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Chieftec super series 750W PSU dies within a week?

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April 2, 2011 7:39:02 PM

I'm gonna build myself a new computer, and I have carefully picked out parts...
But I recently read that the PSU I'm gonna be using, has some issues, it has stopped working, in some cases as early as after one week of usage!
I do NOT want a PSU that won't work properly, I'm a heavy gamer, and I'll probably in some occasions have my computer on for a good 48 hours or so (LAN).

Any reply will be greatly appreciated!
Thanks beforehand :D 

a c 264 ) Power supply
April 2, 2011 8:10:19 PM

Chieftec is garbage. You do NOT want to go cheap on a power supply. Stick with Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, XFX, Antec, Enermax or Silverstone.
April 2, 2011 8:53:44 PM

anort3 said:
Chieftec is garbage. You do NOT want to go cheap on a power supply. Stick with Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, XFX, Antec, Enermax or Silverstone.


Thanks for warning me :) 
I was about to change to the Chieftec Super Series 850W instead of the 750W, but now I'll see if I can find a better PSU, with more positive comments!
By the way, how many $$$ do you think I'll have to spend to get enough power for my system?

Specs: i7 960 3.2Ghz CPU
Ga-x58a-ud3r motherboard
8gb corsair 1600mhz RAM
HIS Radeon HD 6970 - Crossfire

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a c 1197 ) Power supply
April 2, 2011 9:06:09 PM

tharagon said:
I'm gonna build myself a new computer, and I have carefully picked out parts...
But I recently read that the PSU I'm gonna be using, has some issues, it has stopped working, in some cases as early as after one week of usage!
I do NOT want a PSU that won't work properly, I'm a heavy gamer, and I'll probably in some occasions have my computer on for a good 48 hours or so (LAN).

Any reply will be greatly appreciated!
Thanks beforehand :D 

The specific power supply unit you're looking at is the Chieftec Super series CFT-750-14CS made by CWT (Channel Well Technology). Stay away from any of the Chieftec models made by Sirtec, those are the ones you've probably heard about.

CWT makes at least twenty models in four series for Corsair, thirty models in eight series for Antec.

What are the rest of the components in your new build?
a c 264 ) Power supply
April 2, 2011 9:10:46 PM

ko888 said:
The specific power supply unit you're looking at is the Chieftec Super series CFT-750-14CS made by CWT (Channel Well Technology). Stay away from any of the Chieftec models made by Sirtec, those are the ones you've probably heard about.

CWT makes at least twenty models in four series for Corsair, thirty models in eight series for Antec.

What are the rest of the components in your new build?



Huh I had no idea Channel Well made units for Chieftec.
a b ) Power supply
April 2, 2011 9:26:22 PM

If the Chieftec Super series CFT-750-14CS is made by CWT, then you should be fine since CWT has a good reputation for build quality.

Next time though, stick with good brand name and try not to cut corners with the power supply since if that component fails it can actually destroy everything is your system from an overload if you are extremely unlucky.

My recommendations are first and foremost...

- Seasonic - Basically they have the best damn reputation for manufacturing PSUs for themselves and other brands. They are on a level of their own.
- XFX - All of their PSUs are currently manufactured by Seasonic.
- Corsair - All of their PSUs are manufactured by Seasonic or CWT. I think Corsair is slowly shifting towards CWT to reduce cost.
- PC Power & Cooling - To the best of my knowledge the Silencer series is still manufactured by Seasonic.

- Other good brands are Enermax, Antec, and OCZ.
a c 1197 ) Power supply
April 2, 2011 9:28:19 PM

anort3 said:
Huh I had no idea Channel Well made units for Chieftec.

All 10 models in the Chieftec Nitro Series and all 10 models in the Chieftec Arena Series are CWT made units.

The CFT-600-14CS, CFT-650-14CS, CFT-700-14CS, CFT-750-14CS models in the Super series are CWT units.

The other seven models in the Super series are made by Sirtec.
April 2, 2011 9:54:21 PM

ko888 said:
The specific power supply unit you're looking at is the Chieftec Super series CFT-750-14CS made by CWT (Channel Well Technology). Stay away from any of the Chieftec models made by Sirtec, those are the ones you've probably heard about.

CWT makes at least twenty models in four series for Corsair, thirty models in eight series for Antec.

What are the rest of the components in your new build?


I can send you some links from one of my previous posts :) 

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119225

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product

RAM: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applica [...] No=7104116

GPU: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applica [...] No=7073913 (Crossfire)

HDD: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applica [...] CatId=2459

BD Reader: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827106325
a c 1197 ) Power supply
April 2, 2011 10:22:18 PM

The Chieftec Super series CFT-750-14CS shouldn't have any problems powering that new system configuration.
a c 89 ) Power supply
April 3, 2011 6:30:43 AM

Why are you getting the 950? Whats wrong with the 2500?
April 3, 2011 7:40:56 AM

4745454b said:
Why are you getting the 950? Whats wrong with the 2500?


I don't understand your question...
What is "The 950", and what is "The 2500"?
April 3, 2011 7:54:43 AM

ko888 said:
The Chieftec Super series CFT-750-14CS shouldn't have any problems powering that new system configuration.



Okay, I have found myself a new PSU! :D 
But will it be compatible with my other computer parts?
I'm fairly new to this! xD

Here is a list with the specifications, if you would be so kind and help me! :D 

Case: HAF X Big Tower

Motherboard: GA-X58A-UD3R

CPU: Intel i7 960 3.2Ghz

RAM: 8GB Kingston DDR3 HyperX 1600MHz

GPU: HIS Radeon HD 6970 2GB - Crossfire

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB

PSU: Corsair TX 950W PSU

Now, Will ^ that ^ PSU work with all of the other parts?

Any reply will be greatly appreciated!
Thanks beforehand :D 
a c 89 ) Power supply
April 3, 2011 8:31:43 AM

Sorry, why are you getting the i7 960 and not the new 2500 or 2500K if you want to overclock. Much better chips, and cheaper to.

The Corsair is fine/overkill.
April 3, 2011 9:09:45 AM

4745454b said:
Sorry, why are you getting the i7 960 and not the new 2500 or 2500K if you want to overclock. Much better chips, and cheaper to.

The Corsair is fine/overkill.


The 2500K and the 2600K uses socket 1155...
My motherboard uses socket 1366 :) 
I was in fact looking at the 2600K but noticed that it didn't use the same socket as my motherboard, so I chose the i7 960 instead :D 

Hope that cleared things up a bit xD
a c 89 ) Power supply
April 3, 2011 9:49:25 AM

Ha ha? Get a different mobo and problem solved.
April 3, 2011 2:02:07 PM

4745454b said:
Ha ha? Get a different mobo and problem solved.


I have found so many good reviews and positive comments about the GA-X58A-UD3R motherboard, so thats why I wanna stick with it :) 
Another reason why, is that my parts are compatible with that motherboard, and I dont wanna find all new parts just because I can get a little better CPU! :D 
I am quite unexperienced, and have never built a computer before (Which I have said before), so I think I'll just stick with the motherboard I've got now

Well, hope THAT cleared up things a bit xD
If you absolutely want me to have the 2600K, you could help me find a new motherboard, and compatible parts that is atleast as good, for about the same price? :p 
!