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post #142 of 649
With over 30 years of daily PC use. I have never had a power supply fail yet. You can run all of the specs and have doom and gloom predictions. But if the PSU starts up every time you hit the switch. And performs every task asked of it. Then stats created as sales tools in a crowded market do not mean a thing.
post #143 of 649
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With over 30 years of daily PC use. I have never had a power supply fail yet. You can run all of the specs and have doom and gloom predictions. But if the PSU starts up every time you hit the switch. And performs every task asked of it. Then stats created as sales tools in a crowded market do not mean a thing.

How does this statement (beyond the "never had a power supply fail yet," which indicates some luck and provides some small anecdotal evidence) mean anything? Or rather, what kind of point are you trying to make?

It is patently obvious that what matters is whether or not the power supply you have works (and hopefully within specification and not doing mean things to the other components or not being annoyingly loud and so on) and not the stats about your particular model. Is that it? I mean, whether or not your power supply works isn't an indication of failure rates for that model, and it doesn't really have meaningful predictive power or tell you what you or other people should get.
post #144 of 649
There are many more testers and reviewers than there are parts manufacturers. Taking a part from a manufacturer or distributor gives the suppler opportunity to test and select what part they are submitting to be tested or reviewed. Raw materials and parts that the manufacturer use have variances in themselves. To get two batches of copper or any other alloy identical is hard to do. Ram manufacturers have the luxury of testing chips and using them in different qualities of dims. Most manufacturers do not have that luxury. The manufacturer must use what he is supplied in order to keep profit margins up. So one manufacturing run can vary from the next in quality. The only way to test a product. Is to take samples from retail suppliers. That have differing batch codes and manufacturing dates. And test many of them for consistency. Testing manufacturer supplied parts will only mimic the manufactures test data. Plus there are so many variables in testing including environment, equipment and software that one change changes the results. If a product runs and operates as expected. Then do you really need more than that?
post #145 of 649
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With over 30 years of daily PC use. I have never had a power supply fail yet. You can run all of the specs and have doom and gloom predictions. But if the PSU starts up every time you hit the switch. And performs every task asked of it. Then stats created as sales tools in a crowded market do not mean a thing.

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post #146 of 649
I got kinda scared by the title of this thread.

I looked around for a 1.000W PSU. The RM1000 was the cheapest decent brand and well 80plus rated PSU with a single 12v rail.
So I read some reviews and the RM1000 scored really well in all of them.
So coming here and reading the OP made wonder if I made a mistake.

I am glad in the end of the thread things were toned down a bit. I almost lost all faith in all pro review websites.

I have been very happy with the RM1000. It was cheaper than the other big name equivalents at 155 euros in The Netherlands. It was silent powering 3 280X gfx cards mining 24/7. It came with the Corsair link cable, it came with all the right cables, full modular, it was a joy to build and use.
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Thanks for the review Hukkel, I think I said it somewhere before, comparisons now are being made on tiny differences, and sensible consumers will always take price into account.
I have agreed that where the Corsairs are more expensive than their equivalents, then it's a no-brainer.

Still happy with my ageing TX750 even though it has been relegated to test bench psu.
    
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post #148 of 649
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Let me ask you a short question ...
CX = Mediocre at a average price point that usually SF makes way better products with. Would you recommend them?
CS = Lame and mediocre v2
AX = Same PSU from Seasonic and more expensive. Why buy it when you can get the same for less?
AXi = Not particularly well-performing yet very expensive. And Corsair Link is a arse to get right
RM = Those caps ... engineered to last out till warranty is over. Spells disaster. I can buy something at that price point that is made out of all japanese caps from seasonic (Granted it's not seasonic selling it) and is also gold certified and fully modular and can definitely trust in it AFTER the warranty runs out.
TX = Loud and nothing in particular.
VS = The worst PSUs I've seen for a "enthusiast" PSU
GS = Don't even get me started ...

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post #149 of 649
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Originally Posted by Hukkel View Post

I got kinda scared by the title of this thread.

I looked around for a 1.000W PSU. The RM1000 was the cheapest decent brand and well 80plus rated PSU with a single 12v rail.
So I read some reviews and the RM1000 scored really well in all of them.
So coming here and reading the OP made wonder if I made a mistake.

I am glad in the end of the thread things were toned down a bit. I almost lost all faith in all pro review websites.

I have been very happy with the RM1000. It was cheaper than the other big name equivalents at 155 euros in The Netherlands. It was silent powering 3 280X gfx cards mining 24/7. It came with the Corsair link cable, it came with all the right cables, full modular, it was a joy to build and use.

There is really no need to be scared at all as this thread is just knee jerk fear mongering that took off for no reason. Then the real professional reviewers stepped in and set the record straight.
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There is really no need to be scared at all as this thread is just knee jerk fear mongering that took off for no reason. Then the real professional reviewers stepped in and set the record straight.

Who EXACTLY would that have been? What EXACTLY did they set straight?
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