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post #1 of 21
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My sig rig power supply blew up 2 days ago, the bang was soo loud it woke up my housemates. Anyways i figured out it was power supply straight away since it happened 2 years ago with coolemaster i had, and it was the same type of bang except coolermaster poped twice biggrin.gif. So i just got AX1200, fits perfectly, pc works and no components were damaged.

My brother is making me paranoid, saying that theres something wrong with my pc, and to be honest i have been thinking about it for 2 days now what could it be. I mean that coolermaster blew up after 2 weeks of use, and this ocz one after a bit more than a year. m i just unlucky or could there be something wrong with my pc?

I dont want this ax to blow up, cost me an arm and leg mad.gif
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post #2 of 21
Could of been a power surge and corrupted your PSU, do you have a decent surge protector in place?
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im guessing ou were just unlucky. try and keep your pc clean so there isnt lots of dust floating around.
     
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post #4 of 21
Your sig rig could run on a decent 550W power supply.

Wattage isn't what's important, there are a lot of power supplies that have fake wattage ratings and bad build quality. Which is why they blow up.


Sorry, but you just wasted $300 when you could have spent $70-$100.
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No, mate. Your PC's fine. There's something wrong with your house!
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Can you take some pics of the explosive power supply? I'm curious about the aftermath.
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post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129;13716394 
Your sig rig could run on a decent 550W power supply.

Wattage isn't what's important, there are a lot of power supplies that have fake wattage ratings and bad build quality. Which is why they blow up.


Sorry, but you just wasted $300 when you could have spent $70-$100.

I like having lots of headroom and possiblity of having future upgrades without worrying about power supply atleast. I mean i am looking into switching to water and upgrading to bulldozer, maybe couple of 580's. So atleast i wont have to worry about that.

I have a panasonic squid power surge protector in place. I know its nothing special. Bought it for about £30 2 years ago after my coolermaster blew up since i am sure that one died due to power surge and it was connected directly to the wall socket. It happened couple of seconds after washing machine was switched on, along with alot of other appliances in the house.

My brother is really pissing me off, making me paranoid. But then again hes got a point, 2 power supplies in 2 years, dying in the same way....confused.gif
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post #8 of 21
OCZ and Coolermaster have terrible psu's. That is why they went... well that or a power surge. If that Corsair blows up then throw that comp out:eek:
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post #9 of 21
Well my OCZ mXs died after about a year and killed my p6t. The coolermaster while not being bad isn't the best of PSUs.
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post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by jivenjune;13716452 
Can you take some pics of the explosive power supply? I'm curious about the aftermath.

Hehe i would love to, but i cant see the aftermath myself. It only stunk of burned plastic or so. But the coolermaster tho, both of those big capacitors were split open hehe. took no pics tho frown.gif
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