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Burning Smell = Failing PSU?

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I woke up to a strong burning smell, possibly from my PSU. I remember yesterday that it had some sort of popping crackling sound, kinda faint, but it was noticeable, thought it was interference from my phone with the speakers. My computer hadn't shut down, but my comp was running a bit slower than usual. Right now I have it on sleep, but how do I tell if it took any components down with the PSU? and any recommended PSU I should replace it with? as I'm obviously suspecting it's the PSU. (I don't need any big fancy ones, just one to get me along for now since i'm a bit short on money).
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post #2 of 7
Could have been popping capacitors you heard. The PSU is mediocre anyway. Got a budget for a replacement?
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Yeah, I know that now, wasn't thinking when I bought it. Any other possible components that could smoke? And dunno, $40, $50? depends on the price ranges for 400-500W for good quality PSUs. (that's what I need for my rig right?)
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post #4 of 7
The Antec NeoECO 400W is the best choice in that price range right now.
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
The Antec NeoECO 400W is the best choice in that price range right now.
Thanks! It most likely more than enough to power my system eh?
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post #6 of 7
More than enough, you aren't topping 250W draw.
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Antec EarthWatts EA-430D is $30 after rebate and coupon code if you need something super cheap.
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