View Poll Results: Which is the safest bet ?

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  • Thermaltake Smart RGB (500w) (80+ White) (5-yr warranty)

    0 0%
  • Corsair CV450 (450w) (80+ Bronze) (3-yr warranty)

    1 20.00%
  • CoolerMaster MWE (450w) (80+ White) (3-yr warranty)

    1 20.00%
  • CoolerMaster Masterwatt (550w) (80+ Bronze) (5-yr warranty)

    3 60.00%
  • Seasonic S12III (550w) (80+ Bronze) (5-yr warranty)

    4 80.00%
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Thread: Which Brand Of Budget PSU Would Likely Be Most Durable ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by What_Am_I_Gonna_Do View Post
    to make things even more murky......some better regarded PSUs offer 3-yr warranty ....while supposedly crappy ones offer 5-yr warranty........i'm leaning towards those with 5-yr warranty for obvious reasons
    I don't see the obvious reasons here.

    Warranty is marketing. Not a gauge of quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    Is it fair to say that modular or semi-modular compromise durability to some extent due to the additional contacts?
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    You prefer a crappy PSU with long warranty over a much better PSU with shorter warranty?

    You know you have to pay the warranty right? So a crappy PSU with long warranty is just so expensive that they can even give you a new with when it fails and still make a profit for example.

    I certainly would choose the better product with shorter warranty for the same price. Especially if there is a big difference is quality.

    but so far, all the budget PSUs in roughly the same price range seem to be considered as poor quality.......that's why i was thinking at the same price range and quality range - i might as well get one with 5-yr warranty.......

    the funniest thing is my Emachine's small form factor desktop's PSU (165-180w) lasted 9+ years !.........but yet i read so many reviews about new 450w-550w PSUs from the famous brands failing within months ??!!

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    Just because PSU claims it can do 450-550W, doesn't mean it actually can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by What_Am_I_Gonna_Do View Post
    but so far, all the budget PSUs in roughly the same price range seem to be considered as poor quality.......that's why i was thinking at the same price range and quality range - i might as well get one with 5-yr warranty.......
    Especially in the low price range there is a big difference in quality.
    the funniest thing is my Emachine's small form factor desktop's PSU (165-180w) lasted 9+ years !.........but yet i read so many reviews about new 450w-550w PSUs from the famous brands failing within months ??!!
    Acer isn't stupid, they sell millions of those PC's. If they use bad power supplies it will cost them millions of dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    Especially in the low price range there is a big difference in quality.

    i thought becoz the price range is low so there's not much room for manufacturers to make much of a difference......

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