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24 May 2014   #11
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hum you said the magic words no name brand so just replace the thing mate personally I like Corsairs they have such a good range now and the Seasonics just as good though I have never had one except for a little used one out of an old machine I use for testing fans etc.


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24 May 2014   #12
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you are feeling adventurous about changing the PSU (it isn't as hard as most think), one thing that helps for those that haven't done it before is to use something like twist-ties and labels of some kind. Simply put a twist-tie with a label on each connection as you remove it, and then after installing the new PSU, use the labels to reconnect everything.
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25 May 2014   #13
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
If you are feeling adventurous about changing the PSU (it isn't as hard as most think), one thing that helps for those that haven't done it before is to use something like twist-ties and labels of some kind. Simply put a twist-tie with a label on each connection as you remove it, and then after installing the new PSU, use the labels to reconnect everything.
Yep a real cheap solution is that el cheapo electricians tape - it can be simply left on for the future and written on too
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25 May 2014   #14
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Not all Corsair PSUs are good. Be sure to check the reviews before choosing one. Generally, the AX and HX series are good. I've read a lot of complaints about the RM series.
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25 May 2014   #15
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Not all Corsair PSUs are good. Be sure to check the reviews before choosing one. Generally, the AX and HX series are good. I've read a lot of complaints about the RM series.
This is true and they are not all made by the same manufacturer which may explain why the differences and as you say the RM series seem to have a particularly bad feedback.
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25 May 2014   #16
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Not all Corsair PSUs are good. Be sure to check the reviews before choosing one. Generally, the AX and HX series are good. I've read a lot of complaints about the RM series.
This is true and they are not all made by the same manufacturer which may explain why the differences and as you say the RM series seem to have a particularly bad feedback.
You hit the head on the nail (or something like that). Not all being made by the same manufacturer is exactly why there are differences.
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25 May 2014   #17
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

I want to again thank you all for your suggestions. Since the consensus is Corsair, that is what I will get and steer away form the RM. == Since this is my tread, I am going to highjack to a different topic. I have used up my 3.5 inch bays. I have four 5.25 bays empty. If I should get another SSD in the future, is there such a thing as a 5.25 converter so I could put a 2.5 SSD (or move my 3.5 HDD) in one?
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25 May 2014   #18
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Yeah, just search on eBay or the like for an SSD bracket like this one. They're dirt cheap and really easy to fit.
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25 May 2014   #19
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

No, I am not asking about the 2.5 to 3.5. I have a 5.25 bay that I might want to use in the future. == Which reminds me of a story after seeing the picture of the 3.5 bracket. I just got a SSD this weekend in the mail. It came with the bracket. The screw holes on the bracket did not line up with SSD, even though both had the Kingston brand on them. It was not like a .25 inch off. It was an inch or more, strangest thing. I just put some Velcro on to hold the SSD.
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25 May 2014   #20
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Oh apologies, I read your post wrong. I'll have a look, there's bound to be something.
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