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    shadowdemonkid New Member

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    I recently bought a new EZ Cool ATX-500 JSP 500W PSU but when i installed it my motherboard would come on but no response from the monitor. Also the light on my case would not come on. I tried my old PSU and the pc came on and run fine. I do not know what is the problem.
     
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    The problem is a cheap-o brand power supply. EZ Cool are known to be bad. Just be thankful it was dead when you got it because if it blew while it was in your PC it could have taken some parts with it.
     
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    shadowdemonkid New Member

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    So when the light on the case doesn't come on it means the PSU is dead
     
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    You just answered your own question. Old PSU works new one does not, sounds as though the new PSU is crap. RMA and I would have to recommend a better brand.
     
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    Ok. Thanks
     
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    no, when your computer doesnt turn on means its dead.

    my opinion: get a good brand and happy new year :)
     
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    Thanks. Same To U
     
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    Oh and E-Power is a great OEM. Why would you get a new one?
     
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    +1.. I have used a few cheapy PSs when I had no choice, most of the time it ended badly.

    1st- Sunbeamtech (exploded, scared the crap out of me)
    2nd thru 7th- Ultra 500s (were on special for free AR to $9) half were DOA, other half died soon after.
    8th-Coolmax 450 ,still working after 4 years (yea Coolmax)
     
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    Corsair, PC Power and Cooling, and Seasonic are good brands for a PSU. In case you needed a suggestion.
     
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    ok
     
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    we should start a thread with "Good" stories of cheap PSs (not everyone can afford or even needs a fancy PS)
     
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    I got my Antec Earthwatts for 40$ free shipping on newegg awile back. Can't be anymore happy with it :) Tho they are like 80$ now. Some good CHEAP ones are E-Power. They make BFG and Mushkin PSU's and are pretty solid.
     
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    The ole OCZ game extreme 700 in my specs has been working nicely for quite some time now.
    My case has more lights than tron on it.
    and it runs an 8800 gtx oc'd to 600/950.
    ran 2 8800gts's in sli for a while until I upgraded.
    not to mention the macs thermo cooling.
    and it wasn't very expensive at all.
     
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    Well, it's not the prettiest and you know for certain it's cheap
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817255010

    But at one point in time it was powering:
    Celeron e1200 @ 2.6Ghz
    Abit AW9D-Max
    2x 2600 pros
    2xHDD's 2xDVD's
    2GB OCZ Gold PC6400

    Also use it every once in a while to bench as an aux psu for my 3870 to make 125% sure everything stays stable, even though I know the Antec would do the job alone.
     
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    Even maybe this one
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703015
    or spend a little more for the same one in my system specs $70 after rebate. Should save you from needing a new PSU as soon like when you upgraade.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341011
     
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