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Chieftec Polaris Series 750 W

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The Chieftec Polaris 750 W has excellent ripple suppression and is tolerant to increased operating temperatures. However, is that enough to compete with units like the Corsair RM750x and Seasonic Focus Plus Gold?

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In my local area Corsair RM750x cost 136.89€ while Chieftec Polaris cost 78.79€ witch makes it one of the best price and performance ratios here. In Lithuania the closest competitor from Corsair side is CV 650 witch cost 61.59€ (750W version doesn't exists that is why I am comparing with 650W version). I think that in this case Chieftec Polaris is much better choice that Corsair CV series. And honestly I can't see any better 750W PSU in price range up to 80€.

I know that two years warranty is the biggest Chieftec problem. But since they are usually offering the best performance for the price it is OK for me. I believe that for the same price is much better to choose Chieftec with good performance and 2 years warranty instead of poor/average performance PSU with 5 years warranty. That is why if it is needed to offer power supply from 30€ to 100€, usually I recommend to choose Chieftec.
 
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Teapo caps 2yr warranty :shadedshu: :kookoo: well that's a no from me and pretty much anyone else who asks me about new PSU's won't be told to by a chieftec even if it is cheap

In my local area Corsair RM750x cost 136.89€ while Chieftec Polaris cost 78.79€ witch makes it one of the best price and performance ratios here. In Lithuania the closest competitor from Corsair side is CV 650 witch cost 61.59€ (750W version doesn't exists that is why I am comparing with 650W version). I think that in this case Chieftec Polaris is much better choice that Corsair CV series. And honestly I can't see any better 750W PSU in price range up to 80€.

I know that two years warranty is the biggest Chieftec problem. But since they are usually offering the best performance for the price it is OK for me. I believe that for the same price is much better to choose Chieftec with good performance and 2 years warranty instead of poor/average performance PSU with 5 years warranty. That is why if it is needed to offer power supply from 30€ to 100€, usually I recommend to choose Chieftec.

and at 2yrs and it goes poof and takes out other hardware what then I bet you'll be saying to yourself damn shoulda gone with a better PSU
 
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and at 2yrs and it goes poof and takes out other hardware what then I bet you'll be saying to yourself damn shoulda gone with a better PSU

Trust me, they hold up more than two years. Short warranty does not mean that unit have poor reliability. The warranty is like insurance: they sell PSU with 2 year warranty for 50€ and if they want to, they could sell the same PSU with 5 year warranty for 65€. So that is why if PSU warranty is two years, that doesn't mean that it have worse components which blow up at the end of warranty period.

I agree that 130 USD priced PSU would be better choice. But there are many people which have sub-100€ budget. Imagine RMx series PSU powering 500€ budget gaming PC. That wouldn't make sense at all. That is why market of 50€ PSUs exists. Since there is enthusiasts community we are buying high end stuff. But I believe that ant least 90% PSUs worldwide cost less than 100€. Sometimes there is no ability to buy PSU witch cost more than 100 €. As I said at the first post in price range from 30€ to 80€ (up to 100€ if we will talk about high wattage PSUs) Chieftec usually is the best option.
 
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Currently, the prices of all products are high. Once the situation stabilizes, I believe this unit will be notably more affordable than the corresponding RMx and Focus models.
 
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Benchmark Scores Faster than yours... I'd bet on it. :)
Short warranty does not mean that unit have poor reliability. The warranty is like insurance: they sell PSU with 2 year warranty for 50€ and if they want to, they could sell the same PSU with 5 year warranty for 65€. So that is why if PSU warranty is two years, that doesn't mean that it have worse components which blow up at the end of warranty period.
Do we really know short warranties doesnt mean poor reliability? You don't believe if a company can put a 5 year warranty sticker on a product they wouldn't? That makes no sense. If they were confident it could hold up for 5 years and not lose their arse, they wouldn't have to raise the price to compensate for such a warranty. As it stands, its priced too high so no wiggle room already.

Did I read this review wrong? Cheap arse internals, meh results....meh unit with a meh warranty to match. I don't think it will die day 731 either, but neither will any other power supply die the day after their longer warranty too. Obviously a unit with a 5 year warranty, the company has enough confidence in the product in some form to set it like that. Here, little confidence (compared to industry standard/average 3-5 years and zero pricing headroom.

As I said at the first post in price range from 30€ to 80€ (up to 100€ if we will talk about high wattage PSUs) Chieftec usually is the best option.
chieftec was better known to start fires than be a viable psu option. They may have a decent unit or two, but generally they are garbage.

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I would also like to mention that I am not a supporter of the insanely long warranty periods of 7–10 years when it comes to power supplies because there are so many potential points of failure in a PSU. With too many returns, a brand will either close shop after some time or increase prices to survive. Moreover, with many "holes" in these warranties in terms of coverage, brands may also refuse to honor these when it comes to PSUs, and not only.

I am personally very skeptical of warranties past the 3–5 year mark. Think about it: You buy a new car, and in the majority of cases, the warranty period ranges from three to five years. Yet with a power supply, you suddenly have a warranty of 10 years, which looks awry, at least to me.
You're comparing a power supply warranty to a car warranty??!?? Yikes. Not remotely the same things... so many more points of potential failure on a car compared to a psu. And some have 10 year/100k mile warranties too..

