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    Quote Originally Posted by Korth View Post
    Yes, it's possible. Less likely on quality PSUs, especially unlikely on more recent models, perhaps even an issue which has been or will be entirely corrected as years pass(ed) by.

    But lower-end modular PSUs and old modular PSUs sometimes had configuration limits and no real safeguards to prevent Bad Things from happening when they were misconfigured by the user. The assumption was that the user should *always* read the user manual and should not exceed the limits. Even today that's good advice, maybe unnecessary but maybe the difference between a mighty beast computer and a smoking ruin computer.

    Best Buy would not be my first choice.

    Good Evening,
    Thanks for the reply. The Corsair was a recommendation again by BestBuy....when I first had problems with the original CYBERPOWER PSU died.
    Its possible I hooked up the OOD power supply cable incorrectly from the OOD to the physical PSU unit.
    As of today 5/30/2018 the system is running flawlessly. I of course do not have the OOD connected. Thermals are great even under load. No Q codes issues at all.
    I believe I'll wait a bit for the wife to give me some more allowance... haha... then I'll start upgrading the system with new PSU, cables, maybe a new case for a updated look. Getting ready to file off the CYBERPOWER lettering off the side of this current case. Man what a disappointment that company was.

    I really appreciate all the critiques and feedback.
    Would anyone have any other PSU recommendations aside from Corsair.... anything they prefer?

    Warmest regards,

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    MotherboardASUS X99 R5E (BIOS2101/1902)
    ProcessorHaswell-EP E5-1680-3 SR20H/R2 (4.4GHz)
    Memory (part number)Vengeance LPX 4x8GB SS DDR4-3000 (CMK32GX4M4C3000C15)
    Graphics Card #1NVIDIA Quadro GP100GL/16GB, 16xPCIe3, NVLink1 (SLI-HB)
    Graphics Card #2NVIDIA Quadro GP100GL/16GB, 16xPCIe3, NVLink1 (SLI-HB)
    Sound CardJDS Labs O2+ODAC (RevB), USB2 UAC1
    MonitorASUS PG278Q
    Storage #1Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSDs, 4xSATA3 RAID0
    Storage #2Comay BladeDrive E28 3200GB SSD, 8xPCIe2
    CPU CoolerRaijintek NEMESIS/TISIS, AS5, 2xNH-A14
    CaseObsidian 750D (original), 6xNH-A14
    Power SupplyZalman/FSP ZM1250 Platinum
    Headset Pilot P51 PTT *modded*
    OS Arch, Gentoo, Win7x64, Win10x64
    Network RouterActiontec T3200M VDSL2 Gateway
    Accessory #1 TP-Link AC1900 Archer T9E, 1xPCIe
    Accessory #2 ASUS/Infineon SLB9635 TPM (TT1.2/FW3.19)
    Accessory #3 ASUS OC Panel I (FW0501)
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    Corsair 650W PSUs generally cost $55~$80 USD. For your system I think 600W would be adequate, though more PSU capacity is better and more PSU quality is better, it'll run quieter and it'll last longer.

    This Zalman 750W Gold (ATX12V 2.3, EPS12V 2.92, single rail, semi-modular, 7 year warranty) PSU looks to me to be by far the best PSU deal currently offers in that (~$70) price range.

    Corsair is, to my mind, the PC gamer counterpart to Apple iPhones/iMacs. Pretty expensive for what you get. Pretty good, but some alternatives are better. And Corsair does make some fine stuff, don't get me wrong, but in generaly it's much overhyped (especially in their mid-end and low-end offerings, which are basically mediocre stuff nobody would buy if it wasn't being carried by the brand).
    Last edited by Korth; 05-31-2018 at 12:39 PM.
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