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Components returns rates
by Marc Prieur
Published on October 22, 2009

Power supplies

- Antec 0.84%
- Seasonic 1.31%
- CoolerMaster 1.52%
- Corsair 1.67%
- Fortron 1.70%
- Enermax 3.1%
- Thermaltake 3.45%
- Hiper 4.47%

Antec, Seasonic, Coolermaster, Corsair and Fortron score under 2%, which is very impressive. On the other hand Enermax, Thermaltake and, above all, Hiper are doing less well.

If you look at the figures more closely, only 6 power supplies sold at over 100 in number have a returns rate of equal to or over 3%. The least reliable is the Hiper HPU-4S425-PU with no fewer than 7.6% breakdowns. Next come the Enermax Modu82+ 625W at 4.7%, the Hiper HP-4M530 at 4.5% and the Corsair 1000HW at 4.2%. Then we have the Seasonic M12-700 at 3.7% and the CoolerMaster RealPower 850W à 3.4%.

For 500 to 550W supplies, we get the following classification:

- CoolerMaster RealPower 520W 0.5%
- Seasonic M12II-500 0.7%
- Antec TruePower Trio 550W 0.8%
- Corsair HX520W 1.1%
- Seasonic S12II-500 1.1%
- Corsair VX550W 1.4%
- Antec Earthwatts EA500 1.5%
- CoolerMaster Silent Pro M500 1.6%
- Fortron Blue Storm 500W 1.6%
- Antec NeoPower 500 1.9%
- Antec NeoPower 550 1.9%
- Thermaltake Toughpower Qfan 500W 1.9%
- Enermax Modu82+ EMD525AWT 2.1%
- Fortron Blue Storm 2 500W 2.7%
- CoolerMaster Extreme Power 500W 2.9%
- Hiper HPU-4M530 4.5%

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