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jchambers28

join:2007-05-12
Alma, AR
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[Parts Check] 850 watt PSU

I let the smoke out of my PSU today corsair tx750. Got home turned on PC. PSU went poof. I am using a antec 500 older unit but works with one 5770.

here are my choices.

corsair »www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···%20tx850

xfx

»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···fx%20850

»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···17151108 seasonic

PC power and cooling.

»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···17703028

»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···17256067 silver stone

sk1939
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join:2010-10-23
Mclean, VA
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Here I thought Corsairs were decent PSU's. I wonder what the was the reason it went poof, you did have surge protection on it correct?

I would personally go with either the Seasonic or the Corsair.



Krisnatharok
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reply to jchambers28

Is it within the warranty period? RMA it.



jchambers28

join:2007-05-12
Alma, AR

the warranty is gone I got it in 2007.


Chrno

join:2003-12-11
reply to sk1939

Isn't that obvious? Not all Corsair power supplies are created equal and some are just average/crap units that people are willing to pay more than what they are really worth. The TX series totally suck in my book. They seem to have a pretty high failure rate and they also have compatibility issues with some video cards (inability to power them up during POST).



Krisnatharok
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reply to jchambers28

They have a five year warranty. Did you buy it in Jan/Feb?



jchambers28

join:2007-05-12
Alma, AR

I am looking at the receipt Jan 5 2007


sk1939
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reply to Chrno

I haven't bought a PSU since the Core Duo days, so I wouldn't know.



Krisnatharok
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reply to jchambers28

Ooooh man that really sucks. Right outside the five-year window. You should write them a really nice letter saying how much you love their PSUs and how it died at 5 yr 1 mo and see if they send anything.
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If we lose this freedom of ours, history will record with the greatest astonishment, those who had the most to lose, did the least to prevent its happening.



jchambers28

join:2007-05-12
Alma, AR

I got my money's worth it was $100 at the time. There fore i need another 5 year supply.



Snavely

join:2003-02-22
Davenport, IA
reply to jchambers28

PSU database, might help to find what you want...
»www.realhardtechx.com/index_arch···e541.htm



DKS
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Owen Sound, ON
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reply to jchambers28

said by jchambers28:

I am looking at the receipt Jan 5 2007

Try an RMA. Corsair just might accept it. You have nothing to lose.
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Need-based health care not greed-based health care.


DKS
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reply to jchambers28

said by jchambers28:

I got my money's worth it was $100 at the time. There fore i need another 5 year supply.

Lots of Corsair's on sale right now.
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Need-based health care not greed-based health care.


signmeuptoo
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NanoParticle
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reply to jchambers28

I've had 3 Antecs and 1 top of the line Enermax fail on me, so even "good" brands fail.

Of course, the power feeding your home could be dirty too. After having so many power supply units fail on me over 5 years where I lived, I asked the power company to come out and check the service drop. They re-did the terminations at the pole and after that I had no more units fail on me, coincidentally.

Power companies can even use special timed meters that record the AC signal over 24 hours or more, though I don't think your experience warrants that.

The most important thing about a good quality unit is when it fails, hopefully it doesn't take the rest of the system with it.
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jchambers28

join:2007-05-12
Alma, AR
Reviews:
·Cox HSI
·AT&T Wireless Br..

do u think this PSU is over priced?
»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···17139034

compared to this,

»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···17171049


sk1939
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join:2010-10-23
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I think both are overkill really. I would go with the Corsair just because it has a better brand reputation, but the Cooler Master is decently rated.



jchambers28

join:2007-05-12
Alma, AR

I want a PSU that will run what ever I throw at it.


Chrno

join:2003-12-11

I wouldn't mind selling you the AX1200 I have (still sealed) for $200 but you are in the states so shipping would totally kill the deal.



jchambers28

join:2007-05-12
Alma, AR

dbl post



jchambers28

join:2007-05-12
Alma, AR
reply to Chrno

what is location.


Chrno

join:2003-12-11

Canada, shipping is at least $30-40 which makes the price on newegg very decent.



jchambers28

join:2007-05-12
Alma, AR

sorry for all the questions I have not bought a PSU in 5 years.
The person who I built a system for today already had a corsair ax850 I installed for him a few months ago. I want one but dont have the cash flow for one of those.


Chrno

join:2003-12-11

The AX series isn't all that great. I have encountered more DoAs than I would like for a flag ship SKU from Corsair but the completely modular feature makes up for any defects the AX series have. If the thing fails, just unplug the cables and swap it out. No need to redo the cable management etc. It's clean and easy to maintain.

As for a choice between the HX1050 and the CoolerMaster. You have to ask yourself the following question:
Is the extra 2 year warranty and more quiet fan at full load worth the extra $60?



jchambers28

join:2007-05-12
Alma, AR
Reviews:
·Cox HSI
·AT&T Wireless Br..
reply to jchambers28

I chatted with Kyle Bennett over at [H] for a while this morning about the latest and greatest crop and power supply's. he told me to get a Antec 900 watt PSU. And skip the corsair. What it seems to me like corsair is slipping in the QC dept.

Here is the one Kyle told me to get.

»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···17371050


Chrno

join:2003-12-11

No, I would not get that one. I had more than one that buzzed at 40% load. Pick something else or go with the CoolerMaster or the Corsair



jchambers28

join:2007-05-12
Alma, AR

I wonder why kyle told me to go with that one?
you know who kyle is don't you.



Krisnatharok
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bronze?



jchambers28

join:2007-05-12
Alma, AR

yes


Mister_E

join:2004-04-02
Etobicoke, ON
Reviews:
·Bell Sympatico
reply to jchambers28

Don't overlook the XFX PSU.

If it's still like the original version, it's really a SeaSonic and has gotten favorable reviews...also, as long as you're happy with 850W.

I'm running the original version (with the ugly green fan - but no big deal for me since I have an Antec 300 case) and happy with it.



jchambers28

join:2007-05-12
Alma, AR

could one run a pair of 7950 GPU's on it with out trouble?