When recommending PC parts to people, I tend to be most strict about my power supply recommendations, basically because there are a few brands (Corsair, SeaSonic, XFX) that have a proven track record of building solid, quality units. Oddly, these recommendations tend to draw more controversy than any other. More often than not, I'll have others fire back at me: "Look at this great deal on a [second-rate brand] PSU! It's much cheaper than what you recommend, and look! [Hardware reviewing website] gave it their Gold Standard Seal of Approval!" I've always felt that these PSU reviews were suspect, but could never quite articulate why. Thankfully, I recently discovered this article by Gabriel Torres over at HardwareSecrets that sums it up better than I ever could.
tl;dr for people who don't want to wade through the entire article: Most power supply reviews are wrong because...
1) The reviewer's use of a multimeter is not an accurate measurement of a PSU's stability. Only very, very cheap PSUs fail the multimeter test. Instead, reviewers should measure current by applying a correctly distributed load to the PSU.
2) Most reviewers do not use an oscilliscope to measure noise and ripple levels. High noise and ripple levels can damage your PC's components.
3) Most reviewers hook their test PSUs up to a PC instead of an active load tester. Your average PC cannot generate the kind of power needed to adequately test a 600W+ PSU under full load. Torres cites the example of this website giving a "Gold Award" to a 750W PSU that literally cooks itself if you apply just 500W load to it using a load tester.
So basically, most hardware reviewers know their PC hardware, but they aren't electricians. The best measures of a PSU's capabilities are its noise and ripple levels and its performance under heavy current load, and most review websites don't even test those two things using the correct methodology. Think about that the next time you consider putting a second-rate but "highly rated" PSU in your shiny new desktop.
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