I'm pretty surprised to read of the problems.. In late 2004 I helped a friend configure a computer as a Christmas gift for her son. We researched the parts.. made sure the ram would work with the mobo then put the order in. Since she was shipping it to me, they had her send copies of her legal info to make sure we didn't steal the card.
Computer came, no issues. Over a year into it, one of the rails on the cheap PSU went but it was no big deal. The computer is still running.. we're talking an AMD socket A 2400 IIRC, with a gig of ram.
We've recommended Cyber Power to a few other people over the years, one we replaced the mobo on last year, it was cheaper to replace at $50 then to have the owner take the time to see what kind of warrenty was on it. He wasn't happy with his original mobo and wanted to upgrade.
Next is one that was built in the last year or so. According to my print outs, I had it here last May, it's now back. I haven't booted it up yet, but I'm guessing the kid did something to it again as I also have his computer here that I built out of spare parts. I haven;t booted the CP one up yet but from what I was told, hard drive not found.
Cactus Chuck wrote:
To answer your question. I purchased the computer mid August and was only able to use a couple of time when in October it started to fail. In mid October it failed completely, and that is the first time I sent it in. It has a three year warranty which is a long time. The problem is getting them to honor the warranty the way they should. The first time they were cheerful about fixing it. The second time is when they got an attutide, because I was angry that it had failed again so soon.
You ordered in mid August, when did it arrive?
Do you have specs? You mention the fan on the PSU, was it an included PSU or did you upgrade it?
Funny, I ordered the one for work from CyberPower without an OS also, it has always ran hot.
I'm curious what happened in your case between the work computers and your own, did you fix them?