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Can an outlet damage a PSU?

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I just finished building a computer for a client. The power supply in his old computer died and rather than replace it he wanted a new state of the art build. After a few days roughly the same thing happened to this computer that happened to the old one. The computer shut down by itself, but not only the computer, everything that was connected to that particular outlet shut down. His secretaries could not get it to work so I came by the next day and everything appeared to be working fine, I ran prime 95 blend for 5 hours with no errors but the PSU has been showing some odd behavior. Flickering sometimes before it fully turns on as well as not shutting down when the computer shuts down. My question is, what is the likelihood of the power coming from the outlet damaging the power supply in some way. This seems like more than coincidence to me, especially because power to everything connected to the outlet went out 2 times. I have a 3.5k surge protector hooked up to everything. At this point should I have them get an electrician to look at his office?

edit: The PSU problems were not present when I initially put everything together and tested it. I run prime95 for 24 hours on every build and did not oc this 3570k.
Edited by tino1317 - 1/29/13 at 5:50pm
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Which PSU did you install?
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It is possible, what PSU does it have?
    
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It has a corsair tx 650
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I am a commercial electrician with 25 years experience it sounds like there is a loose wire on the receptacle which will cause spikes and overheating of the psu due to the fact it is not getting the require 120 volts.
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Thanks for the response. Ill advise them to call and electrician.
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