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So I finally changed some parts on my PC. But there was something amiss when I turned it on.. My room started to smell like burning metal and it was starting to turn white from smoke. I figured there was something wrong so I quickly turned it off and unplug a harddrive and a graphics card.

CPU: AMD Phenom 9850 2.5gh (2.63ghz oc) stock fan
Motheroard: M2N32-SLI Deluxe
Graphics: 2x 8800 GT OC(BFG) SLI
NIC: Killer Xeno Pro
Harddrive: 3x 3.5 7200rpm harddrives, 1 Mushkin SSD
Drive: DVD-R Drive
Fans: 1 120mm and 1 50mm

Newegg suggest I have at least 680W

So do my hard drives eat up that much power? (except the SSD)

At the moment it's running fine with one less hard drive and a video card. But it had me for a scare..
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post #2 of 13
Completely ignore calculators, especially the newegg one, as they tend to inflate results. A good 450-500w could easily run that system, so your TX650 shouldn't be breaking a sweat (unless it's faulty). Besides, IF you were overloading your TX650, it would just shut off without harm (again, unless there's a fault).

It would of helped if you inspected the graphics card/PSU/other components to see exactly where the smell/smoke was came from.

Edit: I noticed that calculators adds like 40w for each HDD you have.... they consume nowhere near that much.
Edited by GameBoy - 6/11/11 at 3:03am
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post #3 of 13
You're way more than fine with that PSU. You'll draw 350W if that.
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post #4 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5outh View Post
You're way more than fine with that PSU. You'll draw 350W if that.
This.

Stick your nose in there, and sniff your components. your sense of smell can help local the actual component that went boom.
post #5 of 13
What SpeedNuggeT said. Use your nose. Your PSU should be fine unless its faulty.
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post #6 of 13
did you change any of the voltages on mobo or Graphics card?
post #7 of 13
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No, everything is on stock. The graphics cards are overclocked out of the box so I don't mess with them.

I sniffed around and I believe it was the PSU frying since everything else should be fine. All I did was change PSU.
I had something like this happen before, just without the smoke. Looks like I saved it just in time before the fireworks went off too.
My brother said something that it would be better if I bought the gold, silver, or platinum editions. But when it comes to PSU I'm still new in this area.
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post #8 of 13
Corsair has a 5 or 7 year warranty so you could look to RMA it.

The TX PSUS are very good normally and I dont think theres a whole lot of difference between the TX/HX and AX series PSUs (except cabling options). A corsair HX 650 is a good PSU with modular cabling.
post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by dihartnell View Post
Corsair has a 5 or 7 year warranty so you could look to RMA it.

The TX PSUS are very good normally and I dont think theres a whole lot of difference between the TX/HX and AX series PSUs (except cabling options). A corsair HX 650 is a good PSU with modular cabling.
This right here (why does everyone keep beating me?). Your current PSU is more than enough for your rig. If you feel its failing, then call up Corsair and RMA that puppy. It's a solid unit, so there's no reason to upgrade it. Just RMA it and be out the couple bucks for shipping, and use something temporary till it gets back.
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