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You're very welcome! smile.gif
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Thanos:
Glad you finally came to your senses. As above, I hope none of your other hardware was damaged by two magic smoke parties.

Just wondering: how old are you?

Not trying to flame, but you sound like a 12 year old or something. You have typos upon typos in your words, punctuation is non existant, and you only wanted to take other people's advice AFTER two power supplies blew up. Why?

#1: don't ask if something is good or not, AFTER you buy it. If you are dumb enough to do that, and someone tells you "no," then.....uh.....DON'T USE IT. Just return it to the store.

#2: That first PSU was horrible. It probably only worked because you were powering a horrible computer with it (like a Dell or something). The second one was just as horrible, but with a higher wattage. Thus, a louder big bang =)

#3: Please take a little time to read some of the threads and reviews about power supplies. Phaedrus' threads are a good start. Then you can follow with some reviews over at jonnyguru.com. What you will find out is that many cheap chinese companies just cobble together a PSU, that won't work (translation: it blows up usually, and shuts down if it's slightly higher quality) at more than 60% of its rated wattage. They get away with it because so many people buy these things and put them in puny rigs and they actually do work for awhile, at light loads.

And #4: When someone tells you a PSU is crappy, DON'T argue with him. What would you have done if that PSU had actually done something, like blown up in a BAD way...like...ignited something and caused a fire? While some computer fires have spared the house, because they were self contained, that's still serious business.

I know tons of kids who cheap out on things like videocards, and then whine that they lag in games too much. Cheaping out on a video card isn't dangerous. Even cheaping out on a bad motherboard isn't dangerous. But the Power Supply is the ONE THING IN A COMPUTER YOU DO NOT WANT TO CHEAP OUT ON. The CPU isn't the heart of a computer--the PSU is. The CPU is just the brains...
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the first psu the ezecool was the first power supply i got when i started building pcs that was in 2005 it lasted me for 3 pc builds never had any problems with it untile now

the alpine was an energency and the only psu i could aford at the time i asked about it after i got it because befor i got it the pc wasent working
so i had no way off getting online

im 46 years old and i suffer from dyslexia thats why my spelling and grammer is terrible plus this computer im using at the moment hasent got a spell checker

my own computer is a q9550 on a xfx 790i ultra motherboard with 4gig off corsair xms3 model cm3x1g1600c9dhxnv the chip is watercooled using a d-tek Fuzion v2 cpu waterblock and a laing waterpump with a 360 rad with 3 fans atached to rad the loop is homemade using clear plastic reinforced garden hose with 1/2 barbs the lowest tempreture i got was last year when we hade snow and i didnt have any heating on was -7c
the graphics card im using is a zotak gtx 460 756 memorie im running skyrim on high settings on a grundig 26inch tv using hdmi cable
i got a dvdrw and a liteon br player model no iHOS104-32 3 with power dvd 11 ultra as the software for playing br movies im running 3 internall harrddrivs at the moment with 3.75tb capacity with about 1.3tb free

im planing on upgrading chip and board next year to an i5 2500k or equivilent ivybridge model i hop to be using a evga z68 sli motherboard
or one off the asus rog motherboards i plan on getting 8 or 16 gig off ramm as well
    
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A PSU is nothing to go cheap on, I'm glad you got a pretty good on this time. If in the search for another PSU later or if you need more watts because of a huge upgrade, i would check out hardwarsecrets and johnnyguru on the model you want to see how it holds up. Merry Christmas smile.gif
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i know its a bit late but merry xmas to everybody and a happy new year
    
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just to let you no the thermalltek arrived today and i just got the pc up and running 5 minuets ago
thanks for all your help
    
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