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    Default Why so many DOA?

    I was thinking of upgrading to the following PSU because the price is so good with the rebate. I don't have a modular PSU.

    https://m.newegg.com/products/N82E16..._-na-_-na-_-na

    However a bunch of reviewers complain of getting multiple units DOA. That seams unusual for seasonic. What gives?

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    It's an really old power supply, not meant for a modern PC. So if you're building a new gaming machine look for something more modern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    It's an really old power supply, not meant for a modern PC. So if you're building a new gaming machine look for something more modern.
    In what way? I have an fx6300 and a GTX 950.

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    It's an older group regulated design, so it doesn't handle unbalanced loads that well or support deep sleep states present in modern PCs. By today standards it's an entry-level PSU, so even after rebate it's not a good price, when you can get something like this:
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...-119-_-Product

    More stable, more efficient, better built, actually supporting deep sleep states, nearly the same 12V capacity (which doesn't even matter, since your PC won't even load it to 50% without OC).

    Or for slight premium also get longer warranty and lower noise output:
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...-189-_-Product

    There are also refurb/open box RM550x available if it doesn't bother you:
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...-190-_-Product
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...144R-_-Product
    Last edited by rafal_iB_PL; 02-08-2018 at 06:28 AM.

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    Corsair TX550M also has a good price after MIR: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16817139210

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    Thanks. I'll look into those. How about this one? it's a semi for the same price.

    https://m.newegg.com/products/N82E16...76&PID=3938566

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sat1600 View Post
    Thanks. I'll look into those. How about this one? it's a semi for the same price.

    https://m.newegg.com/products/N82E16...76&PID=3938566
    The TX550M is a higher quality PSU, but the CS550M is the more silent one. The TX550M also has a warranty that's two years longer. Both are semi-modular and are otherwise not that different from a user perspective.

    Both can be a good choice depending on wat you prefer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    The TX550M also has a warranty that's two years longer.
    4 years longer, CS has 3 years

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    Right, I thought is was 5.

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    TXM 7Y.

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