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    Default 2013 El-Cheapo PSU Roundup (Hardware Insights)

    No wonder it doesn't work! You installed the coils backwards

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    I love nothing more than to watch the cheap generic crap grenade itself.
    End of the day its you get what you pay for.

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    When I watched the review, I noticed:
    Codegen 450X

    They're still around?!

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    Yup. I still see them on eBay quite often. I usually refer to them as 'Explodegen'
    No wonder it doesn't work! You installed the coils backwards

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    For the Zumax there at the end; the fans most likely have the same OEM (Evercool) like wise the unit is from Topower. It's an old design, not sure if it was made by Topower (if so it's been on the shelf for awhile) or a 3rd party (like Andyson) but the Zumax brand is a really old Topower brand from the past.

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    It doesn't have the "TOP..." markings on the transformers like other Topower made units I've seen, which is why I am not totally certain about the OEM. Fwiw, that one was purchased brand new by Shovenose just a few months ago and shipped to me.

    I think Phaedrus posted a review of a similar looking Zumax PSU a while ago. It was a Leadman, though, and was waaaaaay more gutless than this one.
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    No wonder it doesn't work! You installed the coils backwards

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    Topower uses a lot of factories now that their own is closed.

    They still sell Zumax abroad, but not in the U.S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehume View Post
    You're in this for the sparks.
    It's as if you know us!
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    Bang for the buck, indeed. PEX (Potentially Explosive Devices?)

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