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Please, no.
Sorry, I'm just relaying 6/10 replies I've gotten to every PSU thread in which I wanted advice on buying a PSU.
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post #12 of 40
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Originally Posted by Zackcy View Post
Sorry, I'm just relaying 6/10 replies I've gotten to every PSU thread in which I wanted advice on buying a PSU.
You received poor advice then
Don't misunderstand me -- Corsair units are all at least OK, and they do have some of the best units available, but there are often far better values to be had from other brands.
post #13 of 40
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Originally Posted by Zackcy View Post
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.
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post #14 of 40
you paying a premium for the corsair name in most instances
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post #15 of 40
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
However, I think the best example is Rosewill: as far as I know, every Rosewill PSU should be avoided except for the Green Series which, if I remember correctly, 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!!
Just FYI, the Rosewill Green series has nothing to do with SeaSonic -- they're made by ATNG.
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you paying a premium for the corsair name in most instances
This.

If anyone has noticed that I rarely recommend Corsair PSUs, then this is the secret that explains why!
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post #17 of 40
Nope. Rosewill currently uses units from ATNG, Sirfa, and I think they have a Superflower unit now? In the past they also used Solytech, and back in they day when they were total crap they used Youngyear, Deer, and Wintech.

The only modern Rosewill units I'd say to avoid are the RV2 units and other budget series. They're aren't terrible, but they are pretty mediocre.
post #18 of 40
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Just FYI, the Rosewill Green series has nothing to do with SeaSonic -- they're made by ATNG.
What? I could have sworn that Phaedrus2129 said that the Green Series are something like SeaSonic S12 or S12II units.
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post #19 of 40
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Nope. Rosewill currently uses units from ATNG, Sirfa, and I think they have a Superflower unit now?
Yeah, the Lightning 800W and 1000W, Super Flower Golden Green units. They put so many LEDs on them though, they look like Christmas trees
post #20 of 40
IMO xfx black or corsair you cant go wrong! ( i own both )
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