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I think I killed my PSU

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August 2, 2014 1:10:08 PM

I have a Seasonic S12II 430B 430W 80+ Bronze. I put a 270x in my computer hoping my PSU could take the load. I played Skyrim long enough to make my character and get to riverwood. It seemed fine so I loaded up unturned played for 20 minutes and my computer overheated, so I let it cool down for a few minutes and turned it back on to see if it was ok. It was on long enough to get into windows and poof... The PSU smelled like hot electronics and turned off.

My PSU has safety features... Do you think the rest of my computer is ok? The motherboard LED turns on when I flip the switch, but the power button only flashes for less then a second and it stays off.

Sorry if there is any grammer issues... I'm typing this up on my phone. XD

I just hope my new graphics card is ok. What PSU would you guys recommend?

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August 2, 2014 1:21:49 PM

The psu is definitely bad but the only way to tell if the rest of the system is fried would be to test it. You're going to need a working PSU to run the system with.
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August 2, 2014 1:42:56 PM

What's a good silver or gold rated PSU? I just want to make sure I get a really good one to prevent this from happening again.
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August 2, 2014 2:15:47 PM

just get a 500 - 550 watt of psu ..... 430 watt psu are not enough for 270x...it requires 24amp @ 12+ volt and a minimum of 500 watt psu.....and 80+ certified cpu means it will provide with more than 80% efficiency so it starts with bronze and ends at titanium...your current brand for the psu is great gust u need higher wattage..
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August 2, 2014 5:19:53 PM

ballard said:
What's a good silver or gold rated PSU? I just want to make sure I get a really good one to prevent this from happening again.


The silver/gold are just for power efficiency, not necessarily quality. Unless power is expensive where you live, it's usually not worth it to get anything above bronze.

Looking through the PSUs, here is a very reliable one that's on sale -

CORSAIR CX series CX600 600W - $69.99, $59.99 after promo code 'AUGTC10', another 20 off with the mail-in
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 3, 2014 1:36:54 AM

pls dont get or use the CX series in corsair psu its a tier 3 psu .....save your brand seasonic is the best brand among the psu if not sesonic then go with xfx and no need for 600watt psu a 550watt will be more than enough for your system ....well here is a good 650 watt psu with a 20% discount from NCIX....
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1650snlb...
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August 3, 2014 11:19:21 AM

prit87 said:
pls dont get or use the CX series in corsair psu its a tier 3 psu .....save your brand seasonic is the best brand among the psu if not sesonic then go with xfx and no need for 600watt psu a 550watt will be more than enough for your system ....well here is a good 650 watt psu with a 20% discount from NCIX....
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1650snlb...


Now you're just flat out lying. From tech reviews around the web, both the Corsair I linked and the XFX have similar efficiency, voltage regulation, and ripple suppression. The only difference is the slightly higher quality capacitors and high temperature efficiency.

For the price it isn't worth it, especially as those will never be of concern for him.
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August 3, 2014 11:23:09 AM

corsair cx series sucks ......u can open a thread asking about the cx series quality in gaming pc if u think i am a liar...
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August 3, 2014 3:24:43 PM

prit87 said:
corsair cx series sucks ......u can open a thread asking about the cx series quality in gaming pc if u think i am a liar...


Why would I need to If I have all the reviews from hardware secrets, behardware, ect. Even the user reviews on newegg and amazon are good.

You can have a few bits of anecdotal evidence but it doesn't change the fact that the Corsair builder series isn't poor quality. Not unless there's some huge fixing conspiracy between all the user reviews and professional reviews on the web.

I would seriously like to know you're source on the Corsair build series. It would be nice to find something that contradicts what I've found so far.
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