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post #1 of 43
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Just a vent thread. :\\

I really should have known better and I'm paying for it now, but what has happened this past two weeks only proves the point of purchasing quality power supplies for your computers!

Last January 26th 2010, I bought 2 RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-630SS 630W PSU's for my son's new computer systems from Newegg. They have both died within 2 weeks of each other. One was last week and the other one just today.
They will not power on or anything, I even removed them and tried jumping the 24 pin connector, all they do is, the fan attempts to spin then stops, the blue LEDs in the fan just flash on then off once.

It's not an expensive lesson by any means, but a lesson none the less.

I'm replacing these el cheapo PSU's with the better Corsair 750W's.

I just wanted to vent a little.
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post #2 of 43
A lesson well learned. I used a pretty cheap PSU on my first build 4 years ago and it died within 6 months! I immediately replaced it with a Corsair 750tx that is still being used today without a hiccup.
    
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post #3 of 43
For $20 more (with the promo) you can get arguably the best 750 psu out there, Seasonic x750. I just grabbed one, should be installed tonight!

Check it out here
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I had the 530w version of your psu
I think they outputted like a max of 490w XD
The second I got my GTX 465 I bought my 1Kw PSU. I'll never look back.
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post #5 of 43
Don't use the TX750. Not a bad PSU, but completely overrated (in the non-technical sense). It's average squared, and priced high for what it is.


And odds are the systems in question could probably run on a 400W. What are the specs?
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For $20 more (with the promo) you can get arguably the best 750 psu out there, Seasonic x750. I just grabbed one, should be installed tonight!

Check it out here
Oh snap!!
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post #7 of 43
Sad - - and an expensve lesson. I hope your other hardware is ok though?

I had Crappy HDD's way back - learned to buy quality after 3 disc, went up in smoke within 3 weeks - every monday for 3 weeks - so I was a bit like garfield back then with the "I hate mondays" thing ..

But Corsair is making brilliant PSUs .. really .. good choice!
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post #8 of 43
That's what you get for buying a cheap power supply. haha

I used to have a Rosewill 700w powering my rig. Died in a few months, RMA'ed it and it died again in a few months. I got a refund and bought the PSU in my rig.
     
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post #9 of 43
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Don't use the TX750. Not a bad PSU, but completely overrated (in the non-technical sense). It's average squared, and priced high for what it is.


And odds are the systems in question could probably run on a 400W. What are the specs?
This. There are better PSU's at that price than the TX-750 v1.
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Don't use the TX750. Not a bad PSU, but completely overrated (in the non-technical sense). It's average squared, and priced high for what it is.


And odds are the systems in question could probably run on a 400W. What are the specs?
I've already ordered.

The system it's going in is a,
Intel Core i5-750 1156 @ 2.66Ghz with a CM Hyper 212 sink with an extra 120mm fan
EVGA P55 SLI mobo
Geforce 9500 x2 in SLI
8Gb G.SKILL Ripjaws
1 WD 1TB HDD
Antec 1200 case with a few extra 12" cold cathodes
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