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Is it ok to buy a psu with a not famous brand but still 80+

Go to solution Solved by Middcore,

80+ is not an indicator of quality and 80+ badges are sometimes even fake.

 

"Just buy a Corsair PSU" is also a bad idea since there are Corsair-branded PSU's that are good quality and Corsair-branded PSU's that are poor. 

80+ is not an indicator of quality and 80+ badges are sometimes even fake.

 

"Just buy a Corsair PSU" is also a bad idea since there are Corsair-branded PSU's that are good quality and Corsair-branded PSU's that are poor. 

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3 minutes ago, ninjaboyxd629 said:

the brand is not there but its still 80+ so should i buy it?

 

3 minutes ago, Middcore said:

80+ is not an indicator of quality

 

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9 minutes ago, ninjaboyxd629 said:

the brand is not there but its still 80+ so should i buy it?

That means literally nothing in terms of quality, especially on an off brand PSU. Considering the fact that a bad PSU can kill your entire computer, it's not something you should cheap out on. 

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9 minutes ago, ninjaboyxd629 said:

the brand is not there but its still 80+ so should i buy it?

I would avoid it unless I'm throwing it into like a Dell Optiplex

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7 minutes ago, RAM555789 said:

I would avoid it unless I'm throwing it into like a Dell Optiplex

Poor OptiPlex.

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56 minutes ago, RAM555789 said:

I would avoid it unless I'm throwing it into like a Dell Optiplex

There's some pretty decent optiplexes

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