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post #21 of 75
I had a 850W XFX fry my whole computer, 6870, 2 hard drives, a Maximus III all dead. I'm paranoid about even the high quality PSUs now.
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post #22 of 75
Since I have no money...

I have here a low quality cheap PSU ($20) and its been more than 2 years since then and it feels and works fine until now.

Perhaps, I'm just lucky
post #23 of 75
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Originally Posted by EvanPitts View Post
Buying big wattage supplies may also be a bad thing, since switchmode PSUs like to work hard, and are not so adept at being underloaded...
PSU designs are much better today.

Most high-end PSU are 80+ Certified and do require 20% load test.
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post #24 of 75
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Originally Posted by RedCloudFuneral View Post
I had a 850W XFX fry my whole computer, 6870, 2 hard drives, a Maximus III all dead. I'm paranoid about even the high quality PSUs now.
Power surge maybe? XFX make good power supply's.

I have a superflower Amazon 550w and I love it Has a 80+ bronze efficiency rating and its near silent
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post #25 of 75
Rule of thumb, if you can't afford a good PSU, you can't afford the computer either
post #26 of 75
The Linkworld LPK / LPK2 is among the worst power supplies ever made.

It's a shame they didn't have the experience and technical knowledge to show why.
post #27 of 75
I still don't see why people buy cheep PSUs.
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post #28 of 75
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
The Linkworld LPK / LPK2 is among the worst power supplies ever made.

It's a shame they didn't have the experience and technical knowledge to show why.
Oh and Ace of Sweden are crap as well.
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post #29 of 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
The Linkworld LPK / LPK2 is among the worst power supplies ever made.

It's a shame they didn't have the experience and technical knowledge to show why.
I was hoping for some internal or autopsy shots...
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post #30 of 75
I was hoping to see some carnage pics..
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