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I was showing one of my friends the power supply I have (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371001)

and I was reading the customer reviews for it and tons of people this PSU keeps frying on them!!

My system has been running fine except for overclocking issues ... I wonder if I bought a bad PSU?

Now I'm kind of worried
    
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It's an ok PSU... as long as you don't put too heavy a load on it.

I would say the 650W Antec TP Trio is a good 500W PSU

I have one myself, and it hasn't skipped a beat, but that's with only an E6600 and an 8800GTS. It will be fine with a single 8800GTX also... since in those cases we're not talking about *that* powerful a system.

The parts of the TP Trio are Seasonic, but it's Antec who builds the PSU in the end, and they did NOT do a good job. It failed under heavy loads in Jonnyguru's review. Under medium loads it performed pretty decent.

Again, no problems with mine, but it's definately going to be replaces (as is my FSP Epsilon).
    
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i may get flamed for this... but i wouldnt put an antec PSU beside my PC let alone in it.... but thats just me
there are dozens of better psu's on the market for compairable prices
    
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i may get flamed for this... but i wouldnt put an antec PSU beside my PC let alone in it.... but thats just me
there are dozens of better psu's on the market for compairable prices
That all depends who actually delivered the parts for the Antec. Like many others, Antec does NOT completely build it's own PSUs. Recently, they switch to Seasonic for parts (for their earthwatts and TP Trio series). That did indeed improve quality, but still left something to be desired (failure at high loads for the TP Trio).

There are MANY other manufacturers who do not build their own PSUs, so there is nothing wrong with that (examples are OCZ, Corsair, PC Power & Cooling (ok, those are build according to strict guidelines by PC P&C, but still... seasonic is the builder), Silverstone, and some more.... can't say those are companies that delives shabby PSUs).

But more on topic: the TP Trio is an OK PSU, but there definately are better ones (Corsair 620W, Silverstone Olympia OP650, just to name two).
    
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i would rather shoot myself than use an OCZ product too lol..
really high return rates with their stuff. i know there are lots of OEM manufacturers out thhere, and antec are not the only culprits of failing psu's. just in my experience, they tend to not die alone... i like enermax, and some silverstones... my infinity serves me really well. but i know its alot more pricey
we sell the 650 infinity for 170 and it has a 20$ MIR on it right now. i'd go that route.
2 things i never skimp on are MoBo and PSU. your psu is like your heart. no matter how fit you are, if your heart fails, your screwed. and the mobo is obvious... replacing that later, is quite literally building a new pc lol
    
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My friend used one in his recent build. 939 with 8800. It worked for 5 mins, then a high pitched squeal. Then, that was the end of it. He reinvested in a PCP&C 610
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To quote myself from a little while ago -

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Like I said, the Trio varies from case to case. The 650 version was easily outdone by the Corsair HX620 and PC P&C Silencer 610 in an article from CPU Magazine (May issue I think).
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Hey guys... I am happy to find a thread about my PSU. I have been wondering whether I am as set as I initially thought I was when I bought it... especially now that I might be going Q6600 G0...

Please take a look at my system as tell me if you think I I will be fine...

My system has been running fine other that not being able to OC my E6300 past a very defined wall at 450FSB... and now that I am getting the Quad I am worried things might change... the E6300 has a thermal design of 65W where as the Q6600 G0 will need 95W... I know it isn't a big jump...

I will probably not be able to OC past 3.2GHz anyways due to my MoBo's FSB ceiling and locked multi so hopefully I might get away with a modestly low Vcore which I guess will also help the PSU situation...

Please give me your opinion
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I use it and it does what I need it to do. Work.

'Nuff said.
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Well same here... but I am concerned with my OC potential being lower from having the wrong PSU...can you get your E6600 above 3.2?

How should I take the results I get from this page:
http://www.extreme.outervision.com/index.jsp

It tells me I need a lot more Wattage than 650W more like 720W, yet Nechen is running a GTX. I am however running five HDDs and will go up to a 95W chip.
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