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PC burns as a result of PSU wire, destroying my HDD and case components. I was told it could have resulted from a sleeved wire, but I don't believe that to be the case.


I'm not sure what to do, I need to replace my full tower case and other parts. I'm looking at the Switch 810, but I'm worried about mounting my RX360 Rad, it's thickness will give me a lot of trouble near the drive bay.


Not sure how I will mount EX Verical Res, but the Switch 810 is a pretty big case.


Anyone have any suggestions? This is going to be hard because I'm going to be moving from my StrikeX (AeroCool). My old build is here.


I'm posting pictures on my blog. I'll attach some here.












I'm looking to upgrade my current build a bit, but I'm not changing my Motherboard(Z68) or GPU(580 WC).

The new parts:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1332040/switch-810-proof/10#post_18713566
Edited by grimreaper01 - 11/29/12 at 7:00pm
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post #2 of 18
Yowza.
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was it the cooler master 1200W that burned up?
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@cdoublejj, luckily the cool master 1200W. Ever since I bought that thing, I felt the wire were not the best quality. I think I'm going to switch to Corsair, I had it before and it had no problems.


Edited by grimreaper01 - 11/22/12 at 7:16am
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post #5 of 18
Thank your lucky stars you were there when it happened!

And yet another reason not to buy a Coolermaster PSU.
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Thank your lucky stars you were there when it happened!
And yet another reason not to buy a Coolermaster PSU.

Your 100% right, I left for like a min and came back, my whole room was filled with smoke, from the burning plastic! Note this is right after the Hurricane Sandy! I was in Zone A and I survived. I don't need anymore bad luck. Sigh...

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That is some bad luck.

It reminds me that I need to hurry up and fork out for a new PSU.

Have you contacted Cooler Master and told them what happened?
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post #8 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tsar View Post

That is some bad luck.
It reminds me that I need to hurry up and fork out for a new PSU.
Have you contacted Cooler Master and told them what happened?

Yep, they told me to RMA everything that is damaged and that if they so find that it was the PSU, then they will refund me based on the market value of the damaged parts. I need to take advantage of the new deals coming soon, to replace what I lost. I'm looking at the Switch 810, but I think I need to replace my RX360 Rad for a thinner one. My Strike X had trouble because I had it mounted on either bottom and top and I had issues with rewiring PSU wires. I'm thinking of switching for the Koolance tripple Rad.

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Ouch! sorry to hear this happened, But also good info for others to avoid coolermaster psu's
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post #10 of 18
Just noticed that the wires have molded into the plastic, that must of been some heat that was produced!

What was the first thing you did once you realized your PC was making smoke signals? I would be afraid to go near the damn thing.
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