|Why 99% of Power Supply Reviews Are Wrong|
|Written by HardwareSecrets|
|Tuesday, 20 April 2010|
Why 99% of Power Supply Reviews Are Wrong
With computers (and users) asking for better power supplies, nothing more natural than reviewing websites publishing power supply reviews. But contrary to other hardware parts like CPUs, motherboards and video cards, one must have deep electronics knowledge in order to test a power supply. Since most reviewers are simply users with a above-the-average knowledge in computers - but not in electronics - almost all PSU reviews posted on the web are completely wrong and they do more harm than good, as some websites recommend products that are really flawed. We updated this article where we explain in details why 99% of power supply reviews posted on the web are wrong and we hope that reviewers learn more about the subject by reading this article and also that users learn how to identify a bad review. HardwareSecrets
EDITOR'S NOTE: Benchmark Reviews has long held the opinion that power supply reviews using anything less than an Oscilloscope and static load are virtually meaningless to the community. Testing any PSU with a voltmeter is about as accurate as measuring wind speed with a wet thumb.