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Need a new psu for another mid range gaming pc. Looking to get one locally from a PC repair shop & wont to know in advance what brands I should avoid? They don’t have brands like antec which is the only brand I’m familiar with. Thanks.
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I'ma change it around a little bit. The main brands you should buy are some Antec, Seasonic, Cougar, Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, some Coolermaster, & Enermax. (all trusted brands I believe)

Everything else is a little sketchy imo.
Edited by WizrdSleevz - 4/20/11 at 12:50am
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post #3 of 43
There are tons to avoid, too many to list. Diablotek is the first that comes to my mind.

I think it would be more helpful to say what you should look for. Seasonic, Corsair, and Enermax would be the best brands in my opinion.

Seasonic builds most of the good ones from Corsair so they are essentially the same thing. There are slight differences and differences in the warranties though. Enermax is a great brand that builds their own. Most other brands actually hire out to other companies to build the PSUs so it's hard to tell since you need to inquire about particular models. Coolermaster for instance, that brand can be hit or miss. Thats why I stick to Seasonic and Enermax mostly. They build their own and know what they are doing.

Off topic: nice hubble deep field avatar!
Edited by Epitope - 4/20/11 at 12:33am
    
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post #4 of 43
i know a lot of people may give me flak for this, but i like my kingwin. I was a little sketchy when i got it but it had good reviews and it has worked great. I just double checked on the egg and all their supplys listed had decent reviews
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post #5 of 43
Also, make sure the PSU actually has a brand.
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post #6 of 43
Buying by "brand" is not the smart way to go. There was a list on here which people have spent a long time ironing out, of recommended PSUs, the actual PSUs not just the brands, go take a look, made by smart people who know what they're talking about.

http://www.overclock.net/power-supplies/183810-faq-recommended-power-supplies.html

It's reasonably up to date, and a far better way to decide on a PSU than "brand". Some brands are hit or miss, in that some units are very good and others are total crap, you have to decide by the actual unit (Rosewill comes to mind)

By the way DONT USE NEWEGG REVIEWS TO DECIDE ANYTHING those people know nothing. THey give things 5 eggs if it shows up and works out of the box, and 1 egg if they get a DOA. That's a stupid way to rate complex items. Go by legitimate reviewers like JohnnyGuru and HardOCP and etc. You'll see from that thread I gave you.
Edited by ocpokey - 4/20/11 at 12:44am
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post #7 of 43
please don't go to your local repair shop. just come here and buy stuff online and save tons!

corsair/seasonic are top recommendations here.
post #8 of 43
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Originally Posted by Razzal;13198678 
i know a lot of people may give me flak for this, but i like my kingwin. I was a little sketchy when i got it but it had good reviews and it has worked great. I just double checked on the egg and all their supplys listed had decent reviews

Newegg reviews don't count...

Go to any "bare drive" hard drive or optical drive and read the negative reviews. Most complain about there being no Sata cable included. "Bare drive" means it is only the drive.

Most Newegg shoppers are clueless...
    
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post #9 of 43
Dan. Listen. You need to study power supplies. There are MANY PSU's to avaoid, regardless of the brand. Maybe post some model numbers tomorrow? We can help there.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by F-U-B-A-R;13198619 
I'ma change it around a little bit. The main brands you should buy are, Antec, Seasonic, Cougar, Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, Coolermaster. (all trusted brands I believe)

Everything else is a little sketchy imo.

you forgot delta
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