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#1 Gregzz4

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:14 PM

For what it's worth to anyone looking to buy one of these ...

Mine just burned out yesterday ( 4 months past 3yr warranty )
Power to CPU crapped out

This PSU was never overworked as I'm still running an XP3200 and a GeForce 6200
No gaming or over-clocking ... just regular old surfing and such

I've replaced it with a Seasonic - no more OCZ PSUs for this guy

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:25 PM

Some parts just die from old age...don't discount OCZ PSUs entirely just because of one failure. I've had two Seasonic PSUs fail and I certainly won't say they're junk!

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:44 PM

I'm not telling others not to buy an OCZ PSU - just adding my 2 cents for anyone who's counting
When I bought it, all I could find on it were great reviews concerning stability and so on

In 15 years, this is the first non-entry level PSU I've ever replaced due to failure, so I'm disappointed it lasted less than 4 yrs

Thought I'd give Seasonic the chance to show me how good they are
If it makes it past the 5 yr warranty, I'll be happy enough as I don't expect the rest of this build to go that long :)

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:14 PM

Irrespective of brand or quality any pc part can die at any time. Nothing wrong with either OCZ or Seasonic psu's. Buy whichever you like & can afford.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:19 PM

bad luck? If you look at reviews you will see OCZ is many psu under preform. This is why I also choose to go with Seasonic even if it costs a bit more. Just like any electronics , they can break at any time so don't count OCZ out simply because your PSU died. I would if it destroyed my computer, this doesn't seem to be your case.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:53 PM

May be it is just a bad unit. Failure of one or two specific units doesn't mean the all PSUs made by a specific company is bad.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:22 PM

Yah well my mileage compares with the OP. I bought 3 OCZ PSUs at pretty much the same time. All 3 went bad and 2 of the 3 fried out two whole computers. So I am avoiding OCZ from here on out - 3 strikes and they're out!

In fact, my initial response was going to be I was surprised his lasted this long.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:43 PM

I'm not telling others not to buy an OCZ PSU - just adding my 2 cents for anyone who's counting
When I bought it, all I could find on it were great reviews concerning stability and so on

In 15 years, this is the first non-entry level PSU I've ever replaced due to failure, so I'm disappointed it lasted less than 4 yrs

Thought I'd give Seasonic the chance to show me how good they are
If it makes it past the 5 yr warranty, I'll be happy enough as I don't expect the rest of this build to go that long :)

i'd like to pop that thing open and see if there's an obvious issue like a burned out power diode, cap, or resistor that could be easily cut out and replaced...did ya smell any electrical odoriferous emanations prior to the failure ?

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:08 PM

i'd like to pop that thing open and see if there's an obvious issue like a burned out power diode, cap, or resistor that could be easily cut out and replaced...did ya smell any electrical odoriferous emanations prior to the failure ?

I had a couple web pages open and was doing something else so it went into monitor standby ( only standby I use )
I came back to a flashing monitor power button, an unresponsive mouse/keyboard, and a CPU temp of 25C
No smoke, no noise, no smell ... just dead
Re-power and no beeps
Test power outputs from PSU and no grey wire voltage - although the new PSU also has no output from the grey wire
Regardless, an old PSU and the new one fire the system up

I haven't opened the OCZ unit yet
Anything in particular I should look for, besides oozing and blackened parts ?

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:42 PM

Sorry to hear about that, guess they made the perfect warranty period though :O

I'd of gone with a 750W Silencer because they have to be the best deal in that wattage range everytime I check.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:19 AM

At least it lasted, I've had my OCZ 700W PSU for 8 or so months and still going strong.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:45 PM

Still lasted 3 years....

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