Published on 29th June 2011 by
Sadly, while all the cables are of sufficient length (even the shortest cables stretch to 50cm), they havenât been braided particularly well. Thereâs a good inch of bare power cables near the connectors on most of the cables, and the 24-pin ATX connector in particular lacks any braid or heatshrink for a good 4in at either end, meaning that it looks quite unsightly.
Originally Posted by Chicken76What was the load on the PSU in the hold-up tests and how was it distributed?
Originally Posted by Christopher N. LewWas there whine at loads lower then 100% ? I can't see a PSU like this running at 100% in the real world.
Originally Posted by HustlerDont forget the sales tax that will be added to the US purchase price..varies from state to state though, but i think is an average 8%, even so were still being ripped off...
Originally Posted by Hustler
You folks over there really do get ripped off.
Originally Posted by xaser04Quote:Sadly, while all the cables are of sufficient length (even the shortest cables stretch to 50cm), they havenât been braided particularly well. Thereâs a good inch of bare power cables near the connectors on most of the cables, and the 24-pin ATX connector in particular lacks any braid or heatshrink for a good 4in at either end, meaning that it looks quite unsightly.
As good as the PSU might be (whine aside), this lack of attention to detail is simply not good enough for a PSU that costs just shy of £300.
Originally Posted by Hustler...and you know why our prices are so high?....so you lot get subsidised low prices, launch in America at a lower cost than it should be, and they will make those losses back charging extra in other markets.
Originally Posted by John_TThat's the whole reason I purposely stripped the VAT from our price: To be able to make a fair, like-for-like comparison.
What different tax rates different governments choose to levy on their electorates is beyond the scope of any company, but there is no good reason the 'before tax' prices are so different. It's profiteering, pure and simple.
I don't think that's a really fair comment to be honest - it's like you're blaming US citizens for getting a good deal. I sincerely doubt goods are sold at a loss over there, the companies still make good profits - they just look at us and see a cash cow ready to be milked. Like you & Lord-Vale3 said, we're just being ripped off.
Sorry if I dragged this slightly off topic, I just look at the quoted prices and the clear and obvious differences infuriate me.
It's not just Enermax, it's pretty much everyone. I just wish people over here would get more worked up over it - perhaps if everyone (media especially) ranted about it all the time something might actually happen. All that seems to happen at the moment is that people have a little grumble now and then and just cough it up anyway.
Hell, with a complacent attitude like that can you blame companies like Enermax for ripping us off?
Originally Posted by JipaOi! Move over to the US if you really think the cost of a top-end PSU means so much
Originally Posted by JipaAlso: It's an international site, when the PSU hits Finland it's probably going to cost even more than in UK. So what? Life sucks and then you ****ing die. Suck it up, buy something else or just change the hobby.
Originally Posted by John_TJust because you may get ripped off in Finland even more than we do here, we don't have to be happy about being ripped off ourselves. And no, I don't see that I should just shut up and take up gardening either. But thanks for the advice.
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