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>< can we have more pics of damage?
What more do you want to see?

Friend started the RMA(I am not the original purchaser). I jump started my PSU and it seems to be running all my fans just fine. Gonna test it out. I am leading to believe the PSU is not at fault, well not entirely since there was no protection. Once I check all the voltages is when I'll fully rule it out.
Edited by OrangeSVTguy - 2/19/11 at 9:42am
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post #132 of 190
When you call, tell them you burnt yourself trying to put the fire out.
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post #133 of 190
D**n dude. This really blows. I'm sorry about your loss.
Any word on if the CPU still works?
And what has Evga/ Ultra said about this?

Good luck on getting your rig back up and running.
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post #134 of 190
You've kept a really great attitude through this... I believe you will have good luck when talking to the manufacturers. I definitely want to know how they handle this.

Best wishes,
Chris
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Memory, GPUs, and the 970 are OK!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PSU tested good too but I don't think I'll be using it again. Up on Fleebay it goes!
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post #136 of 190
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Memory, GPUs, and the 970 are OK!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PSU tested good too but I don't think I'll be using it again. Up on Fleebay it goes!
Good to know
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Memory, GPUs, and the 970 are OK!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PSU tested good too but I don't think I'll be using it again. Up on Fleebay it goes!
Great to hear, nice to see that the rest of the rig survived.
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OK Ultras may not be the best PSU maker. But this is not the fault of the PSU. This is a faulty part on the motherboard. It could have happened with any brand of PSU.
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post #139 of 190
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Originally Posted by Erick Silver View Post
OK Ultras may not be the best PSU maker. But this is not the fault of the PSU. This is a faulty part on the motherboard. It could have happened with any brand of PSU.
Yeah, no.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
What happened:

Cheap Mosfet on cheap motherboard failed shorted from too much load. Caused parasitic short with some other component on motherboard. This caused massive current from the +12V of the power supply to render the motherboard extra crispy, and the lack of over current protection on the PSU's +12V rail meant that the power supply did not shut off when it should have. Massive current flowed until the motherboard burned/melted enough that the short circuit was broken.
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OK Ultras may not be the best PSU maker. But this is not the fault of the PSU. This is a faulty part on the motherboard. It could have happened with any brand of PSU.
There was a thread a while ago ever a 3 way Classified melted a Silverstone's 24 pin. Ultra aren't pure crap. Their are far worse. OP clearly stated hes been folding which makes perfect sense that vreg failed.
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