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I just got my new Corsair RM850Watt powersupply in the mail. unpacked it, threw it in the computer with just one of my gtx 980s to start with. booted up just fine, played a little GTA 5 on it to make sure all was well. Seemed like everything was going fine, so I turned the computer off, plugged in my second gtx 980. pushed the power button, mobo screen appeared, all seemed fine, black screen like it normally does before windows boots, out of the corner of my eye I see an arc in the power supply and BANG!!!

Sounded like a freaking 9mm gun going off right next to me, made my ears ring, scared me half to death. I quickly unplugged the power supply and the pci express cables going to my 980s.

What the hell happened!?!

Took the corsair power supply out, put my old one back in, plugged everything in, tested everything including my 980s separatly. Everything seems to be unharmed, thank god. Unfortunatly its friday night at 8pm and Corsair's customer service will be closed till monday. mad.gif

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Holy [censored]. It sounds to me like you have a very defective PSU here and that one of the main (bigger) capacitors exploded. I don't know enough about PSUs to know WHY this happened though.

 

I recommend that you return this to the store you bought it from telling them that it's defective (the word "defective" is almost like a magic word). Just tell them that you want to return it and that you will spend some time shopping around for a different one. The new one that you buy should NOT be a Corsair PSU because almost all of their PSUs are overpriced simply due to the name "Corsair". These RM Series PSUs are almost the worst when it comes to how overpriced their PSUs are.



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You got really a crappy one. I will strongly not recommend the corsair even the RM series for two GTX 980s. Your badluck that it exploded. Contact corsair and get the nonetheless back to get food PSU from XFX like XFX XTR or Seasonic or EVGA good model version for your PC.
Your. Badluck, that you got a faulty one and it can't handle the load of two GTX 980s. And BANG, it explodes. Not just some components or some capacitors may explode in such conditions.
And your soo Goodluck that you have all components working in that bloody disaster. You got your GTX 980 back which is a very good thing. Also it didn't fry your mobo.
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Sounds like one of the CapXon caps went jihad and killed itself or something.
First time i have heard an RM blow up.

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Sounds like one of the CapXon caps went jihad and killed itself or something.
First time i have heard an RM blow up.

Loled @ " went jihad ". that was funny.

Im going to see if they will upgrade me to the AX860i. pain and suffering and what not. rolleyes.gif

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Loled @ " went jihad ". that was funny.

Im going to see if they will upgrade me to the AX860i. pain and suffering and what not. rolleyes.gif
If you can get other then I will suggest you to get other model as I tell before. I would not get corsair again, if you can. Although, AXi is good but it is overpriced.
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If you can get other then I will suggest you to get other model as I tell before. I would not get corsair again, if you can. Although, AXi is good but it is overpriced.

Is the AXi model a different, better OEM?

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Loled @ " went jihad ". that was funny.

Im going to see if they will upgrade me to the AX860i. pain and suffering and what not. rolleyes.gif
They are going to give you another RM but you should either sell it or keep it as an extra.

Wonder if no one ever reads this thread before they buy an RM?
Why you might not want to buy a Corsair RM PSU

Get an EVGA SuperNova G2 instead.
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850/860 watts comparison thread

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Is the AXi model a different, better OEM?
AXi is different and little better than RM but as shilka said, I would get other good PSU and she suggested you the EVGA G2 which is good. I would not get corsair again. If you don't have to chance to get other one by giving that bloody exploded Grenade, either keep it as extra or sell it. Shilka said already.
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They are going to give you another RM but you should either sell it or keep it as an extra.

Wonder if no one ever reads this thread before they buy an RM?
Why you might not want to buy a Corsair RM PSU

Get an EVGA SuperNova G2 instead.
700-750 watts comparison thread
850/860 watts comparison thread

Cheaper and better?

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-SuperNOVA-80PLUS-Certified-220-G2-0850-XR/dp/B00IKDETOC

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