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Is this DiabloTek PSU good?

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a b ) Power supply
July 24, 2009 7:04:55 AM

Purchasing a PSU based on price is a bad idea. If you mean the user reviews, those don't count.

I would recommend the Corsair CX400 which can usually be found for ~$40.
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July 24, 2009 7:39:27 AM

Never owned a DiabloTek and never will, those PSU's are practically generics. Made of bad components.
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July 24, 2009 9:48:31 AM

Unless you can find a review of one, or figure out who really made it, your better off getting something else. The Corsair 400 is a good one, as are the Antec Basiq units. Avoid anything with a red swtich in the back, and a real PSU will cost more then $20.
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a b ) Power supply
July 24, 2009 3:32:06 PM

Probably not a good PSU. If you are really interested in it then Google the SKU and see if it turns up any interesting results. Despite the number of brands there are in PSUs, there is really only a small number of companies that actually manufacture them. Even if this PSU has a good design, that won't mean much if the factory that made it had crappy soldering.
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a c 83 ) Power supply
July 24, 2009 7:40:47 PM

I'm not sure you can find out who made this PSU, hence why I said "or figure out who really made it". Its possible with the higher end units, but there tend to be no reviews of lowend units, nor do they brag about who actually made their PSU.
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a c 243 ) Power supply
July 24, 2009 7:56:30 PM

4745454b said:
I'm not sure you can find out who made this PSU, hence why I said "or figure out who really made it". Its possible with the higher end units, but there tend to be no reviews of lowend units, nor do they brag about who actually made their PSU.

This one apparently hasn't even gone thru testing by the Underwriters Laboratory ( whose "E" code might tell us the oem )
http://www.diablotek.com/Images_U/SPEC_PHD450.pdf
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a c 83 ) Power supply
July 24, 2009 10:09:09 PM

Wow, then I'd avoid like the plague that it is. If it isn't even UL certified, then it has major problems. UL should be pretty easy to get, all it has to do is not blow up.
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July 25, 2009 1:22:15 AM

I'm partial to the thermaltake 430 watt psu, use it on just about every standard build i do for someone, never had one fail and the are usually 50 bucks(cheaper with a rebate)
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a b ) Power supply
July 28, 2009 6:24:16 AM

reconviperone1 said:
I'm partial to the thermaltake 430 watt psu, use it on just about every standard build i do for someone, never had one fail and the are usually 50 bucks(cheaper with a rebate)

I wouldn't recommend that for most contemporary systems due to the very low 12V amps.
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July 28, 2009 6:33:17 AM

Usually when I do a PC build, I have to go with OCZ PSU's because its the only thing my local PC stores carry. The only really nice PSU that they carry is the Corsair HX1000. Or there is the CM PSU's......
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