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Sketchy PSU help

TheSingingCarrots
  • 3 months ago

The PSU I'm talking about I chose because it's 650w, 80+ gold, and has a 0 RPM mode, just what I want, but I read the reviews on amazon since there was only one on PCPP, and the complaints about dead on arrival, bad cables, and dead components have me a bit worried, any advice?

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/RzfFf7/seasonic-focus-650-w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-focus-gx-650

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  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

Consumers can not review PSU's. They are one of the very few parts that consumer input is generally worthless on since there is no easy way to test it unlike a CPU, GPU, case, etc. Consumers just can't simply review a PSU since it requires opening it up and taking it apart, extensive knowledge about electrical engineering and PSU's, and having expensive equipment to test performance. The first two are doable but the 3rd is what really stops people. Most people don't even own a simple oscilloscope much less everything a place like Tom's uses. Its why most sites and channels either half *** PSU reviews at best or don't do them at all. The reviews that matter are professional reviews from sites like Tomshardware, Techpowerup, Jonnyguru, etc.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/why-99-percent-of-power-supply-reviews-are-wrong/

This is more geared towards websites but it applies to consumer reviews too.

This is everything Tomshardware does to review a PSU.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/how-we-test-psu,4042.html#p1

Also any PSU can be DOA for a variety of reasons that are outside of the manfuckers control. And consumers can be idiots too. Just another reason to avoid them.

Get Focus Plus though.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/WrNypg/seasonic-focus-plus-gold-650w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-ssr-650fx

The Focus (Plus) is anything but a Sketchy PSU.

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/seasonic-ssr-750fx-focus-plus-750-gold-psu,5206.html

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, thank you so much.

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