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PSU advice to replace 3rd EVGA...

jopers1986
  • 71 months ago

So i ordered an EVGA Supernova 650g from Amazon, a bargain at £65 i thought.

The first one i received made a strange whirling sound, so RMA'd it. 2nd one came, and this one made a strange crackling sound, so RMA'd that too. 3rd one came today, plugged it in, and it makes a strange whirling sound AND a quiet electrical cracking sound.

Obviously, i'm a little annoyed about this!! I'm not going to get a 4th (funnily enough). Can anyone recommend a replacement for this please? I'm not sure what to go for, and don't want to spend much more than i did on this one.

Thanks for the help!!!

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

get the corsair cx 650-750w their rma rate is very low and corsair makes some of the best budget psu on the market

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, i've heard mixed things about the CX and the latest revisions. How about the RM series?

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-rm650

It's a bit more, but fully modular and gold rated....?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I have an rm750. It's very good. It's over spec for what it's build for. My only complaint is that the sata connection is to short for Mt sad config. This is not a fault of the psu but my scenario.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

It is a much better PSU than both the ones you were looking at but obviously at a fairly decent markup.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Corsair don't make any of their own psus, I only use (& generally) recommend seasonic brand/oem (any xfx for example) units

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-oem-manufacturer,2913.html

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page541.htm

Seasonic g series is my usual go-to range, reviews here - http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=348

650w unit is ~8 quid more than the rm650 https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-ssr650rm

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, I see what you are saying. They don't MANUFACTURE their PSUs. Yes, most PSUs are manufactured by SeaSonic and Flextronics.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I am a big fan of SeaSonic power supplies. Here's a sort of equivalent: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-ss650km I will generally only consider SeaSonic power supplies because of their reliability and acclaim. Bear in mind that if/when you replace your PSU, replace the cables as well to avoid any potential discrepancies between cables that could fry your components.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

wow 3 in a row? Mine works fine. If you don't want another EVGA, maybe a seasonic or corsair.

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure we can get Rosewill over here.

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