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Well, if you don't need 1200W, I'd recommend against getting it, it'd be a waste of money.
Yeah... but I am also thinking of future expansion. I may want to go back to ATI GPU's and do x-fire and such. Then I may want to have the extra wattage on my side. But it's still a ways off. Gotta pay taxes (pay, no refund ) before I do anything.
post #12 of 21
Unless you put two 6990s in Crossfire, you'll never need more than 750W with AMD cards really. Two 6970s can run fine on a good 650W, and comfortably on a good 750W. I see you have a Crosshair IV Formula, so if/when considering Tri-fire, a good 850W would be perfectly adequate for three 6970s.
Just saying
post #13 of 21
Any retailer that does a large volume of sales is bound to have some DOA parts/reviews. Unless the number is overwhelming, I disregard these.
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Remember this:

When something is bad, people will on average tell 10 people about it.

When something is good, people will on average tell 3 people about it.
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Evga must have seen the he listed that his motherboard cost him $700.00. I guess they assumed that they are the only ones with motherboards with a price that insane.
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EVGA actually rebranded that Antec TPQ-1200 Control PSU for their SR-2 power supply.

Bios updates can resolve some PSU incompatibility. There are some motherboards that fail to start with some PSUs. It is also possible for a fault in the motherboards to overload PSUs like with some Classified boards people had on this board.
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I filter the newegg reviews and read the 1 star reviews for a product. I like to see if a product is prone to catastrophic failure. Other than that I disregard newegg reviews.
    
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post #18 of 21
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EVGA actually rebranded that Antec TPQ-1200 Control PSU for their SR-2 power supply.

Bios updates can resolve some PSU incompatibility. There are some motherboards that fail to start with some PSUs. It is also possible for a fault in the motherboards to overload PSUs like with some Classified boards people had on this board.
Ok... I'll take your word on that but sparking in a PSU is most likely a hardware issue IMO. I think it's a short somewhere along the line inside the PSU itself. Even I had a doubt on this since these PSU are fuse protected but if the protection circuit itself were shorted out, then I guess it could be possible that could produce a big issue. More than likely a frayed wire inside the PSU rubbing against bare metal IMO.

First rule of electricity... if it sparks, it's broke. You replace it. PERIOD. You do not risk that PSU becoming a real issue and burning down a house later on... or worse. More so when it's on record that it's a problem.

Regardless, a BIOS upgrade would fix that, right???
post #19 of 21
My guess would be that there was a manufacturing error, or a faulty part. Hard to say without opening the unit up and looking at it myself.

The "manufacturer's response" was obviously intended for someone else.
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Ok... I'll take your word on that but sparking in a PSU is most likely a hardware issue IMO. I think it's a short somewhere along the line inside the PSU itself. Even I had a doubt on this since these PSU are fuse protected but if the protection circuit itself were shorted out, then I guess it could be possible that could produce a big issue. More than likely a frayed wire inside the PSU rubbing against bare metal IMO.

First rule of electricity... if it sparks, it's broke. You replace it. PERIOD. You do not risk that PSU becoming a real issue and burning down a house later on... or worse. More so when it's on record that it's a problem.

Regardless, a BIOS upgrade would fix that, right???
Thanks for taking my post out of context. Did ignoring the rest of that paragraph make you feel really smart?

I have encountered some motherboards that fail to turn on with certain models of PSUs.
Edited by Riou - 3/24/11 at 6:29am
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