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How to avoid frying your system with psu?

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June 12, 2014 2:50:27 PM

I read a review on a psu saying you can fry your system if you aren't careful buts its easy to avoid, how do you avoid it? Is this a threat? Or did this guy not know what he was saying?

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June 12, 2014 2:51:49 PM

It's only a threat if you buy a power supply from companies like Logisys or Raidmax. Get a good brand power supply and you won't have to worry at all about it :) 
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June 12, 2014 2:52:50 PM

BleedingEdgeTek said:
It's only a threat if you buy a power supply from companies like Logisys or Raidmax. Get a good brand power supply and you won't have to worry at all about it :) 


Like corsair? Are they a good psu brand?
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June 12, 2014 2:56:01 PM

Depends on what model and what all your system is running, but generally speaking yes.
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June 12, 2014 2:57:45 PM

Ok I will make another thread when I'm ready to order asking if everything is compatible. I am a noob lol. Thanks a bunch btw.
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June 12, 2014 2:58:59 PM

^That's about right. Logisys, Apevia, Raidmax, Sunbeam, Diablotek, older Huntkey (the new 80+ ones are decent), and of course anything generic, are all potential killers.
Corsair has all the necessary protection circuits not to kill your parts, although the "CX" and "GS" lines are made with some inferior Samxon capacitors that don't like heat and may not hold up over time.
Seasonic does not know how to make a bad PSU. Their own, XFX, some Antec, some PC Power & Cooling, and anything else they make will be safe. Flextronic (really high-end Corsair) is solid, as is Delta (many Antec). New Superflower units (Rosewill Capstone, NEW Kingwin) are also top quality.
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June 13, 2014 4:32:55 PM

Onus said:
^That's about right. Logisys, Apevia, Raidmax, Sunbeam, Diablotek, older Huntkey (the new 80+ ones are decent), and of course anything generic, are all potential killers.
Corsair has all the necessary protection circuits not to kill your parts, although the "CX" and "GS" lines are made with some inferior Samxon capacitors that don't like heat and may not hold up over time.
Seasonic does not know how to make a bad PSU. Their own, XFX, some Antec, some PC Power & Cooling, and anything else they make will be safe. Flextronic (really high-end Corsair) is solid, as is Delta (many Antec). New Superflower units (Rosewill Capstone, NEW Kingwin) are also top quality.


Would you mind posting a link to a good one on newegg, one that is really safe, I need probably about 600 watts.
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June 14, 2014 9:08:26 AM

Please list your components. Particularly if they've bought cheap PSUs in the past, many people overestimate the wattage they need. Buying 600W if you only need 450W would be a big waste of money.
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