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    Default Anyone remember the old Tagan PSU's ?

    They seemed to be popular yonks ago, and still have one - I forget the wattage now - in it's box in my 'spares' cupboard.
    What about PC Power & Cooling, who - so I was told by their marketing - they their PSU's were the 'bees knees' back then..?
    Never bought one of those though, because I latched on to Corsair for PSU's.
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    Since Tagan wasn't an actual company, but a conglomeration of partnerships, it disappeared when pieces of the partnership started to falter.

    PC Power & Cooling is still around.. but not what they once were. OCZ bought PC Power & Cooling in 2007. When Toshiba bought OCZ in 2013, the only wanted the Indilix flash controllers and SSD branding and didn't want to get into PSUs, so the PC Power division was sold off to Firepower Technology the very next year.

    They haven't really developed any new consumer grade product since then, but put some focus back on industrial, including moving the Turbo Cool back to an industrial design. They use the same facility in Carlsbad they had before the OCZ acquisition to do custom cables for special server and SI projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron View Post
    They seemed to be popular yonks ago, and still have one - I forget the wattage now - in it's box in my 'spares' cupboard.
    Throw it away and let it be recycled, they are garbage -> Topower Made.

    Except if you have the U33II aka Superrock series. Those were pretty decent. Lower Wattage were Enhance AFAIR. And the Higher Wattage were Impervio.

    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    Since Tagan wasn't an actual company, but a conglomeration of partnerships, it disappeared when pieces of the partnership started to falter.
    Hm??
    Wasn't it just a brand from Maxpoint??

    Their biggest competitor - ~25km next to them is still around - probably because they parted ways with Topower in 2007, Tagan/Maxpoint did not until 2009. And they went under....

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    Thank you both for the interesting information. I had a feeling back then that Tagan were a German Company, but can't really remember.
    Mine worked fine until I switched to Corsair, because I fancied a modular PSU on a new build.

    Mine is up in my loft somewhere, never to be used, but I don't have the heart to chuck it away, the same as my Corsair HX620 and with the RM550X as a spare I doubt it will ever get used again.....
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    But even the Superrock are almost 10 years old Stefan and probably no one of this life any more because of the serial error. there were many reports about defective

    best regards
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Payne View Post
    Throw it away and let it be recycled, they are garbage -> Topower Made.
    First, sorry for necroing such an old post. I usually really do not do that stuff. But, after reading this comment I just had to say something..

    I really, but really have to disagree on that. I bought a REFURBISHED Tagan (500W) back in 2010, so not even a new one. Guess what, I am still using it with 0 problems. It is still very stable and reliable, although I now have 3 HDD and 3 SSDs installed, as well as 2 optical drives, i5-6600k processor, 2 large and 2 small fans and a GTX 970 (soon to be replaced by the 1080 - to be honest, I'm a bit anxious about that though, power-wise).

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    Tbh very few PSUs from 2010 are even decent at this point. That Tagan, regardless of model, is VERY unlikely to be an exception.

    "still running" =/= good. Ripple levels? Capacitor state?

    And no, not recommending to run GTX 1080. I wouldn't do it even if it were brand new one (which isn't possible at this point anyways).

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