Kinter MA-160 MSI TV Anywhere Plus 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Intel Xeon X5450 Intel Xeon X5450 Proliant DL360 G5 EVGA Geforce GTX 780 Superclocked ACX 2.0 3GB 
RAMHard DriveOSPower
8GB (8x1GB) DDR2 667 FBDIMM 60GB SSD w/ PCIe SATA 3 controller Windows 7 Ultimate 700W 
Case
modified 1U (desktop conversion) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500K @ 5GHz Asrock Z68 Exteme 3 Gen 3 Asus R9 290X Direct CU II OC 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
750GB  Swiftech Apogee GT Danger Den CPX-1 Swiftech MCR220 
CoolingMonitorKeyboardPower
Swiftech Micro Res 23" 1080P Samsung Ducky "OCN Edition" 1008 Antec TruePower New 650 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Bitfenix Shinobi XL window Cooler Master Storm Spawn Steel Series QCK+ Kinter MA-160 
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