Originally Posted by blitz6804
I have used Antec for all my power supply needs until about a month ago. Silverstone had a 60 A single-rail PSU for $110, and I couldn't pass it up.
Sorry to hear about all your hardware issues Manyak, is this the only build you have had problem with? I have NEVER had a build go together smoothly; something always breaks.
(Slot A: three dead HDDs. Socket A #1: dead RAM. Socket A #2: motherboard PWM faulty; set CPU on fire. Motherboard/CPU replaced, but motherboard was RMAed another 7 times. Socket 939 #1: bad GPU. Subsequently RMAed mobo twice. Socket 939 #2: motherboard died a month old. Abit will not RMA since out of business. Socket AM2: DoA graphics card. Replacement graphics card still will not crossfire. Dell T7200 laptop: motherboard replaced 3 times, monitor twice; Dell finally refunded. Toshiba T7700: one out of every five boots Windows will not load.)
My entire life, I have had one PC work right from the time I first pushed the button until the time I stopped using it daily. That is, my HP laptop with AMD Barton. Sucker still works as my CoD4 dedicated server.
Seems like your set of problems puts mine to shame. Completely set a CPU on fire? That's nuts, lol.
I've honestly never had this kind of trouble before. Ok yeah I've had to RMA things here and there, and ran into problems with screwy drivers, but never had a streak of problems one after another like this. I've only ever had 2 video cards, 1 stick of RAM, and 3 HDDs die over the last 20 years. Oh, and I busted a laptop's screen because I left it in my car in winter and it froze, then when I went to open it all the crystals broke internally. But all that's over 20 years...and in the last two months I've had more problems than all that put together.
I dunno, maybe the quality of parts are just getting worse and worse. It sure feels like it
.Edited by Manyak - 12/11/08 at 10:52am