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January 26, 2013 1:33:54 AM

I just got this PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It worked for 2 days, go to turn it on today, different story. Turned on for like 5 seconds, then flashed off. Only way to get it to turn on is to unplug it for a good 15-20 seconds, plug back in, and it turns on for 5 seconds, repeat. My old PSU is only 500W, and is working right now with no problems.

Specs:
Intel DX580G Mobo
i7 920 with this cooler
9 GB Ram
Radeon 5770
Just a DVD R/W drive
500 GB HDD(I believe Toshiba, too lazy to check)
It has 2 12" UV lights, and 1 15". The logisys brand.
5.25" Drive Bay cooler
Also one 120MM side case fan, and a 80MM rear case. Both have 4 LEDs.

I believe since the 500W is running fine right now with no problems, and everything plugged in, that its not because its drawing too much power. I tried putting it back in after testing this 500W, and it turned on for like 30 seconds this time, but started the same problems right after.

Any ideas? Already started a RMA with Newegg, but waiting 11-13 days for a replacement, or almost 10 for a refund is not too appealing. Hoping I'm doing something stupid.

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January 26, 2013 2:06:01 AM

That Apevia power supply is a bad joke. The OEM is Young Year, they make generic trash power supplies.

Ever wonder why it only has a one year warranty when the industry standard warranty period is three years?
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January 26, 2013 2:31:28 AM

Yeah, that PSU hurts my eyes just to look at it. Got it to run for nearly 30seconds? Sounds like something messed up in there. As Ko said its a sorry excuse for a PSU, return and buy a real one. A real 450-500W PSU will be fine running your computer.
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January 26, 2013 9:05:28 PM

I bought it because it had a decent review rate(4 eggs on 380+ reviews), and love the UV reactive sleeves on the wires. But sounds like the route I was taking is the right way to go. I'll be sending it back for a refund, and buying a better PSU, and the mesh sleeve kit to do it myself. Should've done that from the get go, but got a little lazy.

Thanks for the help guys.
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January 26, 2013 10:50:29 PM

Of course ahahah. Okay, well since I have till Sunday night to order, what PSU should I buy? Those PSU calculators online say I need ~650W with everything.

What I have listed there, again. I'm ordering a Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD with whatever PSU I do order.
i7 920, logisys cooler, 500GB Sata HDD, 120GB SSD, 1 dvd r/w drive, 1 external HDD, 9 GB/6 Sticks DDR3, HD5770, 4 cold cathode lights(2 power adapters), 2 120MM LED fans, and the dual fan 5.25" bay cooler.
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January 26, 2013 11:30:26 PM

Skeetzy said:
Of course ahahah. Okay, well since I have till Sunday night to order, what PSU should I buy? Those PSU calculators online say I need ~650W with everything.

What I have listed there, again. I'm ordering a Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD with whatever PSU I do order.
i7 920, logisys cooler, 500GB Sata HDD, 120GB SSD, 1 dvd r/w drive, 1 external HDD, 9 GB/6 Sticks DDR3, HD5770, 4 cold cathode lights(2 power adapters), 2 120MM LED fans, and the dual fan 5.25" bay cooler.

A NeoEco 520w will run that easily, there's a good deal on the 620 though
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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January 28, 2013 1:19:17 AM

Jeez that's perfect. $20 prepaid card back too. Thanks!
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