Power supplies to avoid/generics
Well seeing another thread here gave me an idea as to a guide as to what psus are well known for being generic/crap, feel free to add to the list :)
Crappy generics that i've come across:
Andyson Nuclear 850
Antec HCG-900 (High Current Gamer 900W) OEM: Delta Electronics Inc.
Apevia Turbolink ATX-TL450W-BK
Apevia Warlock Power 900W
Cooler Master *Higher percentage of junk than decent
Cooler Master Elite Power 350 *OEM: Solytech
Cooler Master Elite Power 460 *OEM: FSP
Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 400 *OEM: AcBel Polytech
Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500 *OEM: AcBel Polytech
Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 600 *OEM: Seventeam
Cooler Master GX 650W OEM: Seventeam Electronics
Cooler Master GX 750
Cougar A-Series 560
Cougar RS 650
Cougar CMX 700
Diablotek PHD650 650W
Dynex DX-400WPS *Bestbuy junk
FSP Everest 700w
FSP Everest 900W
FSP Everest 1010w
FSP Raider 750
Hiper Type R 580W
OCZ 700W ModXStream Pro *OEM: Sirtec
OCZ ProXStream 1000 W *FSP
OCZ ZT 650 *Great Wall, possibly quality control issues during manufacturing?
Rocketfish RF-700WPS Skyhawk *Bestbuy junk
Super Talent Atomic Juice PS-700
Tagan BZ 1300W
Thermaltake Purepower 500
Thermaltake TR2 RX 750
Topower 1000W Gold
Ultra X4 850
Ultra X4 1050
Xigmatek NRP-MC851 OEM: CWT
Xion PowerReal 700W
Xigmatek NRP-MC1002 1000W
PSUs from reputable names that i've seen TOO much failures to be normal:
Antec Truepower :
430W version of this series, tens of failures in the last 2 or so years, not average imo
Antec Smartpower :
No matter wattage, i would immediately change this from any case i get with it. All of mine are dead and alot of my clients have been hurt from it as well, from simply not working to smoking up the place and carrying components with it or simply chirping to death.
Adding Antec NEO to the list of failures.
*Update: As of February 2008, still getting feedbacks of questionable Antec Neo HE 430 - Shinma
Adding Hiper Type R 580W Modular to the list, 4 dead of 6 purchased in client pcs and a few forums have actually had threads with polls asking how many have exploded :D
Are All Antec PSU's bad??
I was just planning on buying an Antec Truepower TPII-550
Is this a good or bad one.
If its bad can you point me to atleast a good manufacturer. Whatabout Aspire and thermalake.