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That's terrrrrrrible.
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Coloring using solder doesn't work since it's a single color.
Someone needs to learn colors.
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by kora04 View Post
Coloring using solder doesn't work since it's a single color.
Someone needs to learn colors.
Eh?




These are Topower too. And old, apparently.
post #14 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobnova View Post
Eh?




These are Topower too. And old, apparently.
The guy who did that soldering looked like he started daydreaming and began to color with it. Only... he apparently daydreams in black & white.
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post #15 of 18
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rofl, yes. There are some places on the other one where solder was blobbed on the top without actually melting into the pad.

The best part is the "RailFusion" that "combines rails under high load". You can't see it from the bottom, but the rails are fused alright, by 2mm steel jumpers.
post #16 of 18
Repped for providing a helpful example of why cheap PSUs are to be avoided... nice pics too. Topower really went off on an odd one with the soldering that day, maybe they'd turned the heat down on the flow machine.
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post #17 of 18
Shouldn't be dipping into the bargain bin for PSUs anyway. It's like going for the cheaper plastic surgeon and being surprised when you end up looking like Jocelyn Wildenstein. How dare you
Edited by ChicknWafflZ - 12/23/10 at 5:37am
post #18 of 18
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Ya, I figured that one out, lol!
I checked the reviews and they were good when new, but that was four years ago (oops...), back then a "good" psu mean it wasn't as likely to explode. Not like these days where it's shocking to have a "good" psu die at all.
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