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Need major help on my new computer build!!!!

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June 19, 2013 8:25:11 PM

Ok so, I just got a build and ive installed everything correctly, even following my motherboards instructions and everything. When I go to plug the power cord into the PSU all my fans flicker and the light on my motherboard flicker as well. The fans twitch. I just bought a new motherboard thinking my old one was dead but obviously not. I even tried having just the cpu ram 24 pin and 8pin connected. Nothing else. And it still is doing this. Ive tried 3 different PSU's. My current one is new. Specs:Asrock extreme4 970. AMD FX 4100. Nvidia gtx 550ti. kingston 8gb ram. 350gb HDD. CoolMax 500watt PSU.

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June 19, 2013 8:40:09 PM

You might have the motherboard shorted to the case or a mounting screw.
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June 19, 2013 9:04:02 PM

That PSU is complete trash. Coolmax is one of the worst brands for PSUs. That 500w unit likely makes no more than 350w

Replace it with a unit from Corsair, Seasonic, Antec, XFX.

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June 20, 2013 6:46:16 AM

babernet_1 said:
You might have the motherboard shorted to the case or a mounting screw.


I am most certain the motherboard is not fried. because its happened with two motherboards.
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June 20, 2013 6:47:13 AM

It is possible all the PSUs you have tried were trash like the one you have now.
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June 20, 2013 6:47:13 AM

tiny voices said:
That PSU is complete trash. Coolmax is one of the worst brands for PSUs. That 500w unit likely makes no more than 350w

Replace it with a unit from Corsair, Seasonic, Antec, XFX.


Thats what Im going to plan on doing, im gonna go back to microcenter and exchange this one for a corsair.
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June 22, 2013 7:13:54 PM

Problem SOLVED! I jsut bought a new corsaid cx500M Powersupply. The pwoer supply was the problem./
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