Originally Posted by Alienware69
You say that but you neevr see people making "omg psu blew up" threads with Corsair or Seasonic ones. Theyre the top brands for a reason.
I didn't say that. All I said is that not every Corsair PSU is good, and not every EVGA PSU is good. I'm not saying that every SeaSonic PSU is good, but they are a bit of an exception. However, I don't want a market dominated by Corsair and SeaSonic, so I try to recommend PSUs that are sold by other brands if possible such as Rosewill.
Corsair's VS and CX series are not worth looking at and they are not good to use in computers that are to be overclocked because they have cheap, low-quality internal components. Really though, almost every Corsair PSU is overpriced. You can usually find a better PSU for the same price, or an equal one for less.
In other words: if you simply recommend brand names, then the person you're recommending to could end up saying, "Hey look at the low price on this Corsair CX series PSU. I was told by an expert that all of Corsair's PSUs are good, so I'll get this and save a ton!"
The problem with that is, the quality of its power delivery is low and it can limit the maximum potential overclock and it can also make achieving stability more difficult and frustrating than it would be with a better PSU.
EVGA has a few PSUs like that too where they should be avoided because they're a complete rip-off.
So, except for maybe SeaSonic, there is no brand where you can get any PSU and end up with a good unit. This isn't to say "then just get SeaSonic and avoid the rest". No. A thousand times no:
I just wish people would stop recommending PSU brand names and start recommending specific units while ignoring the superficial things (like brand names and even the 80+ Certification).Edited by TwoCables - 7/20/13 at 6:06pm