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post #21 of 43
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Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo;13198720 
you forgot delta

And XFX. For the internals mainly
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129;13202502 
Most local stores use PSUs from one of three categories.

Category 1: mid-range enthusiast PSUs that are generally overkill for the system in question, because the owner is overly paranoid about power supplies.

Category 2: crappy overrated CoolerMaster or Thermaltake units.

Category 3: ultra-junk $20 white-box garbage.

Sad but true redface.gif
post #22 of 43
With coolermaster and thermaltake and some other brands it can get tricky. Every psu brand got a entry level series. Some are junk some are acceptable. Although some have a junk entry level series doesn't mean they're high end versions are bad aswell. But you'll rarely if not at all will find a bad unit from Corsair or Seasonic. Stay away from Coolermaster entry level stuff and thermaltake Tr2 series
post #23 of 43
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Originally Posted by Spooony;13216525 
With coolermaster and thermaltake and some other brands it can get tricky. Every psu brand got a entry level series. Some are junk some are acceptable. Although some have a junk entry level series doesn't mean they're high end versions are bad aswell. But you'll rarely if not at a
ll will find a bad unit from Corsair or Seasonic. Stay away from Coolermaster entry level stuff and thermaltake Tr2 series

Sorry, but this jumped our at me. Are you sure about the tr2? I seem to remember the 430watt version being one of the best budget PSUs. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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post #24 of 43
Cooler master silent pro goes for a very sweet price atm bacuse of the gold series that came some time ago. smile.gif
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post #25 of 43
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Originally Posted by SIMPSONATOR;13216661 
Sorry, but this jumped our at me. Are you sure about the tr2? I seem to remember the 430watt version being one of the best budget PSUs. Correct me if I'm wrong.

No. All of Thermaltake's 430Ws are the same PSU: a mediocre HEC 350W based on a group regulated single transistor forward topology.
post #26 of 43
Back in the day, the TR2 came highly recommended for simple setups. I dunno what you guys are smoking.

That is, back in the day of 20-pin and no PCI-E connectors.
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post #27 of 43
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Originally Posted by Dan_9;13198601 
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.

Anything Generic and unheard of that provides high wattage and hardly any amps.
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post #28 of 43
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Originally Posted by F-U-B-A-R;13198619 
I'ma change it around a little bit. The main brands you should buy are some Seasonic, Seasonic, Seasonic, Seasonic, Seasonic, Seasonic, & Seasonic. (all trusted brands I believe)

Everything else is a little sketchy imo.

Edited to my personal taste.
    
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post #29 of 43
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Originally Posted by jdcrispe95;13222025 
Edited to my personal taste.

quite! i don't think have even 1 bad psu
post #30 of 43
no mention of OCZ? is my PSU gonna blow?
     
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