Originally Posted by Zackcy
Sorry, I'm just relaying 6/10 replies I've gotten to every PSU thread in which I wanted advice on buying a PSU.
It's not just about the brands; instead, it's about the specific units from each brand and/or manufacturer. There are way
too many people here on OCN right now who just make generic recommendations like, "You can't go wrong if you go with this brand or that brand!"
For example, there are many who say that you can't go wrong if you get any Antec PSU. Well, unfortunately this isn't true because this would lead people to believe that even their Basiq ("BP") units are good quality units.
The same is true regarding Thermaltake. Their "TR2" units are a waste of money, but their Toughpower units are actually nice.
Or OCZ: I don't even consider them when I make my personal recommendations.
I think the same is even true for Corsair: I think the only units they have that are worth buying these days are their newer TX series, their HX series (of course), and quite naturally their AX series. I wouldn't feel comfortable recommending the rest, especially considering what else is available on the market.
However, I think the best example is Rosewill: as far as I know, every Rosewill PSU should be avoided except for the Green Series. If I remember correctly, it is comprised of SeaSonic S12II units or something along those lines (SeaSonic made at least - these PSUs have "S12" in their model names). It's almost like they decided to have some fun with us and ending up making a quality series of PSUs with a misleading name that could make some people think that it's just more junk when it really isn't!!
I think there are other good examples, but that's what I mean when I say that it's not just about the brand name; specific units have to be considered.