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Opinions on Kolink?

Discussion in 'Power Supplies' started by CK61938, Nov 28, 2019.

  1. CK61938

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 31, 2009

    Posts: 3,134

    Location: Fortress Of Solitude

    Having some issues with my machine at home and at this point I am looking at replacing the ageing PSU I currently have. It's a Thermaltake 700W modular that I have had since 2007.

    So what's everyone's opinions on Kolink? Have seen this for a very reasonable price. Just want to know if anyone else has used Kolink before.
     
  2. Gray2233

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 25, 2010

    Posts: 720

    What are the specs of your rig?

    That's a trash PSU, 1000w at that price, not a chance in hell is that sporting quality components. Frankly I wouldn't touch Kolink PSU's with a ten foot pole, even their higher end units are average at best with crap warranties.
     
  3. pastymuncher

    Man of Honour

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    Location: Aberlour, NE Scotland

    Garbage. It's cheap for a reason. Someone took apart a KL500M (same series as the one you linked to) and it had the cheapest, nastiest internal components they could find in the bottom of the component bins. Avoid and buy a decent psu. There are some cracking deals on at the moment so there is no excuse to skimp on a psu. All of these are massively better than a crappy Kolink:-

    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    The pair of Corsair RM-x units are a particularly good value with their 10 year warranties.
     
  4. CK61938

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 31, 2009

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    Location: Fortress Of Solitude

    Thanks for your help guys. Lol. Definitely going to stay away from them.

    The specs of my machine are as follows:

    Intel i7 4770K CPU
    Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK
    16GB RAM
    AMD RX 390 Compact GPU
    1x Sandisk 240GB SSD
    1x Corsair 1TB SSD
    2x Seagate 2TB HDD

    So nothing out of the ordinary really. I'll take a look at the others that has been recommended. :D
     
  5. EsaT

    Soldato

    Joined: Jun 6, 2008

    Posts: 6,307

    Location: Finland

    Quality 650W PSU would handle that PC.

    At the moment would recommend these:
    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/cors...lar-power-supply-cp-9020187-uk-ca-252-cs.html
    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/seas...-platinum-modular-power-supply-ca-06k-ss.html
    That Seasonic is absolute top serie model with notch behind the top efficiency and 12 year warranty.

    Bitfenix Formula would be budget PSU choise.
    And Phanteks AMP is Seasonic Focus based, so level below that Prime model.
    Though if you have small cramped case Phanteks AMP/Seasonic Focus is as compact as ATX PSUs come.
     
  6. Monkeynut

    Soldato

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    Location: Cheshire

    Have you got a link to the teardown?
     
  7. pastymuncher

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    Location: Aberlour, NE Scotland

    KL-400 internals here and KL-C500 internals and load test here. Cheap and nasty internals, abysmal efficiency and rails out of spec. Little better than a no name generic psu.
     
  8. Monkeynut

    Soldato

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    Location: Cheshire

    I just realised I have actually posted in the 400w thread!

    Thanks for supplying links.

    If you got one of these for nothing, and recapped with good quality brand electrolytics, they would be an acceptable low end power supply. That mains cap though at only 400v and 120uf or 180uf in the 500w version is poor. 450v would be preferable to take the transient spikes from the APC, as I bet you that mains cap doesn't last long, and the hold up time, although I can't see it in the review, will probably be very poor as well. If you had a 330uf 450v cap in there the whole PSU would perform better. The reason the transformer is probably overheating is because its's saturated as it's undersized which might be ok in a DC-DC unit but not in a group-regulated unit like this one.