Hargak Posted December 27, 2010 Share Posted December 27, 2010 So I bought my 3rd Corsair PSU for a clients gaming machine. Client wanted computer built for Holidays. Parts all arrived with a day to spare. Parts included: EVGA GTX 570 MSI 1156 P55A Fuzion Board. I7 870 Crusual 64GB SATA III SSD Crusual Tracer Blue 4GB (Dual Channel) DDR3 1600MHZ RAM ...nothing else of significance... DVD-RW? etc. Built tower, tested, lasted less than 5 minutes. BANG!!!!! sounded like a .22 pistol went off in my face. Due to my cat-like reflexes I nearly fell over in my chair from the loud bang. Other people in the room jumped as well. Chair fell, as I stood up half shielding myself. After getting over the adrenaline rush, I see the pc is off. No smoke, No smell (which was strange as normally when supplies fry they have an awesome odor to follow) No tripped breaker, as the build desk light is still on. First thought: Dam I hope the 570 is ok. Second thought: Dam I nearly had a heart attack.. Third thought: OMG I hope the board and SSD are ok... I press the power button (because that's the smart thing to do at this point and with the amount of adrenaline inside me I wasn't thinking clearly) ..yet nothing. I check the back, it's on.. check the surge strip, not tripped. look back up squarely at it.. dam, they are not getting their Gaming PC for Holidays. I quickly swapped it with a trusty (generic) old 350watt psu to see if it will post. Posted and booted up. Tested with paperclip, no good. sadly. I am now turned off of Corsair PSU's my heart can't take another like that lol. After doing "new" research I'm finding this to be fairly common. I'm now wondering how many had similar experience and RMA'ed w/out posting it somewhere. What happened to your excellent quality control? I bought this very PSU due to the reputation you built with me. (and I was tired of PC Power and Cooling hiking up prices for "budget" gaming towers. I was honestly more worried about the Crusual Tracer ram being bad, as I've had bad luck with them and Corsair RAM is what I use 95% of the time. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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