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I have a 730w raidmax and it works GREAT here it is
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152036&Tpk=raidmax%20730w

I hate to be the bearer of bad news...but just because it hasn't caught on fire YET, doesn't mean that it won't. Keep in mind, your sig rig barely pulls 250w at the MOST.

I dare you to put even a 500w load on that unit. You'll have on heck of a smoke / spark show. wink.gif

If a PSU company has the word "max" in it...its generally a bad idea.

You can't claim that it works GREAT...just because it hasn't caught on fire on you yet.

My old Apevia 500w unit "worked GREAT" by your standards then for 2 years, until I tried to put a 400w load on it. It caught on fire, and it completely RUINED that corner of my entire office room.
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I guess you don't think about it as much until something BAD happens.....have any pictures of said ruined office room. We could start a PSU disaster thread
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I hate to be the bearer of bad news...but just because it hasn't caught on fire YET, doesn't mean that it won't. Keep in mind, your sig rig barely pulls 250w at the MOST.
I dare you to put even a 500w load on that unit. You'll have on heck of a smoke / spark show. wink.gif
If a PSU company has the word "max" in it...its generally a bad idea.
You can't claim that it works GREAT...just because it hasn't caught on fire on you yet.
My old Apevia 500w unit "worked GREAT" by your standards then for 2 years, until I tried to put a 400w load on it. It caught on fire, and it completely RUINED that corner of my entire office room.

Ok seriously you have me scared now. How worried should I be about leaving the computer on unattended? Do sparks fly out of the back or are there steps to prevent a fire from spreading? I mean fireproofing the back of the computer.
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

I hate to be the bearer of bad news...but just because it hasn't caught on fire YET, doesn't mean that it won't. Keep in mind, your sig rig barely pulls 250w at the MOST.
I dare you to put even a 500w load on that unit. You'll have on heck of a smoke / spark show. wink.gif
If a PSU company has the word "max" in it...its generally a bad idea.
You can't claim that it works GREAT...just because it hasn't caught on fire on you yet.
My old Apevia 500w unit "worked GREAT" by your standards then for 2 years, until I tried to put a 400w load on it. It caught on fire, and it completely RUINED that corner of my entire office room.

Ok seriously you have me scared now. How worried should I be about leaving the computer on unattended? Do sparks fly out of the back or are there steps to prevent a fire from spreading? I mean fireproofing the back of the computer.

Your system could catch fire, or it could just simply turn off and never back on again. The only thing you can really do to stop it from happening is to replace the PSU with something that has some quality to it, such as any unit off the recommended PSU list here in our power supply section.

Your current unit could last another day, week, month, or even a few years. It's not a matter of IF it will fail...its a matter of when and how bad.

Good units typically won't kill any components with them when they die, and they usually will last years and years without a worry.
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