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Diablotek is a relatively new face in the enthusiast DIY market having claimed to be founded in 2003. We have heard little from this company until recently when its products began showing up in e-tail and retail settings. As a company, Diablotek maintains lines of various peripherals, cases, UPSs, and power supplies. It is Diablotek's power supply market that we are most interested in today, not least of which is due to the sheer volume of these units we have seen lately. Diablotek's power supply offerings are currently in three lines; models DA, PHD, and RPM. These lines cover products ranging from 250 watt PSUs through to 1200 watt units. With today's review we are going to focus in on its "PHD" series, and in particular its 650W PHD650 (PHD650) which is produced in conjunction with Golden Tiger.
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That review result was to be expected. Diablotek is cheap junk.
    
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With a current price of ~$49.99, users would be better off taking their cash and setting it on fire rather than buying this unit.


I love it when [H] flames bad products like this.
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:\\ What other things does diablotek used to make?
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Once we open the Diablotek PHD650, things go from slightly sketchy to fugly, and fast
It´d be great if all reviews were this honest.
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:\\ What other things does diablotek used to make?
Cases which are all sold by other brands. Some a decent. Most feature cheap sleeve bearing fans that are only "eh/okay" quality.

They sold video cards for a very short time but ATi dropped them hard because of them being a bad brand.

They also sell UPS's and random accessories.

No idea of the UPS's are any good; but those are actually pretty hard things to screw up... besides using cheap/bad batteries.
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Holy crap, I wonder how many times they said "pile of crap", "junk", or "useless".
Nonetheless, hopefully the manufacturer will actually be motivated by such a crap review not to put this stuff on the market. Once I saw the PCB on the psu when they pictured it in the article I knew stuff was going to go downhill fast.
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Yeah, remember that unit JohnnyGuru reviewed? Seems Diablowstek didn't take the advice. Also: Unconnected heatpipe.
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Chuck Norris needs to roundhouse kick Diablotek's headquarters. What a shameful product :/
    
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Chuck Norris needs to roundhouse kick Diablotek's headquarters. What a shameful product :/
Yeah, a name like "Diablotek" should be reserved for a company that, you know, gives a ***** about what they're doing.
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