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post #21 of 33
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
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
You're not looking at the whole story, that's why you're confused.

The Vreg isn't amazing, and the ripple and noise are all over the place.

He should replace it with a better unit, because that unit is just not great to begin with.

On the other hand, it won't kill anything.

It's a dismally mediocre unit. Nothing will die, it's not going to burn itself, nor should their be any real problems with the unit while it's being used. On the other hand, it's not doing it's job very well.

It's like when you get a burger at McDonald's and one is sloppily put together (IE: ketchup on the wrapper, cheese not centered, etc.) It's not picture perfect, but it won't kill you.

Bad PSU's are like getting a burger at McDonald's that's using undercooked meat. It could give you food poisoning.
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post #22 of 33
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
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
"Poor" would be my description. Not quite god awful, but very poor.
post #23 of 33
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Originally Posted by Somenamehere View Post
Everything goes ?

Worst thing I had happen to me was a blown motherboard and HD from an HX850 going. Plus when I was using a raidmax psu when I was a noob 3 cd-roms went.
Seriously? Wow, I thought those were solid, 80+ silver certified.
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post #24 of 33
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Seriously? Wow, I thought those were solid, 80+ silver certified.
They are solid units.

Though, if the problem related to a current rush to components, Corsair units have no protection against that (As they are single rail designs, without OCP circuits.)
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post #25 of 33
I have a 750w PC Power & Cooling unit I bought a few years ago, before the maker was bought out by another company.
This unit so far has been solid as a rock, I can't say anything about what they currently sell under the PCP&C name but I do know some units such as an XClio tend to be good. Corsair PSU's are actually decent or better and the Enermax 650W I do have has been good so far, no probs with it and it seems to be a well constructed unit.

Just remember though any maker of PSU's can make a crappy one but there are quality tendencies with PSU namebrands just like it is with cars.
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post #26 of 33
Had a cheap Logysis in my moms computer go way over on the 3.3V think it fried the VRMs......
post #27 of 33
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Seriously? Wow, I thought those were solid, 80+ silver certified.
That's more of an isolated incident though.

However, the quality of a PSU isn't judged on its efficiency certification/rating.
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post #28 of 33
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What everyone else has said plus if you're really unlucky the PSU catches fire and ignites anything nearby.
qft

Worst case scenario you die in a horrible fire.
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Worst case is if everything in your pc dies (cpu/mobo/gpu/hdd/ram) and your house catch on fire.

edit: didn't see the comment 2 post above me; yea the worst case is if you die in that fire!!!!! LOL
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