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The other day while reading online my computer (Sig Rig) went down, wasn't doing anything else. Weather was fine and room temp was normal but I had a fan going anyway for the breeze. Suddenly I heard a snap, crackle, pop and down she went.

I have a cold so couldn't detect any particular smell and didn't see any smoke (may have been I just didn't see any). The system is dead, no power sign or lights on MB (Asus P8P67 Deluxe). I've no other parts to test with but guessing it's either the MB or PSU (Seasonic 750x), guessing the problem is likely the MB. What do you all think?

If it is the MB I could just replace it with the same board. Or if I do go with a different board (cost effective preferably) what would make for a good replacement? Maybe even bump the memory up to 16gig by buying another 2x4 if there's room, though I have a Noctua HS.

Wasn't thinking to build a new rig at least for another 2 years. What are my options?

Any and all help is appreciated.
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Any lights or anything when you boot? If not, mobo is toast. Could also test the PSU on another machine.
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Snap, crackle , pop! I'm guessing its the PSU. It's the most likely candidate here. IF it was the motherboard, the PSU should just have gracefully shut down in protect mode. It can be confirmed by disconnecting the PSU from everything, then trying the jumper test, using a known good power lead.

http://marcomiltenburg.com/2011/09/18/how-to-test-an-atx-power-supply/
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The other day while reading online my computer (Sig Rig) went down, wasn't doing anything else. Weather was fine and room temp was normal but I had a fan going anyway for the breeze. Suddenly I heard a snap, crackle, pop and down she went.

I have a cold so couldn't detect any particular smell and didn't see any smoke (may have been I just didn't see any). The system is dead, no power sign or lights on MB (Asus P8P67 Deluxe). I've no other parts to test with but guessing it's either the MB or PSU (Seasonic 750x), guessing the problem is likely the MB. What do you all think?

If it is the MB I could just replace it with the same board. Or if I do go with a different board (cost effective preferably) what would make for a good replacement? Maybe even bump the memory up to 16gig by buying another 2x4 if there's room, though I have a Noctua HS.

Wasn't thinking to build a new rig at least for another 2 years. What are my options?

Any and all help is appreciated.
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Any lights or anything when you boot? If not, mobo is toast. Could also test the PSU on another machine.
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Any lights or anything when you boot? If not, mobo is toast. Could also test the PSU on another machine.
No lights or power of any kind, no MB lights either. I have no other hardware to test with, I had upgraded from a Pentium D system, lol.


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Snap, crackle , pop! I'm guessing its the PSU. It's the most likely candidate here. IF it was the motherboard, the PSU should just have gracefully shut down in protect mode. It can be confirmed by disconnecting the PSU from everything, then trying the jumper test, using a known good power lead.

http://marcomiltenburg.com/2011/09/18/how-to-test-an-atx-power-supply/
I thought I had heard a light fan sound right after it shut down but not entirely sure now. I just wanted to unplug it asap. Besides the Seasonic is designed that the fan doesn't even turn on unless it needs to. I'll check that link shortly but I have no other hardware to test with.
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No lights or power of any kind, no MB lights either. I have no other hardware to test with, I had upgraded from a Pentium D system, lol.
I thought I had heard a light fan sound right after it shut down but not entirely sure now. I just wanted to unplug it asap. Besides the Seasonic is designed that the fan doesn't even turn on unless it needs to. I'll check that link shortly but I have no other hardware to test with.

It will be hard to diagnose if there is no other hardware to test with. One of the things you can do is test the power supply to see if it's at least giving juice. Try the black/green ping test below and let us know if the unit powers on. No need to do the whole electrical tape part. Just jump the green and black wire BE EXTRA CAREFUL WHILE DOING THIS AND OCN/MYSELF (NEXUSRED) DO NOT HOLD ANY RESPONSIBILITY TO ANY DAMAGE THAT MAY OCCUR TO YOUR PERSON OR HARDWARE.

PSU Jumper Paperclip
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It will be hard to diagnose if there is no other hardware to test with. One of the things you can do is test the power supply to see if it's at least giving juice. Try the black/green ping test below and let us know if the unit powers on. No need to do the whole electrical tape part. Just jump the green and black wire BE EXTRA CAREFUL WHILE DOING THIS AND OCN/MYSELF (NEXUSRED) DO NOT HOLD ANY RESPONSIBILITY TO ANY DAMAGE THAT MAY OCCUR TO YOUR PERSON OR HARDWARE.

PSU Jumper Paperclip

Previous poster also provided a PSU trick link. This one also covered additional stuff which is useful as well, thxs.

Well I tested the PSU and have no response. Also none of the fans turn on. If I'm not mistaken the warranty for the Seasonic PSU is 7yrs parts and labor so guess i'll contact Newegg.

Thanks all, will +rep all /bow
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