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Originally Posted by Hukkel View Post

Over here it is cheaper than the competition.

It is not a universal truth.

I kinda have the feeling we're talking about good vs great here. While the topic OP makes it sound like it will make your house burn down.

I never said that its not my fault if you misunderstand it

I just gave you the facts
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Well, here I'm more concerned about the specifications and potential design flaws rather than the exact brand and country of origin of the components.

For example, I'd rather get something with capxon or teapo caps and working overload protection than something with rubycons that pops when overloaded. Of course having the best of all worlds is a plus, but that rarely happens.


The amount of exaggeration on the performance on modern power supplies is also bugging me. I've seen people complaining when one of the minor rails goes like 1% off spec when some reviewer decides to draw 150 watts from them. Any system that will draw so much from the minor rails is like at least 10 years old and has no problem working under far worse conditions.


It would also be a good idea to not rely on reviews all that much either. More often than not, the reviewers miss some things or don't have the means to do some nice-to-have tests. No one is perfect after all.
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I never said that its not my fault if you misunderstand it

I just gave you the facts

I don't remember having a go at you. I don't see why you have to say it like this.

I am going to stop replying here now since you obviously are getting upset about it.
 
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Well, here I'm more concerned about the specifications and potential design flaws rather than the exact brand and country of origin of the components.

For example, I'd rather get something with capxon or teapo caps and working overload protection than something with rubycons that pops when overloaded. Of course having the best of all worlds is a plus, but that rarely happens.


The amount of exaggeration on the performance on modern power supplies is also bugging me. I've seen people complaining when one of the minor rails goes like 1% off spec when some reviewer decides to draw 150 watts from them. Any system that will draw so much from the minor rails is like at least 10 years old and has no problem working under far worse conditions.


It would also be a good idea to not rely on reviews all that much either. More often than not, the reviewers miss some things or don't have the means to do some nice-to-have tests. No one is perfect after all.
Surely we have seen all this time that Seasonic PSUs have pretty much everything don't they?
XFX XTR is fully modular and is based on the Seasonic G which is a better PSU than the Corsair RM is.
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post #166 of 649
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Don't want to listen to what's recommended for bang-for-buck? Scram off and buy your own then.

End prices are not fixed though. What might sound good on paper ends up quite costly in many cases, especially when shipping costs take place.

Then you have many local retailers over-pricing popular components. The same seasonic unit that costs like 10$ cheaper than the Fortron equivalent on newegg might be about 50-100$ more expensive on another country.
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If it is ok for you guys to buy Corsair PSU just because it's brand is Corsair even though you can get an overall better unit for the same/cheaper price, so be it. But you cannot stop the people in this forum to suggest best psu a thread starter can have for his money.

If the person looking for a power supply can get a CS550m for 50-60$, why not?
If the person looking for a power supply can get a RM550 for 70$, why not?

Value of the product itself over brand names.
post #168 of 649
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End prices are not fixed though. What might sound good on paper ends up quite costly in many cases, especially when shipping costs take place.

Then you have many local retailers over-pricing popular components. The same seasonic unit that costs like 10$ cheaper than the Fortron equivalent on newegg might be about 50-100$ more expensive on another country.

Well that's why the people here ask first where you will buy the psu so that they can see the prices and then decide what is the best your money can get.
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johnnyguru and Oklahoma wolf, two of the most reputable PSU reviewers. They explained that the issue had been fixed and the retail units are fixed now and will work perfectly fine without the problems over exaggerated in the OP.
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johnnyguru and Oklahoma wolf, two of the most reputable PSU reviewers. They explained that the issue had been fixed and the retail units are fixed now and will work perfectly fine without the problems over exaggerated in the OP.

Jon is not a power supply reviewer he is a paid employee of Corsair, as much as he is a personal friend, it should be obvious to objective observers that his comments on the subject publicly will be constrained to what is palatable to his employer. Though it is good that you said some since you missed other reviewers. At any rate, the poor component quality and performance of the units has hardly been rectified though which is fairly obvious to those who do not suffer from blind company loyalty. The RM series is a poor concept produced to satisfy a, ironically, loud handful of people that suffers from extremely poor execution. Only a few portions of the poor execution that corsair missed have been said to be corrected, the poor concept has not though.
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The RM650 is ~£75 in the UK.

I can't find another 650W, Gold rated, modular PSU for that money.

Can anyone else?
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