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Is this a long lasting PSU?

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October 18, 2012 5:16:29 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm building a gaming PC (7950s is crossfire with OCed i5 3570k and alot of fans with the HAF XM case by cooler master) and was wondering if this would be good for longevity...

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October 18, 2012 3:52:03 PM

helper800 said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm building a gaming PC (7950s is crossfire with OCed i5 3570k and alot of fans with the HAF XM case by cooler master) and was wondering if this would be good for longevity...


Hi helper800 - Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you're gonna hear it from some the experts/addicts anyway.
Coolmax is prob not a brand to go with, unless the model # begins with CTG, especially for your kind of rig.

The usual quality suspects Antec, Corsair, Enermax, Seasonic.

Maybe check out the eggXpert list:

http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

Tom
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October 18, 2012 3:54:03 PM

Stay away from Coolmax, they are not a good maker of PSUs.
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October 18, 2012 7:32:12 PM

Truth is that it's really hard to tell which PSU's live long. I've had 2 of the same mode Corsair 430W last completely different. One burned out 4 months after purchase (faulty unit) and the other still works perfectly fine in my friend's rig.
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