Originally Posted by Lazy Bear
Pump got wet, PSU shorted, blew a capacitor on the back of the motherboard.
He's gonna RMA that and the PSU, the CPU MIGHT be dead, but we weren't sure.
Whoah whoah whoah, you make it sound like this was one thing.
I'm not 100% certain what happened with the PSU, but Occam's Razor says the pump got wet during leak testing. When I leak test, I have the PSU outside of the case with a jump on the 24 pin. Literally the only thing that I have plugged into the PSU when I leak test is the pump. Need to get an external PSU with a molex adapter to make that easy in the future. That exploded at home, threw a breaker, and lots of smoke came out.
So, I replace the D5 Vario with just a standard MCP655-B and a stand-in AX660 instead of the AX760i that exploded. All goes well, no leaks, system is bled and runs for 36 hours without failure.
I get to PDXLAN, boot it up, and everything is working perfectly the first night. The second day I boot up to do a bit of overclocking before gaming. Change the usual OC settings, but since I just needed a quick and dirty OC to get me by for the weekend I put on 1.35V with a 37 multi and 125 strap. F10, restart and the PC just goes into a constant on/off boot loop. I think I smell something acrid, but my friend insists it's in my head. Turn it on again, and while it's doing this rapid boot loop, a bit of smoke comes out from under the water block.
Relying again on my friend Occam and his sharp blade, this tells me there was something seriously faulty with the mobo, as the CPU had been previously used in my Shinobi XL build. Going poof after applying that little extra voltage (have put 1.45V into that CPU with a G1.Assassin 2) should not happen.Edited by Michalius - 7/16/13 at 10:33pm