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So some ppl told me that Chieftec PSU's are really good,i got my new PC 2 days ago a Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4 Ghz,BFG 9800 GTX OC2, Kingston HyperX DDR2 2x1GB 800 MHz, main board GIGABYTE N650SLI-DS4L and i call a profesional to make the PC and he turned it on bla bla bla and boom the PSU died...i asked some ppl and some say i had bad luck cuz some PSU"s are broken from factory and i send the PSU back and i'm getting a new one...my question is if i put the same PSU in my PC will it die again?...just bad luck? Thank you


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Hard to say, was this new system working for you for any amount of time prior to the PSU going out. Sounds like it could be a major short somewhere if it was built from scratch. Anyway , if it was purely a random power supply failure then the probability of another one dieing on you are very minimal.
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My question is.... Who told you that Chieftec PSU's are really good?
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Chieftec PSUs are trash.

PS: I didn`t see the date, well atleast Bumping this so that you won`t buy a Chieftec PSU. XD
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Originally Posted by Grobi View Post
Chieftec PSUs are trash.

PS: I didn`t see the date, well atleast Bumping this so that you won`t buy a Chieftec PSU. XD
How did you even FIND a thread that's almost 2 years old.......?
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post #6 of 8
Google POWA! xD
post #7 of 8
chieftech is crap....
post #8 of 8
Chieftec dead? Le gasp.

Whoever your friend is, don't let him give you advice on power supplies ever again. Chieftec isn't the absolute bottom of the barrel... But they're the gunk hovering right above it.
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