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New AX1200 won't start, "clicks"

post #1 of 8
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I just got a new AX1200 that I was putting into my current rig and can't seem to get it to work. Basically when I try to power up there a "click-clunk" but nothing happens, no fans spin, no lights, nothing as far as I can tell. frown.gif

Recording of "click" (34KB): http://www.mediafire.com/?n8eqj5lz4here9o

Hoping someone here can point out my hopefully obvious mistake. My old PSU that I was swapping with was a COOLMAX 650w. I don't know if it helps any, but this is what the setup looks like: http://i.imgur.com/YNp85.jpg

Specs:
C2D E6400
MSI P965 Platinum
EVGA 8800 GTX
2 x 2GB 1066
post #2 of 8
RMA, don't risk your components getting messed up as well
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post #3 of 8
definitely sounds like a dud. contact Corsair and get yourself an RMA/replacement they are pretty painless.

keep us updated.
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post #4 of 8
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Ah bummer then. frown.gif Two of my PC buddies had said exactly the same as well, glad to hear your second opinions though, at least I don't feel like I'm going crazy now. I bought this PSU through newegg, so should I do rma through newegg or corsair?
post #5 of 8
Do be aware that your system pulls around 250W under full load. Usually you're going to be around 100W, and the efficiency at that low load (8.3%) is very poor despite the 80PLUS Gold rating, since 80PLUS only tests at 20%, 50%, and 100% load.
post #6 of 8
Did you plug both parts of the 24-pin in?

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Also you'll need a certain amount of watts to get the fan going, so don't think it's dead because it isn't spinning up.
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post #7 of 8
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Thanks for the replies guys. I decided to give this PSU a try in my GA-X58A rig and it exhibited the exact same symptoms so I'm now pretty confident there is indeed something up with the unit. I'll see if I can get an RMA on it. Such a pity too, it's a nice PSU. redface.gif

In response to it "overkill", I definitely agree with the current state of the setup, however I'm planning to move up to either dual or tri GTX 580 SLI plus possible watercooling so its capabilities will definitely be used in the future. Fear not!
post #8 of 8
dude..... i had one or got one.... in the box fooooked. they are not one of there best psu's around. for some reason they really lost the plot there. i killed mine after i was running a benchmark with 2 x 480's and i did not even OC the little monsters
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