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I may need to play with the wording a bit. What I mean is:
budget = cheap but still quality (CX430 may fall into that category, maybe... it's on the line)
value = very good but does not carry a premium price tag (Capstone, Seasonic G, CM VS etc.)
high-end = best of the best but has a price tag to match. (Leadex Platinum, HCP Platinum, Seasonic Platinum)

Nowadays the lines are blurred a bit because you have things like the CM V/VS series, Seasonic G series and SF Golden Green based units which are both cheap and very good. Still, I hope you can see where I am coming from.

Price is a tricky thing to factor in, because it varies greatly depending on location. For example, the Corsair RM (CWT) series shouldn't really be considered (unless you want full modular or there's a good deal) if you live in the US because there are better/similar products for less money. Then if you move to some other countries (can't think of any of the top of my head but there are some) the Corsair RM is sometimes cheaper than units like the Seasonic G or CM VS.

So in the US the Corsair RM would be: Average/Good
In other countries it might be: Good/Good

The same would apply to many, many PSU's. You can't go by MSRP either.

Keep the discussion coming... smile.gif

I understand, but being on the list means it has already passed the quality "line", right?

Pricing is a factor with your classifications too (the Value one). It would be based on NA prices I'm guessing.

How about we add NA value rating, Europe rating, UK rating, rest of the world=ask in the thread.
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When the Cooler Master V700 / 850 / 1000 had been released, it was considered to be among the best value PSU on the market at the time for such a high-end unit - pricing was around $125, $140, and $180 respectively. I recall seeing the rebate of the v700 bought the pricing down to $89.99 - making the value of that unit brilliant. Now we see the the V700 at $165, V850 at $185, and V1000 at $210.

Quite honestly, adding price into the factor, managing the thread would be more difficult, especially when considering the numbers of units that is going to be on the list. So when providing a recommendation based on value of the unit itself, it's better to do so at the time of providing said recommendation.
Edited by qwan456 - 4/23/14 at 3:27pm
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When the Cooler Master V700 / 850 / 1000 had been released, it was considered to be among the best value PSU on the market at the time - pricing a around $125, $140, and $180 respectively. I recall seeing the rebate of the v700 bought the pricing down to $89.99 - making the value of that unit brilliant. Now we see the the V700 at $165, V850 at $185, and V1000 at $210.

Quite honestly, adding price into the factor, managing the thread would be more difficult, especially when considering the numbers of units that is going to be on the list. So when providing a recommendation based on value of the unit itself, it's better to do so at the time of providing said recommendation.

I find that to be a problem in my threads as well, unless i check the price like every day it will have changed by the time someone else reads it.
So i dont include price if i can avoid it
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Didnt phaedrus say the V700 or whatever was EOL?
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Didnt phaedrus say the V700 or whatever was EOL?

No its not
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Didnt phaedrus say the V700 or whatever was EOL?
I'd be very surprised if that was the case.

The V series was released less than 12 months ago and they're selling like hot cakes. Phaedrus knows pretty much everything that goes on within the industry though, so it's either true or you misunderstood him.
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http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11403

#7 and #8
Thank you!

So they're cutting the V700 and extending the VS line to include a 750W unit... interesting. I'm surprised the V700 is a poor seller as well.
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http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11403

#7 and #8
Thank you!

So they're cutting the V700 and extending the VS line to include a 750W unit... interesting. I'm surprised the V700 is a poor seller as well.

From what I've seen company reps post over the years, it seems like the lower-wattage models pretty much never sell well (in NA). It's a thing. Few know how much power they need and think they can get a bargain by spending X more dollars on Y more watts by moving up the chain.

Especially at the V700's price, it's often more expensive than those cheaper designs that top out at 750W or 850W, and people may not appreciate that the V700 might be superior.
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From what I've seen company reps post over the years, it seems like the lower-wattage models pretty much never sell well (in NA). It's a thing. Few know how much power they need and think they can get a bargain by spending X more dollars on Y more watts by moving up the chain.

Especially at the V700's price, it's often more expensive than those cheaper designs that top out at 750W or 850W, and people may not appreciate that the V700 might be superior.

When it first came out it was one of the cheapest though.
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