I am looking at sub $100 Modular PSUs. Since my case has 3 clear sides, looks are important to me. These the two I am looking at currently. I have always liked the hiper below, and have heard mixed feelings on the Ultra, but seen some great reviews.
I just made up my mind. After reading some reviews I found that the Ultra is extremely efficient, but both 12v rails fluctuate a whole lot under load and dip into the low side. Not good!! I will be getting the hiper most likley.
I like the screw on connector at the PSU on the Hiper compared the push pin type on the Ultra. I pick the Hiper.
Not to mention I've seen Ultra PSU's go down to 5-10 dollars after rebate. Does that scream quality product to you?
This to me is a funny statement. Just because it has a great rebate does not make the product bad. It is not the best out there but it is not the worst either. If free is bad that why to allot people using AVG? To me a Virus scanner is just as if not more important than a PSU yet it is free... Does this make it bad? I have been using my Ultra X-Connect for two plus years now, over clocked my 4400+ to 2.9 24/7 and had zero issues with it. It is not a bad product because it is close to free with rebate.
Eh, that might be the case also. But if the company really had faith in the quality of its product and using that to sell it, why would it then offer 50 dollar MIR's? Especially when the original price is only around 60 bucks or so.
Eh, I'm not saying Ultra is bad, but I consider it a mid-grade PSU at best. And free is obviously the best, nothing can beat free. But how does AVG compare to other virus scanners out there? Say... Bit-defender
But see, when you offer free things, you offer them with other overpriced items so it balances out in the end neh?
Say you offer a free cabinet... do you install the whole thing in their house for free and only the cabinet? Or do you only get the cabinet after they buy the expensive wood flooring, in which you can easily deduct the price of the cabinet and still make a profit...
Either way, that may be true, but I don't believe thats the best way to run a company. I know there are such things as promotional items that are geared towards just getting the name out even at a loss for that particular project, but offering $50 MIR's as opposed to a better marketing program is quite a difference. I would say in this case the $50 MIR's are used to get the products off the shelves...
Anyways, enough of this... It's not time for me to get my MBA yet...