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How is this psu?

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/coolmax-power-supply-zu600b

It is cheap, 80 plus bronze, rated decently

looks good to me, how does it stack up dudes? I have never bought a psu from them
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  1. One of the posters on Partpicker claims it’s a fraudulent 80+ rating. Not sure. I have never used a coolmax.

    I’d stick to more reputable manufacturers like Antec, Seasonic, Corsair and high end Rosewill.
  2. groundrat said:
    One of the posters on Partpicker claims it’s a fraudulent 80+ rating. Not sure. I have never used a coolmax.

    I’d stick to more reputable manufacturers like Antec, Seasonic, Corsair and high end Rosewill.


    hence why I am asking a smart community :)
    anyone with facts? (no offense guy)
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    ybnrmalatall said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/coolmax-power-supply-zu600b

    It is cheap, 80 plus bronze, rated decently

    looks good to me, how does it stack up dudes? I have never bought a psu from them


    Hi - Coolmax = terrible PSU's stay away.

    Here's a sampling(courtesy of johnnylucky.org) of some Coolmax
    review findings:

    CoolMax
    MODEL WATTS PROBLEMS AND ISSUES REVIEWS
    Green Power 500 Not 500 watts as advertised. Couldn't do over 450W in either the cold or hot tests. Voltage regulation was awful. jonnyGURU
    CUG-700B 700 Not a 700 watt psu as advertised. Exploded during testing. No OCP. jonnyGURU
    CUG-950B 950 Not 950 watts as advertised. Can only deliver 700 watts at room temperature. Dangerously high ripple above 700W. Can't cool itself well above 700W. Very poor voltage regulation above 700W. Very poor efficiency above 700W. OCP/OVP/UVP did not not work. jonnyGURU
    V-500 500 Cannot deliver advertised wattage. Very Poor efficiency. Voltages out of spec. Noise and ripple above maximum allowed. Hardware Secrets
    ZP-750B 750 Advertised as having 80 Plus Bronze Certification but it does not. Advertised as 750 watts but can only deliver 450 watts. Burned at 500 watts. Hardware Secrets 1, Hardware Secrets 2
    ZP-850B 850 Advertised as having 80 Plus Bronze Certification but it does not. Hardware Secrets
    ZP-1000B 1,000 Advertised as having 80 Plus Bronze Certification but it does not. Hardware Secrets

    Tom
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  5. toyftw said:
    Hi - Coolmax = terrible PSU's stay away.

    Here's a sampling(courtesy of johnnylucky.org) of some Coolmax
    review findings:

    CoolMax
    MODEL WATTS PROBLEMS AND ISSUES REVIEWS
    Green Power 500 Not 500 watts as advertised. Couldn't do over 450W in either the cold or hot tests. Voltage regulation was awful. jonnyGURU
    CUG-700B 700 Not a 700 watt psu as advertised. Exploded during testing. No OCP. jonnyGURU
    CUG-950B 950 Not 950 watts as advertised. Can only deliver 700 watts at room temperature. Dangerously high ripple above 700W. Can't cool itself well above 700W. Very poor voltage regulation above 700W. Very poor efficiency above 700W. OCP/OVP/UVP did not not work. jonnyGURU
    V-500 500 Cannot deliver advertised wattage. Very Poor efficiency. Voltages out of spec. Noise and ripple above maximum allowed. Hardware Secrets
    ZP-750B 750 Advertised as having 80 Plus Bronze Certification but it does not. Advertised as 750 watts but can only deliver 450 watts. Burned at 500 watts. Hardware Secrets 1, Hardware Secrets 2
    ZP-850B 850 Advertised as having 80 Plus Bronze Certification but it does not. Hardware Secrets
    ZP-1000B 1,000 Advertised as having 80 Plus Bronze Certification but it does not. Hardware Secrets

    Tom

    Thanks man!
  6. ybnrmalatall said:
    Thanks man!


    Thx - good luck with your rig
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