Originally Posted by johndoe
Specific issues exist, yes. If you look at it that way, then all Teapo's would be garbage since they had issues some 10 years ago. Toshin's are great caps for SMPS usage. Look at the Topower units that used them, they can last for a long long time.
As for Teapo's... well, then again it depends on the unit in question. Obviously Teapo's on a ****ty PSU = / = Teapo's on a Turbo-Cool.
I agree on Jap caps, but they're after your money, not your hardware. Just look at all those Creative cards with cheap Chinese Jamicon's. Now those are **** caps, not Teapo's. I tell people to stay away from them all the time, but who listens? They just want something that works. And when it fails, they RMA it then get an another one to fail again... it's not something we can do about.
I can understand where you're coming from and I realise that the design of a power supply has a lot to do with the life of the caps. However, when I buy a product, I want top notch quality and for a power supply, I want it to see me through my next few Motherboard/CPU/GPU upgrades, and nothing with teapo or any junk brand of cap will do that. I just don't think it's worth saving 50c on parts when it could shorten the lifespan. If the manufacturer is really that desparate for 50c, I'm more than happy to pay an extra 50c for the product.
No wonder it doesn't work! You installed the coils backwards!
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