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    Posted: 10 Dec 2017 at 3:25pm
A couple of years ago i was looking for new gaming computer but didn't trust myself at all to build one. I had never used a Cyber-power PC before, but the specs with the price range was unbeatable. Its been 3 years since i bought my Cyber-power Desktop and i haven't regretted it once since then. The durability along with the sleek designs and amazing price-to-part ratio is something I couldn't be happier about. Expect a new lifetime customer! Clap
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Good to hear. See this is about your first post.

Just an FYI, you may be one of the lucky ones who bought an off the shelf system of from a third party (desktop). If so check and see what PSU you have. CP often uses real low end PSU's a standard or Xtreme gear. These are not a good product. They have high failure rates and at least will supply un-even power (ripples) Over the long run they are hard on components. Down the road a component goes out and you can't really pin it on why. Some have even wnet and fried systems.

I would take a look and if you have one, you beat the odds. Get it out and go with an EVGA, Thermaltake, XFX, Coolmaster or Corsair (not the builders grade).
Remember valor, honor, independence, family & clan; I do whenever I hear the ceol mor, the "great music" of the Highland bagpipe. I swear upon the holy iron of my dirk that I will not forget.

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3 years in, I'm going to guess his PSU is fine.
Not every single one fails.




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Originally posted by Peregrine Peregrine wrote:

3 years in, I'm going to guess his PSU is fine.
Not every single one fails.



Agree, worried about uneven power.... Still a factor.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote yrly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Dec 2017 at 10:58pm
Originally posted by GAN1957 GAN1957 wrote:

Originally posted by Peregrine Peregrine wrote:

3 years in, I'm going to guess his PSU is fine.
Not every single one fails.






Agree, worried about uneven power.... Still a factor.


He may have used a fancy surge suppressor with voltage stabilizing, noise elimination and not realized it. I've been there and done this.

I built an Athlon system years ago when they had slot A. I had the cheapest mobo chock full of cheap electrolytics, and a $9 300W computer show special power supply that was so light and the metal so thin you could bend it. I had it hooked up to some fancy professional server grade APC unit I got somewhere that had misordered it. The PS held out for years before exhausting its no name electrolytics after running for literally 10 years in a puff of smoke. My 2011 Dell XPS is still humming along on that less than stellar PS they have in it but I've got it plugged into one of those monster voltage stabilizing units.

Those cheap PSs are great if you run them on nice clean never fluctuating voltage that is how they make their test numbers. They often last until the fan goes or caps dry out. Outside of the ideal it's a shot in the dark chance it will hold out.

The other situation they last in is if you put them under a very under demanding load. Like a 600W one when the system needs 200 tops. They don't waver as much because they're not strained.

If it goes 3 years on regular line voltage consider yourself lucky, replace it, buy better.
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I just replaced my CP i7-3930k PC from 2012....  the only problem I had with it was that the Asetek liquid cooler failed, and I replaced it with a Corsair.

I also upgraded from the GTX 670 to the 970.

So five years in and I was still able to play just about every game on the market.  The world of PC's is moving a lot slower than it used to.

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i7-8700K / Gigabyte Aorus 5
Corsair H110i
16GB DDR4 RAM
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Originally posted by yrly yrly wrote:

Originally posted by GAN1957 GAN1957 wrote:

Originally posted by Peregrine Peregrine wrote:

3 years in, I'm going to guess his PSU is fine.
Not every single one fails.






Agree, worried about uneven power.... Still a factor.


He may have used a fancy surge suppressor with voltage stabilizing, noise elimination and not realized it. I've been there and done this.

I built an Athlon system years ago when they had slot A. I had the cheapest mobo chock full of cheap electrolytics, and a $9 300W computer show special power supply that was so light and the metal so thin you could bend it. I had it hooked up to some fancy professional server grade APC unit I got somewhere that had misordered it. The PS held out for years before exhausting its no name electrolytics after running for literally 10 years in a puff of smoke. My 2011 Dell XPS is still humming along on that less than stellar PS they have in it but I've got it plugged into one of those monster voltage stabilizing units.

Those cheap PSs are great if you run them on nice clean never fluctuating voltage that is how they make their test numbers. They often last until the fan goes or caps dry out. Outside of the ideal it's a shot in the dark chance it will hold out.

The other situation they last in is if you put them under a very under demanding load. Like a 600W one when the system needs 200 tops. They don't waver as much because they're not strained.

If it goes 3 years on regular line voltage consider yourself lucky, replace it, buy better.

A surge suppressor won't help against a cheap PSU. Cleaning up or stabilizing power, then running it through a PSU that doesn't correctly change it from A.C. voltage to D.C. voltage still takes a toll. And yes some get lucky.
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True but they have less issues converting stable voltage. Some motherboards have better power caps as well. Probably just luck or the right combo of factors. Think the logic is just because it worked once doesn't mean it's the best idea to try it again.
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