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When you call, tell them you burnt yourself trying to put the fire out.
@OP

Definitely say this. But the question from the other end is that the system probably wasn't operating at specs and I doubt overclocking is covered under very many warranties. (Obviously unless specified!)
    
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post #142 of 190
I loled at chunky chimps pic, but you are damn lucky to walk away with memory, gpu's and cpu after that. I remember once my powersupply fried cause the voltage switch shorted and it poped like a firecracker, replaced the wire and it recovered but I put it away to only test stuff with.
post #143 of 190
Cheap Mosfet on cheap motherboard failed. Thats a problem on the Motherboard. Is the PSU partially responsible? Probably. But its not the sole culprit.

Yes Ultra is not the best. But like stated above there are far worse. Ultra fills a market for those of us that can't spend $100 on a 500w PSU. People like me. I have had my Ultra for a year now and been folding at 100% for about 8 months. Not a single hiccup. 2x 120mm CM R4 fans on my cooling tower, 1x 120mm CM R4 exhaust. 80mm Drive Bay intake, GT240 OC'd to what in sig, Processor OC'd to whats in Rig and 2 internal and 1 external HDD. Am I using the max that the PSU can handle? Probably not. But I registered my PSU with Ultra and have a lifetime warranty. Would I like to upgrade to a Corsair? Yes, I will in the future.
I bought the rig I have as a barebone kit. It came with a Biostar P4M900 MICRO 775 Motherboard, a Intel E5300, processor, Hynix 2GB PC5300 RAM and the Power Up! "Gamer" case. The Power Up! PSU was included. As you can see I have come a long way.
Ultra offers their PSUs at prices that poor people like me can afford. For that I am greatful. I will eventually get a "decent" PSU. But until then I will continue to use what I have.


To the OP: My apologies if I seem to have hijacked your thread. I am sorry to hear about your electronic loss. Your PSU you said you tested and it was fine. I still believe that the Mofset on the board was faulty and in combination with the lack of Over Voltage protection in the PSU fire resulted. Good luck in your repairs
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post #144 of 190
The PSU shorted and kept sending current to the MOBO, thats why it went up in flames
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Lol, be happy you have an EVGA board.
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post #147 of 190
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Cheap Mosfet on cheap motherboard failed. Thats a problem on the Motherboard. Is the PSU partially responsible? Probably. But its not the sole culprit.

Yes Ultra is not the best. But like stated above there are far worse. Ultra fills a market for those of us that can't spend $100 on a 500w PSU. People like me. I have had my Ultra for a year now and been folding at 100% for about 8 months. Not a single hiccup. 2x 120mm CM R4 fans on my cooling tower, 1x 120mm CM R4 exhaust. 80mm Drive Bay intake, GT240 OC'd to what in sig, Processor OC'd to whats in Rig and 2 internal and 1 external HDD. Am I using the max that the PSU can handle? Probably not. But I registered my PSU with Ultra and have a lifetime warranty. Would I like to upgrade to a Corsair? Yes, I will in the future.
I bought the rig I have as a barebone kit. It came with a Biostar P4M900 MICRO 775 Motherboard, a Intel E5300, processor, Hynix 2GB PC5300 RAM and the Power Up! "Gamer" case. The Power Up! PSU was included. As you can see I have come a long way.
Ultra offers their PSUs at prices that poor people like me can afford. For that I am greatful. I will eventually get a "decent" PSU. But until then I will continue to use what I have.


To the OP: My apologies if I seem to have hijacked your thread. I am sorry to hear about your electronic loss. Your PSU you said you tested and it was fine. I still believe that the Mofset on the board was faulty and in combination with the lack of Over Voltage protection in the PSU fire resulted. Good luck in your repairs
No Over CURRENT Protection (IE The issue) in the PSU caused the fire. Ultra is by far one of the worst brands you can use. By the way, you can get a Corsair 850TX for $130 on Newegg, so your point of PSUs being to expensive and Ultra provides for budget builders is invalid. Had the PSU had Over Current Protection there would have been no fire and the board may well still work.

Also yes there was a Cheap Mosfet on a **** Cheap EVGA board (EVGA makes horrible boards, stick with the GPUs) in combination with the PSU, that is obviously fail, caused the fire.
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Boy this pisses me off
Did you by change turn on extreme cooling?
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post #149 of 190
if evga doesnt rma, i recommend getting this as a replacement. it isn't x58, but it has an 8+2 power phase, which will be a beast with overclocking. it also has solid capacitors.

I would never buy a board not made by ASUS

edit: sorry thats an amd board. i feel stupid now. lol

just be sure to get an 8+2 phase board with solid capacitors.
Edited by rocker22dallas - 2/19/11 at 10:00pm
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lol ive been saying for a while now that EVGA boards suck

they just dress them up all fancy and bling bling but they use cheap parts

i hope this teaches people a lesson

stick to GPU's, EVGA

Sounds exactly like ASRock boards.
 
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