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post #11 of 17
Heck things like this should help the consumer make his choice on new parts.
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post #12 of 17
Seasonic builds PSUs for many companies but that does not mean that they are all built to the same performance standards or use the same design and components. Many reseller's define the PSU design and components based on specific price points. You can't just go by the brand and assume that it's made by Seasonic as some PSU models are and others are manufactured by other companies.

So for example Corsair sells some PSU models made by Seasonic but not all of their PSUs are made by Seasonic. Corsair has had mixed results with the quality and reliability of their PSU product line. Some Corsair models may resemble a similar Seasonic model but be a different internal design. Thus brand alone other than Seasonic or PC Power and Cooling is not a good means to be assured of a quality PSU IME.
post #13 of 17
good story. the products from the leading manufacturers all perform very closely now, and any psu can have problems, so the way the manufacturer handles it when their product does fail is even more important. i have 2 silverstone psus and both have been great. even had a great customer service experience with them when i did have a failure.

also have an antec 330w psu in a pc in my garage that is going on at least 9 years of operation without a problem. even with that there is no way i would buy a psu from them again due to a bad customer service experience i had with antec about 6 years ago (i hold a grudge)
    
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post #14 of 17
I too have had nothing but, good experiences with Corsair and Seasonic... I've used both companies RMA service and had nothing but great customer service.... Personally I love the fact that Corsair sends you a new unit and not a refurb... Thanks for the story OP.. it's nice to read something positive for a change...
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by B-rock View Post

The PSU editor is the one that said that people should be going with something different than Corsair and SeaSonic, they have great products but they are gaining too much control of the market was his point. When companies gain control of the market bad things happen. Glad that you had a good experience with them though thumb.gif
well when other companies start making better quality people / I will ..

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post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by driftkidd2323 View Post

I didn't mean to attack anyone by this post, I just noticed alot of posts everywhere online saying to try out other companies. Sorry if it seemed like I was targeting someone frown.gif
I find this somewhat amusing. I swear about a year and a half ago, a lot of people had barely even heard of SeaSonic and now they're bashing them for controlling the market. Wonder if those same people bash intel for the same thing. wth.gif
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Originally Posted by pengs View Post

I've heard good things about PC Power & Cooling's component quality. I've never owned one or heard much about their customer support but they have a good reputation.

PC Power & Cooling power supplies, for the most part, are SeaSonics. OCZ bought PCP&C out a few years ago and there was a short time during the transition that some of their PSU's were kind of crappy. However they went back to SeaSonic and all is well again.
I have owned 3 of their power supplies --still have 2. They've all been the Silencer series and I can tell you from personal experience, they've all been and still are whisper quiet.
They have great voltage regulation and ripple suppression. When I first switched to PCP&C I was really impressed at really how good the PSU's were. At the time I had a AMD socket 939 rig and it was running off of an Antec 500w PSU. The Antec started squealing, so I got a PCP&C Silencer 750w quad to replace it.
Wouldn't you know it, I was able to extract another 200MHz out of that 939 CPU --at the same VID. After that I was sold on the quality.

Even this PCP&C 760w unit I have is identical internally to the SeaSonic S/M12D line. And have also had nothing but great results with this power supply. Quiet, has a ton of power, and voltage regulation is awesome. I have some of my HW monitors polling every 50 ms, and there is little to (most of the time) no voltage fluctuation.
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post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by adamkatt View Post

well when other companies start making better quality people / I will ..
Ironically, this was the very point of that post. It was that other companies do make worthwhile options, but people are ignorant of them and act like Corsair (and now SeaSonic) is unanimously better. It is good, and for reason, but it's not the only one. There's often times comparable options, sometimes cheaper and/or better, that people don't even consider. That was the prime point of the post, just to get people to acknowledge that there are other comparable options and to at least look outside of their lazy comfort zone, not to say Corsair or SeaSonic were bad, because they're both generally anything but.
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