Is there really that much of a quality difference between a generic and a branded PSU ?
I've always used generic ones only because of the huge price gap (where I live, branded PSUs start at about 5 times the price of a generic one).
Generic PSUs generally work fine for about 8-12 months (they used to last longer a few years ago), then they start making noises and finally break. When they do, I just change them and keep going. In fact, I buy a new PSU when the one installed starts making too much noise, to minimize downtime.
I'm talking about regular PCs here, no special graphics card or any other special power needs.
Question is: are branded PSUs worth 5 times as much as a generic PSU?