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Originally Posted by Epitope View Post
Cooler Master makes me mad on a regular basis. They clearly lie or at least stretch the truth on the specs of most of their products. Their PSUs are sometimes shoddy and they outright lie about the specs of their fans. They quote the noise at the fans lowest speed and the airflow at its highest speed and pretend it can do both at the same time. Dishonest at best. I would only consider a cooler master case. I'll go elsewhere for anything that has actual electronic components...
LOL. I really feel the same way about cm. Dont get me wrong i love my haf922. Its an awesome case. But i have returned atleast 12 cm fans in the past for the reasons you mentioned in your post.

thats some funny stuff.
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post #32 of 108
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Originally Posted by Lt.JD View Post
Hmm I haven't been going to Toms for quite some time now... thanks for letting us know!

How do you guys feel about Anandtech, Tech Report, Bit-Tech, and Guru3D? That's where I've been going recently.
Guru3D doesn't have a PSU testing setup.

Anandtech's Reviewer isn't the most knowledeable and the information given is hard to understand at times (I blame the whole Graphs vs Charts thing.) They also only test at 25*C, so no hot testing.

Tech Report's setup is confusing and I'm not sure where they get their ripple results from but they are obviously off (showing an S12D unit with 50mv of ripple on the 3.3v/5v rails.)

Bit Tech used the Cooler Master or BeQuiet! labs for reviews I think. Either way, not to be trusted.
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post #33 of 108
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
Guru3D doesn't have a PSU testing setup.

Anandtech's Reviewer isn't the most knowledeable and the information given is hard to understand at times (I blame the whole Graphs vs Charts thing.) They also only test at 25*C, so no hot testing.

Tech Report's setup is confusing and I'm not sure where they get their ripple results from but they are obviously off (showing an S12D unit with 50mv of ripple on the 3.3v/5v rails.)

Bit Tech used the Cooler Master or BeQuiet! labs for reviews I think. Either way, not to be trusted.
Thanks for the low-down Tot. So where do you recommend I go for PSU reviews. These are just the sites I usually hit up for reviews in general.
post #34 of 108
HardOCP, Kitguru, JonnyGURU and hardwaresecrets for English ones. I *think* Overclock3D have recently stepped up in PSU review quality as well, not too sure though.
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post #35 of 108
I replied to the post on Tom's.

The bias in Tom's reviews is so obvious and blatant I don't get how people use it so frequently.
    
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post #36 of 108
Wow, I didn't realize companies would go to such measures (giving all that expensive looking equipment to Tom's) to get a slight advantage in a niche market.
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post #37 of 108
I'm almost certain that just about all of the regulars on Tom's goes there for the forums and not for the actual articles. Most of the veterans on that forum realize that most of their articles are horribly flawed.

Note that there is another thread in the CPU & Components section. 100 views and still there.
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post #38 of 108
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Wow, I didn't realize companies would go to such measures (giving all that expensive looking equipment to Tom's) to get a slight advantage in a niche market.
Read the thread again. They didn't give the equipment to Tom's, they just gave them access to it to run some skewed tests.
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Sites I trust for PSUs -

OCN (because your here OP ^_~)
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post #40 of 108
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Sites I trust for PSUs -

OCN (because your here OP ^_~)
JonnyGuru
TPU (but mostly the 2 above)
Add HardOCP, HardwareSecrets, TheLab.gr, Kitguru, and ITOCP.
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