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Hi, im a noob here. I recently upgradet my CM-932 case with AMD 8320 cpu and Sabertooth mb. I didn't bother upgrade my PSU, since it had 420W from before, if i remember correctly.

Earlier today I wanted to play Amnesia: AMFP, but the game hung up in the first scenes. I have a nVidia 5750 GPU and 4 GB in RAM, haven't upgraded in a couple of years now, could that be the case?
Anyway, after a few failed attempts to run the game, I opened Catalyst Control Center, and ran a test for CPU to see if i could overclock it. Then one of my 6 fans (yes, i'm popular) started to make a lot of noise and it began to smell like... electricity? I thought my computer was gonna explode, so I was on my way to get a fire extinguisher, and a second later it LITERALLY f@cking blew up!!! mad.gif Well, just the power supply. Lots of sparks and a BAM. It doesn't seem that i fried anything else, because the lights on the motherboard lived for some few seconds, so I hope I can just throw away the PSU.

SO, the question is, what kind of set up should i have for SAFE gaming?
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Hi, im a noob here. I recently upgradet my CM-932 case with AMD 8320 cpu and Sabertooth mb. I didn't bother upgrade my PSU, since it had 420W from before, if i remember correctly.

Earlier today I wanted to play Amnesia: AMFP, but the game hung up in the first scenes. I have a nVidia 5750 GPU and 4 GB in RAM, haven't upgraded in a couple of years now, could that be the case?
Anyway, after a few failed attempts to run the game, I opened Catalyst Control Center, and ran a test for CPU to see if i could overclock it. Then one of my 6 fans (yes, i'm popular) started to make a lot of noise and it began to smell like... electricity? I thought my computer was gonna explode, so I was on my way to get a fire extinguisher, and a second later it LITERALLY f@cking blew up!!! mad.gif Well, just the power supply. Lots of sparks and a BAM. It doesn't seem that i fried anything else, because the lights on the motherboard lived for some few seconds, so I hope I can just throw away the PSU.

SO, the question is, what kind of set up should i have for SAFE gaming?

Always buy a quality PSU and never be like most people and cheap out on it. People underestimate the importance of the power being provided by the PSU and its internal components. Not all PSU's are made equal. And if you want a cheap good one Rosewill Capstone 450W.
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Intel i7 6700K Batch #L535B021 4.7Ghz @ 1.296V GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 EVGA Geforce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ G.SKILL TridentZ 16GB DDR4 3000 
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Samsung 950 Pro M.2 512GB  Crucial BX100 250 GB SanDisk SSDPlus 240 GB NZXT Kraken X61  
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Windows 8.1 & 10 Dell UltraSharp 2913WM 21:9 2560x1080 Ducky Shine 4, CODE WASD, Deck Legend, G710+ EVGA SuperNova G2 850W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Mid-Tower Ducky Secret SteelSeries Fostex Purple Heart TH-X00 
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