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post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros;12999067 
Certainly power supplies for me. I've always thought hard drives have the highest failure rates but really it all depends on where you live.

South Florida = Storms = Sporadic power surges = PSU damage.

Invest in a line regulator.
post #12 of 22
Cheap ones will fail %100. $35-50 ones will fail more often than any of your other hardware, and sometimes won't power-on a high-demand system from the get-go.

Good PSUs will last as longer than other hardware. You get what you pay for.

The good PSUs I have go from one build to another (after I retire hardware) without fail.
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post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129;12999170 
I've only ever had one PSU fail: a Linkworld LPJ2 430W.

After I introduced it to my eight pound sledgehammer and his friend, concrete.

Phaedrus just buys cheap units to destroy, saving commoners from them rolleyes.gif


So far I have had, well urmmm 1/2 my motherboard die and 1 GPU fan go.
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post #14 of 22
Only PSU I had fail on me was one that I put way to much load on during a PSU stress test in OCCT. And even then I just blew a cap and it still worked but I didn't trust it after that point lol.
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post #15 of 22
Well only PSU that died was (I don't know if You guys know that brand) Modecom Feel III. It was beautiful sunny day and I've just returned from the store with my brand new Gigabyte Radeon 4870. After all I've pluged it in and... BAM! Only thing I could saw were sparks o.O
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for me? it's always the front audio ports....... damn $15 cases
    
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post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by Shub;12999221 
When talking about failure rates, typically you only consider devices that fail by themselves, through normal use, without external input... If I torch my computer with a flamethrower, I can't blame its demise on the failure rate of its components, now can I? tongue.gif

Sounds to me like you need to fix your electrical system or disconnect your computer from the wall when there is a storm!

Well it's been long since I had the problem. My last PSU that died was just due to it being a trash PSU; OCZ StealthXStream.
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post #18 of 22
The only thing died on me was a PSU which arrived DOA. I don't think it was the manufacturer's fault as the packaging box looked like it got run over by a truck.
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post #19 of 22
For me, it's been pretty spread out.

1 Coolermaster 650w PSU
1 Maxtor 80 GB IDE Hard drive (back when they still existed)
1 Corsair XMS RAM kit DOA
1 LG Blu-ray reader (I blew it up accidentally, don't ask)
1 OEM IDE DVD reader, made funny noises and one day just stopped working

Bottom line, PSUs usually aren't the first things to go unless you're doing something really, really wrong.
    
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post #20 of 22
The only PSU died with me is where our 240V aussie power was going into the "115V" switched PSU by accident.

Highest FR for me is hard drives, then video cards.

And motherboards if your a OCer
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