Exploding PSU Warning: Corsair Lab Fun

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Hardware' started by Y3llowbeard, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. Y3llowbeard

    Y3llowbeard Member

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    Stop me if you have heard this one before. A couple of our guys were doing some load testing one day on some PSUs and had some fun with some "inexpensive" low end units.

    The unit was rated at +3.3V@28A,+5V@34A,+12V@21A

    We tested it with the 12V at 18A, the 3.3V at 20A, and the 5V at 10A on our load testers.

    Check out the video clip, Why a high-quality PSU is an essential purchase.

    Video Link: http://corsair.com/cinema/default.aspx
     
  2. DarkYendor

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    Very nice! I like then guarantee at the end! :p

    EDIT: There are some other videos in the "Corsair Cinema", including one by Dinos22!
     
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  3. Flux

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    A++ Will lol again.
    Agreed, the guarantee was the icing on the cake.
     
  4. moloko vellocet

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    Hehehe. Is that Rob having fun there?

    Amusing lil vid - the music topped it off for me :lol:
     
  5. goodguy82

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    The dude shit himself on the the last shot :lol:

    funi stuff
     
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    Y3llowbeard Member

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    He may have been there. AFAIK it was George and Blackbeard (Gareth Ogden if you know him). Gareth was actually just doing some basic stuff playing with the load tester and 2 in a row popped. Just to see if it was a fluke, we went and bought 4 more and decided to film them. It was so entertaining, they pulled the covers off the chassis so we could also watch the carnage.

    Good times were had by all. :Pirate:
     
  8. FarQ

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    was that side shot of a coolermaster box "intentional"? lol
     
  9. SirNemesis

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    And rightfully so. Once you've experienced a capacitor explosion to the face, you'll understand. I still have a scar... :lol:
     
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    Absolutely not, Redbeard was simply dodging a piece of a burning transistor. And, just to be clear, these are NOT Coolermaster PSUs. That box is from one of their cases we used for a Computex show system. Nice case too. :Pirate:
     
  11. Andrew357

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    Thermaltake?
     
  12. Menthu_Rae

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    So show us a video of a Corsair PSU at 75% load and how long it lasts? :confused:
     
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    I had one go past my ear, just lucky it didn't hit my eye. I for one like the cheap psus, it makes for an easy pc repair. I get to look really professional by diagnosing the fault of the pc by smell alone.
     
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    Can we seriously please see a vid of a Corsair PSU @ 75% load for as long/longer than those PSUs were under load? :confused: :leet:
     
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    I got it:
    side by side PSU drag racing lol
     
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    At this time, we don't have any footage of our oven tests. But, check out page 2 of THIS REVIEW BY JONNY GURU.

    How about 96% load at or about 45C?
     
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    We're Australians. 45C is a warm summer day. :p
     
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    I'm using a generic PSU in my server at the moment. Is there a way to test how much current is being used? I'm not quite sure how much it can handle.
     
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    Corsair - Oh yeah?

    My 520 Corsair HX went bang spectacularly a couple months ago. Tripped my house power switch. Strange, given I run a relatively low power rig (passive 8600GT). Anyway, was gonna take weeks for a warranty replacement so I just got a new one......same model. Haha, they are good units, build wise, temps and noise and the new one's been fine. It's just how things go with tech, well - except when you buy Thermaltake and everything is rubbish.
     

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