As the title states, I realized it was dead when I pushed the power button today and nothing happened. The lights on my motherboard we on but nothing would power up; no fans would spin, not even momentarily. I plugged my backup psu in and everything powered up fine. Now instead of flaming quality control, maybe something else is wrong. This is the second PSU to die on me in two weeks. Maybe a coincidence, maybe something is wrong with my computer or power source. I have a surge protector that was decent when I purchased it 6 years ago, but maybe it's time for a replacement. I just didn't expect the sturdy Hx1000 to bite the dust so quickly. Here is my previous post:
Originally Posted by deepcover
I received my Tagan BZ-800 in February. I exchanged the unit for the same model due to a faulty fan or fan controller (it was loud). The new unit arrived within a week. Tagan customer support is outstanding. This was in August. Now yesterday my machine suddenly powered down hard while I was working. I plugged in a backup PSU that I keep and the system powered up fine. Now I am going to RMA this PSU, but I'm thinking of getting something else also. I need something that's going to be reliable. Every time I need to replace my PSU, I need to run my cables behind the MB tray and behind the MB itself. This is a balancing act involving me removing my MB with its heavy water-cooling blocks. Basically, itís a big pain in the arse. I don't want to do it every couple of months.
So can anyone recommend a good PSU for my setup? I upgrade every year to high-end hardware, but usually never run more than 1 graphics card. I overclock, I game, and water-cool, so a little extra may be required. I prefer a modular psu. I was going to buy the Corsair 1000HX, but X-bit labs kind of ripped it, so now I'm going to see what you guys say before I buy. Or should I just consider myself unlucky and just go with the BZ-800 that will be replaced and save my money on a different unit? Thanks in advance.
My specs are below.
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (overclocked to 3.85 ghz)
GPU: EVGA GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB
MB: ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA X38 (overclocked to X48 standards)
Mem: OCZ ReaperX HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) (overclocked)
Audio: ASUS Xonar D2X 7.1 Channels PCI Express
Display: SAMSUNG 226BW
Optical: SAMSUNG SH-S203B
HHD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB, WD Caviar 750GB
PSU: ABS Tagan BZ Series BZ800 800W
OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
Cooling: Water (CPU, GPU, and NB) D5 Vario Pump, 5 Noctua 120mm fans