I had a fairly reputable source tell me that this was probably as cheap as it was because almost half of this series were frying motherboards, I'm skeptical however.
Can anyone confirm or deny this? I have hesitated to even remove it from the box, but I have the weirdest feeling that after 3+ years running an Nvidia 9800 GT and now a few months of my new ATI 7770 after that fried, my Antec 500W is on the way out.
Assuming something transpires, will there be warning signs? and who would I talk to about compensation if my mobo goes, Newegg or Thermaltake directly?
The W0319RU uses HEC/COMPUCASE as the OEM so that explains a lot.
Hardware Secrets tested the 750 Watt version and it burned out after one minute at 750 Watt load. They thought the PSU was defective so they asked Thermaltake for another one to retest and it also burned out the same way. Ripple and noise are out of spec even at 75% PSU load so that will be killing your electrolytic capacitors on your motherboard and graphics card power VRM circuits. Their conclusion was that it is a flawed product that should be avoided at all cost.
So...the majority of good reviews over at newegg can mean what? the recently made ones exclusively are defective? I plan to return this as I haven't even opened it yet, I'll likely spend another 50 and get an XFX black edition 850W- would we concur that THAT could actually run with some semblance of stability at even 750-800W?