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post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by thealex132;13799726 
CoolerMaster aren't exactly known for good budget PSU's, if you return it you're just gonna get another one (if you find the slip that is). Save yourself the hassle and buy a solid unit such as the XFX 650w, SeaSonic X650 or TX650v2. The short woulda happened inside the unit, maybe due to sloppy soldering.

If I do find the receipt and they allow me to return it I will just get a top of the line corsair one. Not going to risk getting a cheap PSU again.

I heard bad things about the CoolerMaster PSUs but I was a baller on a budget then smile.gif

Guess I should be happy the power cords to the fans burnt out and not the ones to the expensive components. Not really going to know until I get a new PSU if my system is ok.
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Seasonic is your computers best friend. thumb.gif
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post #13 of 20
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Seasonic? Honestly never really thought of them. Whats so good about them over Corsair's PSUs?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SemperfiMorder;13800267 
Seasonic? Honestly never really thought of them. Whats so good about them over Corsair's PSUs?

Most of Corsairs PSU are made by Seasonic, including the TX, HX and I believe CX and AX lines as well. Same goes for some of the better Antec and XFX PSUs. Seasonic has a pretty long track record of producing some of the best quality power supplies.
Edited by OrangeBunnies - 6/8/11 at 1:19pm
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post #15 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by SemperfiMorder;13800165 
If I do find the receipt and they allow me to return it I will just get a top of the line corsair one. Not going to risk getting a cheap PSU again.

I heard bad things about the CoolerMaster PSUs but I was a baller on a budget then smile.gif

Guess I should be happy the power cords to the fans burnt out and not the ones to the expensive components. Not really going to know until I get a new PSU if my system is ok.

No point in getting an AX1200, you will only use like 400w of it. Creating less efficiency on the PSU
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post #16 of 20
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I will check out Seasonic, Corsair, and XFX then. I didn't mean get the most wattage. Just the most solid PSU unit. Probably a 850watt to leave room for OCing and the eventual SLI or Crossfire I will be doing.

Thanks for the info guys.
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post #17 of 20
And the case fan was connected to?
post #18 of 20
I would still double check the wiring. If the problem is actually with the wiring and not the PSU then getting a PSU will not fix the problem.

But I do agre that coolermaster PSUs blow. I wouldn't buy anything coolermaster other than a case. I don't trust anything that involves actual electronics from them.
    
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post #19 of 20
It is hard to find a good CoolerMaster PSU. I got a CoolerMaster 600 watts about 6 yrs ago and 3 RMA later. I find 1 the will last. This is within the first 3 month that I got the first PSU and the 4 PSU it is still running good to this day (Knock On Wood).
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post #20 of 20
unless you go to Uncle Toms for psu reviews.........................
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