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My PSU burnt in
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Videocard: GTX 960
Processor: I5 4690K
Mainboard: Z87
Memory: 16GB
Soundcard: 7.1 PCI-E
PSU: 800W
Default My PSU burnt in - 03-18-2017, 20:35 | posts: 2,443 | Location: PUNE

Hello geeks,

There was a power fluctuation incident which happened in front of my eyes but I tended to overlook it...My goddamned Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800 W psu was bursting in flames but my comp was on...

I turned it off instantly to avoid any further damages...

Now, I have a cooler master gx 650 watts psu as backup which I have fitted onto my rig...

I just need to know whether that's the right psu for my rig...

I have played a few games successfully, like for eg COD MF and Call of pripyat...

My rig specs are as under...

1. Cpu - Core i5 4690k at default speeds.
2. Asus z87 deluxe mobo...
3. Geforce 960 gtx 2 gb at default...
4. 1 Kingston 240gb ssd and 1 Western Digital Caviar Blu 1 tb hdd at 7200 rpm.
5. 8gbx2=16gigs corsair ram at 1600mhz...
6. 4 120mm fans and 3 80 mm fans...

The psu has 52 amps on a single powerful 12volt rail...

Any inputs are welcomed...


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Videocard: 1080 GameRock 2088/11000
Processor: i7 6700k 4.6GHz @ 1.29V
Mainboard: MSI Z170A M7
Memory: RipjawsV 3G 2x8 GB
Soundcard: SBZ->TV_Adap.3.0->OPN1
PSU: Seasonic SS-1250XM
Default 03-18-2017, 21:04 | posts: 2,433 | Location: Munich

650 watts and the specs are fine for your machine, I wouldn't buy a new psu...
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Videocard: Palit GR 1080 2000/11000
Processor: i7 7700k @5ghz NH-D15
Mainboard: Asus ROG Maximux IX Hero
Memory: 16GB Vengeance 3200mhz
Soundcard: AuneT1/AD700/DT880/HD650
PSU: XFX Black 750W 80+ Gold
Default 03-18-2017, 21:07 | posts: 31,511 | Location: Hampshire, UK

That's plenty.
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Videocard: GTX760, R9 270X, GTX970..
Processor: i7-920C0 i7-2600K X5670/5
Mainboard: Asus & GB X58 /Asus Z68
Memory: 24 / 16 / 24 DDR3 1866
Soundcard: int.RealtekHD on all rigs
PSU: Seasonic 620W, Recom 750W
Default 03-18-2017, 21:17 | posts: 1,660 | Location: Serbia, Indjija

52 Amps on single 12V rail: more than twice power than your rig needs, go with it.
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Videocard: MSI RX 480 ARMOR 4G OC
Processor: i7-2600k (Thanks sykozis)
Mainboard: ASRock H61icalf
Memory: 8GB G.S DDR3 1600 --TK--
Soundcard: Xonar DX
PSU: PC Power&Cooling S61EPS
Default 03-18-2017, 22:29 | posts: 4,221 | Location: Beech Island SC,USA

Originally Posted by CrazY_Milojko View Post
52 Amps on single 12V rail: more than twice power than your rig needs, go with it.

Yep^...that's a good one right there....

Edit: cooler master psu's suck though.
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Ancient Guru
Videocard: XFX RX 480 RS 4 GB
Processor: Ryzen 1700X
Mainboard: MSI X370Gaming Pro Carbon
Memory: DDR3-3733@3333 C15 16 GB
Soundcard: Onboard ALC1220 Nahimic 2
PSU: Enermax Platimax 750W
Default 03-18-2017, 22:57 | posts: 6,422 | Location: Australia

Ironic that something branded Cooler Master burst into flames... that is definitely not something that is even remotely acceptable. If you weren't in the room you could have burnt your house down :S
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Videocard: ZOTAC GTX980Ti Amp!Omega
Processor: Intel i7 4770K OC 4.7GHz
Mainboard: ASUS Z87 Deluxe 2103
Memory: Gskill TridX 16GB 2400MHz
Soundcard: X-Fi Titanium HD @Bose A5
PSU: Nitro88+ 650W 52A
Default 03-19-2017, 00:24 | posts: 13,782 | Location: Proxima \/82

You can keep that 650W, I have similar 650W with 52A and works np with OC'ed 980TI 2x8pin and OC'ed 4.7ghz cpu.
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Videocard: MSI GTX970 4G
Processor: i5 2500k
Mainboard: P8Z68-V
Memory: Corsair Ven. 8GB
Soundcard: XonarDG+HD595
PSU: Corsair HX850
Default 03-19-2017, 00:51 | posts: 2,806 | Location: Ibaraki, Japan

You sure it's not PSU feature to burst into flames to assert dominance?

Ok, enough joking. I am glad it didn't damage your hardware. Your backup PSU should be fine. Maybe you should figure out why your 800W PSU went bad. Could it be unstable home electricity?

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Videocard: GTX 960
Processor: I5 4690K
Mainboard: Z87
Memory: 16GB
Soundcard: 7.1 PCI-E
PSU: 800W
Default 03-19-2017, 03:16 | posts: 2,443 | Location: PUNE

Yeah actually there was smoke coming out even though my comp was on. All my parts are safe though...
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