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Tagan is good stuff Mostly known in Europe, where they have a solid reputation.

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Tagans suck.

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Originally Posted by jonnyGURU
True on some points. But I've also worked RMA at many different facilities (ASI, which is tier 1, TCWO, which was once one of the biggest mail order outfits to name my two biggest jobs) so if we're going to go down that road.....

Most of the people here could probably use a Deer or Codegen PSU and never have a problem.

Prove me wrong. I still have friends that work my old job in the industry and we're still talking about something that has a 5% RMA worst case scenario (still high, but acceptable.)

With the exception of some SLI/Crossfire rigs here, 99% of the people here buy a PSU that's three times the power they actually need. Can you argue with that?

Find me someone with a Topower and SLI or Crossfire that's 7800 or better or X1600 and better and I'll show you someone who's voltage are all over the place.

Topower's are better build quality than many, but they still perform horribly and still are overpriced. Will someone actually realize that their PSU has horrible load regulation? Probably not for the reason you state. Most people won't push a PSU to that point.

But I do know one guy that posted at a couple forums not too long ago (this might have been one of them) that was trying to buy a Zippy from Servercase. When it was out of stock, he went with the Tagan 900. His rig WOULD push a Tagan to it's limits (more realistically, about 500W... but it's typical to get twice what you need even in a high end machine) and his voltages were all over the place. He got a great big "I told you so" from me. He turned around and bought a PCP&C Silencer 750W instead. He's now happy.

There's a horrible double standard with lists like these and it's the reason I took down mine. You can claim you base such a list on personal experiences, but they're personal experiences from people that really wouldn't know any better.

Also, you site "years of reliable service" but PSU's didn't start needing to be 500W and up until a year and a half ago when SLI came out! You can't tell me that someone that had a Tagan with a 6600 a year ago is still using that same power supply today with a pair of 7900's. Think about what you're saying. Years ago, I supported Topower. I've sold Topower for six years. I have a Topower 300W rolling around in my trunk that I just pulled out of my mom's machine. But will I use one with a high end rig today? No. Did I use one with a high end rig two years ago? Yes. But what was my high end rig two years ago? Athlon XP 3200+ with four drive RAID5 and an FX5200. You'd PISS on that machine today.
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