Originally Posted by shilka
Yes they have made a name for themselfs as THE SINGLE WORST brand you get a PSU from
Yeah, they're kind of like the Corsair or SeaSonic of the bad PSUs: they're the most well-known brand on the list of "avoid at all costs" PSUs. I would bet that out of all of the people in the world who only know enough to say "I recommend Corsair" or "I recommend SeaSonic", I'd bet that at least half of them would also know to say "and avoid Diablotek".
Of course, there are other brands to avoid. Here are some just from Newegg's inventory alone:
- Coolmax (although, some of Coolmax's PSUs are slightly better than the rest of these junker PSUs, but still not recommendable)
- Diablotek (mentioned for the sake of completeness)
- Raidmax (except, I think they have about 1 or maybe 2 that are relatively ok, but still - avoid this brand too)
- Xigmatek? I think?
- Zalman? I think?
So, even though I keep saying, "when it comes to PSUs, it's not about brand names", we can still say that there are brands names to avoid. It doesn't matter how low the price is, none of them are worth it unless you're building a basic office PC. Even then, I would be much more comfortable with the cheapest recommended PSU. At least that way I know my little investment (the basic office PC) will last as long as it's expected to last, and, most importantly, it will always be stable. With computers, there's almost nothing worse than instability.
Edited by TwoCables - 9/22/13 at 9:42am