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    This was a limited-time promotion and according to reviews on Newegg this PSU is at least above-average.

    I think all you are seeing is the amount I paid for it and are assuming it is bad solely for that reason. That is so very newbish of you.

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    read the damn review of it I posted, a professional review, not some numbnuts on newegg. Price has nothing to do with it, it's simply not a good PSU at ANY price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viceroy View Post
    according to reviews on Newegg
    Looking at Newegg reviews for real information about a PSU is like asking your plumber for financial advice. Once in a blue moon you might get lucky, but most of the time all you get is shit.
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ge=1&Keywords=

    going by these reviews, you'd think that an Apevia 500w PSU with a clear cover and LED lights was a great PSU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viceroy View Post
    This was a limited-time promotion and according to reviews on Newegg this PSU is at least above-average.

    I think all you are seeing is the amount I paid for it and are assuming it is bad solely for that reason. That is so very newbish of you.
    You came to the two best PSU forums in existence & ended up ignoring the advice of ALL seasoned professionals & advanced builders/users combined, why did you bother to ask both here & at [H], only to ignore everyone?
    Yes. One of the last commincations I had with Dave Hammock before he disappeared from the web was how a major brand single +12V rail PSU wasn't shutting down when shorted. We were literally arc welding with the PSU. Hopefully Dave's absense isn't due to the fact that he got over zealous with the welding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidhammock200 View Post
    You came to the two best PSU forums in existence & ended up ignoring the advice of ALL seasoned professionals & advanced builders/users combined, why did you bother to ask both here & at [H], only to ignore everyone?
    it's obvious, we're noobs. there was another poster that did something similar a while back, despite all the advice he was given, he goes out and buys some craptacular piece of crap because it was loaded with bling and dookie and not necessarily quality components.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viceroy View Post
    That is so very newbish of you.
    Quite the contrary, it's the people posting on Newegg that are. They get a cheap ass PSU, and automatically assume it's good because it works out of the box with their less than power hungry rigs. And then when they add a second card for SLI/CF, or try to use it with a high end quad core rig, it may go belly up.

    People here actually -know- the quality levels of any given PSU, Newegg posters only know that it's a square box with a fan and some electronics in it.

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    I agree, however I do find some of the negative newegg reviews extremely useful. They tell you some real world issues that may not be reported on a professional review site.

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    New case: Lian Li LanCool PC-K62B

    121 taxed/shipped

    Thoughts?

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    It's a good case.
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