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Originally Posted by Rob0tuss1n View Post
sometimes its easier to beg forgiveness than to ask permission.

Also, Usually the UL file number is enough to find the OEM. I've never had to take out the board from the housing - all your doing is voiding your warranty.
That is true BEFORE you have been told NOT to do something. In his case he would be better off heeding his parents wishes. No sense telling him to openly defy them.

That's why I was asking for a pic of the label on the outside of the PSU.
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lol like I said, I'm a terrible influence. Then again I didn't really tell him to do anything now did I?
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post #13 of 71
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Originally Posted by Rob0tuss1n View Post
sometimes its easier to beg forgiveness than to ask permission.

Also, Usually the UL file number is enough to find the OEM. I've never had to take out the board from the housing - all your doing is voiding your warranty.
I find this to be true. If you know what you are doing is for a good cause, just do it! And if you're scolded for it, say sorry.

On some no namers, even the UL turns up nothing. I should have suggested that first. But, in the case that the UL provides nothing, you can then commence to open it up...But if it's still under warranty, I guess there would be no point.

Sorry, I just like ripping things open, so it's just habit for me to suggest that.
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post #14 of 71
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where would i find the UL? oh and the pictures i put up are of the only side of the psu with anything visible, the top is covered by the case, the other side is covered by the case, the bottom is a fan, the part that pluggs into the wall is a fan.... so that is the only part not covered up that is not a fan

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Originally Posted by TheLaw View Post
...But if it's still under warranty, I guess there would be no point,
there is no chance of this, the place my dad bought this from got shut down for bad business practices, the 2 evga geforce 8800 gtx cards in the thing were stolen(i tried to rma one of them, and evga said they could not honor the warrenty because the thing was replaced as stolen under the warranty or something like that) and i am pretty sure the ram, mobo, and cpu were stolen as well

note: it is more than likely a mge600wp.... the cables are identicle to the 500w here:
http://bigbruin.com/reviews05/imagev...file=pic17.jpg

so..... question: when it turns out to be the mge600wp, which it more than likely will.... it is a good psu, or should i junk it?
Edited by phantasmor - 4/16/11 at 8:39pm
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Do you a link to the actual review, not the pic? That might give us someplace to start.
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post #16 of 71
Any PSU sold by a place with such terrible business practices would make me run away, very fast. I'd call it suspect at best.
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post #17 of 71
Not just who sold it...

Pretty much all of the low end OEM power supplies are junk (at best).
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post #18 of 71
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Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
Do you a link to the actual review, not the pic? That might give us someplace to start.
sure, here:
http://bigbruin.com/reviews05/xgdragon_3
post #19 of 71
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Not just who sold it...

Pretty much all of the low end OEM power supplies are junk (at best).
probably the reason one of the cards died, not enough power
post #20 of 71
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That's not much of a review....Not your fault. Just saying.

The actual supply. Whenever I see that funny 2x 80mm fan configuration, I always become suspicious. Kind of a trend in crap power supplies.

Since there is a voltage selector underneath the IEC power jack and above the switch, that means that there is no Active PFC on-board and that it is using a really antiquated design. Voltage selector is also equivalent to crap.

I'd highly suggest you get a new supply.

If you get the chance, try opening it up and take some pictures for us. Can't say I've actually ever heard of MGE. Maybe somewhere in the back of my mind, but nothing recently.
Edited by TheLaw - 4/16/11 at 9:22pm
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