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    A PSU made with cement

    Ever wondered why some power supplies feel heavier than others? If you open up a Hantol Silent ATX 700W Pro power supply, you may find something unusual...

    We discovered that power supplies from Hantol have a fake PFC coil, where the coil is made out of cement (yes, cement), so the power supply feels heavy.
    Source: www.hardwaresecrets.com/blog/Hantol-PSU-Fake-PFC-Made-of-cement/220






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    Yes, something I've seen very often, including a few of the cheaper brands you find in PC World and other computer shops. Q-Tec and EZCool were buggers for doing this as well as having ratings far beyond actual capabilities.

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    Thats a rock solid PSU

    Makes me glad I spec reputable brands that have proven not to be constructed like a picnic table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Thats a rock solid PSU

    Makes me glad I spec reputable brands that have proven not to be constructed like a picnic table.
    This is an interesting piece on unbranded PSU's from a couple of years ago. I've never bought a 'generic' since. That wasn't a one off either...

    Something like this may cost a bit more and 'only' do 450w, but it's plenty for your average desktop, and you get a 2 year RTB warranty.
    Last edited by OB1; 23rd April 2012 at 10:04 AM. Reason: spelling...

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    Hmm is this a late April fool joke or for real?

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    I wonder if they claim to pass all the rules and regs required in the UK and EU?

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    Very real, this sort of thing happens far too often.

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