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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817129003
    
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Never heard of that company, would spend more to get something more known.
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so you can't look past the brand name to see the actual specifications of the product?
    
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Originally Posted by Sreenath View Post
so you can't look past the brand name to see the actual specifications of the product?
Specifications don't mean much, it's the reputability. I'm not saying it's a bad PSU, just saying I would like to see more reviews and info about it.

PS You should take new egg reviews with a grain of salt.
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For PSUs I'd look for better companies for their high quality products, I wouldn't want some no name brand breaking down on me and taking my entire system with it.
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Man you guys kill me... Its all about the name.. Ok... Take 5 psu's from *brand name psu makers* And then take away the name.. and just go by the specs alone. I am willing to bet you would pick the best one as per the specs. But put a big time name on it and suddenly is ok or cool to buy an inferior product.
    
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post #7 of 16
hmm imho the Antec EA 500 is good
if you wanna be energy efficent too
spend just a bit more

i've got it, its not very good in terms of noise but its good.
    
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Man you guys kill me... Its all about the name.. Ok... Take 5 psu's from *brand name psu makers* And then take away the name.. and just go by the specs alone. I am willing to bet you would pick the best one as per the specs. But put a big time name on it and suddenly is ok or cool to buy an inferior product.
You do realize that name brand helps guarentee valid specifications? Go read up on how PSUs are spec-ed. There is no standard so inferior companies tend to cheat. It is common knowledge.

I can make almost any PSU do 600w and be very energy efficent. I just need to perform my testing in a -30C chamber.

If you can read the UL number off the back of the PSU, I can probably tell you what the REAL specs are.
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post #9 of 16
Are you guys listening at all? They're not talking about specifications, it's about reputability. I would rather have a less powerful, less efficient PSU from a manufacturer that is known for long-lasting PSUs than a super powerful one from a brand new manufacturer.

I don't need my system to be taken to the graveyard due to me getting blinded by specs.
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post #10 of 16
Nmedia is a pretty awful brand IMO. I bought a case and fan controller from them, and it lit on fire. The problem was from a bad wiring job inside the fan controller, but they should have better quality control.
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