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PSU Just Exploded... What Should i Get?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by T4C Fantasy, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. n-ster

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    idk ill go see the reviews, I haven't seen the V2 ones I g uess? or maybee it's the other way arounnd idk ill go check
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    T4C Fantasy CPU & GPU DB Maintainer

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    i ordered the Seasonic Platinum 1000, i hope not to be disapointed :)
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    T4C Fantasy CPU & GPU DB Maintainer

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    is it true that because the secondary went on my psu that the risk of me losing something else is low?
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    That's the old one, the new one fares way better there. 30mV on +12V anyone?

    EDIT: Oh wait didn't see that last line. :laugh:

    But yeah PSU's generally are getting better and better. ;)
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    I'm used to the old gen where the HX and the XFX XXX silver are some of the top of the line PSUs lol

    now they are midrange like wow lol

    Between the AX and the AXi there's a HUGE difference too wow. I really like the AX860i... I think something similar will be my next PSU
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    The only part of the seasonic platinum 1000 that isnt PERFECT is the ripple surpression. No where near bad but nowhere near the perfection of <20mV that some have either. The seasonic hits about 50mV

    but it's at a good price so who cares :p
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    That story can continue forever Seasonic is worse in one thing CORSAIR in second. Buy cheaper and longer warranty or choose favorite brand between that two no mistake, Gold or Platinum never mind.
    I was stunned with video clip where SS 1000 XP hold 1320W... But I love CORSAIR more and both need moddiy cables or some expert to make MDPC-X sleeve without srink and that is lot ot job and not easy and not cheap...
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    Well, if you end up disappointed with the SS-1000XP, then you are a bigger spoiled conceited elitist than Steve Jobs ever was. :p

    Actually, based on what you described, it's the primary that went out. When the PSU secondary goes, depending on the reaction time of protection IC, there very well may be collateral damage.
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    T4C Fantasy CPU & GPU DB Maintainer

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    ahh ok so my stuff should be saved then since the primary went?
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    You are right. However, I won't touch an Antec unit again in my life. Antec's absolute shit service has totally burned me. I've had no less than 3 Antec units fail on me, and successfully RMAed 0. First when I contacted them they tried to say the units were out of warranty. Then after I proved they were still in warranty they said I had print out their RMA form, fill it out, and email it to them along with the original invoice. Then after a few days of not hearing back after sending that stuff in they said they couldn't open pdfs...seriously. So I sent them jpgs and they said they can't accept jpgs because they are easily edited...wtf. Finally they told me to fax them. After faxing them they said the faxes weren't high enough quality. After faxing them a second time they finally accepted them and issued me the RMA, at which point they told me that because the units came with cases I would have to ship the case back with the unit!:banghead:

    I'll take the awesome Corsair units and awesome Corsair tech support over Antec's marginally better unit and total shit tech support.
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    Also, don't Corsair etc make CWT, Seasonic etc do the PSUs to the spec Corsair says to do them? so just because it comes out of CWT it does necessarily mean another CWT PSU will be nearly as good
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    Absolutely right, in fact CWT used to be known for making some rather shit power supplies too. But they have to make Corsairs units up to Corsairs quality standards, so a Corsair CWT based unit will be good. Even the CX series isn't all that bad for what they are. I'd have no problem dropping a CX unit into a cheap build, and I'd expect it to last for a good long life. For $19.99 you can pick up a CX430 and put it in a budget build and it will far outlast any unit twice the price. Plus the new v3 CX series units are all 80+ Bronze now, which is really nice. It would be hard to find a $20 unit that is even 80+ certified, forget 80+ Bronze.
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    idkk about V3 but the old school CX400 seems to be much better than the CX430
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    Yes that being said CWT has many many companies that make good units.
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    I agree, I have an oldschool CX400, and I'm disappointed that they replaced it with the CX430 because the CX400 was a better unit. However, the CX430 is still a good unit when used appropriately.
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    CX430 is also much cheaper though so I guess you get what you pay for
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    Very true, you would never find the CX400 for $20.
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    T4C Fantasy CPU & GPU DB Maintainer

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    PSU just came in today and NONE of my hardware Fried!!!!!!!!!!!! im so happy and relieved now

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    That is great!
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    T4C Fantasy CPU & GPU DB Maintainer

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    old psu power connector completely blew up and had a last hurrah when I tried to remove it from the wall, it decided to blow up again!

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    Good to hear. Is that a Seasonic T-shirt in the box?
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    NICE MAN! Congrat! This is awesome, and thats a FU#KING NICE PSU!

    Now do you see what a good PSU looks like?

    On a side note can you take apart your blown PSU and show us the blown up guts?!
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    Great news!
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