Re: Which psu for the price? coolmaster, thermaltake, BFG, OCZ
Thanks for the input Evileagle. I never used OCZ before and after reading your post, I'll likely be shopping for one soon.
Antec has always been a good choice for me as they always have outperformed competing brands with twice the ratings.
Capacitors are the #1 failure in power supplies with the flyback diode or switching field effect transistor (FET) being close behind for failing. I have replaced these components before in a couple Enermax and a few no-name Chinese knock off brands before. I usually can tell quality by the weight of the power supply. There are many manufacturers who tote specifications which nobody in their right mind would ever attempt using without blowing up something in the power supply or failing to provide any regulation whatsoever. I have seen many systems fail or be destroyed as a result of being overpowered by a failing or overrated power supplies.
Unless you have a instant product replacement policy with your vendor, I would strongly suggest researching how difficult it would be to obtain warranty service directly with the manufacturer. I found Enermax to be completely devoid of any customer service with relationship to trying to obtain replacement PSU's directly, so I would be cautious of them.
Last edited by Pixels303; 12-21-2009 at 11:05 PM.
Two power supplies in one case (Connected the green wire) and a Thermaltake 550 PSU in the other.
Two ASUS M2N-SLI Delux Motherboard
Athlon X2-6000 and a Phenom 9850
Big azz 11 bay server tower and a regular 4 bay full size tower. (Noname)
A speedy PCIe based ATI 1950 chipset and a Radeon 5750 video card.
4 Gig or 2 Gig Kingston brand (Total 6) DDR2-800 memory
Around 19 Terabytes in 17 hard drives.
I refuse to use DVD disks as they die by oxidization, get scratched and would take too many of them to write for the data I have.