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Jesus, what's happening with my PSU?! (constantly failing)

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August 10, 2013 9:37:00 AM

Hi there mates.

Couple months ago I bought a seasonic X660 Gold thinking Id be set for life, as it got amazing reviews and everybody told me that I should go with it.

2 months later it just failed. My house is new, no problems with the electrical system. No lightenings or anything similar. I left the pc on at night though but that shouldnt be a problem at all, as my old corsair tx650 had done it for 2 years.

Now I contact the store, they replaced the PSU for me. Same model, same everything. And for my surprise, IT FAILED IN 2 DAYS!

First the pc began to reset itself after every 3 hours. I couldnt turn it back on unless I pressed the switch 2 times in the back of the PSU. Then the pc wouldnt start at all, fans would spin for a brief moment and die.

I tested the PSU with a paper clip and in fact, it didnt work!!!

Now im back using a mini cheap corsair CX500! And yes, it's holding tougher all night long. BUT I really gotta know whats happening with the Seasonic. I paid a lot for it and something has to be done.

My build is the following: mono asus p8z77-m, 16gb ram corsair, i3770k OCed, hyper 212 cooler, couple HDDs, 7970 vapor-x.

Do you guys think it's just bad luck or defective batch? Or maybe it's a kind of incompatibility between my system and the PSU?

Thank you!

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August 10, 2013 9:45:52 AM

sneak3 said:
Hi there mates.

Couple months ago I bought a seasonic X660 Gold thinking Id be set for life, as it got amazing reviews and everybody told me that I should go with it.

2 months later it just failed. My house is new, no problems with the electrical system. No lightenings or anything similar. I left the pc on at night though but that shouldnt be a problem at all, as my old corsair tx650 had done it for 2 years.

Now I contact the store, they replaced the PSU for me. Same model, same everything. And for my surprise, IT FAILED IN 2 DAYS!

First the pc began to reset itself after every 3 hours. I couldnt turn it back on unless I pressed the switch 2 times in the back of the PSU. Then the pc wouldnt start at all, fans would spin for a brief moment and die.

I tested the PSU with a paper clip and in fact, it didnt work!!!

Now im back using a mini cheap corsair CX500! And yes, it's holding tougher all night long. BUT I really gotta know whats happening with the Seasonic. I paid a lot for it and something has to be done.

My build is the following: mono asus p8z77-m, 16gb ram corsair, i3770k OCed, hyper 212 cooler, couple HDDs, 7970 vapor-x.

Do you guys think it's just bad luck or defective batch? Or maybe it's a kind of incompatibility between my system and the PSU?

Thank you!


It may just be bad luck or a defective batch, perhaps try the X750 or X650 instead, they seem to have less problems, although some do have coil whine.
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August 10, 2013 10:00:24 AM

I'm surprised the store replaced it after 30 days, but that being said, did they give you a nw replacement or is it possible that they replaced it with a refurbished unit? You may want to contact Seasonic directly and RMA it for replacement through them.
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August 10, 2013 10:41:07 AM

Don't think he provides tech support but I could be wrong.
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August 10, 2013 10:41:52 AM

I dont live in NA. The PSU had a warranty of 6 months. I contacted the store and they replaced it. Im pretty sure it's new cause Seasonic does not have RMA where I live, so anyways the store or I would have to ship the PSU to the US. It's just too expensive and might take months till I get it back.


I could try the x750 or x650 then. Or maybe another brand with similar specs? What are the differences between the x650 and x660?
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August 10, 2013 10:52:54 AM

sneak3 said:
I dont live in NA. The PSU had a warranty of 6 months. I contacted the store and they replaced it. Im pretty sure it's new cause Seasonic does not have RMA where I live, so anyways the store or I would have to ship the PSU to the US. It's just too expensive and might take months till I get it back.


I could try the x750 or x650 then. Or maybe another brand with similar specs? What are the differences between the x650 and x660?


The X650 has a slightly different design then the X660. I would look for the X650 KM3 models (I helped a Kiwi get one a a few weeks ago instead of the 660, which had just been discontinued), it solved many of the early complaints of the X660 and original X650.

X650KM3 review: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
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