Summary: After the inspections of the defective unit, they should have been able to tell that the unit was Brand New and not used. Who would think that the wrong box from 2 identical products would get you rejected from getting a replacement.
Pros: 1 out of 2 PSU's worked.
Cons: Had to replace 2 PSU's. Opened both Cooler Master Extreme 2 525W units. First one worked fine, but the 2nd unit was DEAD, right out of the box. Returned for replacement, but was rejected because the box used to send it back was from the unit that worked. (Serial #'s didn't match and other box was...
Summary: Friend bought this along with other hardware so I could build her new PC. The PSU was DOA. After seeing it and seeing the package, I was already scared, and having it DOA confirmed my thoughts. The whole build is cheap.
Summary: If you can spend the extra money and buy something better. You get what you pay for.
Pros: This PSU is actually powering a 500w 2 channel 12v AMP for a car. I have it running two 8in Rockford sub woofers that i use for high bass notes in my surround sound. Now that being said its has worked great for me, before I cut it up I had it in a computer for about 3 weeks running 24/7 just to m...
Cons: For computer use: I would not buy this for a computer unless it was like internet computer or something and even then there is much better out there. The cables sleeving very cheap feeling and the cables are not very long. You can find much better PSU for about the same money.
Summary: a friend of mine bought this junk from another store. CM has been selling mountains of their junker series psus for years and this is no different. here's a tip, the only two psu series worth buying from CM are very new, the Vangaurd and VS series. avoid all others.
Cons: - cheaply made - not true to it's rating - sparks and fire