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I recently bought a raidmax cobra 600w 80+ gold based on almost unbeatable price and good newegg reviews for the most part but after doing further reseach i found VERY mixed reviews on raidmax's PSU selection. Anyone have experience with this PSU, good or bad??
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No, they are pretty bad, last time I checked.

So I'd rather stay away from them.

And if something seems too good to be true, it mostlikely is...
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Some Raidmax units are good, but then some (mostly older) ones are terrible. The only review I could find of a "Cobra" unit was a 500W bronze model, and it was pretty bad.

Make sure you read reviews next time before you buy a power supply.
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Raidmax has a huge mixed bag of Andyson made units. Some garbage and some decent. Many of them are inaccurately labeled for their given efficiency (e.g. claimed 80+ Gold but actually bronze) with many cost cutting measures done to them; thinner cables, down graded fans (from 2BB to sleeve), a lower quality capacitor selection or less capacitors, thin housings, etc.

For what it's worth; I would just say to avoid them. As a brand, they're happy where they are at and have shown no moves to actually push quality and reliable products.
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The raidmax vampire is a popular unit 800 watts.... (im hugging my Antec HCG right now)

https://www.amazon.com/Raidmax-Vampi...ywords=raidmax

https://www.amazon.com/Raidmax-Hybri...ywords=raidmax

the #1 Unit on Amazon is the HEC built EVGA 400,500 watt 80 Plus...

https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-WHITE-Wa...5%3A2470955011

the CX450 and 550 are better choices.
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Well newegg reviews were like 91% 5 egg so i figured look no further but then i was kinda like "why have i never heard of raidmax?" so i did some more research, forum and elsewhere and i got a little worried, im gonna return it and get an evga 600w 80+ silver instead, definitely worth the extra cash.
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EVGA 600 W1, 80+ WHITE 600W this is not silver efficiency, it's lower 80+ bronze.
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And not the best choice. For just a little more you can get high quality PSUs like the Seasonic Focus "non-plus" 550W, or 450W for the same price.
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If budget is tight a CX450,550 is much much better than Raidmax, if you can a Seasonic Focus is very good also. (Seasonic is a great OEM)

I remember a old AMD Athlon 1700+ PC i made the mistake of using a Raidmax PSU, aside from releasing smoke a month later, my (Sirfa made) Thermaltake Xaser Power supply is hell of a lot better than that horrible psu.
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