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    Quote Originally Posted by Delter View Post
    ... my main concern is to put something proper inside the computers we sell, because our crazy competitors all use those really crapy and dangerous computer case + psu included stuff on this kind of computers (above 400/500€).

    I mean, some will even get to the point of selling an i7 + GTX 960 with a no-name 500w PSU (yes...those units that cost 15€...or even less if they come bundled inside a 30€ case!).

    Problem is, in most situations those kind of systems will be cheaper than mine´s, so for the uninformed consumer...the cheapest will be the choice ...
    Heh that's some dilemma, the devil's alternative.



    The Cougar A300 performed with reasonable decency in this review.



    However it's listed as 'discontinued' in the PSU review database.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delter View Post
    Yes, its a store, but my main concern is to put something proper inside the computers we sell, because our crazy competitors all use those really crapy and dangerous computer case + psu included stuff on this kind of computers (above 400/500€).

    I mean, some will even get to the point of selling an i7 + GTX 960 with a no-name 500w PSU (yes...those units that cost 15€...or even less if they come bundled inside a 30€ case!).

    Problem is, in most situations those kind of systems will be cheaper than mine´s, so for the uninformed consumer...the cheapest will be the choice.

    I guess i will go for the Cougar´s, seems competent and has a proper brand/marketing.
    At least you care more about customers rather than skimp on the PSUs and end up with a complaint or two.

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    The model shown at ComputerBase is Av3. This model is EOL, I can confirm. The latest model is V4 which is not available in Europe (yet). If you decide to buy Cougar A make sure you don't get Av2 which is crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TELVM View Post
    Heh that's some dilemma, the devil's alternative.



    The Cougar A300 performed with reasonable decency in this review.



    However it's listed as 'discontinued' in the PSU review database.
    The one´s i am buying are the new A Series V3 (the one reviewed).

    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_a...s/Page1439.htm

    Bellow the A Series, are the new A Series V3.

    http://www.hardwareversand.de/bis+30...7u0pn_0&ref=27

    Wait a moment...! It has 3y warranty!?

    If so...that´s really unbeatable!


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    Do they have any choice? In slightly higher part of the mainstream segment, 5y warranty is already becoming standard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Behemot View Post
    Do they have any choice? In slightly higher part of the mainstream segment, 5y warranty is already becoming standard.
    A 3 year warranty on the low end of the market; at least in the US. Is respectable. Below that is not anymore considering almost all brands now offer 3 years as the base level on their 80+ Standard / Bronze units while 80+ Gold & 80+ Platinum units have a 5yr+ warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
    A 3 year warranty on the low end of the market; at least in the US. Is respectable. Below that is not anymore considering almost all brands now offer 3 years as the base level on their 80+ Standard / Bronze units while 80+ Gold & 80+ Platinum units have a 5yr+ warranty.
    I agree.

    Its unusual to see a 30€ PSU with 3y warranty.

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    For now.

    It is the only way they could differentiate themselves from all those dozens of similar units. More will follow next year and soon everybody will be pushed for longer. Just as everybody is pushed for 5y minimum in high-end segment, and this is already coming down to mainstream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Behemot View Post
    For now.

    It is the only way they could differentiate themselves from all those dozens of similar units. More will follow next year and soon everybody will be pushed for longer. Just as everybody is pushed for 5y minimum in high-end segment, and this is already coming down to mainstream.
    I hope so.

    I managed to find 20 Cougar A 300 V3 Units, 27.99 each.

    That´s it, no more crappy PSU´s at my computers.

    I just hope the "stupid" consumers can see that they should pick the 300w proper unit instead of the junk 500w unit´s out there...


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    More power to you. Every computer store should have this attitude.

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