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Hey guys. GPU in my second PC has just caught fire( I literally saw the 2-3 inch flame). I had problems with GPU fan which occasionally used to stop and a simple finger push would keep it running. I was planning to buy new GPU as soon as I can but this came too early. Anyways you can see in pictures below. Do you think that rest of the PC is OK. I visually checked and couldn't see anything bad. I have GPU in my main PC which I would like to use to check if this second PC is working normally. Would you suggest me something else to or ...?

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I don't mean to sound insensitive, but what is the exact model of power supply you have?

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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
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Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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It is LC Power 600W http://www.lc-power.com/en/product/archive/power-supply-units/lc6600gp2-v23/. It's not very popular here on the forum, but it's decent german brand. Setup was like this since day 1 which was 8 years ago, and everything worked like a charm until now. GPU is nVidia Asus 9600GT.
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Onboard video?
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Originally Posted by Johnatan8 View Post

It is LC Power 600W http://www.lc-power.com/en/product/archive/power-supply-units/lc6600gp2-v23/. It's not very popular here on the forum, but it's decent german brand. Setup was like this since day 1 which was 8 years ago, and everything worked like a charm until now. GPU is nVidia Asus 9600GT.

 

There's a good reason why LC Power isn't very popular on here: they make EXTREMELY low-quality PSUs (they make PSUs that should be avoided at all costs). I'm sorry to say it, but this PSU is probably the sole reason why this happened. I regret to say that there's a chance that you may have lost your entire computer. This is why it's so extremely important to avoid low-quality PSUs. They can literally be a fire hazard.

 

It's miraculous that you got 8 years out of it, but that doesn't mean it's any good. Ask any PSU expert what they think of LC Power's PSUs and they will all tell you that they are absolute junk and should be avoided no matter what the cost is. What you experienced today is one of the many reasons why PSUs like these should be avoided.


Edited by TwoCables - 4/9/17 at 2:18pm
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i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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post #6 of 29
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So sorry to hear this. Is it safe to try to hook up HDD from this PC on my main computer just to backup files or that's not good idea?
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Originally Posted by Johnatan8 View Post

So sorry to hear this. Is it safe to try to hook up HDD from this PC on my main computer just to backup files or that's not good idea?

 

Oh, that's a good idea. I don't know from experience, but I would bet it's safe (that is, if the drive is totally fried). I mean, I think the worst that could happen is the drive just wouldn't work at all in the main computer.

 

I'm relieved that this wasn't your main computer, or your only computer.

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i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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post #8 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnatan8 View Post

So sorry to hear this. Is it safe to try to hook up HDD from this PC on my main computer just to backup files or that's not good idea?
If your harddrive catches on fire in your main PC, buy a lottery ticket and look out for stray lightning bolts.

EDIT:
Yes, it should be safe. I would definitely do that to verify your data is intact.
post #9 of 29
Thread Starter 
I took PC to local computer repair service... I took out graphic card since it's obvious that it's fried and asked them to check if my data on HDD is alive. I got call back and they said that HDD is OK as well as the rest of PC. So this means that PSU is fine, but what should I do with it? I think that it's not safe to run it anymore.
post #10 of 29
Had a similar situation before, My GPU caught fire also and thought it destroyed my PC but didn't. In my case it wasn't the PSU though, I had an EVGA G2 1300w on it at the time but the GPU just burned up. Removed it and tested the PC and it worked fine. To be safe though, you can easily replace that PSU with a cheap and reliable one so you don't have any future worries.
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