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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    My question was about 'profit margin' rather than quality; Aris's review showed it shut down before doing any damage to anything.
    I don't think he pushed it very hard though. Aris has passed some units that I would fail. Then again, so did Oklahoma Wolf.

    As for what you can save money on: The Corsair RM's BOM cost could be a WHOLE TEN DOLLARS CHEAPER if I used the CWT GPX platform instead of the modified GPU. $10!!! But it would not pass all of the tests we throw at it at the lab. In fact, I have a couple dead GPX's sitting there right now that no longer work for different reasons.

    Yes... you can build a PSU for $5. But it wouldn't be worth it if you have to support and warranty such a product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Gerow View Post
    The Corsair RM's BOM cost could be a WHOLE TEN DOLLARS CHEAPER if I used the CWT GPX platform instead of the modified GPU. $10!!!

    I may have mislead, and did not for a moment consider purchasing such a unit; just wanted to understand what was in it for them, not me.

    Was not after upsetting anyone. GPU?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    I may have mislead, and did not for a moment consider purchasing such a unit; just wanted to understand what was in it for them, not me.

    Was not after upsetting anyone. GPU?
    No one is upset.

    GPU is the CWT platform that RMx and RM uses. GPX is the cost down version that DeepCool uses for their DQ series.

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    Is this out of date?

    http://www.orionpsudb.com/platforms#CWT

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    Is this out of date?

    http://www.orionpsudb.com/platforms#CWT

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    Seems to be.

    But even CWT's website only goes up to GPU and the GPX has been out for a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    Is this out of date?

    http://www.orionpsudb.com/platforms#CWT

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    Yes, sorry.

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    A cheap 120mm fan is like $7 at minimum, it makes me wander how much cheaper these companies get them for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyzenMaster View Post
    A cheap 120mm fan is like $7 at minimum, it makes me wander how much cheaper these companies get them for.
    Oh... no no no... That's $7 RETAIL. A cheap fan like a Yate Loon would only cost you $2.00 at the factory.

    An ARGB fan is like $3.00. Make it PWM and that only adds 20 cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyzenMaster View Post
    A cheap 120mm fan is like $7 at minimum, it makes me wander how much cheaper these companies get them for.
    Depends on the brand, but it basically costs nothing for a cheap sleeve bearing fan. That cost is dependent on how many units you're buying but to give you an example; for 10k units of a basic 120mm fan (think Yate Loon) with no amenities besides the cables being black, is less than $1.70 per fan.

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    I've been offered 120mm fans for around 1 USD before. Of course these are crappy, but crappy fans are perect fit for crappy PSU.

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