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Old 11-04-2006, 08:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have this cheap crappy powersupply in my system

i am worried that it may crash someday because it looks like a peice of crap. i have had it for 2 weeks and is working fine, but i am worried that it would crash and i am not in a financial situation to get a new powersupply. so my question is what happens if my powersupply breaks down on me. i mean will my system stop working, will some parts of the system will damage. or what will happen?

and can anyone recommend a good powersupply for about 50 bucks, and minimum of 550 watts. i will buy this once i have the money

thank you very much

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Old 11-04-2006, 08:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What are your full specs?


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Old 11-04-2006, 09:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 11-05-2006, 04:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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At least a fortron 450w.
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Old 11-05-2006, 04:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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sometimes u get lucky sometimes u fry ur system i just recently had a power supply die on me with no adverse affects. Some arent nearly as lucky sometimes it can cause a power surge usually only killing the mobo but can damage almost anything.According to the reviews on newegg that ps is total crap i would suggest a new one asap.
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Old 11-05-2006, 05:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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unless you check ebay i dont see you getting a 550w psu for 50 bucks
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yeah unless you get a cheap one ... ahaha

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Old 11-05-2006, 07:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
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yup ive had a 500w PSU fry my whole rig before i went to get a glass of water came back and it was smoking, my GF was all like i didn't touch it I swear. lol, but i will never be cheap again, the end result the inside of my case was covered in burnt plastic frayed wires and zip ties everywhere not to mention a fried PSU, CPU, Mobo,memory sound card, but my old geforce 2 survived i think those things were made of steel back then. My GF is running this thing


thats pretty good it hasnt had any problems for a cheapo PSU

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