Power Supply just went up in smoke!

So today I'm minding my own business when all of a sudden smoke comes out of the PC along with the fun smell of toxic fumes.

Looks like just the power supply unit was the only casualty.

Problem is I can't find the same unit anywhere. I'd love a suggestion. Probably going to replace with a laptop in a few weeks, but need something I can pick up a local compusa to get me back to work tomorrow!

Here WAS my build:

1 x COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

1 x APEVIA CF12SL-UBL 120mm Blue LED Case Fan

1 x XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

1 x OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply


1 x G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ

1 x LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS50 - OEM

1 x AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor HDX945WFGIBOX

1 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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  1. Ohh and I should mention I did add on another HD a few weeks ago and another 8 gigs of ram since it was on sale with something I bought for my wives p.c. - could I be overloading the current one?
  2. that PSU is well over what that system needs. it must have just failed. is it under warranty still?
  3. Honestly not sure. Either way I need to fix it before I'd get it back under warranty...

    Wattage you'd recommend?

    I won't be adding a second video card to the machine ever so do I need a xfire ready PS to go with the video card?
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    a good 550w psu should be plenty for that set up

    corsair,seasonic etc--quality makers

    no it doesnt have to be xfire/sli certified

    and adding ram and a hard drive wouldnt have increased the power draw by much

    maybe 5 watts per ram module and say 25w to 30w for a hard drive i would guess
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