Just bought the cheapest PSU Newegg sells

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Just bought the cheapest PSU Newegg sells

Post by martini161 » Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:45 pm

bought myself one of these http://legitreviews.pgpartner.com/searc ... ch=logisys today for my old p4 LAMP server 8) i know its just asking for problems, but i want to see how it holds up with a 1.86 ghz p4 and a geforce 2 mx400 video card :lol: this should be quite interesting i assume :lol:

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Re: Just bought the cheapest PSU Newegg sells

Post by Apoptosis » Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:40 pm

I bet it works great and lasts for years!

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Post by bubba » Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:44 am

When you get it post up the UL code so we can see who makes it.
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Post by martini161 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:43 am

yah apop, its either gonna work awesome and last forever or its going to fail epicly within the first 10 minutes :lol:

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Re: Just bought the cheapest PSU Newegg sells

Post by Darkstar » Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:00 am

Oh no!

waiting for the epic failure.............

well, maybe it will last you a while, but if it blows i hope it doesnt take anything with it.....good luck

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Re: Just bought the cheapest PSU Newegg sells

Post by DMB2000uk » Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:26 pm

As long as you aren't trying to get anywhere near 480W out of that PSU then you will be fine with it. :P

I don't recommend this for computers that are new and worth lots though :P

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Post by dicecca112 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:27 pm

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Re: Just bought the cheapest PSU Newegg sells

Post by martini161 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:35 pm

DMB2000uk wrote:As long as you aren't trying to get anywhere near 480W out of that PSU then you will be fine with it. :P

I don't recommend this for computers that are new and worth lots though :P

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what ive already near killed it twice, a third time wont hurt :P besides, its an excuse to buy a new rig 8-[
@mat: acording to the way overestimating newegg psu calculator, this thing will only suck down about 280watts, so i think this one will be fine

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Post by Alathald » Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:50 pm

Just keep it away from anything flammable...
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Post by stopthekilling77 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:00 pm

dicecca112 wrote:](*,)
the first thing i thought when i saw the thread topic was "dear god i... matt's going to kill someone"

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Post by hnzw_rui » Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:24 pm

I'm assuming personal server = idle most of the time. Yup, it's probably gonna last you for a while assuming it's not DOA.

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Re: Just bought the cheapest PSU Newegg sells

Post by martini161 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:24 pm

stopthekilling77 wrote:
dicecca112 wrote:](*,)
the first thing i thought when i saw the thread topic was "dear god i... matt's going to kill someone"

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yah when i posted this i was thinking "i wonder what matts gonna say :P

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Re: Just bought the cheapest PSU Newegg sells

Post by ibleet » Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:26 pm

I preach to people all the time about cheap power supplies, but with your usage it will probably last for quite a while.

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Re: Just bought the cheapest PSU Newegg sells

Post by martini161 » Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:31 pm

well it got here today and the shocking conclusion to our drama is...! FIND OUT NEXT WEEK!


ok, the psu works fine. here are some pics:
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side by side comparison of this psu's box and my thermaltake toughpower 850w modular

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not bad wire management for a POS gateway case huh?

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Re: Just bought the cheapest PSU Newegg sells

Post by ibleet » Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:50 pm

Not bad at all, and I hate seeing ide cables. 8)

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Re: Just bought the cheapest PSU Newegg sells

Post by bubba » Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:33 am

Folding IDE cables to hide them is a lost art form.
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Re: Just bought the cheapest PSU Newegg sells

Post by dicecca112 » Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:41 am

OMG, I've seen better put together electronics from our EE Majors. That powersupply is gonna blow the first time you put a load on it
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Post by martini161 » Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:01 am

yeah it probably is. just for the hell of it, i tried running it unloaded(<--dont do that) to check the voltages, and it actually didnt blow! i was getting like 12.25 volts on the 12v rail, but since it was unloaded im not suprised. i could probably put a better one together myself, but it be a bitch tracking down all the caps and makin the circut board. i dont think im gonna fold this thing if i want it to last more than a month. But the one thing that really bothered me about this powersupply, is the guage of the wire. they are about as thin as paper clips!
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Re: Just bought the cheapest PSU Newegg sells

Post by DaIceMan » Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:51 pm

so does the PSU have that quality "feel" when you pick it up? You know the one... you lift the product and immediately think "Man, this is good stuff" and roll your eyes.
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Re: Just bought the cheapest PSU Newegg sells

Post by martini161 » Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:28 am

LOL yeah it had real quality feel. infact, the power cable that come with it weighed about the same as the psu :lol: no joke though, thats how crappy this thing is

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