Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129
That's bad; it's a Compucase/HEC unit, and they're generally peak-rated POS with poor ripple suppression and bad caps. HEC can put out a good unit on occasion, but generally only in the high wattage range, and they're still only average at best.
I'd say you got ripped off.
We Aussies always get ripped off with computer stuff... i paid $250 aud for my 5770... yeah you get the picture.
With that in mind, I've been extremely lucky with dodgy PSU's. I had an a-Power "680w" which kept turning off on me under load, i'm lucky it didn't pop. Then i had a Shaw "860w" which had crappy build quality... the molex plugs were breaking off.
Then I had a Master 650w. It was exactly the same as a CoolerMaster eXtremePower 650w or whatever, but it was modular. It took a dump on me when i pulled apart my rig. never booted again.
And now i have a "crappy" thermaltake...
This makes me
EDIT: According to a PSU calculator, mi rig needs 365w under full load, counting in capacitor aging... looks like i'm safe for now?Edited by linkin93 - 4/8/10 at 9:53pm