Yeah, apparently it's hit and miss with the Sonata2's smartpower psu. a bunch of newegger's claim doa or dead within a couple months, and then others said they've built 10+ systems and all work fine. I have an antec case now with a 420w smartpower psu that came with it and no problems at all in 2+ years, so I'm surprised so many people have had bad luck with their antec psus.
To play it safe, I may get a backup either to swap out right away if I run into problems and avoid the hassle's of returning, or to keep on hand for what seems to be a likely problem down the road.
Does anyone with the sonata2 & stock psu have any comments? I got the case for $50 from frys shipped free after a rebate, so i don't mind another $40 or so for a decent 450w backup if needed.
is free AR right now, shipped, so that could be an option but aren't ULTRAs crap in general? tigerdirect has a ton of 5star reviews for this model, but i have a hard time finding a bad review of anything on their so who knows...