View Poll Results: What's the worst PSU brand?

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  • Antec (before a re-cap)

    4 16.00%
  • Worstec/Bestec ATX-250-12E (with no mods)

    0 0%
  • Leadman/Powmax

    6 24.00%
  • Low-end Deer/L&C

    5 20.00%
  • Linkworld

    4 16.00%
  • Sun Pro

    0 0%
  • Other

    6 24.00%
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Thread: What's the worst brand of PSU?

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    Default What's the worst brand of PSU?

    I know there are a lot of particularly bad brands of PSUs out there (Leadman/Powmax, Sun Pro, Low end L&C/Deer, etc) but which one do you think is the worst? Personally, I'd have to say CWT-made Antecs as I've seen more of them kill components than any other brand.

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    The worst PSU I've ever had is a CWT made Segotep 270W. It's based on CWT's PUFP platform. It died one year and a half ago(furtunately it didn't take away any of my hardware with it) and I replaced it with another CWT made unit--GT AL350AA.
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    The worst I've seen was some no name POS with only Y caps on the transient, 4 small diodes as BR, single output choke and few caps on the secondary (no pi filters). It claimed 350W, but had absolutely NO max currents for ANY rail on the label!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rafal_iB_PL View Post
    The worst I've seen was some no name POS with only Y caps on the transient, 4 small diodes as BR, single output choke and few caps on the secondary (no pi filters). It claimed 350W, but had absolutely NO max currents for ANY rail on the label!
    Yours had Y caps? Amazing! I have seen enough PSUs with nothing more for a transient filter than some metal bridges

    Cheap/older type Deer PSUs get my vote. Those are a fire hazard on the best of days.

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    Codegen and Okia aren't as bad as old Antecs?

    I smell a troll.

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    No love for the Chiefmax line of complete crap?
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    Remember, nothing cooks like a deer!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    Codegen and Okia aren't as bad as old Antecs?

    I smell a troll.
    Jonny in all fairness to OKIA.......
    I have a 5 year old OKIA 300w that I took out of a case to use as a spare if I needed it.
    It has come in handy several times.
    Also, it is more quiet than a friends PC Power & Cooling Turbo 510...lolol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shasta_Cola View Post
    Jonny in all fairness to OKIA.......
    I have a 5 year old OKIA 300w that I took out of a case to use as a spare if I needed it.
    It has come in handy several times.
    Also, it is more quiet than a friends PC Power & Cooling Turbo 510...lolol
    I've heard leaf blowers that were more quiet than a PC P&C product
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    Powmax w00t!

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