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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Hey all, I recently RMA'd a PSU I think is dead, and it should be coming back in the next week.

I just got a simple question. When I reconnect everything, should I do bare minimum, see if it starts up and restart and then hook up another component, or is all at once safe?

Here's what I have to hook up:

Mobo/CPU
4x 4gb RAM
H70 CPU Cooler
PCI exhaust fan
Case fans
GTX 580
Another GTX 580
2TB HDD
1TB HDD
Disk Drive

Now I'm really mainly worried about the 2 580s. This all started when I installed my 2nd, comp failed to turn on. Feel like the PSU just gave out, but thats beside the point.

Just wondering if it is safe to hook everything up and press power, or its better to go 1 by 1.

Also have no on board video so I need to have 1 card hooked up.
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post #2 of 9
Haha, just hook everything up and then press power. If a power supply is working as intended there should be no issue.
post #3 of 9
I would just hook everything up. A system with two 580s can easily be powered by a quality 850W power supply.
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post #4 of 9
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Yea my 1200 is more than enough, I'm just worried about it dying again. It's like introducing the 2nd 580 the thing just got scared haha

But I do remember my 12v measuring at 8v so that's probably why it died. Hopefully it was PSU and not my mobo or cpu, not looking forward to taking it apart further.
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post #5 of 9
If it were truly 8V, then the system would not have been able to turn on, much less function.
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post #6 of 9
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Well that's what happened that caused me to RMA it. It would power on for half a second, then I'd hit power again, nada.
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post #7 of 9
Out of anything Use a power supply tester (I have an antec one for school) to test if the supply is getting the right voltages BEFORE you install it-hook it up to your parts.
post #8 of 9
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Yea I bought one, I'm planning to make sure it checks out.
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post #9 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by iTimmeh View Post
Well that's what happened that caused me to RMA it. It would power on for half a second, then I'd hit power again, nada.
But my point was that if you can see software showing the +12V at 8V, then that's false information because that would be impossible.
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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It's a computer!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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