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PSU - Corsair TX650w loud sudden click.

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June 2, 2011 11:49:29 PM

I just installed my new PSU Corsair TX650w to my below rig after my Arctic 700w died.
MB: Asus P5QL-E
CPU: Q6600 @3.0ghz
Ram: DDR2 Dominator 6GB OC@1333mhz
GPU: Palit 460GTX 1024mb Sonic Platinum
Case: Antec 300
OS: Custom Win7

I loaded up all fine, updated my GPU drivers. Browsed some forums, loaded up a game was running fine for about 30 minutes at the very least and then it suddenly shut off with one lound CLICK. The clci kwas exactly the same as a plug socket being flicked off. I assumed it was a safety feature and it had achually flicked off at the back. Upon flicking my switches to get it going again I noticed the MB light was not on so no power was coming through at all. I tried a different socket and cable to no improvement. I did the paper clip test in the green cable and black cable but didnt get the PSU fan spinning.

I expected more from corsair to be honest but was I am asking is:
Has my PSU just blown right away?
What could has caused this?
What could the click sound have been?
Oh crap am I likely to need a new MB now?
June 3, 2011 12:17:49 AM

It could be your psu, might be defective. But if you can try borrowing some other psu just to make sure your mobo is fine that would be a good idea too. Corsair psu are mediocre product as a matter of fact I'm using one (Corsair TX750) and it's new just a week old. Try Seasonic or XFX and the Silverstone those are excellent product.
June 3, 2011 12:24:50 AM

hmm yeah, just tried my old PSU (which doesnt boot but does carry power to the mobo) and I got the mobo light come on... 30 minutes old and already dead. Now I have to wait another couple of weeks without a PC.
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June 3, 2011 2:49:45 AM

yeah, you do get a faulty psu even from the best manufacturers. You know all sorts of things happen in transport, psu's get thrown around in their boxes, possibly exposed to unknown humidity/temperature. So dont be one of those people who will automaticcally diss a particular brand just from 1 bad experience when it may not even be the manufacturers fault. Since you have 2 psu's that have died recently it may be worth thinking about the cause....you may have a short circuit somewhere in your system. The click sound could have been a fuse or other circuitry blowing.
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June 3, 2011 4:12:21 AM

venjhammet said:
Corsair psu are mediocre product as a matter of fact I'm using one (Corsair TX750) and it's new just a week old. Try Seasonic or XFX and the Silverstone those are excellent product.

If your Corsair is a TX V2, it, like the XFX units, are also made by Seasonic.

The original TX750 line was a solid, much better than average, product capable of producing 20% over rated power (900 watts) while still staying within specs.
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