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So my power supply decided to die last night. I went to bed leaving it on and woke up with it being off. so naturally I check the power cables and the switch on the surge protector. Push the power button on the front and nothing. Looked inside and there are no lights on that would normally be on the motherboard. I checked the switch on the pack of the PSU and still nothing. i pulled out the power supply and tried jumping the 4 and 5 pins i think it is to turn on the PSU without it being plugged into the motherboard. Nothing happened. so i don't have another PSU to test the rest of my system.

I hope it didn't fry anything else. What do you guy's think. do i need a new PSU. I think I'm going to see it there is a warranty still on my PSU, i bought it in may of this year so i hope there is one still.
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post #2 of 17
Sounds like the psu. I would have jumped the 4 and 5 pins too. If that didn't make it come on then its probably gone. I would reccommend a PC Power and Cooling psu. They are really good. Unless you get one through the warranty.
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post #3 of 17
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I won't be getting one through the returns because i don't have all of the original packaging. So PC power and cooling PSU. I don't think i have ever heard of them before.
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post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by Geek386 View Post
I won't be getting one through the returns because i don't have all of the original packaging. So PC power and cooling PSU. I don't think i have ever heard of them before.
Alot haven't but they make some of the best power supplies on the market right now.

www.pcpower.com
    
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post #5 of 17
I have Server power supply There cheaper and better plus It has 6 pin 4 pin and 24pin but no Pci-e cord lol

I recommend you get a Xeon server supply. atleast 530
    
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post #6 of 17
Theres a list of user-recommended PSU's somewhere...ah ha:

http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10854

Not a DFI Recommended list though, just a user one
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post #7 of 17
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I looked at all of the PSU on the DFI link and they are too expensive. My max price is $80 so i can't spend a whole lot. The PC power ones look good but way too expensive.

Anyways shouldn't power supplies last more then 6 or 7 months of continuous use? i leave my computer on 24/7.
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post #8 of 17
I spent 30 bucks on this I told your there way cheaper on And stable as A 200 dollar one.
    
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post #9 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Geek386 View Post
I looked at all of the PSU on the DFI link and they are too expensive. My max price is $80 so i can't spend a whole lot. The PC power ones look good but way too expensive.

Anyways shouldn't power supplies last more then 6 or 7 months of continuous use? i leave my computer on 24/7.
The PSU is really something you should not skimp upon. The reason they are recommended by the user community is that these are of suitable quality and performance for DFI boards. DFI boards are notoriously picky about components attached to them and it would be unwise not to heed their advise.

The fact that your PSU has blown in less than a year kind of hints at the inferior quality of the build. PSU's should give you years of trouble free use (even 24/7) Do your PC a favour and give it a nice PSU which gives stable performance. Bear in mind that a PSU blowing can take out other components attached to it. Are you willing to take that risk again?

I hope that helps
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post #10 of 17
I think with that kind of budget you could get a Tagan. They're quite reliable I've heard ! (I don't know how many times I've repeated this lol)
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