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My power supplied SPARKED is my graphics card dead

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my Coolmax 600W power supply sparked my motherboard, this happened while playing FarCry 3 i unpluged the pc as soon as i noticed it happened. AM scared that my radeon 7850 HIS ICE Qx turbo is dead what do u guys think, I dont know for sure cause i dont have a motherboard please recommend me one ive been looking at the Gigabyte 970a ud3 vs ASUS M5A99X EVO which one should i consider
post #2 of 12
You should get a quality PSU, then see if you need to replace other components.

Here's the recommended PSU sticky.
I'd also recommend using Phaedrus' PSU Calc as well before you select one.
Edited by candy_van - 1/15/13 at 12:30pm
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nobody can tell for sure if your card was fried or everything was fried, the only way to know is to test it.
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OMG i hope everything isnt fried my kingston ssd now i hope not. i for got to include that I already replaced that coolmax power supply with a antac 630c, did i make a better choice with power supply this time ??
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did i make a better choice with power supply is antac 630c any good
post #6 of 12
Coolmax is terrible, so it should be significantly better, yes.
I'm presuming you mean a 620w Neo ECO, which is a pretty good unit smile.gif
Edited by candy_van - 1/16/13 at 9:51am
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I personally like Seasonic PSUs...look into them.

    
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There is a 75% chance that your gpu is not damaged.
My friend's motherboard was set on fire by a faulty psu.
the board died but the gpu, hdd, and ram were all fine.
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by NotReadyYet View Post

I personally like Seasonic PSUs...look into them.

I do too, but he already has a 620 ECO, which is more than fine for his rig - no need to buy another PSU.
Quote:
Originally Posted by edalbkrad View Post

There is a 75% chance that your gpu is not damaged.
My friend's motherboard was set on fire by a faulty psu.
the board died but the gpu, hdd, and ram were all fine.

Wouldn't put any %age on it, but just advise to test everything as stated earlier.
Revert everything back to stock (if needed) and stress test your card, chip, play some games etc.

If there aren't any glaring hardware issues, then you're fine.
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post #10 of 12
Usually chinese bombs like Coolmax will take something with it when it goes off... Sorry to say. But all i can say, that you know only when you test out.
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