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Sorry. Anyway

My dad has a 800watt PSU. I don't know what it is and won't for a couple of more days, he's away atm. I'm getting finished with my build and its power requirements are well under 800 so that's not the problem. In a worst case scenario, if it's a bad psu will it fry my mobo or something? Or what else will happen? I'm getting asus maximus iv gene-z. Am I worrying too much? Please answer. I might be able to get a better quality one in a month or two but what's the worse that can happen here? Thanks
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post #2 of 34
A cheap, terrible "800w" power supply is probably no more than a 450w unit in reality. It's probably only barely in spec, and at worst, a computer killer.
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post #3 of 34
If you don't know what the PSU is, then neither do we and there can be no answer. But yes, horrible PSUs can and do fry computers without warning.
post #4 of 34
if you post what you're going to put in your build, then we can tell you if the PSU can handle it fine or not.

it would be nice to know what the psu is tho. how come you can't tell us? do you not have it?

and a bad psu can potential kill everything in your build, including the motherboard, ram, video card, etc. I MEAN EVERYTHING

so a good psu is a must.
    
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Worst case scenario: The capacitor pops so loudly you have a heart-attack and die.
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post #6 of 34
Like some of the leadman junk that can put 7v on the 5vSB circuit and eats motherboards for breakfast, dinner and supper?
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post #7 of 34
Whats the rest of your hardware? If your using a single GPU solution you should be fine but we need more information please. If you pull to much power it'll fry the PSU and possibly fry any component with it
post #8 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nicnivian View Post
Worst case scenario: The capacitor pops so loudly you have a heart-attack and die.
More like worst case scenario the NTC thermistor burns up pyrotechnically and sets the carpet on fire, burning the house down.

Second-worst: +12V rectifier pops and ineffectual protections don't stop the voltage spike from destroying everything in the computer.
post #9 of 34
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I picked this up from asus's site on the P8P67-M PRO page

"Anti-Surge Protection

[Anti-Surge Protection] This special design prevents expensive devices and the motherboard from damage caused by power surges from switching power supply (PSU)."

Shouldn't that prevent this from happening? I'm assuming since mine is the newer mobo this feature carried on, right?
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post #10 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
More like worst case scenario the NTC thermistor burns up pyrotechnically and sets the carpet on fire, burning the house down.

Second-worst: +12V rectifier pops and ineffectual protections don't stop the voltage spike from destroying everything in the computer.
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