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post #51 of 89
some of have seen the end result of bad quality psu's, or even the current result. My living room carpet has gotten me into a lotta trouble after lans.

*viciously tries to clean scorch marks.

on a side note, i think ill stick a cheap psu on a p5k i have layin around for a good game of Russian roulette XD
Edited by Greensystemsgo - 2/20/11 at 8:55pm
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you've done so by roasting the sacred cow...i learned a long time ago on this forum, you don't go against the general belief of the way things are.
The sheep who steps out of the herd is the one to get eaten by the wolf Friggen think for yourselfers
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The sheep who steps out of the herd is the one to get eaten by the wolf Friggen think for yourselfers
good thing i'm the wolf
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IF you read. I pretty much said it was a GREAT budget PSU. Now that I have money, of course I am going to buy the best brand and tac on an extra 200w because I have the money too.

Just like I upgraded from 4 to 8 GB. I never used that 4GB of ram to begin with.. Same with HDD's. I have 430gb of space filled, and I have more **** than I need on here, but I have 4TB of space. WHY? Because I can.

Im not a hypocrite, I just think Rosewill isn't as bad of a brand as it was claimed to be.


Now would be a good time to update sig rig


@Phaedrus2129

Don't worry about it You've helped me alot in understanding PSU's, which is why I remember you saying I wouldn't be able to runa GTX 460..
Why are you upgrading things that you don't need? 8 Gigs of ram? 4TB of space? "Because I can" is the dumbest reason I've ever heard. You are coming back here pretty much throwing everything back in our face like "I told you so, I told you so!" And then you do exactly what we told you to do in the beginning? H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-T! It wouldn't be as bad if you hadn't came back here trying to rub it in sounding like a complete a******.
    
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Why are you upgrading things that you don't need? 8 Gigs of ram? 4TB of space? "Because I can" is the dumbest reason I've ever heard. You are coming back here pretty much throwing everything back in our face like "I told you so, I told you so!" And then you do exactly what we told you to do in the beginning? H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-T! It wouldn't be as bad if you hadn't came back here trying to rub it in sounding like a complete a******.
Actually, getting more RAM and HD space than you currently need isn't a terrible idea. Or have you noticed a trend toward games requiring LESS RAM and hard drive space? Or movies and music files getting smaller? If I could afford 4+ 3TB drives right now I'd certainly grab them.
Not everyone goes for a totally new build all the time.
And I somewhat agree that this post seems rather pointless, but I also agree with the OP that people around here get goofy in the head over recommended units that are just fine.
Look at all the freakouts and worried posts concerning single rails that came up RIGHT after Phaedrus posted about a failing unit...
Edited by Nixuz - 2/20/11 at 10:24pm
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good thing i'm the wolf
And the mods are shepards, with ******* shotguns.
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Actually, getting more RAM and HD space than you currently need isn't a terrible idea. Or have you noticed a trend toward games requiring LESS RAM and hard drive space? Or movies and music files getting smaller? If I could afford 4+ 3TB drives right now I'd certainly grab them.
Not everyone goes for a totally new build all the time.
And I somewhat agree that this post seems rather pointless, but I also agree with the OP that people around here get goofy in the head over recommended units that are just fine.
Look at all the freakouts and worried posts concerning single rails that came up RIGHT after Phaedrus posted about a failing unit...
But it's easy to add another hard drive or a couple of extra sticks of ram later and it doesn't cost you anything extra. Having to replace a PSU a few months later is nothing but wasted money since you are purchasing one twice. It's much better to get a decent (not necessarily a lot more expensive) psu in the beginning and add the additional ram or hard drive space later as more than likely the price of the ram or hard drives will have gone down. It's just plain foolish to cheap out on a PSU in favor of more hard drives or ram. You can run without them, but you can't run without a PSU. The cheapo psu might work for a few months before it starts causing problems, but the chances of it failing is a lot higher than a better quality one. It simply isn't worth trying to save $20 to $25 on a PSU.
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U play this game for long enough and U will learn to trust certain brands.
    
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Two and a half months, or even five months is no measure of quality. Have you noticed that some of the more often recommended brands come with warranties of three to five years (or more)?

Also, a lower end PSU isn't always going to blow up. You also run the risk of damaging or degrading components from out of spec voltage/ripple/a lot of other stuff.

Basically, it might still be running and it might continue to do so. However, it is possible that it's adding unneeded stress to your system.
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post #60 of 89
I think the advise you get, especially about PSU's, is sometimes exaggerated. A lot of times certain companies get bad reps because their product goes bad more than others. That doesn't mean all their products are bad or going to go bad. Also you have to keep in mind there are a lot of company reps that come to these forums and will try to push the product they work for or know best. So take everything with a grain of salt, get many different opinions, and ultimately you are the one making the purchase so do so wisely. Or at least make sure they have a good return policy.
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