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Xfx bad products or just unlucky?

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January 30, 2013 1:05:52 PM

hi i built my computer in September worked perfectly for a month then my xfx 550w PSU died. i was like ok maybe just a bad part which is unusual but comes with a warranty so sent it back to the place i bought it from. took about a couple of days to agree it was faulty then 3-4 weeks to deal with xfx then send me a new one. start of November i got my new xfx PSU and works fine and is still working. but a day after i got the new PSU my graphics card failed which is a 3GB XFX Radeon HD 7950 Double D, Black edition. the only two parts i have that have failed are xfx, i thought they were a good company but when part failers are less than 1% am i unlucky or do xfx make bad parts?

i have to admit i'm lucky that they give warrenty on there parts but i haven't had the best experience. i have been able to get only about a months use out of haveing it for 4 months.

i still havent recived my graphics card back or been notifyed about it yet....

what are you experiences of xfx and think im unlucky or are they just a bad make of computer components?

my computer build is as follows:

Mobo:
ASRock Z77 Extreme 4, Intel Z77, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, PCIe 3.0 (x16), D-Sub/ DVI-D/ HDMI, ATX

Cooling:
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, 4 Heat Pipes Direct Contact, with 120mm Quiet Fan LGA775/1155/1156/1366/AM2/AM2+/AM3/FM1

Graphics card:
3GB XFX Radeon HD 7950 Double D, Black, Ghost/HCell, 5500MHz GDDR5, 900MHz, 1792 Cores, HDMI/mini DP+

Screen:
Acer S230HLBbd DVI LED Full HD DVI/VGA 1920x1080 250cd/m2 100M:1 5ms Black

RAM:
8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Low Profile Cerulean Blue, PC3-12800 (1600), CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.5V

DVD Drive:
Samsung SH-118AB/BEBE Black 18x SATA DVD ROM - OEM

PSU:
550W xfx pro

OS:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP1, Operating System, Single, - OEM

Hard drive:
3TB Seagate ST3000DM001 Barracuda 7200.14 SATA III 6GB/s 7200rpm 64MB Cache 8ms NCQ OEM

CPU:
Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3570K CPU (4 x 3.40GHz, Ivy Bridge, Socket 1155, 6Mb L3 Cache, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0)

Case:
Coolermaster Storm Enforcer Mid Tower ATX Case

More about : xfx bad products unlucky

a b B Homebuilt system
January 30, 2013 1:28:12 PM

My experiences with XFX so far are very good. Have a power supply and GPU same as you, no problems with either.

As far as the PSU goes i think you were unlucky as XFX PSU's are rebranded Seasonic units which are pretty much the gold standard for PSU's.

In terms of your GPU im not sure, all i can say is i have had no issues with my XFX GPU so far, approx 1 year in.
a b B Homebuilt system
January 30, 2013 1:36:39 PM

if the ps failed with a pop..cap failure it could have spiked the system and your video card was the part that took a hit.
January 30, 2013 1:45:24 PM

XFX generally have good stuff. I think their PSU's are made by seasonic
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