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So, a power supply surge caused this, and now it caused two of four wires to actually be fried and be brittle like sticks, can't really afford to buy a new power supply, so I'm going to buy a new one, but for the life of me I can't even remember what this is called, or how I even ordered it...can anyone help?
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  1. Don't run the power supply again, it make take out the rest of your components next time.
  2. embracedsword said:


    So, a power supply surge caused this, and now it caused two of four wires to actually be fried and be brittle like sticks, can't really afford to buy a new power supply, so I'm going to buy a new one, but for the life of me I can't even remember what this is called, or how I even ordered it...can anyone help?


    Picture needed and also specs. of the PSU and brand and model.
  3. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Don't run the power supply again, it make take out the rest of your components next time.


    As a teen, don't really have much money, but am willing to save up, my current PSU was a 500W Apevia unit, from my understanding, or what I remember, I'm able to switch it out for a 400W and still run my computer, can you suggest any PSU that's affordable, if I save up for a while, I might be able to shell out at most 150$, I'm a bit more skeptical of Newegg reviews now..

    Anyways, know what the name of the cable is?


    EDIT:*Trusting of Newegg reviews, not skeptical xD
  4. Best answer
    Here's a great unit , at a great price.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $29.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-11 22:32 EDT-0400)


    Tier 5 - Other than the units listed above for any of these brands, NOT RECOMMENDED. Replace ASAP if you have one.

    A-TOP Technology
    Apevia<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
    APEX (SUPERCASE/ALLIED)
    Aspire(Turbo Case)
    ATADC
    Athena Power
    ATRIX
    Broadway Com Corp
    Coolmax
    Deer
    Diablotek
    Dynapower USA
    Dynex
    EagleTech
    FOXCONN
    FSP Everest
    HEC Orion
    Hiper Type-R
    Huntkey
    I-Star Computer Co. Ltd
    In Win
    JPAC COMPUTER
    Just PC
    Kingwin Inc.
    Linkworld Electronics
    Logisys Computer
    MGE
    MSI
    NMEDIAPC
    Norwood Micro/ CompUSA
    NorthQ
    NZXT
    Okia
    Powmax
    Q-Tec
    Raidmax
    Rocketfish
    Rosewill
    SFC
    Shuttle
    Skyhawk
    Spire Coolers
    Star Micro
    STARTECH
    Thermaltake Purepower NP
    Thermaltake Purepower RU
    Thermaltake TR2 (and TR2-RX)
    TOPOWER TOP
    Ultra X-Connect
    Ultra X2 >greater than 700 watt
    Ultra LSP
    Wintech
    XION
    YoungYear
    Zebronics
  5. One or more of us can suggest a good psu within your budget, but it is now important to know your system specifications:
    CPU brand and model, Video card brand and model : these are the two most important. Whether you overclock anything.
    Motherboard is nice to know as is quantity of RAM, hard drives and optical drives. AND what case this is all housed it.
    Please gather this up and repost, we will be able to help you out.
    Forgot: where you live so we can refer you to etailers or retailers in your area.
  6. nostall said:
    embracedsword said:


    So, a power supply surge caused this, and now it caused two of four wires to actually be fried and be brittle like sticks, can't really afford to buy a new power supply, so I'm going to buy a new one, but for the life of me I can't even remember what this is called, or how I even ordered it...can anyone help?


    Picture needed and also specs. of the PSU and brand and model.


    http://imgur.com/juBmT5i this is the picture of the cable that I wanted to know the name of, I put the link where it said to on the OP but it doesn't seem it's there unless i put it in edit mode...this is also the power supply i bought http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817148050
  7. That looks like the EATX 12V extra power to the CPU.
    Check the socket where it attached to make certain it isn't physicallly burned. You won't be able to replace it, and even if you could it was the PSU that fried it. Gotta hope it didn't fry the mobo and cpu.
  8. nostall said:
    One or more of us can suggest a good psu within your budget, but it is now important to know your system specifications:
    CPU brand and model, Video card brand and model : these are the two most important. Whether you overclock anything.
    Motherboard is nice to know as is quantity of RAM, hard drives and optical drives. AND what case this is all housed it.
    Please gather this up and repost, we will be able to help you out.
    Forgot: where you live so we can refer you to etailers or retailers in your area.


    AMD Athlon X2 355 3.0 GHz
    AMD Radeon 6570 1gb DDR3
    Asus M5A 78L LX Plus
    8gigabytes of DDR 3 RAM

    sorry for the slow responses
  9. nostall said:
    One or more of us can suggest a good psu within your budget, but it is now important to know your system specifications:
    CPU brand and model, Video card brand and model : these are the two most important. Whether you overclock anything.
    Motherboard is nice to know as is quantity of RAM, hard drives and optical drives. AND what case this is all housed it.
    Please gather this up and repost, we will be able to help you out.
    Forgot: where you live so we can refer you to etailers or retailers in your area.


