Hi, new poster here and a Thermaltake PSU owner.
Unfortunately this isn't a positive post, so sorry for the negative start.
Anyway, I've had a toughpower 575W at least five years and it's been powering a Gigabyte EP45-DS3 with 8GB or DDR2 (4 sticks).
To cut a long story short after various freezes, BIOS hiccups and OS errors I've had to accept that it was this PSU which was the cause of it all, thanks to some long winded diagnosing.
I've already lost a memory stick due to error, had it replaced by Corsair only to have it crash the system a week later every time it's connected. Lost an SSD and an HDD due to the 5v being burnt out on the SSD (attached photo) so assume the same happened to the HDD as now that's unrecognisable by any system. This, I believe, was due to a SATA cable fault. Had to reflash the BIOS due to weird character artifacting, hangs occasionally while the heatsinks get very hot. Even if I get a new PSU for it I think the board is far beyond recovery.
Anyway, my main concern was that I couldn't find a UK RMA site. USA/Canada no problem but UK or Europe seem to be well hidden. I've a horrible feeling I'm just past the warranty date but I've got no way to confirm it.
Is there any way I can test this PSU before I chuck it in the bin? Part of me thinks I should just cut my loses and dump it regardless incase it takes out more components, but the other side says maybe it was just a dodgy cable and that I could use it for emergencies.