If a psu company has the confidence in their product to strap a 10 year warranty on it and not lose their arse, why not?? Thus logic about the warranty doesnt make sense, to me, at all.

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With that having been said, Chieftec does have to find a way to offer a longer warranty because other brands
They can start by making a higher quality product. They can't raise the price as it already isn't good.
 
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Do we really know that? You don't think if a company can put a 5 year warranty sticker on a product they wouldn't? That makes no sense. If they were confident it could hold up for 5 years amd not lose their arse, they wouldn't have to raise the price to compensate.

Did I read this wrong? Cheap arse internals, meh results....meh unit with a warranty to match.

chieftec was better known to start fires than be a viable psu option. They may have a decent unit or two, but generally they are garbage.

All waranties are incuded in the price. Every manifacturer decides if they sell product expensive with long warranty or cheaper with short warranty. In Lithuanian market there was some situations while distributor cut manufacturers warranty from 5 years to 2 years to keep more competetive price.

For example first gen FSP Raider PSU have 5 years warranty and Teapo capacitors only while Chieftec have mixture of Japanese and Tavanese capacitors and 2 years warranty. Ofcourse not everything is about capacitors but this is a good example.

How much fires were started by Chieftec? :D Most Chieftec PSUs are made by Sirtec and CWT, witch is the best value PSU OEM manufacturers, since FSP increased their PSU prices and are not so competetive anymore.

Witch internals are cheap? The worst internal components are Teapo capacitors. Teapo are worse than Japanese Capacitors but one of the best mid-end capacitor manufacturers. The only one way to make PSU in this price range with fully Japanese capacitors is using cheap platform with poor DC output quality. In this case mixture of high end Nichicon, NCC and mid tier Teapo is the best possible choice.

Anyway, can you show me any better 750W PSU witch costs up to 80€/$?
 
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Witch internals are cheap?
Read the review.. the cons list is long. It doesn't perform well comparitively.

It is essentially meh all around, guy.. a 2 year warranty makes sense for the parts. Look at the cons comparitively. I get that there is a market for these, but again, if this was a better unit, we'd see a warranty commensurate to such a thing.

If you have to raise your price to extend the warranty period, clearly there isnt confidence in the product.

The High Power platform Chieftec uses with this PSU needs changes or a notable price drop to be competitive
at 97€, the two units he mentioned in the review are better...
 
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Yes I am looking at review and saying that results are impresive while price is took into account. Those disadvantages are normal for not-top tier PSU and any mid-end PSUs have many mediocre features which are not critical. Those are the reasons why mid end PSUs are not Corsair AXs. Especially while TPU have top tear testing methodology which could find weak point even in top tier PSUs.

In the first post I have writen that in my local place price difference is almost 60€. In this case there is no better possible choice up to 80€. As Crmaris said current prices are higher than they were before Corona. Since at this moment it is impossible to find RM750x for less than 130€, Chieftec costs about 90€, price diference are at least 40€ at any place in Europe. So we can conclude that those psus are in different price categories.
 
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Since at this moment it is impossible to find RM750x for less than 130€

Corsair RM750x or Seasonic Focus GX 750W @ 120€.

Yes I am looking at review and saying that results are impresive while price is took into account. Those disadvantages are normal for not-top tier PSU and any mid-end PSUs have many mediocre features which are not critical.

I would agree with you that this PSU is not trying to play in the same league as the Corsair and Seasonic units which are at least ~20% more expensive.
 
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With the Focus Gold Plus in this market niche, hardly seems with the time investment to look at anything else. Usually find the 750m in the $100-$115 range in US ... the RMx would be lower on my pick lists and is almost always more money,
 
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Yes I am looking at review and saying that results are impresive while price is took into account.
That's like saying the FX 8350 is a good gaming cpu....

...it isnt...except at 4k uhd where the cpu isnt really used. :p

Jokes aside, I hear what you are saying. For some reason, the review lead me to believe pricing was similar so it seemed like a no brainer.
 
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I am still using a Corsair TX850 that I bought in 2009. It only had a 3 year warranty and all I had to do to it was to take out the fan twice to re-lubricate it. The reason they are giving out such warranties is because they actually last that long.
 
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First, Chieftec are German company, their main market is Europe. They're pretty cheap and competitive there, you'll hardly find anything on the level of this PSU for it's price, not to mention better, and it's definitely not 'kindling wood' level, pretty comparable to smth like Corsair CX, be quiet! Pure Power 11 etc.
Second, prices are all over the place right now and Focus isn't on the same level as this PSU either, even if you can find it.
 
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Benchmark Scores Faster than yours... I'd bet on it. :)
and it's definitely not 'kindling wood' level,
That's good, because that is what Chieftec is primarily known for. You really need to search to find a diamond in the rough (and it is rough) like this one. Most are just barely serviceable (some aren't).
 
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get BeQuiet Straight Power 11 Platinum reviewed asap
 
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huh,
I came from a few videos that emphasized very good build quality and low noise
the performance as it turns out,while still very good,is not as good as other entusiast units.
 
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