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PSU randomly explodes, everything else is fine.

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June 30, 2014 11:46:56 AM

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
June 30, 2014 11:55:50 AM

The PSU is bad quality, plain and simple.

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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


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June 30, 2014 11:56:26 AM

the power supply died and you need a new one...
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June 30, 2014 1:07:29 PM

Could anyone recommend one? 700W
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June 30, 2014 1:09:43 PM

For the GTX 770, anything with at least 600W of power from Corsair (AX, TX, and HX units only), XFX, or Seasonic should do.
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June 30, 2014 1:10:14 PM

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


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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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