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I think my computer might have caught on fire yesterday lol. The fan on my CoolMax psu has stopped spinning without me noticing. I sat down and started gaming for about an hour til I started smelling smoke and seeing it coming from my case, I jumped up, pulled my case out and unplugged it. I see that some smoke was comming out of my PSU, I had a can of air with me so I grabbed it turned it upside down and sprayed it down lol. I opened it up later today and all the capacitors had melted or popped alongside the chips on it. It got so hot the sheetmetal on my case got warped. I am now running on a cheapo cooler master 430w psu from compusa til I order another one 2morrow, most likely the 600w ocz stealthxstream. So I guess a word to the wise, keep a can of air ready.
    
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That sucks, and we keep on repeating over and over, do not go with cheap power supplies, main components in a computer are the motherboard and PSU. Good advice what so ever. I have a window in front of me, if it caughts on fire, I'll toss it lol.
    
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At least you got to freeze some things, eh?

Good thing your other components didn't die with it.
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post #4 of 13
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yea none of my other components died. I dont think that psu was really that cheap. It had pretty good amperage and dual 12V rails with 18amps on each. I left the PC on most of the time so i guess it was bound to happen. It was active cooling with one single 120mm fan on the bottom and some sort of heatsink too.
    
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Reading this thread, it reminds me of my stupidity when I didn't know much on technology back then. Guess what I did? I had an old PSU, and it's fan was loud and annoying. So, I took a screw driver and jammed the fan from the back and stopped it. @_@ I mean, I could've broke something and killed myself. -.-"
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post #6 of 13
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rofl dude thats sick... did you atleast get a wake up buzzzz?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ||LAW||Doom View Post
rofl dude thats sick... did you atleast get a wake up buzzzz?
Amazingly, no. The more I think of it now, the more it scares me. lol

EDIT: The PSU was on when I jammed the screw driver in there. LOL. Oh man >_>
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post #8 of 13
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holy...setup a PSU shrine and pray to it.. ahaha
    
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post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by ||LAW||Doom View Post
holy...setup a PSU shrine and pray to it.. ahaha
lol. Since your PC is safe and I'm still alive, I'm going to bed. Ttyl.
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post #10 of 13
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so am I latez, i got work 9 am too.
    
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