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post #11 of 33
Worst case is it catches on fire and burns your house down.
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post #12 of 33
I think the worst scenario would be the PSU bursting in flame then burn down your house. Don't skimp on the PSU ever or pushing it to the max when you know it's not a good PSU.
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post #13 of 33
nope, the worst case was someone dies shock in China, after his sweaty naked feet touched the PSU.
Edited by salvanos - 5/22/11 at 10:47am
    
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post #14 of 33
Worst case (as stated already) is everything goes. I blew an old Dell crap PSU before while folding on a 9600GSO I installed on the system, but I got lucky and only the PSU died. It smelled like crap though
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post #15 of 33
Start a wildfire.
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post #16 of 33
So is there someone who can give a clear answer about whether or not he should replace the 700W Xion PowerReal?

The JonnyGuru review below (written by Oklahoma Wolf) says that the noise and ripple are under control ("ripple and noise was well in control"), so I don't know.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=109
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post #17 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by AdmRose View Post
What everyone else has said plus if you're really unlucky the PSU catches fire and ignites anything nearby.
That's 100% true.

I know a guy that had a PSU literally explode and his desk caught on fire from it. Of course the system was trashed and he now has a nice burn spot on his desk from the incident.

Never skimp on a PSU since everything connected can be killed and I'd hate to hear about a housefire from one going bad too.
Luckily the guy I mentioned had an extinguisher handy when that happened.

As for the mentioned PSU, I'm not familiar with those personally so I'll leave the advice to those who are.
Edited by Kryton - 5/22/11 at 10:55am
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post #18 of 33
worst thing? PSU goes and the entire rig is fried.
 
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post #19 of 33
i almost had a old 380W blow up my motherboard and everything due to a 9600 GT taking too much power
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post #20 of 33
Worse damage is there could be a massive explosion + fire and take lives.
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