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Antec, OCZ, PC Power & Cooling, Seasonic, Corsair, Silverstone. Those are the only ones I can think of off the top of my head.
 
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post #12 of 35
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Originally Posted by Krud View Post
OCZ or PCP&C (now is OCZ but you can still find PCP&C around)
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Originally Posted by xHassassin View Post
Don't get OCZ, they have ripples near maximum output.
So if you're getting the 700W, make sure you don't actually need the entire 700W, or the PSU will screw you over.
Cooler Masters PSUs aren't great, but they're not bad either.
Antec PSUs are relatively good.
Corsair PSUs are good.
PC Power and cooling PSUs are also good.
Seasonic PSUs are also good.
This is what I am talking about. OCZ has some good and some decent and some bad PSUs. The GameXstream can be good to decent to bad depending on which watt model you buy (500W is good with no out of spec ripple, the 1010W is junk and the models in between as said before can't be push to the maximum because of out of spec ripple). Most manufacturers have example like this where I can pick out a PSU that you shouldn't buy. That is why brand loyalty is a bad idea because PSU rebranders like switching around OEMs so just because one OCZ PSU is good, there is no guarantee that another is.

And Cooler Master sells some very nice PSUs like the Enhance based Real Power Pros (and some mediocre to average PSUS). Antecs are above average, their newer stuff are much better PSUs than their old CWT built stuff like the Smartpowers.
Edited by shinji2k - 6/6/08 at 7:08pm
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post #13 of 35
Agreed, hes looking for something a tad above generic it seems tho and the suggestions seem to be it. My OCZ has been a beast tho, but I havent thrown all that much at it yet. I will be adding my other 8800GT soon tho and I may even be upgrading it anyways just to future proof it but idk im not all that hardcore of a gamer honestly
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post #14 of 35
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Antec, Corsair, PCP&C, Xigmatek, Etc, are still better.
What about the out of spec ripple present on the Xigmatek 850W when at max load? How is that better than the FSP Epsilon based OCZs?
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Antec, OCZ, PC Power & Cooling, Seasonic, Corsair, Silverstone. Those are the only ones I can think of off the top of my head.
There are some merely average Silverstones like the DA850 and most of the Striders that aren't worth buying because there are better performing PSUs for the price.

But to be a little more useful, for lower end builds the Antec Earthwatts are typically well priced and are solid units. Also in the ~400W range and cheap but good are something like the Silverstone ST400, Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 460 and I've seen the OCZ StealthXstream 500W at really nice prices on the 'egg recently.

edit:
If you are looking for like 300W PSUs, the lower watt FSPs are usually well built and cheap (efficiency tends to be mediocre).
Edited by shinji2k - 6/6/08 at 7:14pm
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post #15 of 35
This might be interesting: http://www.overclockers.com.au/wiki/Power_Supply_Unit

Scroll down, and see the Trusted Power Supply Makers and the Not Recommended Power Supply Makers.
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there is only 1 brand for flawless PSUs .....''CORSAIR''

the rest of their products seem pretty sub standard... but their power supplies are exceptional....
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What about the out of spec ripple present on the Xigmatek 850W when at max load? How is that better than the FSP Epsilon based OCZs?

There are some merely average Silverstones like the DA850 and most of the Striders that aren't worth buying because there are better performing PSUs for the price.

But to be a little more useful, for lower end builds the Antec Earthwatts are typically well priced and are solid units. Also in the ~400W range and cheap but good are something like the Silverstone ST400, Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 460 and I've seen the OCZ StealthXstream 500W at really nice prices on the 'egg recently.

edit:
If you are looking for like 300W PSUs, the lower watt FSPs are usually well built and cheap (efficiency tends to be mediocre).
Ok ok ok...
I just said Xigmatek since their 750W seemed nice. Didn't really have much experience with them. Plus their CPU coolers are nice.
OCZ is good if you're tight on cash, since their 600W is only 49.99 after MIR on Newegg.
    
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Ok ok ok...
I just said Xigmatek since their 750W seemed nice. Didn't really have much experience with them. Plus their CPU coolers are nice.
OCZ is good if you're tight on cash, since their 600W is only 49.99 after MIR on Newegg.
The Xigmateks are good for the most part, it's just that one PSU has issues at full load. That platform is a little too stretched at 850W, at 650 and 750W it works great.

Instead of just being a butt head in this thread I want to help. What kind of system are you needing a PSU for? Are you going to be building like budget gaming or just normal computers? If your power requirements are fairly low there are quite a few PSUs you could go with. Give us a budget and the some of the different system's specs (I don't know if you just plan one type or not) and we'll find you a few PSUs that you could go with.
Edited by shinji2k - 6/7/08 at 8:53am
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post #19 of 35
One thing nobody has mentioned....efficiency.
80PLUS
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One thing nobody has mentioned....efficiency.
80PLUS
mucho importante
That's probably because efficiency has nothing to do with how well a PSU performs and if you can trust it to last. Sure, it is important when deciding what PSU to buy, but it is not the most important criteria. I would much rather have a well built, solid PSU that isn't great when it comes to efficiency over a POS unit with great efficiency. It is kind of like deciding what PSU to buy based on color or the number of 12V rails it has, it's not something you should base you decision on. Quality and reliability is first, everything else comes after a group of PSUs with those characteristics have been narrowed down.
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