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PSU randomly explodes, everything else is fine.

Right, well, my PSU decided to just randomly explode.
I was playing something and usually my PC can run games with higher requirements. I was having no frame lag or anything, then all of a sudden my PSU made a snapping noise, sparks appeared from within it and turned off my PC. Everything is working fine, except for the PSU. Any idea why?
Graphics card: Nvidia Gigabyte GTX 770
PSU: CIT 750w Gold 12CM Silent Atx Power Supply
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  1. The PSU is bad quality, plain and simple.

    Quote:
    Tier five - Replace immediately. These units are NOT recommended for any system, no matter the purpose. Reference to higher tiered models for a better and potentially money-saving unit


    A-TOP technology
    Apevia
    Apex (SUPERCASE/ALLIED)
    Artic / Ace (They're the same company)
    Aspire (Turbocase)
    ATADC
    Athena Power
    ATRIX
    Broadway Com Corp
    CIT

    Cooler Master
    eXtreme series
    Elite series

    Coolmax
    Deer
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    Eagletech
    Enlight
    Evo labs
    EZ-cool
    Foxconn
    FSP Everest
    G7
    HEC / Compucase Orion
    Hiper Type-R (less than 600 Watt)
    Huntkey (Apart from jumper series)
    iStar computer co.
    In win (Despite some reputable reviews, they are known to fail quickly)
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    NMEDIAPC
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    Powercool
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    Pulsepower
    Q-tec
    Raidmax
    Rocketfish
    Rosewill (their older PSUs)
    SFC
    Sharkoon
    Shuttle
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    Spire micro
    Startech
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    Sumvision
    Tesla

    Thermaltake -
    Munich 430w
    Purepower NP / RU
    TR2 and TR2-RX

    Trust (Stick to their peripherals)

    Ultra -
    X-connect series
    X2 (Greater than 700 Watts)
    LSP series

    Wintech
    Winpower
    Xion
    Youngbear
    Zebronics


    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1804779/power-supply-unit-tier-list.html
  2. the power supply died and you need a new one...
  3. Could anyone recommend one? 700W
  4. Best answer
    For the GTX 770, anything with at least 600W of power from Corsair (AX, TX, and HX units only), XFX, or Seasonic should do.
  5. Three Great units below: :D

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $89.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


    or


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: Antec HCG M 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($75.00 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $75.00
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


    Or a SEASONIC made 850w at a great price.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: XFX 850W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $69.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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