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That draw would be fine on a PSU cable, but the way waffle made it sound, I thought the fans were all plugged into a motherboard header.
They are. I use this, was told it'd be fine, and still think it is, not sure why the PSU died. Surely the motherboard would have burnt out or something, not the PSU, if the header was overloaded?
    
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That draw would be fine on a PSU cable, but the way waffle made it sound, I thought the fans were all plugged into a motherboard header.
I understand that. Apparently the motherboard works fine, though, so the fan draw doesn't seem to be the problem. How could a water spill on a video card cause a PSU to die? - that is my question.
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They are. I use this, was told it'd be fine, and still think it is, not sure why the PSU died. Surely the motherboard would have burnt out or something, not the PSU, if the header was overloaded?
Yeah, I mean I'd agree- the board should pop if the problem was there...
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I understand that. Apparently the motherboard works fine, though, so the fan draw doesn't seem to be the problem. How could a water spill on a video card cause a PSU to die? - that is my question.
See, that's the problem, the 5970 is fine. It booted perfectly, and displayed the image perfectly, it was fine! I gave it a long once over with a cold hairdryer blast before I used it, and left it overnight.
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Yeah, I mean I'd agree- the board should pop if the problem was there...
Yeah, totally.

The only thing I noticed before I started, was that one of the 92mm's were a little unbalanced, but I shrugged it off. Once I'd booted to desktop, I noticed the same 92mm stop, then the burning smell come from the PSU. I then unplugged it, then tried it just jumping the 24Pin, after that, it tripped the breaker.

Perhaps it was just a fluke, and I should try again?
    
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Corsair will replace the PSU. I personally think that some water got into it somehow. When you are dealing with 240V even a bit of water can cause a short.

Nice to see that you've implemented my ideas
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My res overflow wasn't anywhere near to getting in the PSU, perhaps a metal shaving or something got inside and shorted it. Who knows,

Using a paperclip now does nothing, no fan spinning, no tripping the circuit breaker, not even any crackle when I plug in the power cord.
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Your case number is xxxxxxx, please keep this number for future reference.

Thank you. Customer Service will contact you shortly with an RMA Number.


Guessing I'll get another HX650 as a replacement? I've heard you don't have to send the removable cables back either, which I hope is true as my cable management looks awesome right now, and it'd be a pain to do it again.

Sad really, poor PSU.
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post #407 of 619
Poor PSU indeed. But happy days on the RMA.
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those fans make me happy

hi Hobie
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It is true, you don't have to send the cables back in for RMA.
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those fans make me happy

hi Hobie
Hi Ice

The case looks great so far Waffle.....it's too bad about the PSU though.
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