    AMD Athlon X2 355 3.0 GHz
    AMD Radeon 6570 1gb DDR3
    Asus M5A 78L LX Plus
    8gigabytes of DDR 3 RAM

    sorry for the slow responses
  10. Nahhhh, you're doing fine. Give us a minute we'll have some suggestions. You in the US or Canda, or Europe?
  11. nostall said:
    That looks like the EATX 12V extra power to the CPU.
    Check the socket where it attached to make certain it isn't physicallly burned. You won't be able to replace it, and even if you could it was the PSU that fried it. Gotta hope it didn't fry the mobo and cpu.


    oh god please no, I want to be able to sleep tonight..
  12. nostall said:
    That looks like the EATX 12V extra power to the CPU.
    Check the socket where it attached to make certain it isn't physicallly burned. You won't be able to replace it, and even if you could it was the PSU that fried it. Gotta hope it didn't fry the mobo and cpu.


    oh god please no, I want to be able to sleep tonight..
  13. I posted the xfx 550w if hes in US.
  14. nostall said:
    Nahhhh, you're doing fine. Give us a minute we'll have some suggestions. You in the US or Canda, or Europe?


    I don't know why I'm double posting, I'm pressing the Answer button once...I live in the US.
  15. embracedsword said:
    nostall said:
    That looks like the EATX 12V extra power to the CPU.
    Check the socket where it attached to make certain it isn't physicallly burned. You won't be able to replace it, and even if you could it was the PSU that fried it. Gotta hope it didn't fry the mobo and cpu.


    oh god please no, I want to be able to sleep tonight..


    They don't look fried but check anyway. When it happend to me the ends your showing were really brown and burned. And it turned out o.k. So don't panic yet.
  16. The main reason to be wary of reviews is that, for whatever reason, may peeps judge quality by "brand name". Manufacturers build things to meet certain market niches and the ones who wanna make money build for several of them. Corsair for example makes some great PSUs (HX series)..... but not all Corsair's are great.....some (i.e CX / GS series) I would not use. The build these for the "builder" (aka price matters most) market. In the (crappy) tier 5 list the SR-71 posted you see NZXT ..... nut the NZXT Hale90 is one of the best PSUs on the market, with a 9.5 jonnyguru rating

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=199

    Look for an XFX Core Edition, Corsair TX V2 (Not ones with M suffix) as they offer the best balance of pricing and quality in US at the moment.
  17. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    I posted the xfx 550w if hes in US.


    That's the one I was going to link. Do it.
    Sorry, didn't see the link before.
  18. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Here's a great unit , at a great price.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $29.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-11 22:32 EDT-0400)


    Tier 5 - Other than the units listed above for any of these brands, NOT RECOMMENDED. Replace ASAP if you have one.

    A-TOP Technology
    Apevia<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
    APEX (SUPERCASE/ALLIED)
    Aspire(Turbo Case)
    ATADC
    Athena Power
    ATRIX
    Broadway Com Corp
    Coolmax
    Deer
    Diablotek
    Dynapower USA
    Dynex
    EagleTech
    FOXCONN
    FSP Everest
    HEC Orion
    Hiper Type-R
    Huntkey
    I-Star Computer Co. Ltd
    In Win
    JPAC COMPUTER
    Just PC
    Kingwin Inc.
    Linkworld Electronics
    Logisys Computer
    MGE
    MSI
    NMEDIAPC
    Norwood Micro/ CompUSA
    NorthQ
    NZXT
    Okia
    Powmax
    Q-Tec
    Raidmax
    Rocketfish
    Rosewill
    SFC
    Shuttle
    Skyhawk
    Spire Coolers
    Star Micro
    STARTECH
    Thermaltake Purepower NP
    Thermaltake Purepower RU
    Thermaltake TR2 (and TR2-RX)
    TOPOWER TOP
    Ultra X-Connect
    Ultra X2 >greater than 700 watt
    Ultra LSP
    Wintech
    XION
    YoungYear
    Zebronics



    I copied and pasted this into Google Drive, thanks so much.
  19. Your welcome , WE are always glad to assist.
  20. nostall said:
    embracedsword said:
    nostall said:
    That looks like the EATX 12V extra power to the CPU.
    Check the socket where it attached to make certain it isn't physicallly burned. You won't be able to replace it, and even if you could it was the PSU that fried it. Gotta hope it didn't fry the mobo and cpu.


    oh god please no, I want to be able to sleep tonight..


    They don't look fried but check anyway. When it happend to me the ends your showing were really brown and burned. And it turned out o.k. So don't panic yet.


    There's this green light that shows that power is going through the motherboard, is this an indication that the motherboard isn't dead? I know if the socket is burnt I'm screwed but..I like to hope D:. The CPU fan is also running when I turn it on, is this a sign of okay-ness too? I've tried looking into the sockets where the cables were burned, and they look fine, but this was my first time building a computer, and went through a LOT of trials and errors to get it working, never imagined it would break down again after a 6 months. I really can't test whether or not the CPU or the motherboard is working until I get the power supply that I ordered on your recommendations so I have to wait until then to actually figure it out or is there some way I can know it right now?

    *I actually don't know if the sockets are okay or not because video reviews of my motherboard are too pixelated even in HD to compare and get a good look, plus I built this 6 months ago so I have no idea what it looked like back then.
  21. My guess is that the PSU MIGHT be functional or PART of it is functional. The lack of burned plugs is a good sign, but you should probably power down as soon as you can cause Something is wrong. You really won't know of any mobo or component damage until the new unit arrives.
    Briefly, a name brand 750Watter went bad twice on me. 1st time it took RAM and MoBo. 2d time I had weird boot problems and finally found the EATX wire and socket (on the mobo) were dark brown and black as well as the pins in the socket:BUT no damage had been done (caught it in time?). They warrantied the PSU, but it is not in my gaming machine anymore.
    Amazingly the mobo etc. were all right, and it is still in use in my grandson's computer. I hope you are this lucky.
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