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Is this an okay idea? I can get a TX650 for 55 in the marketplace, and thats the price I was looking for. So, is it safe or a good idea?
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I won't buy it if there's no warranty left anymore. Rather add some more pennies and get a new fully modular one instead.
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A good idea. Anyone else?
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post #4 of 9
I would agree. Unless there is a warranty don't do it. The Rosewill capstone is 79 right now, and I bet there will be a sale within the next month. Better PSU, and semi modular I believe.
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Neh. My max price is 55 bucks.
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post #6 of 9
Used power, not a very good note, the power supply for a long time, it will goes, voltage instability. That would be a risk, a new power supply is not much more expensive than used ~
post #7 of 9
Buying a used Power supply could be a risk. You wouldnt know how much power the user asked out of the psu for overclocking. Maybe its been dropped and or been pushed to its limits. Just be sure to ask the right questions.
post #8 of 9
The TX650 reviewed in late 2012 at XbitLabs had mostly Samxon brand capacitors on the outputs (green sleeving, stamped with a "+" in the top) You should be able to see most of them through the fan grill, so see if any are bulging or leaking.
post #9 of 9
If I were you, I would save up a bit more for a new PSU.
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