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Old 07-20-2008, 10:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I found an interesting video made by the people at Corsair, which shows why you should avoid cheap PSU's
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Haha "Guaranteed To Not Dramatically Explode".
On a more serious note though a quality PSU is a vital component. Do you think they contacted the manufacturer with the vid?



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Old 07-20-2008, 11:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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I have a good PSU in my Athlon desktop, it's nice and has worked great. However, when rebuilding my dead Celeron (rebuilt it with a cheap Sempron motherboard), I went with a cheap $13 power supply. Within a few months the cheap thing shorted out and failed, but luckily Newegg sent a replacement, which has been working fine for a while now.
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my first rig before i knew anythign abotu power suplies i had a cheap 450w. it lasted over 1 year and a half with out ever having one problem, but i feel much safer with my strider thats for sure. the other psu was so cheap it didnt even have the 6 pin pci-e connector for my 7950gt, i had used the adapter for over a year.
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I have an 800w psu that is suppousedly from a "bad" company or something...
It hasn't failed me so far...

lol, it was a funny video but why can't they hint at the company? lol
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I have an 800w psu that is suppousedly from a "bad" company or something...
It hasn't failed me so far...

lol, it was a funny video but why can't they hint at the company? lol
Probberly one of their models



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My BP550 keeps me safe, but you should never cheap out unless ur willing to buy everything again xD
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I have an 800w psu that is suppousedly from a "bad" company or something...
It hasn't failed me so far...

lol, it was a funny video but why can't they hint at the company? lol
They're not trying to slam or embarass the competition. They're just shining a light on bad PSU's in general.
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They showed a cooler master PSU logo... haha
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It's nice knowing my 550vx will still be in my system long after I have replaced everything else.
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