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Power Supply DIED!!

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September 24, 2010 3:49:01 PM

Greetings All,
Below is the system that I built last week. After the build I added several older drives that had info on them that I needed. Two were 1TB SATA drives and 2 older IDE 500GB drives. So in total I had 2 DVD, 5 hard drives and an edternal usb drive with files being transfered pluged in. The Rosewill RV2-700 power supply died after a day. Subsequently, I ordered and installed the CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W power supply. I don't want to kill another psu so did I do something wrong with the original setup? It's running fine now but I only have 2 sata drives plus the dvd's hooked up. Is there something I should be doing to the older drives before installing them or was thhis just too much for the Rosewill.
Thanks All

GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Rosewill RV2-700 700W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V SLI Ready Power Supply

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

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September 24, 2010 6:47:24 PM

Your 59.00 Rosewill? Its a cheap power supply. Nothing more needs to be said.
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September 24, 2010 7:44:13 PM

Yea--Ur right! Last time a built a system, 7 years ago, a $60 psu was a pretty good one. That PSU was a 350W unit with 6 HHD plus 2 DVD's hooked to it for 5 years without a hitch. That Rosewill only lasted 1 day! I just didn't want to fry another PSU without checking here first. Thanks
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September 24, 2010 7:47:43 PM

I'm not seeing a GPU, because if this is the case the Rosewill should have held up, they aren't the best but they aren't complete crap (i say they are excessively mediocre) and the corsair is overkill for the setup (unless there is a gpu you didnt list)
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September 24, 2010 8:42:39 PM

I do not have a GPU as I don't need one right now. The board has acceptable video built in (at least good enough for what I'm doing right now) however, I may add one later. I went with a "big" PSU because of what happened with the Rosewill. I agree, I would have thought that the Rosewill should have pulled all the drives that I had installed. When I plugged in my flash card reader to the USB the computer just shut down. I checked by shorting the green wire to black with a fan plugged into the PSU but no joy.

Could one of my old IDE drives have caused it!!

Thanks everyone.
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September 24, 2010 8:59:09 PM

realistically it just sounds like they sent a bad PSU out (it happens even to the best of companies like corsair)

well i hope the corsair works out for you (i would imagine it will), btw you could run quite a strong GPU setup with that PSU so don't worry about it if you do decide to get one (or two)
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September 25, 2010 10:33:17 AM

thanks all
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