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August 2, 2012 1:50:16 AM

Hey everyone,

So 2 days ago my PSU exploded (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...). Any advice on what to do with regards to warranties on this kind of situation would be appreciated. I'll deal with that later.

For now I've gotten a replacement and thankfully nothing else was damaged. The old PSU functioned fine, but it has barely been a year I've used it since it exploded.

So what I'm mainly asking is if 650W is sufficient for my system, or how much space I would need to leave up top if I get a bigger one.

Current specs are:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 970
RAM: 8GB (2x4GB) G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 1333
Mobo: ASRock 970 Extreme3
GPU: Radeon 6950 and Dual Monitor (Both ASUS236H)
HD: 1TB Western Digital HDD
- No components of the system were overclocked prior to the incident

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August 2, 2012 5:35:53 AM

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Website: http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/
Support Phone: 1-888-624-5099
Support Email: customersupport@coolermaster.com

That is the best advice you get :)  Its got a 3 year warranty.
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August 2, 2012 9:10:04 AM

ITS A PSU EXPLOSION OF SAVINGS AT MENARDS!!!!

But yes, 650 watts is more than enough power for that setup, you simply just got a bad egg. Unfortunately CoolerMaster is not the best company to choose for a power supply.
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August 2, 2012 10:52:35 AM

nekulturny said:
ITS A PSU EXPLOSION OF SAVINGS AT MENARDS!!!!

But yes, 650 watts is more than enough power for that setup, you simply just got a bad egg. Unfortunately CoolerMaster is not the best company to choose for a power supply.


Yeah I just want to echo this. Really the only two companies you should be getting PSU's from are Antec and Corsair, I simply don't trust any others.
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August 2, 2012 11:55:22 AM

Griffolion said:
Yeah I just want to echo this. Really the only two companies you should be getting PSU's from are Antec and Corsair, I simply don't trust any others.
That's funny you should know why seasonic makes allot of the PSU for both those company :lol: 
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August 2, 2012 12:22:46 PM

bigcyco1 said:
That's funny you should know why seasonic makes allot of the PSU for both those company :lol: 

lol, thats what I was thinking. But yes, Corsair's TXv2 series, PC Power and Cooling Silencers are both Seasonic. XFX has some Seasonic made ones as well that are very good.

CoolerMaster has quite a bad reputation of low quality power supplies, they also have a reputation of downright lying about the specs of their PSUs. While the GX650 is actually a halfway competent offering from an otherwise dismal track record, there are power supply offerings in the same price range with similar specs from companies with a better reputation, including (but certainly not limited to) Seasonic, Corsair, and Antec.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/CoolerMaster/GX650W_...

This plain isn't good however, and that makes it deal breaker.

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Bad performance at Crossload tests, somtimes down to 11.4 V
High voltage drops at Advanced Transient Response Tests
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August 2, 2012 12:59:16 PM

The GX650 was summarized by HardOCP as a "polished turd in a box." It's also not their worst. Friends don't let friends buy CM.
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August 2, 2012 3:11:23 PM

nekulturny said:
lol, thats what I was thinking. But yes, Corsair's TXv2 series, PC Power and Cooling Silencers are both Seasonic. XFX has some Seasonic made ones as well that are very good.

CoolerMaster has quite a bad reputation of low quality power supplies, they also have a reputation of downright lying about the specs of their PSUs. While the GX650 is actually a halfway competent offering from an otherwise dismal track record, there are power supply offerings in the same price range with similar specs from companies with a better reputation, including (but certainly not limited to) Seasonic, Corsair, and Antec.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/CoolerMaster/GX650W_...

This plain isn't good however, and that makes it deal breaker.

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Bad performance at Crossload tests, somtimes down to 11.4 V
High voltage drops at Advanced Transient Response Tests
Yeah i hear that :lol: 
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August 3, 2012 1:19:06 AM

kanazero said:
Thanks for the replies guys. I knew I shouldn't have given that PSU the benefit of the doubt. I picked this one up today: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
That is not a good PSU for the price don't buy that get one of these instead Rosewill CAPSTONE Series CAPSTONE-650-M 650W ATX12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


XFX Core Edition PRO650W (P1-650S-NLB9) 650W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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