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    Default Re: The Best Company for PSU's?

    a lot of reviews I've read on the Corsair PSU's haven't been good at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by SXRguyinMA View Post
    a lot of reviews I've read on the Corsair PSU's haven't been good at all
    Really? Where? Not challenging your word, I just have honestly never seen a bad review of a Corsair PSU.
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    The low end Corsairs (VX and CS) are supposedly junk. The TX series has had a update that cheapened up the internals, not that it isn't bad but it is not as good as it used to be (See http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...ed-secret.html). The HX and AX series are the safe bets at the moment.
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    Huh. Good to know.
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    Rule No. 1. - You want cheap, you get cheap.

    Although I must admit I'm a bit surprised by that. Their higher end models have such near perfect reviews. I wonder how they managed to fudge that up so bad? Even their cheaper models aren't that cheap.

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    I would never buy an Everex and OCZ's won't power a decent video card. I like the Antec High Current Gamer series, any of the Corsair GS series, and the XFX PSU's. There are others too.
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    Well I own several PSUs and I can not say enough good things about Thermaltake. Their Tough Power, Tough Power XT and Tough Power Grand series are about as high quality as it gets.

    I also like Cooler Masters Silent Pro Gold series.

    I also own a Ultra X4, OCZ Champion Series FATAL1TY series and a generic Antec 500w. All are nice PSUs but none compare to the Thermaltake Tough Power series.

    On a side note, I have owned 2 Apevia, 1 Corsair and 2 generic 500w models from newegg. I did not like any of them. These were all back when I knew almost nothing about PSU quality and would only spend like $40 on a PSU. Now I believe you should buy the best PSU you can afford and if you have to, save up for an extra week or 3 to compensate for the extra cash going into the PSU.

    I have 3 PSU reviews coming up, Slaveofconvention has one, and Kayin has another. So keep you eyes on the front page for them in the coming weeks.
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    I will!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oneslowz28 View Post
    On a side note, I have owned 2 Apevia, 1 Corsair and 2 generic 500w models from newegg. I did not like any of them.
    Apevia/Aspire are crap - not as bad (read: fire-prone) as Deer (L&C, Allied...) or Powmax, but certainly nothing I'd run a modern system on. What model Corsair did you have, though?

    Thermaltake used to largely be shiny junk, but they've really stepped up their game from the Toughpower lineup on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by x88x View Post
    Really? Where? Not challenging your word, I just have honestly never seen a bad review of a Corsair PSU.
    I saw one that I think was here, but I can't seem to find it. The guy was going on about how big a piece of crap it was. It was a video review, but I can't find it at all.

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