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    SolidGear 850W Power Supply

    Notable "features" that I spotted:
    - No fussy 80Plus certification for people to complain about their testing procedures
    - Cost added voltage selector switch in red for that extra bling
    - Filled the void left by Diablotek branded PSUs at TD
    - Same person (with nickname of "," yes a comma) gave positive reviews of a number of SolidGear PSUs, so they must be good
    - Cost more than twice as much as the HEC 850W 80Plus Silver unit (8/12/13 only, after rebate and shipping) so walterm should be more likely to trust it

    What thinks y'all?
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    Wonder what's inside...

    Maybe a decent 400W with pPFC?
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    If it's anything like the last SolidGear I saw, I wouldn't touch it with a 10m pole. That one was a really cheap Leadman/Powmax/Powsun, or whatever they're called now.
    No wonder it doesn't work! You installed the coils backwards

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    Judging by the "QC OK" sticker on that thing, it seems like this one is just another POW..max.

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    Waste of time looking at Tiger-Direct.

    90% junk.

    And why would you trust them on stuff that isn't?

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    Quote Originally Posted by c_hegge View Post
    If it's anything like the last SolidGear I saw, I wouldn't touch it with a 10m pole. That one was a really cheap Leadman/Powmax/Powsun, or whatever they're called now.
    I'm not sure exactly how the hierarchy goes, but I believe Powsun is the company that makes power products, and Powergiga is the PC power supply arm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdk777 View Post
    Waste of time looking at Tiger-Direct.

    90% junk.

    And why would you trust them on stuff that isn't?
    Actually, I've bought a lot of stuff from Tiger. Although the tax tends to kill the savings, I can usually find some good discounts there that make up for the additional tax. Also, I have a local store.

    The Samsung Series 7 Chronos I'm using right now actually came from Tiger. Super cheap and has been working great.

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    Well we agree to disagree.

    I have a fundamental problem with selling something that you know is junk.
    It shows a disrespect for the customer.
    Sure, a knowledge person can shift out the grain from the chafe.
    But should you as a customer really be required to do this?

    Of course... the customer beware,... if it sounds too good to be true...yada ...yada.

    Life is too short for that BS.

    I deal with companies that sell reasonable quality for reasonable prices.

    YMMV

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    LOL! Where do you live? EVERY retailer here in the U.S. is selling JUNK. It's up to the customer to determine what's junk and what's not.

    Newegg isn't all innocent, that's for sure!

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    Newegg isn't all innocent, that's for sure!
    Yeah, I filter out anything that isn't 80+ Bronze rated, so I don't even see the junk.

    But it is a matter of perception and intention.

    Newegg sells some pretty cheap crap because people demand it...but they sell much better stuff at only a little higher and try to educate people...a dozen ways on the site.

    Tiger sells some medium quality stuff and then attempts to convince people that their knock off crap is just as good at maybe 20-30% less. In reality it is 90% less and shouldn't be used at all.

    This opposite approach amounts to the moral equivalent of fraud if not in the strict legal sense.

    As you say no retailer is perfect, but those who hold the vision of selling quality at reasonable prices and not defrauding the customer do pretty well while that corporate culture survives.

    There are dozens of example through history (often the vision and values are not maintained by subsequent generations)

    One of the first true department store in the US, Wanamaker's in Philadelphia, was established on the principle of cheerful return. Since they didn't intend to sell junk, they had no problem standing behind the quality.

    Today you need only look at Target and Costco. Target up sells in quality from Walmart. They limit their selection to items that meet their style and quality criteria. Consequently, while they are not as low in price, they do extremely well because customers know they are getting at least a base level of quality at a fair price without having to sift through the chaff.

    Costco takes the concept to the extreme.
    They limit your selection to often a single item in a category. Consequently, it is a brand/quality leader. They sell at extremely tight to nearly zero margins and rely almost entirely on customer loyalty(willingness to pay the membership fee that yields the bulk of their profit)to stay in business.

    Yeah, these stores might start selling junk in the future, they might get greedy and start branding complete crap at a high margin to fool the ignorant (a la Sears, and Tiger) but for now they exist.

    Edit: Even willing to fight patent Trolls to bring you best prices. Gotta love that too.

    http://www.dailytech.com/Newegg+Lega...ticle31571.htm
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