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So my cheapest Antec was an Seasonic unit, too low power to recommend here, except for a large sized HTPC.
The CM Silent Gold Pro was from enhance, no luck there then.Sizzle, smoulder, burn...
The Zalman 850HP is from enhance.... fine, but purchased as B-grade to cut the cost.
The Thermaltake monster PSU is a Channel Well it would seem.
Add a pair of FSP SFX PSU's and we are done.

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welp, it seems my new corsair ax860 done crapped out on me. came home from taking my girl to work and was gone for maybe 45 minutes top. go to start up the pc, and nothing turns on. check to see if the mobo light was on... nope. basically spent 2-3 hours taking my rig apart to find the culprit: my psu rolleyessmileyanim.gif. *sigh* thankfully, it happened sooner than later. sending it back to amazon for a replacement as im packing it up for the to be taken to the post office and amazon should be sending my new one out tomorrow.

i really like the new psu, and im willing to give corsair another shot. hopefully the new one works a lot longer than a few days.
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Well, Corsair hasn't let me down yet. Granted I did have one where a fan blade broke, but I'm thinking something jammed it up. But the RMA was so quick and painless.

Like anything else, I find brands that work and stick with them. I absolutely love my AX850. I know that I have quality that works 99% of the time and if for some reason is stops working, the RMA is easy, painless and fast.

That said, there are of course other good quality brands out there, but I haven't seen a need to move to anything else yet.
Edited by Sir Beregond - 12/18/12 at 2:06pm
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I always look for 2 things, quality and customer service. I'll gladly pay $20 more for a brand I know has excellent service even though the product itself could be had for a little cheaper by some no-name brand. And for a while, Corsairs customer service was absolutely top notch and rarely ever heard of a bad encounter until more recently. I've bought a couple of no-name ones, but when something did go wrong on one of them, the company tried to say it was my fault and they weren't going to replace or fix it. A couple of others I had and sent in for RMA and either got the same unit with the same problem back, or a different unit with the same problem. Corsair RMA'd one of my CX430's that was whining with no questions asked and the new ones been going strong ever since. Same for my HX750 that I had an issue with, and even one of my cases that arrived scratched.

I choose Corsair for the peace of mind I have knowing if / when something goes wrong, I'll have a reliable company to be there for me. And of course there are a few others with just as great service, but until Corsair does me wrong, I don't see a point in switching. The 'premium' isn't that much above the other companies versions with the same or similar internals.

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post #145 of 247
XFX is Seasonic.

PCP&C is Seasonic.

Corsair is Seasonic.

The good Antec HCG/HCP units are seasonic.

Rosewill Capstone / Superflower are only available pretty much on Newegg so you can't expect people to recommend them.

I can understand the tendency towards Seasonic, but not to Corsair.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AlphaC View Post

Corsair is Seasonic.

And Flextronics. And CWT.
Quote:
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The good Antec HCG/HCP units are seasonic.
And Delta.
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They're known to work other brands work but Corsair/Seasonic are quality PSUs
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ugh Ugh View Post

They're known to work other brands work but Corsair/Seasonic are quality PSUs

And so are a lot of other brands

But no one wants to buy those because we all know Corsair is the king of PSU´s and they are made with magic by my little ponies

Most dont even know that Corsair does not make their own PSU´s
Edited by shilka - 12/20/12 at 11:42am
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I have good experiences with Enermax PSU's

have a 900 watt modu87+ that through an unfortunate set of circumstances had a fair amount of water dumped into it.

Let it sit for a few days and it is up and running like a champ now tongue.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

And so are a lot of other brands
But no one wants to buy those because we all know Corsair is the king of PSU´s and they are made with magic by my little ponies
Most dont even know that Corsair does not make their own PSU´s

Are you saying that Corsair has us all fooled by their top notch customer support while they hire a sub-par company to build the power supplies for them?
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