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post #1 of 11
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I purchased a SeaSonic S12 600W power supply from newegg. I had to RMA it because it was DOA. The replacement worked for about a month and now it makes a "zapping" noise and the system will not power up. I replaced it with my old 350W psu and everything is working fine. It worked great for the month - no complaints. Has anyone else had any problems with SeaSonic? This particular psu? Are they having quality control issues? Also, can you make any suggestions for a replacement supply in the same category? I am a little hesitant about getting a third one of these or any other made by them. Thanks.

PS Info for the replacement suggestions. I will be building an AMD/SLI system in the upcoming months and would like to move the psu from this P4 system into that one. The graphics cards will be two 7800 geForce GTX.
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post #2 of 11
Hey, I got my s12-600 from newegg and the first one I got the voltage fluctuated more than I liked according to asus probe... so I rma'd it and got a new one. no problems what so ever. It's been running just fine almost 24x7 for the past 2 months.

I did hear about a couple problems (mostly w/ DFI boards) with the first revision of the S12-600, but from what I've heard the 2nd revision fixed everything. All the recent reviews the S12-600 has been top so I'd venture to say that now everything is fine now. my guess would be that newegg still had some of the older revisions... but it should probably be safe to get one now. if you want to be sure I think I saw that xioxide.com specifically states that they have the new revision. I've never ordered from them so I'm not sure if they are good or not...
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post #3 of 11
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I just RMA'd the replacement to newegg today. Lets hope that the third time is a charm. LOL

I looked at a pic of the label on newegg and xoxide and they both say Rev.A1. Is A1 the revision that you have? Unfortunately I do not know the revision of the one that I just sent back.
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post #4 of 11
umm... i'll check
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post #5 of 11
Rev. A2
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post #6 of 11
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That is great news. Thanks for checking into that for me. Hopefully newegg sends me that revision.
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post #7 of 11
yeah no prob. I hope you get things straightened out. I'm not sure what the deal is. Maybe newegg just got some bad ones. I do know that once I swapped mine out I've been extremely pleased with it. The only con that I see is that the cables aren't sleeved... but I'm fixing to do something about that over break.
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post #8 of 11
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Just got my RMA back today and it was a Rev. A2 !! I was half expecting to see another Rev A1 and was prepared to send it right back without trying it out LOL So far so good, hope it stays that way. Thanks again for taking the time to look at your revision number.
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post #9 of 11
yeah, I hope this one works out for you. I heard that there were some problems with the 1st revision but that they were all fixed. I haven't heard of anyone having problems with any rev. A2 units. Cheeres and I hope it lasts you a long time. (I hope mine lasts me a long time too!)
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post #10 of 11
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Just wanted to post as an update. The Rev A2 is still rock solid performance. Not one problem since I got it.
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