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So, what is everybody basing their opinion off of, out of curiosity? I know nothing about it, so I don't have an opinion, but everyone seems pretty quick to criticize it.

$30? Omgoshzorz, run! Baseless.
It's not because it's $30. It's because it is a piece of ****.
Somebody else already posted the link to the "1050W" bad joke of a PSU Diablotek released. This 500W obviously isn't the same unit but that article will give you an idea of the build quality you can expect from Diablotek.

Edit: let me amend what I just said... the 500W unit may actually be the same as the 1050W. Manufacturers such as Diablotek have a tendency to draw PSUs at random out of a large bin, then draw a random sticker out of an equally large bin containing a variety of stickers with different wattage ratings, and just stick it on the unit without regard to its actual capacity. I'm exaggerating... but again this is to illustrate my point.
Edited by Shub - 1/13/11 at 6:19am
post #22 of 38
Their DA units are all the same power supply. The 500W version and the 250W version are identical except for the sticker and the number of cables.
post #23 of 38
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Their DA units are all the same power supply. The 500W version and the 250W version are identical except for the sticker and the number of cables.
How can they legally do that?

So much of the cheap PSU industry is a scam, I just don't see how these companies can get away with it.
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How can they legally do that?

So much of the cheap PSU industry is a scam, I just don't see how these companies can get away with it.
CoolerMaster got away with it with their ElitePower models. The 400W and 460W are identical except for the bridge rectifier, which is 2A higher on the 460W. That *might* have made a tiny bit of difference, except that A.) the secondary side silicon bottlenecks it and B.) the protections still shut it off at 420W.
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CoolerMaster got away with it with their ElitePower models. The 400W and 460W are identical except for the bridge rectifier, which is 2A higher on the 460W. That *might* have made a tiny bit of difference, except that A.) the secondary side silicon bottlenecks it and B.) the protections still shut it off at 420W.
I just don't get how it can be legal. It's like slapping a 1080P sticker on a 480i TV and selling it as a 1080P TV.
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post #27 of 38
There's no regulation of power supplies at all, and no legal definition of "wattage". 1080p is a defined standard; 500W is not.
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Edit: let me amend what I just said... the 500W unit may actually be the same as the 1050W. Manufacturers such as Diablotek have a tendency to draw PSUs at random out of a large bin, then draw a random sticker out of an equally large bin containing a variety of stickers with different wattage ratings, and just stick it on the unit without regard to its actual capacity. I'm exaggerating... but again this is to illustrate my point.
Nah, they're different. Diablotek does generally stick to one design per product range, at least as far as I'm aware anyway.
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I just don't get how it can be legal. It's like slapping a 1080P sticker on a 480i TV and selling it as a 1080P TV.
I'm sure it does violate some sort of false advertising law but the psu is so cheap that suing them simply isn't worth it. You could buy a top end psu for the price of simply talking to a lawyer for an hour... And crappy psu buyers are too dumb to organize any sort of class action suit.
    
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I just don't get how it can be legal. It's like slapping a 1080P sticker on a 480i TV and selling it as a 1080P TV.
Actually... recently I saw a 22" TVs advertised as "1080p" when it was 1680x1050 true resolution.

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crappy psu buyers are too dumb to organize any sort of class action suit.
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