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Maybe it's your PSU killing the mobos? Lol.
No...The Abit P35 board died by a short i did, the ECS 650i board died because i ground down the NB die and it killed it, and i killed this 680i by shorting something out by accident with a pencil.
    
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post #12 of 21
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LOL

I had that PSU! Heres a tip: Take it out of your system, grab 2 paperclips. Stick one in the green 24 pin wire and any black wire, and the other in a yellow and a black wire. Go outside, plug it in, and watch it burn!
Bring a fire extinguisher! Safety first! xd
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Originally Posted by MR KROGOTH View Post
I kinda figured the Echo star was... it was given to me by a friend. But the logisys has been here for 2 years so I think its fine. My Motherboards have died faster than the PSU has (3 Mobos, 1 PSU.)
So what? Just because it's working right now that doesnt mean it's good. You could be slowly causing damage to your components without even realizing it.
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Here's a review of the Echostar 680W:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6714

There are worse power supplies... But not many, and not as widely available. Leadman LP-8867 is just dreadful.
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Echostar, making people buy new stuff for a decade!
It's junk, it really is. Kill it with fire.
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Here's a review of the Echostar 680W:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6714

There are worse power supplies... But not many, and not as widely available. Leadman LP-8867 is just dreadful.
Wow that's some impressive ripple. Were they trying to win a ripple competition?
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post #17 of 21
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Wow that's some impressive ripple. Were they trying to win a ripple competition?
Maybe, but the Linkworld LPSW 350W still holds that record: 3000mV @+12V, 1700mV @+5V.
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you could get a zippy 300,Phaedrus knows where to get one
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you could get a zippy 300,Phaedrus knows where to get one
Not anymore, Jameco stopped carrying them.

Besides, those were ATX 1.3 units, not suited for anything post-Pentium III.
EDIT: Though it does look like an ATX 1.3 would be good for that Barton system; I have one in mine.
post #20 of 21
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No...The Abit P35 board died by a short i did, the ECS 650i board died because i ground down the NB die and it killed it, and i killed this 680i by shorting something out by accident with a pencil.
Considering you're not running the most demanding system on that PSU, it should work fine for the moment. Just don't go and add a beefy graphics card to it. Believe me, I've been in the same spot. I had a "680W" Thermaltake PSU which in reality could only put out about less than 300W. I had a power hogging CPU (Pentium 4 overclocked to 3.5 GHz at 1.7V) and thought "if it can handle this, it can handle a new GPU as well". Well, I added an X1950 Pro graphics card, 3 weeks passed and the PSU went belly up and took out my motherboard and my 2x1GB memory sticks in the process.

This advice may also be unsolicited, but I just wanted to add my $0.02
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