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Should I use the PSU?

43 minutes ago, Eong said:

Why the doubt?

I can check the serial number against when he registered it and confirm it.

Because it costs almost as much to repair a PSU (outside of China) than it does to build a new one (in China).

Even if it's just a fan swap, you're obligated to聽safety certification bodies to do at least Hi-Pot testing.聽 Typically a "refurbished" PSU is just a return that's been tested and deemed resell-able.

9 minutes ago, Eong said:

@jonnyGURU

It's not the same.

If it's not labeled as a refurbished unit, it's probably a brand new PSU.

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Hey 馃憢

A friend of mine had his EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750 die (no other parts were impacted), he's gotten it fixed using the RMA process, but has had it sitting around for a year or so and has given it to me for free.

Would it be wise to use it in a new build?

Kind regards,

Eong

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If EVGA fixed it themselves, presumably it's up to a decent level of quality.


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7 minutes ago, Eong said:

Hey 馃憢

A friend of mine had his EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750 die (no other parts were impacted), he's gotten it fixed using the RMA process, but has had it sitting around for a year or so and has given it to me for free.

Would it be wise to use it in a new build?

Kind regards,

Eong


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1 minute ago, Fasauceome said:

If EVGA fixed it themselves, presumably it's up to a decent level of quality.

Yes EVGA fixed it, he just wasn't bothered waiting for it to arrive so bought another one.

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2 hours ago, Eong said:

Yes EVGA fixed it, he just wasn't bothered waiting for it to arrive so bought another one.

I seriously doubt they fixed it.

They sent a PSU with the same serial number back to him?

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50 minutes ago, jonnyGURU said:

I seriously doubt they fixed it.

They sent a PSU with the same serial number back to him?

Why the doubt?

I can check the serial number against when he registered it and confirm it.

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43 minutes ago, Eong said:

Why the doubt?

I can check the serial number against when he registered it and confirm it.

Because it costs almost as much to repair a PSU (outside of China) than it does to build a new one (in China).

Even if it's just a fan swap, you're obligated to聽safety certification bodies to do at least Hi-Pot testing.聽 Typically a "refurbished" PSU is just a return that's been tested and deemed resell-able.

9 minutes ago, Eong said:

@jonnyGURU

It's not the same.

If it's not labeled as a refurbished unit, it's probably a brand new PSU.

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Just now, jonnyGURU said:

Because it costs almost as much to repair a PSU (outside of China) than it does to build a new one (in China).

Even if it's just a fan swap, you're obligated to聽safety certification bodies to do at least Hi-Pot testing.聽 Typically a "refurbished" PSU is just a return that's been tested and deemed resell-able.

If it's not labeled as a refurbished unit, it's probably a brand new PSU.

Nothing on the PSU indicates that it is a refurb unit, actually look pretty fresh.

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