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July 04, 2011, 12:07:41 PM
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http://www.newegg.com/Special/ShellShocker.aspx?cm_sp=ShellShocker-_-17-553-004-_-07042011_1

Looks like a good deal!

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July 04, 2011, 08:39:50 PM
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Stay far away... read the reviews.

My advice on PSU's: If its not Enermax or Corsair don't buy it. Always remember a bad PSU can destroy your entire computer.
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July 04, 2011, 08:41:51 PM
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Stay far away... read the reviews.

My advice on PSU's: If its not Enermax or Corsair don't buy it. Always remember a bad PSU can destroy your entire computer.

Add Fortron to that list.
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July 04, 2011, 08:50:50 PM
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Funny thing about newegg reviews. 1 of the 1 stars was from a guy who didn't even have the psu. 

I got 2 of them.
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July 04, 2011, 09:24:08 PM
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The reviews on newegg are so misleading most the time. Most of the 1 egg reviews are because the item was DOA, which the review system specifically says not to do when submitting a review. Also, the distribution of reviews is heavily skewed to 5/5 or 1/5, since the education system makes people think 2.5/5 is not average but failing.

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July 04, 2011, 09:43:00 PM
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Stay far away... read the reviews.

My advice on PSU's: If its not Enermax or Corsair don't buy it. Always remember a bad PSU can destroy your entire computer.

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July 04, 2011, 10:57:49 PM
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Funny thing about newegg reviews. 1 of the 1 stars was from a guy who didn't even have the psu. 

I got 2 of them.

To be more specific, there are 29 reviews for this on Newegg of which 3 are 1 star ratings and 1 is a 2 star.  The other 25 ratings or 86% of the ratings are 4star and above.

And as mentioned in my other post, 1 of the 1 star ratings was from a guy who didn't even buy this psu.  He simply had a bad experience w\ another similar psu and chose to post a worthless flame review on this item.  Another of the 1 stars was a DOA claim where the guy claimed it fried his motherboard... while scary, it would be more scary if it wasn't just 1 guy saying this.

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July 05, 2011, 12:54:14 AM
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To be more specific, there are 29 reviews for this on Newegg of which 3 are 1 star ratings and 1 is a 2 star.  The other 25 ratings or 86% of the ratings are 4star and above.

That may be so, but PSU's are the single most important component in your PC in regards to reliability.

If a video card or CPU fails you just replace it. If a PSU fails, you will likely have to replace everything that was plugged into it (hell you may even have to replace your house in the worst case scenario).

Given that, I don't buy PSU's with less than near perfect ratings and/or a brand I fully trust for reliability.
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July 05, 2011, 01:20:25 AM
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Stay far away... read the reviews.

My advice on PSU's: If its not Enermax or Corsair don't buy it. Always remember a bad PSU can destroy your entire computer.
LOL. Spreading FUD i see...

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July 05, 2011, 01:31:05 AM
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Stay far away... read the reviews.

My advice on PSU's: If its not Enermax or Corsair don't buy it. Always remember a bad PSU can destroy your entire computer.
LOL. Spreading FUD i see...

Spreading personal experience. I have seen PSU's go up in flames and I have yet to see a videocard or CPU do the same.

Just trying to help people buy wisely. I recommend Enermax and Corsair because of my experience with them but there are certainly other good brands.
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July 05, 2011, 04:18:12 AM
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It's not FUD.  Though Enermax and Corsair are not the only good brands, for sure... but the PSU is definitely the most important part of your PC.  Skimp on anything but the PSU.  The PSU will usually last you through more than one PC and crappy PSU's can and will take hardware with them when they die.  Yes, I suppose they could catch fire as well, but I've not seen that happen.

I'm partial to Sparkle, Corsair and Antec myself, in that order.  

If you're searching these lines for a point, you've probably missed it.  There was never anything there in the first place.
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July 05, 2011, 04:22:28 AM
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I just had an antec go bad on me.  It did not damage any other components.  Was in use mostly 24/7 for 4 years.  Replaced it with a corsair.

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July 05, 2011, 04:34:44 AM
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I can say that Xion power supplies (do they even make them even more?) like to die, and attempt to take hardware with them. I had two of them years ago that came with cases. First one died within a few weeks. The second one, which also came with a case, took two hard drive with them. They melted a chip on the HDD control board. The PSU's were not being over strained to my knowledge.

I have had a Thermaltake for over three years, and it's been doing great.
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July 05, 2011, 05:51:53 AM
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Seasonic, Silverstone and Corsair make the best high-end power supplies. Not subjectively speaking; Specifications wise. Everything else is practically junk compared to the top-line 850-1000W+ PSU's of those companies.

Enermax has also top notch guts under the hood, though is a bit less known outside the US.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/

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July 05, 2011, 06:49:14 AM
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Seasonic, Silverstone and Corsair make the best high-end power supplies. Not subjectively speaking; Specifications wise. Everything else is practically junk compared to the top-line 850-1000W+ PSU's of those companies.

Enermax has also top notch guts under the hood, though is a bit less known outside the US.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/

Nice site, they reviewed the 700w Cougar PSU: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cougar-CMX-700-W-Power-Supply-Review/1317

"The main problem with this power supply is voltage regulation. Starting at 560 W, voltages got outside their allowed range, what can make your computer behave erratically. We tested two samples, and both presented the same problem. Therefore, we can’t recommend this unit."
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July 05, 2011, 03:38:07 PM
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And that's why you should spend the extra money on a real PSU instead of skimping out a few bucks & ruining the rest of your PC

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July 05, 2011, 04:28:35 PM
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And that's why you should spend the extra money on a real PSU instead of skimping out a few bucks & ruining the rest of your PC

how about now that it's $199 again?
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July 05, 2011, 07:09:27 PM
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I stand corrected. Price doesn't correlate with quality in PSU's.
There's a lot of expensive no-name crap out there.

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July 06, 2011, 09:06:51 PM
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enermax and corsair are way too expensive to justify. I am totally for getting a solid psu for your mining rig, but those are borderline ripoff.

I use the coolermaster silent pro certified that's half the cost and never had any problems with them.
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July 06, 2011, 09:08:25 PM
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enermax and corsair are way too expensive to justify. I am totally for getting a solid psu for your mining rig, but those are borderline ripoff.

I use the coolermaster silent pro certified that's half the cost and never had any problems with them.

i have a computer w\ a 600w coolermaster and if i hook up more than 1 gpu, it starts smelling like burning.
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