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Antec 761345-75020-2 80mm Blue LED TriCool Case Fan
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Broken fans 12/21/2012

This review is from: Antec 761345-75020-2 80mm Blue LED TriCool Case Fan

Pros: - Quiet
- Adjustable fan speed
- LED

Cons: - Both fans I purchased broke after a year of use

Other Thoughts: This is the first time I have seen a fan broke all by itself. After about a year of use, the first fan failed soon followed by the second identical fan I bought at around the same time. The plastic between the fan and the shaft fractured all by itself when the fan speed was on high. Antec support did not bother answer any of emails I sent. A few years ago, the name Antec used to mean something, but now it is just another mediocre brand like thousands of others out there. I used exclusively Antec for my higher end builds, but now consider moving to Cxxler Mxxter for better quality and value.

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PC Power & Cooling now FirePower Silencer MK III 600W 80Plus Bronze Sem-Modular Power Supply PPCMK3S600
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: - Price
- Cheaper than Seas0n1c M12II 620W
- Modular
- Overhead fan
- Single rail
- 2 x 8pin EPS 12V (1 detachable)
- No extra cables hanging inside case
- Quiet
- White
- Actually Crossfire certified (listed in AMD CFX products)

Cons: - Group Regulated
- Not enough Molex connector

Other Thoughts: Good PSU overall. I have some problems with it in my socket 478 system. Group regulated design gives me stability problems especially with video cards using extra molex power connectors and IDE hard drives. I have a 50% OCed pentium M in an Asus P4P800-SE via CT479 adapter. The Mk3 is confirmed to work in s775 systems with no stability issues. After switching to a Silencer 910W, stability of the s478 system went away. This PSU is definitely not made for older systems.

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SILVERSTONE ST1200 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI CrossFire 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: - looks pretty
- seems to be of good quality
- heavy
- relatively quiet
- did not kill motherboard when it died
- someone at RMA department will help you eventually

Cons: - durability (lasted a few months)
- only a 3 year warranty for higher end products and 1 year for low end
- expensive when shipping cost for RMA is considered

Part 1:
I have an Olympia 850W unit in my client's desktop which died within a few months of light use. I have used exclusively C0rsa1r, Seas0n1c, and Ant3c PSU in the past and PC P&C recently for client builds. Thought it would be a good idea to try something new so I have more options in future builds. Bad idea. Was thinking about the 3 year warranty period and why not 5 like everyone else? The Olympia unit is on its way back to SilverStone in Cali and it seems they will send me another one of the same model which I am confident won't last any longer after some research.

Other Thoughts: Part 2:
It is a shame, because this same client, who runs an upscale internet cafe, wants me to replace 60 high end machines in his shop before Christmas. Silverstone has a few products that I am interested in for this project, but given its track record and my reputation at stake, I may want to be conservative and not recommend any Silverstone to clients for the time being. I hope Silverstone will not let me down again by sending me another defective product. If Silverstone is willing to make it right and send me a PSU that last, I will take this review back. Will see how this RMA goes.

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Display Name: David L.

Date Joined: 07/05/10

  • Reviews: 4
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  • First Review: 07/13/10
  • Last Review: 12/21/12
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