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post #11 of 27
so you had it almost a year?
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go for corsair they have good quality PSU's so it shouldn't happen again. best of luckand hope your system is ok though
    
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Get an Antec PSU

They are just as reliable as Corsair, and might even be cheaper.
    
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so you had it almost a year?
Yeah, about 10 months, no problems till now.
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post #15 of 27
get a seasonic they make psu's for antec and corsair


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Yeah, about 10 months, no problems till now.
seems to be the usual timeline for most of the OCZ extreme mkI's
Edited by obsidian86 - 2/5/11 at 10:07am
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post #16 of 27
OCZ doesn't have a good name when it comes to power supplies. i'm afraid mine will go after 1 - 1.5 years on my amd rig.

also sesonic dosen't make all the corsair psu's anymore. however the one's they do make hold strong from my tx850w experience
    
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post #17 of 27
Antecs have better PSUs than Corsair for the same money imho.
post #18 of 27
The OCZ SXS 700W has issues with that. See, the PCB was only designed for units up to 600W. They put in higher rated parts to make it a 700W; but the higher rated rectifiers have thicker leads that don't perfectly fit the holes. Because of that the solder joints may eventually go cold, and the PSU may either die silently or short circuit and fail catastrophically.


There is potential for damage to your system. It depends on whether or not the PSU's protections kicked in in time.
post #19 of 27
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Typically, if it's a loud pop, the rest of your stuff is fine. It's when there is no loud pop that there is more reason to worry.
Not always. A loud pop is usually associated with one of the switching transistors going; but in this case it could be the +12V rectifier as well.
Edited by Phaedrus2129 - 2/5/11 at 10:33am
post #20 of 27
I guess im lucky so far. I have had 2 OCZ psu's and not one thing wrong yet.. I wish u the best tho.
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