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Well said.

In Singapore, we really do feel the pinch; and instead opt for SuperFlower (high end purchases) or FSP (low end to midrange purchases) instead.

This is how I have been conducting my rigbuilding business since the start of this year.

I utilise the readily-available FSP Hexa units for lower end builds, FSP Aurum units of various wattages, and SF Golden King units for the high end builds.
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Well put me in the Seasonic and Corsair PSU ownership club.

 

But both were purchased on great sale prices, my Seasonic X650 which I got on sale from Newegg this past summer and just this week a Corsair AX750 for $119.99 shipped with that 7 year warranty which is currently on route to me.

 

So why with those great PSU's. prices, companies and warranties would I say "NO" to those from that standpoint?

 

Now in the instance of me paying regular full retail for such is a total other story and if there were NO great sale prices that ever existed on these I would've looked elsewhere for sure.  When those Seasonic (and probably carried over to Corsair) Platinum Series PSU's come out, they'll come at a huge premium price compared to the current Seasonic X and Corsair AX series and most likely then not worth it to many or most even "if" they eventually go on sale IMO.  But then again you do have people that will purchase those anyway and more power to them for affording it.

 

Lets hope that even more companies than the current up their game to include high quality efficient performing PSU's with great warranties and RMA customer service at a good price otherwise like said that monopoly will eventually exist and those wanting the upper tier(s) PSU's will pay even more.

 

 


Edited by nickt1862 - 12/4/11 at 9:06am
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The only reason I bought Corsair for my sig rig is because I know it will work and that there is great customer support on the other end. I can't let me computer be down for 1-2 weeks while I ship my PSU in and wait for a new one. With Corsair, they sent an advanced RMA unit, let me test it, then let me ship the old one back. That's why I bought Corsair.

Having said that, I bought an XFX PSU for my brother's computer because of some decent reviews (and the fact that it is cheap). I doubt I will ever go with Corsair for any low powered builds (Antec or XFX for those).
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To the SeaSonic Rep: 

 

Does your company want to sell even more PSU's?  Do what your company already currently does and offers with some countries in regard to your new ("version 2") "X" series PSU's and the 7 year warranty.  Why can't SeaSonic give and or extend the warranty period to all customers who have any "X" series PSU to 7 years instead of the 5 years your company currently gives most of the world.  If Corsair could do this right off the bat with their AX series which is essentially the same PSU I'd say it's not a stretch to say SeaSonic easily can do this as well.

 

Almost a repeat (lol!): Do you know how many more people purchase the Corsair AX version which is essentially your PSU because of the 7 year warranty they offer and all pricing being even almost equal and or if they paid a tad more?

 

People like having peace of mind as it is and SeaSonic could do themselves a service and their current and potential customers by doing that same IMHO.

 

Thanks for taking the time to read my thoughts on this.

 

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Edited by nickt1862 - 12/2/11 at 6:58am
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I bought an Antec Neo Eco 620W on your recommendation Phaedrus.
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It's tough not to be picky with PSU's when you got only Corsair on one side and craptastic Coolermaster and even worse generic PSU's on the other (at least locally), but it's indeed a nice read. I have been seeing that trend, and the fact that even with importing costs my (lightly used) Antec PSU was just $20 more expensive than the local CX500 i bought for my sister and came with more wattage, semi-modular, more future-proof and blue LEDs smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Riou View Post

Phaedrus2129, you should list some alternative OEMs that make good PSU besides Seasonic.

Channel Well, Superflower, Delta Electronics, Enhance, Sirtec, FSP, Enermax, and many more.
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Some of you have mentioned that there needs to be some recommended PSU's etc....

The tools are all here already.

Reviews: http://www.overclock.net/t/738097/psu-review-database/0_20

Recommended PSU's: http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies/0_20

Single rail vs Multi-Rail: http://www.overclock.net/t/761202/single-rail-vs-multi-rail-explained/0_20

PSU Calculator: http://www.overclock.net/t/1140534/psu-calc-final-release/0_20

Real world power usage: http://www.overclock.net/t/1126863/real-world-power-usage-user-submitted-values/0_20

The reviews are really helpful too. As you can see they cover a wide variety of sizes, and power needs.
    
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I love the 4 corsair units I own. You will not get them from me!
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Market forces..... there is nothing (except established branding) that keeps other larger companies from duplicating Corsair's success.


When I started building PCs again in 2005, I used a Seasonic S12 600w (and is still going strong in a 939 build today). The PSU market back then was extremely uneducated. It was dominated by a few premium brands and then everyone else. Corsair came in and undercut EVERYONE in quality+pricing... added to their brand recognition and customer service. They were offering PSUs that were just as good as PCP&C but much lower priced. OCZ at that time was doing well in the mid-range PSU market segment with their GameXStream (FSP) series. Corsair's units were better and only marginally more expensive. Ultra came out with some decent units like the X3 shortly latter... but their brand was marred by older and entry units. Then they just gave up on quality.
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