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    Default Ryanpower2 CableFREE 550W ACR-PS2100 Review

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    Ok. Getting a lot of love letters on this review....

    "If the power supply failed, why give it a 7?"

    Parts fail. Mine could have been a one in a hundred. There's no telling without testing others.

    I have friends that say products are crap when they've had one failure when I have had a completely different experience with the same product. I'll usually think these friends are acting retarded when they come to this sort of conclusion without looking at a bigger picture, why should I hold myself to a different standard?

    Remember: The power supply failed the full load test because there was some sort of short on the 12V rail. Do you expect me to believe that every A.C. Ryan leaves the factory floor with a problematic 12V rail?

    I did lower the score for "potential failure" because I didn't feel the power supply had as good of soldering as other modular power supplies I've used. Otherwise, the power supply would have received an 8.

    So then I'm asked, "Why didn't you just get another power supply?"

    Although SLCentral does have a "budget," that budget gets spent pretty quickly on keeping the site running. Most of the power supplies are given to us by vendors, and if those power supplies are opened and can not be warrantied, the vendor will not take the power supply back. Other power supplies are bought out of pocket. I'm sure as hell not going to buy two or three of something out of pocket to see if something has a tendency to fail or not.

    Power supplies sometimes come straight from the manufacturer, but those are few and far between because I'm not afraid to point out fault. Some manufacturers take criticism to heart, others just "excommunicate" the reviewer.

    The A.C. Ryan was purchased out of pocket. A.C. Ryan was emailed about the failure, and like the emails that went to PC Power and Cooling and Thermaltake, the emails went unanswered.
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