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Is this PSU legit?

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February 25, 2014 7:32:49 PM

Ok here is the link http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00596CP9E/ref=ox_sc_a... if that doesn't work it's a KENTEK 850 Watt 850W 120mm Fan ATX Power Supply 12V 2.3 EPS12V 2.92 SLI-ready PCI-Express SATA 20/24 PIN Intel AMD by KENTEK. First of all 850 watts is massive yes, but for 38 bucks? I don't see how this is possible. Either it's damage or i don't know but i need to know if this is actually a legit item. If you can't find the item i'm talking about just search it on amazon. It's sold for 38 bucks. 500 Watts i see are sold for 60. Why is this one so cheap? Even reviews said it was legit but I just don't understand why it's so cheap. I read all of the info and it says anything a normal working psu would say. It even comes with a warranty.

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February 25, 2014 7:36:30 PM

If it's too good to believe, there's probably a reason.
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February 25, 2014 7:42:55 PM

I did a quick search and many reports of the 1000w version failing in a few days. The actual sticker on the side of one of them showed the maximum power to be more like 550W. You should never skip out on the power supply.
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February 25, 2014 7:44:12 PM

Absolute trash. I would not trust it to power a toaster.
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February 25, 2014 7:46:19 PM

Yea....I wouldn't trust that at all. Besides, just looking at the reviews makes me not trust it, 3.2 out of 5.
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February 25, 2014 7:47:11 PM

It has a voltage switch. That's a sign that it's got no APFC, and you should run a mile.

It has a PCIe 6-pin and a 6+2-pin. That's what I'd expect from something about 450W. 850W should have at least 4x 6+2-pin cables, and probably 6.

I couldn't fin any reputable reviews of it.

What's your build? 850W is massively overkill for most stuff.
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February 25, 2014 7:48:38 PM

Why would you gamble your system on such a cheap component?
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February 25, 2014 7:49:23 PM

anort3 said:
Absolute trash. I would not trust it to power a toaster.


LOL Nice! and agreed. Stick with well known brands NEVER buy a cheap ass no name brand psu they are all dogey Mod edit. Keep it family friendly please.
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February 25, 2014 7:50:51 PM

A 300 watt corsair would outperform that!
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February 25, 2014 7:57:57 PM

Companies can play a lot of games with the wattage rating. Most are rated for a certain level of efficiency when drawing there rated power, this is known as the 80plus rating. The fact that this one doesn't come with one is your first hint that this is a "gutless wonder".

The second hint is that the product page doesn't include any pictures of the rail label.
The third is that has a lot of 1 star reviews
The fourth is that most of the 5 star reviews are by people who haven't gotten it yet, are using it for about half it's rated wattage(a 850watt supply should be able to run a couple of 780s), or haven't used it for more than a month.

It is, as jonnyguru would put it, a "gutless wonder"
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February 25, 2014 8:06:38 PM

Yea, i guess i was so excited about the wattage and price i didn't look at the reviews. (Don't worry i'm not a "buyers idiot" During the time I decide to purchase an item i spend about 3 hours reviewing the item and watching online reviews etc.) Just now i noticed all of the red flags. But thank you anyways I will learn this lesson and use it in the future :) 
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February 25, 2014 8:09:23 PM

Again, I'll nail this down some more;

Your computer is this;

CPU = Brains
GPU = Arms
RAM = Short term memory
MoBo = DNA
Storage = Long term memory
Heat sink/cooler = The apperal for your environment
Optics bay = Your native language

The PSU is your heart, it keeps your body running, and if its not running right, neither are your other parts.

This applies to people as well, I know, cause I have a slight heart disease.

Trust I'd never put my PC threw, what I go threw.

Good luck with building your PC parts, it's a great experience.
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February 25, 2014 8:13:14 PM

veladem said:
Again, I'll nail this down some more;

Your computer is this;

CPU = Brains
GPU = Arms
RAM = Short term memory
MoBo = DNA
Storage = Long term memory
Heat sink/cooler = The apperal for your environment
Optics bay = Your native language

The PSU is your heart, it keeps your body running, and if its not running right, neither are your other parts.

This applies to people as well, I know, cause I have a slight heart disease.

Trust I'd never put my PC threw, what I go threw.

Good luck with building your PC parts, it's a great experience.


I'm not trying to be mean but...what? I understand a computer well i may of just sounded childish in my question. So...no idea where this human relation to computers came from but O-o, thanks?
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February 25, 2014 8:18:49 PM

Your PSU is a very important component, if you were able to build a human, you would in no way want to skimp in quality anywhere.

Price/performance is key.
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February 25, 2014 8:19:09 PM

Yeah, a lot of that is IMO massively over-simplified and just plain wrong.

Did you realise, for example, that both your short term and long term memory is part of your brain.

The PSU is definitely important, but that's not really correct.
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February 25, 2014 8:27:52 PM

Yes, I would hope people know that by brains, I meant the ability to process information lol

I would also hope they knew memory management is also part of the brain, but, if you want to get down to the nity gritty, then everything comes down to if your brain is properly receiving and understanding information.

It was simply a analogy, not to be disputed, as that would be off topic from the OP and therefore against the rules. However, analogies to nail down importance aren't against any rules, as long as there on topic.

So, back on topic, don't skimp when building a PC or picking parts!
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