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Why you NEVER get a cheap power supply

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This is why you never ever ever ever get a cheap PSU....Got this from my GF's garage, cause the computer was "bad." If you look at these pics, you can see how discolored the PCB is around one of the Transformers and some diodes....This claims to be a 450W PSU....It was only powering an Athlon XP, GeForce MX 440, 2 sticks of RAM, and one hard drive....How pathetic is that? a "450W" PSU with 10A on the 12V?!?!?! Are you kidding me....this is why you don't buy these cheap things even if it's like $5. If I do the paper clip trick, it powers up and can power a couple fans but when connected to the comp, won't even turn on. So now everyone can point and laugh at this thing. Please





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lol 450w hahaha, Lucky it was only powering that machine, it couldn't handle much else..
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My sister has some cheap piece of crap I bought like 4 years ago in her computer and it just stops working all the time.

I also had some Orion crap PSU in my parents computer a few years ago and it kept causing BSODs, I replaced it with a quality Corsair PSU and haven't had a single problem since.
    
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lol?
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Originally Posted by skatingrocker17 View Post
My sister has some cheap piece of crap I bought like 4 years ago in her computer and it just stops working all the time.

I also had some Orion crap PSU in my parents computer a few years ago and it kept causing BSODs, I replaced it with a quality Corsair PSU and haven't had a single problem since.
You should replace your sister's. Those poor components lol
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Must be a Coolmax lol. I hate those pieces of...
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Must be a Coolmax lol. I hate those pieces of...
Close, it's a Raidmax
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post #8 of 15
is this a joke?
Edit: That's why I buy quality PSU's.
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Man, I was hoping to see pictures of a blown up PSU with pieces of shrapnel all inside the case.
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post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by nvidiagreencamp View Post
is this a joke?
Edit: That's why I buy quality PSU's.
Raidmax are expert PSU trolls
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