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So a few things. Last night I went to turn my PC on in my new place and it didn't respond. Tried and again and nothing. Looked and everything was set right so gave it another shot. This time it boots but black smoke comes out of the PS. Turned it off thinking to myself, "Maybe it's just dust." Turned it on again and it After some pops and light I turn it off. So it's dead. I was using this

So three things.
1. It's an old house could bad wiring have blown my PSU? I doubt it since I've turned it on and off for a while now with no problems but maybe it was just going to happen eventually.
2. Was the PSU a piece and just happen to give out then?
3. Any recommendations for a new PSU? about 550w+
Thanks!

Edit: BTW think when it blew it took my system with it?
    
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Aye, you probably blew the PSU. Hopefully it didn't take any other components with it, but I guess you'll just have to find that out when you get your new PSU.

Yes, Rosewill PSUs are not the greatest. I would suggest something in the Corsair line ~ 550W.

By the way, NewEgg offers replacement on that unit for a year so get them on chat & explain what happened. I would also mention that you don't want to experience this again & would love the $$ applied towards a different unit
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Bad wiring would most likely would just stuff off if this were the case. I'm guess you just got unlucky. As for a PSU...http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-tx-6...206178324.html
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Aye, you probably blew the PSU. Hopefully it didn't take any other components with it, but I guess you'll just have to find that out when you get your new PSU.

Yes, Rosewill PSUs are not the greatest. I would suggest something in the Corsair line ~ 550W.

By the way, NewEgg offers replacement on that unit for a year so get them on chat & explain what happened. I would also mention that you don't want to experience this again & would love the $$ applied towards a different unit
Lost the boxes and such so no replacement from newegg Talking to Rosewill about it now. Thanks for the help! Going to check the power outlet just to be sure. I doubt it but you can never be too safe.
    
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Edit: BTW think when it blew it took my system with it?
Light show = primary side failure, your components should be just fine.
The RP series are ATNG built and are supposed to be decent, how long have you had your psu?
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You should be OK. Well the components that is.

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Light show = primary side failure, your components should be just fine.
The RP series are ATNG built and are supposed to be decent, how long have you had your psu?
Since November. Thinking about going with that Corsair. need to see what happens.
    
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I wish you could open her up for some pics of what failed but you would probably be voiding your warranty in the process.

edit:
Did you have a budget for a replacement PSU? The Corsair 550 would be a good choice but oddly it is the same price as the 650 ATM. There are some other options that I could dig up if you let me know a budget.
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The Rosewill's are wierd...some models are known to be really really good...and others are known to do just that (normally the week the warranty expires).

I think the v2.2's are the good ones for some reason.
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Lost the boxes and such so no replacement from newegg Talking to Rosewill about it now. Thanks for the help! Going to check the power outlet just to be sure. I doubt it but you can never be too safe.
Call them this time and re-explain the situation. (800) 390-1119 .... This is an obvious product failure and of no fault of your own. Explain that you do not have the original box, basically being honest & open. Ask them if they can help you out, even if you could return it without the box for 'some sort of credit/replacement'. Whatever you do, be nice about it, but stern. Their policy is a replacement for 1 year after purchase. The only thing you've done that doesn't help is misplaced the original box it came in. If the person on the phone doesn't help you out right away, ask if it would be possible to speak to a supervisor.
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