Just bought the cheapest PSU Newegg sells

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Re: Just bought the cheapest PSU Newegg sells

Post by KPRROK » Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:08 am

Wow, I'm very impressed by the cable management you pulled off. That's making me jealous.

Oh yeah, about the PSU, hope it works out. Even if not, no big loss if it blows (and doesn't take everything with it)!

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Re: Just bought the cheapest PSU Newegg sells

Post by Darkstar » Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:51 am

Well, at least you are all set for the "before and after pics" :)

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Re: Just bought the cheapest PSU Newegg sells

Post by dicecca112 » Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:12 pm

Before my computer blew up, and after. All set :mrgreen:
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Re: Just bought the cheapest PSU Newegg sells

Post by martini161 » Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:20 pm

dicecca112 wrote:Before my computer blew up, and after. All set :mrgreen:
dont you mean, before my computer blew up, and after it blew up and i died from the fumes :lol:

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Re: Just bought the cheapest PSU Newegg sells

Post by Darkstar » Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:04 pm

"dont you mean, before my computer blew up, and after it blew up and i died from the fumes :lol: "

of course not.....who would post the pics then???....... :mrgreen:
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Re: Just bought the cheapest PSU Newegg sells

Post by Methious » Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:41 pm

I've seen some real quality PSu lately, seems like some flea market guy is selling and installing them for $25 bucks. PowMax my favorite (money maker replacing parts after they tank)

If it lasts a month it'll probably last a decent while. Considering you wouldn't mind getting a replacement computer you'll probably have to will it to the grandkids.

I have a SolyTech 480, shows bad on an elcheepo PSu tester, but shows true on a voltmeter, I pulled it for testing but I suspect it's time for a new PSU tester, I got the error after I used the PSu tester to jump start a PSU and run leak testing like 3 times it got pretty hot a couple of times.
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Re: Just bought the cheapest PSU Newegg sells

Post by vicaphit » Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:18 am

Hahaha! $20 power supply!

Good luck, let us know when it blows.
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Re: Just bought the cheapest PSU Newegg sells

Post by martini161 » Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:32 pm

still working good, 24/7/365 since i bought it 100% uptime 8)

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Re: Just bought the cheapest PSU Newegg sells

Post by zepper » Mon May 05, 2008 5:54 pm

I think both jonnyguru.com and hardwaresecrets.com recently did reviews of no-name, budget PSUs. Some did well, but poorly designed for systems that rely on the 12V rail, others not so...

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Re: Just bought the cheapest PSU Newegg sells

Post by geokilla » Mon May 05, 2008 7:34 pm

Since it's lasted for over a month, why don't you try Folding on it? I'm pretty sure that will test the limits of your PSU.
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Re: Just bought the cheapest PSU Newegg sells

Post by aircommando13 » Mon May 05, 2008 8:54 pm

yea I bet it will last a while, I bought a cheap $30 one from newegg and it's survived rigorous testing from overclocking memory, chipset, and cpu voltages not to mention a 9 series card. It's amazing the quality you get for some things under $50 compared to 5 years ago.
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