Best Brand PSU

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by zapoqx, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. zapoqx

    zapoqx Striking Master

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    I wanted to know what you would say is a nice best branded PSU.
    I was trying to think on my times here, but I must have some Brain reflux or something. I was thinking it was Enermax (spell error?) and Thermaltake. What about those and/or Cooler Masters?
     
  2. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    There are a lot of great psu brands...PC Power & Cooling (which was bought by OCZ) Tagan, OCZ, Antec, Enermax, Corsair, and a few others make great PSUs and the few you mentioned as well.
     
  3. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    With the exception of Antec all the above listed brands are sure bets. PCP&C are widley regarded as the best period however.
     
  4. From the reviews I read when deciding for my own, Hiper came out pretty well and they're reasonably priced too. My system hasn't had a single glitch since assembly.
     
  5. synical33

    synical33 X2 & Lovin' It

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    SilverStone or Ultra are the PSU's I have had the chance to deal with over my years of PC building. Never had a problem with Thermaltake or Antec but can't trust them on my own all-day on systems which is where SilverStone & Ultra come in. Just my two cents....
     
  6. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    OCZ/PC P & C are probably the best by reputation.

    Antec is a good brand, is there a reason you don't like them Lord? Bad experience?
     
  7. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    I've owned three Antec supplies, two went out on me. One literally poured out a heavy, metal-laced smoke out onto the floor and freaked me out bad. I almost never dis brands, because a company can totally turn itself around from one product cycle to the next. Antec, however, is a company that has produced bad experiences for me fairly consistently.

    There are many, MANY quality brands out there. Check the newegg reviews for good advice, too.
     
  8. saeltmarae2k

    saeltmarae2k OSNN Addict

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    I highly suggest both Seasonic and Hiper...both VERY nice quality.
     
  9. Sazar

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    I had 1 Antec die on me, after 3 years of use and multiple power surges in Florida :cool:

    Other than that, I thought they had a decent rep, apparently not lol :cool:
     
  10. madmatt

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    *points at Saz*

    PC Power & Cooling.
     
  11. Sazar

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  12. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    PC Power & Cooling is hands down the best, although you will pay for it.

    I have been using Enermax myself for last five years or so in all the systems I have built, never had a problem. I have had the same Enermax PSU in my server running 24/7 for the last three years. Not bad for a sub $100 dollar consumer PSU.
     
  13. trackrat

    trackrat Birmingham UK

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    I have used several Antec PSU's, but the last one was faulty.
    I replaced it with a Seasonic, and no problems.
     
  14. zapoqx

    zapoqx Striking Master

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    Thanks, sorry I didn't get back to this sooner but I was on vacation and just got back. Well to me, I feel it will be on at least 16 hours a day... might be 24/7 when I move to another place.