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So I came in today and noticed my computer was off. I could only get it to flicker with the lights and fans if I pulled the power out and then plugged it back in. During this process of turning it on and off and unplugging various things the PSU popped and lots of smoke came out.

A side note, I did change the gpu from a 570 to a 580 and it was working fine for a week. The new gpu also works fine in the other computer.

Was it something on the computer that caused this or was the PSU just starting to go bad?
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Did you have a surge protector? It sounds like your PSU just died for some reason. A single 580 should have no problems running on a 750 watt PSU.
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Yes I have a surge protector. It has two monitors and my PC plugged in to it.
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I hope it's not something I did. I would like to add that I checked all the wires and none of them looked burnt out. So hopefully that means just the PSU was bad.
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Just RMA it if you can.
    
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That's kind of like what happened when my last PSU died (it was an OCZ gamexstream) Except mine didn't do the pop and my issues dragged on for months. I would turn it on and the lights would flicker and it might or might not finally "catch" and boot. I would RMA it though, I'm running a very similar setup to you and it's been handling my overclocked to 4.2 950, a sound card, ridiculous # of fans and 2 GTX 470s. You should be able to handle 1 580 I would think.
    
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