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her power supply burnt out it was a ultra 750w the bad one. im looking to get her a new power supply like this one.
CORSAIR Builder Series CMPSU-600CX 600W ATX12V v2....
is it good or can i do better for less money? if i can i would like to find one for less.
her specks are asus am2 mb and cpu is amd 6000+ duel core and gpu is 8800 gts and 4 1 gig memory
 

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Hmmm... ex wife you say? Then a $15 350W no-name will do just fine. :D ;)

Otherwise, that Corsair PSU will be ok - I use a Corsair (see specs) and it's fantastic.
 
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wouldnt a sybian be more effective...? :nutkick:
 
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my ex-wife is still my friend so i wont to do the best for as little as possible. the 500w corsair sounds like a idea.
 
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How long was she using it? I've been using an Ultra LS-550 for about 6 months now with no issues.
 
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it lasted about 3 years
 
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What happened when it blew? Have you tried the computer since with another psu? It may have fried other stuff as well.
 
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What happened when it blew? Have you tried the computer since with another psu? It may have fried other stuff as well.
don't have another psu to try but i hope the psu didn't take any thing else i know they can do that
 
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don't have another psu to try but i hope the psu didn't take any thing else i know they can do that
Ultra's RMA is pretty fast. They send your new PSU as advance replacement (ofcourse they hold some money on ur credit card) and once you fix and up and running with the new one then you can ship the old one back to them with the return UPS shipping label they email you. So you actually spend nothing. Why not call them and talk to them?

I have exchanged 2 PSUs and everytime they upgraded me to a better wattage or more expensive models. They even upgraded my $40 400w PSU to a 650w Modular PSU which was $120 at that time.

Your Ex's system is anyway down, why not wait for 2 or 3 more days to get a replacement PSU?

Who knows they will even upgrade the 750w to a 1KW model, you can grab that and give her a cheap PSU if you want :D
 
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Ultra's RMA is pretty fast. They send your new PSU as advance replacement (ofcourse they hold some money on ur credit card) and once you fix and up and running with the new one then you can ship the old one back to them with the return UPS shipping label they email you. So you actually spend nothing. Why not call them and talk to them?

I have exchanged 2 PSUs and everytime they upgraded me to a better wattage or more expensive models. They even upgraded my $40 400w PSU to a 650w Modular PSU which was $120 at that time.

Your Ex's system is anyway down, why not wait for 2 or 3 more days to get a replacement PSU?

Who knows they will even upgrade the 750w to a 1KW model, you can grab that and give her a cheap PSU if you want :D
would be nice but the warranty ran out it only had a 3 year warranty on it i know some of there psu's have a lifetime but not that one.
 

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+1 suraswami

You definitely don't want to spend money on a new PSU when you don't know the status of the rest of the PC. If the RMA isn't possible, then try another PSU first, perhaps the one from your PC? If the PC is damaged, it won't take out the PSU, but a damaged PSU can take out the PC.
 
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+1 suraswami

You definitely don't want to spend money on a new PSU when you don't know the status of the rest of the PC. If the RMA isn't possible, then try another PSU first, perhaps the one from your PC? If the PC is damaged, it won't take out the PSU, but a damaged PSU can take out the PC.
i would like to try that but i live in California and she lives in Oregon thats why we are friends because we live over 1100 miles apart lol.
 

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i would like to try that but i live in California and she lives in Oregon thats why we are friends because we live over 1100 miles apart lol.
As you live so far apart, how do you intend to fix the PC?

And on a more important note, the situation with your ex sounds interesting, so if you'd like to talk about it with us, we have the perfect place: TPU's sister site www.generalnonsense.net

Make a post there and link to it here. ;)
 
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As you live so far apart, how do you intend to fix the PC?

And on a more important note, the situation with your ex sounds interesting, so if you'd like to talk about it with us, we have the perfect place: TPU's sister site www.generalnonsense.net

Make a post there and link to it here. ;)
i talk her thru the repair over the phone im good at that.
 

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i talk her thru the repair over the phone im good at that.
And she must be good at following your instructions!

Part of my job is to work on the IT Helpdesk and I can tell you that no matter how good you are, if the person at the other end is clueless, being unable to follow simple instructions and answer simple questions, then you've got an uphill struggle. :rolleyes: :laugh:
 
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well she had a friend look at the system and the psu is defiantly gone he tested the system with his psu and all is ok so i ordered her the 600w corsair psu and she said she will pay me back in a few months. i know im a fool lol
 
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ex-sex


No sex=lose on all sides, and she is playing you.
 

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I'm glad the PSU didn't take out anything with it.

There's nothing wrong in being paid back slowly. As long as you know she's trustworthy, then it's fine.

And finally, good on you for starting that thread about your ex over at GN - but you didn't link to it here! :eek:

Here it is :) www.generalnonsense.net/showthread.php?t=4990

ex-sex


No sex=lose on all sides, and she is playing you.
I don't think it's right for us to judge without having the full facts. And even then, we probably shouldn't judge. Anyway, this one's for GN.
 
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well she had a friend look at the system and the psu is defiantly gone he tested the system with his psu and all is ok so i ordered her the 600w corsair psu and she said she will pay me back in a few months. i know im a fool lol
Oh the love you have.
 
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Clearly it's time for a divorce.
 

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What's the specs of the pc?
 

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Don't bother going the builder series, I have heard bad things about that particular series.