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    I'm curious and i've probably have asked this before...ahem..

    "Why do people love CRAPPY power supplies"

    I just dont get it, i mean most IT personnel know about crappy PSU's but what about the average joe browsing and finding this

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-400-Watt....c100005.m1851



    sorry for my ranting i just get tired of people telling me dont spend too much on a power supply you dont have to...and i just *facepalm*
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    Because:
    1) they have no clue about that stuff
    2) they only see the price and '400W!!!111'

    If you get tired, just send them that link:
    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/1...vs_reg_reader/

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    For the same reason that people bought Emachines computers.


    Price.
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    I would buy one out of curiosity, just to see what's inside it (especially since there's that Kraptek logo on the box), but at the same time, I'd rather not support this kind of thing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Æther Tech View Post
    For the same reason that people bought Emachines computers.


    Price.
    So did i

    Had an Emachines eTower 667ir (made by TriGem) with

    Intel Celeron 667mhz
    64MB Memory
    15gb HDD (filled with bloatware)
    Windows ME
    8x4x32 CD-RW Drive (Samsung brand)
    52x CD Rom Drive (toshiba brand)
    Foxconn Motherboard but only 2 PCI expansion slots
    and a 120 watt ilsan PSU (korean)
    PC was made in korea

    Almost everything pretty much failed,and stopped working permanently (even the motherboard had a soldered battery,and all capxon caps) the only 4 things that survived was

    ilsan 120 watt PSU (all taicon,TK caps)
    the Samsung Spinpoint 15GB HDD (PATA) still works and noisy.
    Intel Processor
    and the Samsung (made in korea) CD-RW drive, every thing else failed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrix View Post
    So did i

    Had an Emachines eTower 667ir (made by TriGem) with

    Intel Celeron 667mhz
    64MB Memory
    15gb HDD (filled with bloatware)
    Windows ME
    8x4x32 CD-RW Drive (Samsung brand)
    52x CD Rom Drive (toshiba brand)
    Foxconn Motherboard but only 2 PCI expansion slots
    and a 120 watt ilsan PSU (korean)
    PC was made in korea

    Almost everything pretty much failed,and stopped working permanently (even the motherboard had a soldered battery,and all capxon caps) the only 4 things that survived was

    ilsan 120 watt PSU (all taicon,TK caps)
    the Samsung Spinpoint 15GB HDD (PATA) still works and noisy.
    Intel Processor
    and the Samsung (made in korea) CD-RW drive, every thing else failed.
    Wow, the PSU didn't fail on yours? My dad brought five of the things from Sam's Club over a two or three year period - every single one failed at the PSU. Two sparkers, one exploder and and two magic smoke spewers.
    4790K @ 4.5Ghz
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    (To many headphones now to list individually, HELP ME. HELP!)

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    Some Systemintegrators want the PSU to fail.
    So that you come back to them and buy another one of their shitty PCs...

    Sometimes it works, but if one connects to the interwebs and asks about the components, people tell that the PSU (like LC-600H or some shit like that) isn't a particularily good one, they probably won't come back...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Æther Tech View Post
    Wow, the PSU didn't fail on yours? My dad brought five of the things from Sam's Club over a two or three year period - every single one failed at the PSU. Two sparkers, one exploder and and two magic smoke spewers.
    Dude im laughing cause i bought mine from Sams too, it came in two boxes, one yellow,and one blue, the large blue one with the tower,keyboard,speakers (that were decent),and mouse.
    Second box was the 15 inch monitor, that monitor lasted from late 2000 till last year.

    The PSU would not die...even caked with dust..(used it for 6 years) i think i got lucky.. except those parts that failed as i said everything else still works, the Trigem (which doesn't exist anymore) Samsung Spinpoint 15gb HDD, i just installed it on an old system and works, very noisy (bearings) but it is 17 years old..
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    Some people buy these things to revive old computers, pre-Pentium 4 machines that are heavy on the 3.3v and 5v rails.

    For example, rather than opening an old power supply to replace a seized fan, they just pick one of these and replace the whole think, thinking that the psu was probably overheated anyway from the seized.

    Some also pick these kinds of power supplies to use them in hobby projects or for things like 3d printers (use 12v for heat plate and maybe extrusion head)

    But indeed... a lot of people buy these because they're not well informed.

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