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post #1 of 21
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I am looking around for a decent modular +700W PSU. I like looking at Newegg because of the reviews (then I usually buy elsewhere since shipping kills me). I came across a review that I just about spit out my coffee when I read it.

Thoughts? Does it even make sense? Look closely at what the "Manufacturer's" response was. Another thing is that the PSU was not even an EVGA product!!! Does EVGA own Antec by any chance? This now makes me wonder on the accuracy of reviews on Newegg... (sigh)

So... if ANYTHING goes wrong within your computer, update the BIOS.



Pros: awesome potential, looks tough, makes pretty fireworks in case containing thousands of dollars worth of components.

Cons: makes pretty fireworks in case containing thousands of dollars worth of components

Other Thoughts: i've never had a product fail so disasterously. this was beyond epic. i'd rather it just be DOA instead of sparkin' up on my $700MB. Thanks for nothing antec, literally. Now I'm without a powersupply needing to write reports. I'm going to RMA this thing so hard.

Manufacturer Response:
Our understanding is that upgrading the BIOS should resolve the problem but please check with EVGA for the most accurate and up-to-date information.” And “Rest assured that, even though this is definitely not a fault of the PSU, we will replace any unit damaged by this problem.”
post #2 of 21
im so confused, what was the review for? but evga does not own antec, i think they were trying to say its not the psu but the motherboard and that updating the bios will fix the problem the guy is having.

edit, on a 2nd read through, im nto sure how updating the bios would have stopped the psu exploding/fix the fact that his mobo is dead...
Edited by Sircles - 3/23/11 at 3:51am
     
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EVGA GTX 680 FTW 24 GB DDR3 1600Mhz C9 1 TB WD Black 1 TB WD Black 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1 TB WD Black 1 TB WD Black Kington Hyper X 3k 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 120GB 
OSPower
Windows 8 Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1050w 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3930k Intel ES ASrock X79 Extreme4-m GTX 680 16GB 1600Mhz DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
240GB Samsung EVO SSD 2TB WD Green DVDrw Cooler Master Nepton 240m 
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post #3 of 21
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Here... It is the 8/4/2010 (5th one down as of today) review by "James".

It is obviously a mis-posted response but the response seems to still answer a PSU failure.
post #4 of 21
im unsure what you wanted to know....
     
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1 TB WD Black 1 TB WD Black Kington Hyper X 3k 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 120GB 
OSPower
Windows 8 Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1050w 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3930k Intel ES ASrock X79 Extreme4-m GTX 680 16GB 1600Mhz DDR3 
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1 TB WD Black 1 TB WD Black Kington Hyper X 3k 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 120GB 
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post #5 of 21
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Nothing really... Just pointing out how senseless some reviews can be. Just sharing something that I thought was funny but weird.
post #6 of 21
You should never listen to Newegg reviews when it comes to PSUs. I mean that regardless of that manufacturer response your topic is about, I'm mainly just responding to your mention of liking to read Newegg reviews.
post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by Shub View Post
You should never listen to Newegg reviews when it comes to PSUs. I mean that regardless of that manufacturer response your topic is about, I'm mainly just responding to your mention of liking to read Newegg reviews.
Oh... I understand. I don't really take the reviews themselves at face value since they are subjective. I look at the overall scoring more than anything. How many reviews there were, what the average score was and such. I do like reading the "1-star" reviews because from here you will identify issues with a product better if you have many reviews and the issue is repetitive. I just happened to have seen that one particular review and found it funny how it was answered. The PSU does look nice though BUT no enough reviews to make me feel comfortable with it.
post #8 of 21
If you need a 1200W unit, the TPQ-1200 is a decent one, but not great.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341046 is a better deal though. Same unit as the one reviewed here.
post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by Shub View Post
If you need a 1200W unit, the TPQ-1200 is a decent one, but not great.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341046 is a better deal though. Same unit as the one reviewed here.
That is actually an interesting unit. I am/was thinking more along the lines of 700-850 W but with that promo, that 1250 W isn't half bad... Thanks!!!
post #10 of 21
Well, if you don't need 1200W, I'd recommend against getting it, it'd be a waste of money.
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