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Corsair not Corsair?!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by TheMailMan78, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. TheMailMan78

    TheMailMan78 Big Member

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    I just discovered my 750TX is not a Corsair! :twitch: Its a CWT!!! Check this out!

    [​IMG]

    Now my question is quality? Does anyone know how good CWT is?
    http://www.cwt.com.tw/
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    Corsair contracts cwt to make many of their PSUs, this is nothing new
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  3. TheMailMan78

    TheMailMan78 Big Member

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    Source?
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    Almost every company uses outside venders to make there products..
    The question is do you trust Corairs Standards
    I think so....
    It's like this..I worked at a company that made parts for GM.HONDA and Toyota.....
    WE had to be exact on the Toyota parts....Within 200 microns with Honda...And GM would buy the scrap parts at a discount at the end of the year....
    So really it's just a matter of standards
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    Binge Overclocking Surrealism

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    That's been the way it's been for ages... all of my TX corsairs were made by that OEM.
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    TheMailMan78 Big Member

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    Yeah I understand that man but Corsair used to be known as a good PSU maker not a good PSU vendor.

    Hell next time Ill just buy a CWT then.
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    corsair gets the designs modified.

    There are only a few companies that have the equipment to make PSU's, these companies (OCZ, corsair, antec, etc) merely ask them to assemble PSU's to certain specs (or a modified version of an existing design) - even if you buy a CWT outright, it wont be the same as a CWT made corsair
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    If you must know ... there are many other manufacturers that use CWT or ChannelWell. One of the other popular brands being Xigmatek.

    EDIT:

    Oh don't forget about Antec truepowers/smartpowers and Tt toughpowers.
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    Actually OCZ has their own capacities for PSU construction. It happened when they bought PCC&P (PC Cooling & Power). I don't remember PCC&P of using CWT or Seasonic internals for their PSUs.
    But they still mostly use external parts and PCC&P is kinda reserved only for their highest end.
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    Oh dear... Ripple Well Inc. The cause of the infamous True Power failure... Ripple would sometimes be 12.1V one second and 13.8V the next... or 13.8V one second and 11.1V the next... ripple was bad... bad...
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    true, i forgot about the PC&C acquire. Thats an exception, but my point still stands :)
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    Seasonic for silencer series , win-tact for turbo-cool series iirc .Corsair using seasonic and CWT

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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    In other news...
    corsair dont make the RAM chips on their memory modules!

    And now, the sports:

    (sorry, had to)
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    HOLY SHIT!
    what difference does it make? if the product is good why does it matter WHO made it?
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    Corsair doesn't make any of their power supplies, they just tell CWT (ChannelWell) and SeaSonic what designs they want, and then submit a few of their own modifications/upgrades. The TX 850, 750, HX1000, and VX550 are all CWT-built units, the HX620, 520, VX450 and CX400 are all Seasonic. I'm not sure about the HX850, 750, and 650, but I would have to imagine that they are also Seasonic
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    Its called branding, most companies do it these days.

    And if its not branding then the other company just makes it for them, much like how Apple uses a Chinese factory.
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    Corsair has never made their own PSU's. They are either CWT or.. I want to say Silverstone, but I don't think that's right. Some other company that starts with an S I think.
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    Seasonic bro. :)
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    Anyone know who makes Silverstones? Mainly the DA750w
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    I hate all of you.
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    here's a list of psu oems and who uses them
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    Jonnyguru is a handy site.
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    Since we are doing it already... http://www.corsair.com/products/h50/ - not manufactured by Corsair either.

    ...
    Maybe a better question will be if the merchandise they manufacture is in the single digits percentage of what wears their brand or lower?

    Does it even matter really? In the end, Corsair has their logo on some pretty good stuff.
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    CWT was responsible for the terrible Antec Smartpower series. However they have bettered themselves since then, just as Intel has bettered themselves since the P4.
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