Go Back   Hardware Canucks > NEWS & REVIEWS > Reviews & Articles from the Web

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old April 18, 2012, 04:19 PM
Allstar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 738
Default Fake parts in PSU

Well saw this on Hard*** and followed the link.

Hantol PSU: Fake PFC Made of Cement | Hardware Secrets
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old April 18, 2012, 04:23 PM
sswilson's Avatar
Moderator
F@H
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Moncton NB
Posts: 14,780

My System Specs

Default

Heh... they're getting smarter at this.... Used to be they'd just add a heavy plate to the base of the PSU. :)
__________________
MSI Z87I Gaming AC / i7 4770K / 2X 8G Gskill 1866 Sniper / XFX XTR 750 / EVGA GTX 680 SC+ 2GB / Intel DC S3700 200G / Seagate Barracuda 1TB
Inwin 904 / Swiftech MCP655-b / Alphacool NexXxos XT45 120 Rad / 2X Scythe GT AP-15 / EK Supreme HF / Dell UltraSharp U2412M

Asrock AM1H-ITX / AM1 Athlon 5350 / 2X4G Gskill PC3-14900 / Intel 6235 Wi-Fi / 90W Targus Power Brick / 250G Samsung 840 Series SSD / Mini-Box M350 / 1X 22" Dell IPS / 1X 22" HP
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old April 18, 2012, 05:18 PM
SKYMTL's Avatar
HardwareCanuck Review Editor
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Montreal
Posts: 11,827
Default

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.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old April 18, 2012, 06:08 PM
gingerbee's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Orillia, Ontario
Posts: 6,827

My System Specs

Default

that's bs but i don't buy cheap so hopefully
__________________
Fav quote "One should strive to achieve; not sit in bitter regret." Ronin Harris
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old April 18, 2012, 06:23 PM
Bond007's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 3,120

My System Specs

Default

I heard that concrete makes for a very stable 12v rail.
__________________
Desktop: Antec Three Hundred, Z77-D3H, 3570K undervolt @4.1ghz with Zalman Optima Cooler, Corsair Vengeance 2x4gb@1866mhz, HD 6950(unlocked shaders and OC'd), Bitfenix Fury 750w, WD Black 1TB, Intel 530 120GB
Away from home light Gamer: Acer Aspire 15.6", A8-3500m undervolt and OC to 2Ghz, 2x4gb Corsair Vengeance, Crucial M500 240gb
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old April 18, 2012, 06:54 PM
KaptCrunch's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Ontario
Posts: 2,964
Default



most PFC coils are round and heavy gauge wire and 4 leads
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old May 10, 2012, 05:12 AM
Mark's Avatar
Allstar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bolton, Ontario
Posts: 859
Default

Unbelievable. Then you wonder why people are so skeptical in buying OEM at times.
__________________



CHEERS
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old May 10, 2012, 11:16 AM
chel-'s Avatar
Rookie
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 24
Default

lol thats pretty ridiculous... but shouldn't someone who is buying these en masse have the knowledge to not be fooled by this?
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old May 10, 2012, 11:20 AM
Lpfan4ever's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Calgary
Posts: 2,785

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chel- View Post
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
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by encorp
I don't know, maybe if you get a big enough compacticator you can put it in your butt and name yourself "sexbuttplug"...
Code:
<martin_metal_88> I think I am gonna sell my server
...
<firebane> i will offer pereniums mom
<firebane> slightly used
<Keltron> slightly is an understatement
<LPfan4ever> Who're you kidding...slightly?
<martin_metal_88> peri's mom, slightly used? lol...

Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old May 10, 2012, 03:14 PM
Allstar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: London, Ontario
Posts: 644

My System Specs

Default

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.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fake Anti virus on the rise? ipaine O/S's, Drivers & General Software 10 September 15, 2011 04:56 AM
URGENT - Is this a fake card (see link to pic) hfxmike Video Cards 65 July 8, 2011 07:19 PM
Newegg shipping fake i7 920s???? chrisk Off Topic 18 March 9, 2010 01:02 AM
First we saw fake hardware reviews... now fake software ones??? sswilson Press Releases & Tech News 9 August 24, 2007 01:22 PM