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Should mention - I haven't been able to trace the OEM on this one. From the PCB markings, though, it seems it came out of the factory on September 14th of last year.
Looks like a Codegen to me.
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Looks like a Codegen to me.
They're still around??
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They're still around??
Yes. Just not in Europe anymore AFAIK. And I don't think it's a Codegen.
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I'd say it's a knock-off of a CCIVO or a KK Power el cheapo, made in a "factory" with about 20 workers and 3 soldering irons, somewhere in mainland China.
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They all look the same.

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I'd say it's a knock-off of a CCIVO or a KK Power el cheapo, made in a "factory" with about 20 workers and 3 soldering irons, somewhere in mainland China.
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The REALLY scary thing about this review is that one of these or one just as dangerous undoubtedly resides in thousands of homes, since cheap O.E.M.s have to cut costs somewhere, and they usually start with the PSU. A lot of $500 PCs look like a great deal on paper, until you open it up and see just how many corners were cut to make that price point. I get dead PCs from time to time and fix them up for coffee money, and it's almost always the power supply, and half the time it's taken out the motherboard as well.
Thanks for a great website, you guys are the best, the only ones who really tell-it-like-it-is about power supplies.
Is this actually true? I mean I realize they have to cut corners, but you'd imagine the likes of HP, Dell etc would have some sense here.
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I doubt it, most PSUs used by big brands like HP/Dell seem to be decent stuff, like Delta or Hipro.
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I doubt it, most PSUs used by big brands like HP/Dell seem to be decent stuff, like Delta or Hipro.
This is true, as the big OEMs consider that a few extra $$$ spent on the PSU will cut costs to them in returns and faults on the assembly line. The last thing they want is too many machines dying inside warranty, especially if the cheap junk PSU kills expensive parts along the way.
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Yes. Just not in Europe anymore AFAIK.
They're stil here.

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And I don't think it's a Codegen.
It just looks a bit like a PSU I have seen before. The one in this case.

This is the PSU.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5791/c...poor-quality/2
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0.4/10
omg dat rating

even other website gonna put 3-5 / 10
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