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Power Supply additions (Website and Brand)

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by Valued Contributor on ‎11-30-2016 05:28 PM

Couple of Power Supply ideas...as a few in the community may know I was looking for a PSU replacement. I of course being the Bestbuy consumer I am looked to Bestbuy first. I was saddened though upon further research how very few filters and actual brands and even the amount of power supplies itself are sold. 

 

Power supplies for gamers is very very important and it is a HUGE grey area where there can be great money made. So I have listed a few points I noticed right away.

 

1) there is no filter for "modular, semi modular, not modular"

2) there is no filter for SLI/Crossfire compatibility

3) I did not even see THE largest brand out there. Why would you not have Seasonic PSU's? To be totally honest that was the only reason I did not buy mine at Bestbuy. 

4) selection is very poor. Marketing needs to understand that there are three groups of people who buy power supplies. The repairmen for the average joe (low wattage), mid level/single video card gamer (mid wattage), and the heavy gamer who has multiple video cards and who probably has a water system(high wattage). There are less than 50 power supplies listed on Bestbuy website that is sad to say, VERY disappointing. Many other large technology retailers have 250+ with a variety of brands. Now mind you, I don't blame you I do think Bestb should limit the brands to the better ones such as Corsair, Thermaltake, Seasonic, and etc. 

5) there is no filter for quality certification (bronze, silver, etc) 

6)  going back to what I said at the end of #4 about the selection process as well I did notice certain models of PSU were listed that have proven to e ...lesser quality and just shouldn't be used it would arguably be good to see a selection of evaluated power supplies that are actually of decent quality. This isn't to say you can't have some lower tiers for those who don't wish to pay the extra price.        

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by Emerging Expert
on ‎12-01-2016 09:30 PM

Personaly I think the niche for power supplies is in actuality pretty small.  If they carried power supplies it would have to be online only and possibly with Geek Squad installation.  Many if not most computer users have no idea about the questions that need to be addressed.

 

There migh also be a variety of liability issues.

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist
on ‎12-02-2016 05:23 PM
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