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Originally Posted by eXXon View Post

Not to burst anyone's bubble, but over 90% of PSU sales worldwide are the no-brand-name PSUs.
I'm not surprised.
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A lot of people should keep in mind that a higher quality unit will typically be more efficient, and pay for the difference in price over time for electricity cost.

It's often more expensive to buy the cheapest unit.
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A lot of people should keep in mind that a higher quality unit will typically be more efficient, and pay for the difference in price over time for electricity cost.
It's often more expensive to buy the cheapest unit.

That really depends though.... on a mainstream desktop today consuming about 200w active and less than 100w idle... it's going to be hard to recover the cost from just 85% vs 75% efficiency.
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There really should be some type of legal regulation that PSU's have to follow in order to actually sell a power supply as a power supply.

I agree with you, PSUs like this shouldn't even be allowed to be selled.
We had a class at school where we had to make a PSU and the teacher said that the worst that had happened was that a capacitor exploded(just some acid that bursted out of the top). So it can't really be that hard to make a PSU that cannot catch fire.
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