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Old April 18, 2012, 03:19 PM
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Well saw this on Hard*** and followed the link.

Hantol PSU: Fake PFC Made of Cement | Hardware Secrets
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Old April 18, 2012, 03:23 PM
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Heh... they're getting smarter at this.... Used to be they'd just add a heavy plate to the base of the PSU. :)
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Interesting but his conclusion is way off base. This wasn't meant in any way to deceive end users since users don't typically "feel" the weight of a PSU until they've already purchased it. End users don't know what a PFC coil is either.

No, this was done by a SUPPLIER to deceive their CLIENT who then went on to purchase thousands of these to sell to into the channel.
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that's bs but i don't buy cheap so hopefully
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I heard that concrete makes for a very stable 12v rail.
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most PFC coils are round and heavy gauge wire and 4 leads
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Unbelievable. Then you wonder why people are so skeptical in buying OEM at times.
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lol thats pretty ridiculous... but shouldn't someone who is buying these en masse have the knowledge to not be fooled by this?
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lol thats pretty ridiculous... but shouldn't someone who is buying these en masse have the knowledge to not be fooled by this?
Most people don't crack open their PSUs
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I trust my kilo watt platinums and corsair builder series for anything less. Cheaper brand PSUs just arent worth it when shinanigans like this keep poping up.
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