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Did just my power supply die? Please tell me just the power supply die

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July 10, 2011 1:19:52 PM

Ok, so I had just added a 9500 GT to my desktop(HP). My earlier power supply that came with the computer died sometime back I'm guessing because it wasn't grounded. I had the power supply changed and the technician put it in some local brand(I had never heard of it). So today while playing crysis 2(and while I was in an intense battle), my computer just wen off. And it hasn't powered on since(just the blue led of the power button lights on, but nothing else does. Not the fans, the hard disk, the dvd drive nada). Has just my power supply died? also if yes will a coolermaster extreme power plus 350 be able to power it? Here are my specs:
Intel Pentium D processor 2.8 GHz
2 GB DDRII RAM
160 GB Seagate SATA HDD(I'm planning on getting an additional 500 GB)
Zotac 9500 GT 1GB DDRII
Lite-On DVD-RW
M-Audio Audiohile 2496 Sound Card
Don't know which Mobo but it's still the same HP one that I got back in 2006.

Please help.
July 10, 2011 4:00:40 PM

Take your power supply to a friends house, and test it, or take a friends power supply and test on your system.

BTW, you may wanna go with 500W or more, I use 700W, if you get a great power supply once, you never have to worry about that piece again, similar to fans and case.

I suggest Cooler Master silent pro line, they start at only $100

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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July 10, 2011 5:30:47 PM

The Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 350W (RS-350-PCAR-I3) you asked about is just a piece of low end trash.

Both of the Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus and Elite Power series are Cooler Master's cheap low end series. That's why they only have a two year warranty. No model in either of those two series has ever garnered a Pass rating or have ever been recommended by any reputable PSU review sites.

Antec, Corsair, SeaSonic, XFX are the reputable PSU brands you should be selecting from.

Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply for $44.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply for $44.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SeaSonic SS-300ET Bronze 300W ATX12V V2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - OEM for $39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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