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post #1 of 9
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Hi,

I'm currently using a Raidmax RX-500AF with a HD7950 for the past 8 months or so with no issues whatsoever.

However, I see an ungodly amount of hate towards Raidmax PSU's around the internet. Are any of these based on fact? Or are people just hating the brand based on past fail products? Are there any bad reviews of the RX-series, because I can't find any.

Opinions please?
Edited by Zero_ - 8/24/13 at 9:46pm
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Raidmax has earned their poor reputation due to using low-quality OEM manufacturers for their PSUs (e.g. Andyson, Sun Pro) and using sub-standard components (especially their capacitors) therein.

The reason you see relatively few reviews for Raidmax PSUs is because no educated computer enthusiast would ever even consider using one of their products when far superior units from many other companies are not all that much more expensive.
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post #3 of 9
I believe all Raidmax PSUs are now made by either Andyson or Sun Pro, and yours is the latter.

I couldn't find anything about the RX-500AF, but here's a thread about the RX-500s indicating it seems to be built decently (registration required to see pictures):

http://www.badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=11059&highlight=raidmax
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Originally Posted by larymoencurly View Post

I believe all Raidmax PSUs are now made by either Andyson or Sun Pro, and yours is the latter.

I couldn't find anything about the RX-500AF, but here's a thread about the RX-500s indicating it seems to be built decently (registration required to see pictures):

http://www.badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=11059&highlight=raidmax

Seen that. It's the older S model. The newer AF models are apparently made by Andyson.

EDIT: The S and AF probably denote OEM. *sudden clarity*
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About your model:
Quote:
Input part (filter part) at first glance seems to be gone. Unfortunately Raidmax is made in this part of the impermissible error. Here we see a fuse, MOV, thermistor, a choke and one X capacitor. We think that it is inadmissible as they left at least one inductor and two Y capacitors. What you have mentioned is really the minimum that we must be filled.

Source (google translated).
Edited by Yatagarasu - 8/25/13 at 4:10am
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You sould just replace it before it kills your PC
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post #7 of 9
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About your model:
Source (google translated).

Thanks. Finally some real info. So it's an average unit that works fine as a budget PSU for loads under 400W.
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I would not see it that way, specially when there is no thorough information (at least I could not find it) about the testing methods and equipment.
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I would not see it that way, specially when there is no thorough information (at least I could not find it) about the testing methods and equipment.

Fair enough. Atleast it didn't blow up in a stress test biggrin.gif
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