Who's Who In Power Supplies, 2013: Brands Vs. Manufacturers

PSU Makers: C-D

Companies: C-Young, Casecom, Casing Macron, Channel Well, Chenbro, Chieftec, Chill Innovation, Club 3D, CompUSA, Coba, Codegen, Comix, Conda, Cooler Master, Cooling Well, Coolmax, Cooltek, Corsair, Cresun, DAR, Dbetter, Deer, Dell, Delta, Dongguan Zhangmotou, Dynapower, Dynex.

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  • rolli59
    Great article!
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  • gsacks
    When I replaced a crappy 500W power supply bought online from Fry's with a Corsair 520W supply built by Seasonic (from the egg), a few years ago the system almost miraculously became 100% more stable. I will never skimp on a power supply again. EVER.
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  • rolli59
    Great article!
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  • Darkerson
    I really wish I would have had something like this years ago, but either way this was a great treasure trove of useful info. Thanks!
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  • _Pez_
    Now i'm afraid of every PSU out there... :X .. awesome work now I'll be more careful when selecting a PSU I will check everything in that moment like some sort of paranoia. ja ja LOL !
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  • chefboyeb
    I have a Rosewill 950-DB and it's been working excellently for over a year now... How safe am I?
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  • Tamz_msc
    Channel well is pretty good.You have great PSUs from them for both Antec and Corsair.
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  • shades_aus
    That explains why my ANTEC power supplies have died. Although some were made by Seasonic, they were NOT designed by Seasonic.
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  • PreferLinux
    As you were told with the last one, chokes do not mean passive PFC. They will be present in the filters (all of them, including input) of any PSU.
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  • The Greater Good
    Ummm, Seasonic does make their own PSUs.
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  • avatar_raq
    "For those companies that don't manufacture their own products, such as HEC and Seasonic"

    Huh? Since when Seasonic is not the maker of their products?
    Nice article and much needed. Thanks
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  • PreferLinux
    shades_ausThat explains why my ANTEC power supplies have died. Although some were made by Seasonic, they were NOT designed by Seasonic.

    The ones in question were probably older ones with cheap caps that failed. And probably made by one of the lesser companies there too.
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  • The Greater Good
    At least I thought they did... what ever. They're still damn good.
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  • yyk71200
    Tamz_mscChannel well is pretty good.You have great PSUs from them for both Antec and Corsair.

    I am not sure that Channel Well is that great. I had Antec Smartpower 2.0 die on me. Currently I own EarthWatts 500D from delta. Read that this is a decent unit.
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  • Tamz_msc
    350322 said:
    I am not sure that Channel Well is that great. I had Antec Smartpower 2.0 die on me. Currently I own EarthWatts 500D from delta. Read that this is a decent unit.

    That can happen and I'm sorry for you.But the fact is that there are quite a few PSUs form them for Antec and Corsair that have received great reviews form sites like jonnyguru.
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  • dirtmountain
    Excellent article, also worth a read is this one by hardware secrets.
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/How-to-Discover-Your-Power-Supplys-Real-Manufacturer/370
    When i want the best power supply for any system i'm building my first choice is Seasonic.
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  • yyk71200
    Tamz_mscThat can happen and I'm sorry for you.But the fact is that there are quite a few PSUs form them for Antec and Corsair that have received great reviews form sites like jonnyguru.

    Perhaps you are right. It have been years ago when it died. I even used Thermaltake Purepower for a few years after that before I purchased EarthWatts. Thermaltake still kicking but I decided that it was time to change. Anyway, things change and I decided to give Antec a second shot. I would say, the best advice would be to read reviews and not just any reviews where they just use PSUs in a system, but reviews where they measure voltage regulation, DC quality, ripple, etc. and open units to see if there is turd inside, or something worthy.
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  • eszaqsc
    mine is thermaltake TR2-900w (TR2 900 AP) W0175RE to be exactly, i buy it at 65$USD, is it a good or not ???
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  • gsacks
    When I replaced a crappy 500W power supply bought online from Fry's with a Corsair 520W supply built by Seasonic (from the egg), a few years ago the system almost miraculously became 100% more stable. I will never skimp on a power supply again. EVER.
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  • iam2thecrowe
    One of the interesting things i see here, for example is the Thermaltake section. Depending on model you could buy a Litepower or TR2 series and be getting it from one of 3 different manufacturers! Just goes to show you cant jut look at a series and assume they are all made the same. A 600w unit might get a good review but if you get the 500w you may be getting a dud.... Awesome article toms!
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  • Makere
    Could you please post a sortable list also? I would like to sort by the OEM, to see more easily who sells certain OEM's products.
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  • spyder271
    I'm not sure I know how to effectifly use this list. How do I know which manufactures build quality units? For example, OCZ uses both Channel Well (supposedly good) and topower (supposedly bad). Is there a way to know which manufactures are to be avoided without first buying the unit? I know the general guidelines, but how do I use this list to help?
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