karndog Posted December 8, 2010 Share Posted December 8, 2010 My HX650w PSU failed after 12 months and 1 week, and since the retailer i bought it from only handles warranty claims themselves in the first 12 months, im left with the $55 USD postage and handling cost to USA (i live in Sydney Australia and thats regular air mail) For a product that has a 7 year warranty it simply isnt good enough. For the money i paid for a "quality" PSU i would expect it to last for at least 5 years n if it lasted half as long i wouldnt have minded paying that price for an RMA, but having to spring for an extra 33% of the original cost 1 year after purchase just isnt acceptable. Not to mention im without a pc until my replacement arrives most likely 2 weeks at least so im posting this off my phone which is incredibly painful but i want to share my experience with fellow international customers.↲ Now some people might say its not Corsair's fault that my countrys shipping charges are so expensive, but ive bought their products from DDR ram to current SSDs because i expect a certain level of quality and i couldve bought 3 or 4 generic psus for the price i paid for my corsair. Apparently it couldnt handle my 6870s at stock volts because it failed exactly 1 week after installing them. My old psu lasted 6 years with alot more power hungry cards cpus and HDDs than my current system before it died after our house was struck by lightning without a surge protector (the HX650 DID have a surge protector) and yes i tried the paperclip test and a 2nd motherboard. Just something for the non US customers to think about before paying the premium for a Corsair product. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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