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Rosewill HERCULES-1600 1600W Continuous @ 50°C, Intel Haswell Ready, 80 PLUS SILVER, ATX12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92, SLI/CrossFire Ready, Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: High wattage power supply
Lots of PCI-E and other ports to use
Automatic power protection
On/Off Button
On/Off Turbo Fan Button

Cons: Continuous Power.... Never stops running at 1600w (if you like it then thats your preference)
Not fully modular.
No flat wires to save space, good wiring but leaves a mess in your PC.
Burns alot of power.... Lot of heat from it...

Other Thoughts: I have had 2 of these units and both of them had the same EXACT problem.. It literally went on fire. Good thing for the automatic shut down feature because I was not home.. I came home to a burning smell and noticed my pc was off and red light on the unit. I opened up my PC to see what the problem was and went to fire her back up and fire started coming from the ports while inside my tower. I had to rip out the power cord and put my hand in and quickly pull out all connected power cords before they melted. It was completely burnt out and just fried. Ton of smoke started coming from the unit. It was running completely fine before that happened and I thought it was a great PSU so I requested RMA for a new unit and this time it happened again while I was home, the SAME EXACT problem, this time I had it for a month or or, not as long as the first one. There was absolutely no reason for this to happen. 1600w PSU and my build is the following:

1. ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard with 3-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support and UEFI BIOS

2. AMD FX-9590 Vishera 4.7GHz/5.0GHz Turbo, Socket AM3+ 220W Eight-Core Desktop Processor - Black Edition FD9590FHHKWOX with Liquid Cooling Kit

3. G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

4. SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE1T0BW 2.5" 1TB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive

5. Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

6. LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-ray Burner, Bare Drive, 3D Play Back (WH14NS40) - OEM

7. 3x GPUs:
A. SAPPHIRE 100350GAMESR Radeon HD 7990 6GB 384-Bit x2 GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
B. SAPPHIRE 100351SR Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card OC with Boost
C. SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100351VXSR Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

With a build like that, and that type of PSU I should have not had a problem. I had originally put in a Lepa 1600w Modular PSU and changed it for this one and it was a big mistake. I should have kept the Lepa. But that is my opinion and this was my experience with this PSU. Spent $400 for a PSU to go on fire :(

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Display Name: Mario C.

Date Joined: 09/07/12

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