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It's unfortunate because it's perfectly legal for retailers to sell PSUs that shouldn't even be trusted in a simple office computer that mostly does basic data entry.  I mean, I think it should be illegal for stores to sell such garbage because they're the reason why some people end up with a dead system.  Now someone might say to me, "But it's up to the consumer to do the research".  Uh, I'm sorry, but not everyone has the time.  Some people have full-time jobs, a wife, a family, and a house.  Not everyone can sit around learning about PSUs and other computer components in order to make an informed decision.  That's where Overclock.net comes in.  :)

 

So yeah, I'm becoming bitter about certain things like this in this world of ours and I'm wishing it were illegal for stores to sell bad products like that.  If someone buys something that is utter garbage, then that store should be held responsible and accountable.

    
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Even the junkiest can usually put out 200w safe (when they're new, the caps certainly don't last long), which is more than enough for an office computer. Then after a year or two, stuff gets damaged, and oh look, more business for the electronic store that sells this junk. It strikes me awfully ironic that the most dangerous part of a pc has such shadyness associated with it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cky2k6 View Post

Even the junkiest can usually put out 200w safe (when they're new, the caps certainly don't last long), which is more than enough for an office computer. Then after a year or two, stuff gets damaged, and oh look, more business for the electronic store that sells this junk. It strikes me awfully ironic that the most dangerous part of a pc has such shadyness associated with it.

Indeed, specially since they can cause sparks, electrocution of important components, possible fire and bad fumes. You'd think there would be a tighter reign on what sellers can dare to call a PSU.
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There should simply be proper legal standards that these things should conform to, or not be allowed for import.
I'm sure things like washing machines and power tools have to meet proper standards, should be same for PSU's.
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post #45 of 67

Yeah, but it's a good way to make money.

 

Don't get me wrong, I'm just mocking them.

    
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post #46 of 67
Quote:
Originally Posted by cky2k6 View Post

Even the junkiest can usually put out 200w safe
Unless you bought a leadman. This one died at 184 watts.
    
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http://hardwareinsights.com/wp/the-el-cheapo-power-supply-round-up-2/9/ I think that Okia is the worst psu I've ever seen. It was never in spec, even at 112w. It didn't even outright fail until it was asked to do 250w, so this is a saddistic sob. Can't even put the poor mobo out of its misery quickly...
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post #48 of 67
There are some ripple measurements on one Leadman before it died:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6714

The Okia's got nothing on that.
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lol the battle of the worst PSUs on the planet.  Maybe we should have a thread for it.  I mean, hey... we have a thread for all of the recommended PSUs. hehe

    
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Quote:
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There are some ripple measurements on one Leadman before it died:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6714
The Okia's got nothing on that.
Over 13% efficiency
340mV ripple


You can't beat a leadman... well maybe you can if you try hard enough.
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http://hardwareinsights.com/wp/the-el-cheapo-power-supply-round-up-2/9/ I think that Okia is the worst psu I've ever seen. It was never in spec, even at 112w. It didn't even outright fail until it was asked to do 250w, so this is a saddistic sob. Can't even put the poor mobo out of its misery quickly...
Did that actually say the OEM was Channel Well? I thought they were a reputable company.
    
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