My PSU Died

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    03hdfatboy Banned

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    I have a OCZ GameXStream 850W PSU and when I shut down the PC B-4 I went to bed last it was fine. I got up this morning, pressed the power button, the lights came on and went right back off I was like WTF :confused: so I reached around back and switched it off and went to fix the coffee pot and when I got back I turned it back on and got nothing so I unplugged everything and got 3 known good fans and tried to jump start it just in case something maybe wrong with something in my pc but I still got nothing. This is PSU #2 that I've killed with this PC :(
    I've contacted "Steve" with OCZ and I'm waiting for a reply.
     
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    Thats a bummer... How old is the PSU?
     
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    Abot 6 - 8 months
     
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    The next one I get will be at least 1KW :eek:
     
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    So it will still be under warrenty...yes?

    1K! Wow... looking towards the future then?
     
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    Very nice if not a tad expensive, it say's it's been replaced with one thats 1300 too!
     
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    Trust me I won't spnd that much on it ;)
     
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    Here is one more that I'm considering the only thing is I'd have to run a 240v receptacle for it but I don't mind.
    Toughpower 1500W - W0171
     
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    Hi Kemical

    What price are they asking for that PSU?????
     
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    Very nice.. Thats gonna take a few hours of work! Did you have the old PSU all 'cable-tied'? It does take time to get the cables into their optimum placing but very satisfying when they can't be seen.
     
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    I'll tell my boss I need some overtime that'll help pay for it. :D
    It does take time to get them tied up and out of the way.

    Yes I try to keep it as neat inside my case as I can because with wires and cables in the way it can obstruct air flow.
     
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    So when are you gonna get it?
     
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    I'll order it thursday so I should have it by the middle of next week :D
    No big hurry, it's not like I can't put my hands on a PC until it comes in :rolleyes:
     
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    Well I changed my mind I'm going with the 1KW one for the simple fact I can't see spending an extra 75-100 bucks for only 200 more watts. :rolleyes:
     
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    Hey kemical,
    I have a guy at work that wants to buy my OCZ PSU as soon as I get it back. :D
     
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    Thats handy! Does he know about the original one failing?
     
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    Yeah I work with him.
    The bad part is the one I have that died I got it off of e-bay from a guy that had his RMA'd so I figure I'll stay away from OCZ's PSUs from now on :D
     
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    The 1KW one is discontinued so I've now decided not to buy one. I don't know what I gonna get now....I'm so confused. :frown:
     

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