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I'm a little pissed off... I am fairly certain it's my PSU... i have no way to test it though... heres what happend... I just got a new water pump which is DC b4 I had an AC pump... I think that the DC pump added just enough extra wattage being consumed that it fried my PSU... My PSU is 450w and I'm fairly certain that I should have been using like a 550w+ according to numerous sites that i have checked out and my own addition of wattage concumption of my components... GRRR... so yeah I guess it's time to order a new PSU...

Oh yeah i got away from what i was doing... i was going to tell you what happened...The computer just shut down in the middle of gaming (and dual folding) So it's happend a couple times before... I was just thinking that it was b/c my OC wasn't stable so i "restablized" (i primed)... and it was stable... but this time when it shut down it has a burnt exlectronics smell and the green light on the mobo won't even turn on... I'm sad... I don't really have the $$ for a new PSU... but i'll get one...
    
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You can test the psu by jumping it with a paperclip:
http://www.hardwaremods.com/guides/p...u_jumping.html

Sure you don't need me to tell you that the burning smell isn't good though.

Btw, had 2 OCZs do that to me as well
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so i tried the paper clip jump and it didn't do anything so i'm assuming that my first assumption was correct...

I'm buying a seasonic s12-600
    
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Yeah, think so. Good choice on the psu btw
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well thanks ste... I oredered it off newegg (came with free 3 day shipping) so should be here wed or thurs depending on if it shipps today or tomorrow.
    
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