View Full Version : Power supplies: Corsair vs. SilverStone
I've read that Corsair power supplies are simply re-branded Sea Sonic power supplies with lower-quality fans. Is this true?
Secondly, how are SilverStone power supplies? Are they also re-branded or actually made by SilverStone?
By the way, how do Thermaltake power supplies fit in with the above mentioned ones?
07-06-10, 10:43 AM
I wouldn't buy thermaltake high-end PSU, for same money I would preffer to buy Corsair.
As far as Corsair being "rebranded" seasonic, maybe the lower W models might be, but I haven't seen Seasonic over 850w, unless Seasonic manufactures the 1000W corsair.
i still use a 600w seasonic in my server, its probably about 6+ years old still going strong.
When it comes to Silverstone, I had two, Olympia (workstation single rail-high end) 700w that developed a capacitor squel, RMA took care of that. Then I bought a modular Silverstone and it almost broke my entire PC because it kept dropping +5v and spiking +12v
I've got 1 of each, 750w Corsair and a 650w Silverstone - both strong, stable, quiet and cool under load, which is important to me as both cases are bottom mount PSUs.
No had either make. I'm a fan of Tagan, but this Enermax has been flawless and I've had it years now. IMO Corsair don't make a bad product, though.
07-06-10, 12:14 PM
Just don't get an OCZ psu. I had a new 1000w one and it didn't last even a year. :thumbdwn:
Luckily I didn't pay anything for it or I would have been madder than Oprah finding out Krispy Kreme had gone out of business.
I'm using a Corsair 750W now and it seems to be great so far.
07-06-10, 12:53 PM
I'm a big fan of Silverstone. I'm currently using their quad-rail 850watt that I bought about 4 years ago for my dual 640MB 8800GTSs which I purchased on launch day. Still going strong to this day. :)
Never used Corsair, and it's been a *very* long time since I used SeaSonic.
07-06-10, 01:22 PM
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