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    Senior Member Digby's Avatar
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    Default My PC went "bang" last night as I was suing it

    Hi
    I put a new Corsars PSU into my desk top the other day, and it seemed to work very well.
    Nice and quite.
    Just for browsing and office - No games.'

    I had had it on for 36 hours
    Then last night as I was using it there was a big "bang" and all my wall power sockets went dead.
    The Main circuit fuse had tripped.

    I put an old PSU back in and it seems to be OK>

    I have never had a PSU do this.

    Any comments.?
    I have read about the paper clip test

    (My case is a gaming case and it has far too many cables in it - do you think the wiring in a case can cause a PSU to go bang?)
    So what colour is your Adkaf?
    Have you joined Proud to Be Kiwi yet?

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    Default Re: My PC went "bang" last night as I was suing it

    Quote Originally Posted by Digby View Post


    as I was suing it

    Corsars PSU


    had had it on for 36 hours
    there was a big "bang" and all my wall power sockets went dead.

    I put an old PSU back in and it seems to be OK>
    Well I'd sue it too!
    Nah, RA it back to where you bought it. Not common for Corsair but PSUs and HDDs do die....

    Airflow is important as well as cleaning the dust out now and then, but as this is new none of that applies really.
    Even drawing too much power wouldn't cause it to blow up...it's just faulty.
    Ex-pctek

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    Default Re: My PC went "bang" last night as I was suing it

    It Happens, ANY computer component can blow up at any Stage no matter the make or Brand.

    Time on - pftttttt thats nothing really, servers run 24/7 for years without problems. One old PC I have converted to a NAS hasn't been turned off for at least 2 years and thats just got a basic 400W PSU.

    As for the Wiring - as long as its not catching on any fans, laying against some component that gets hot ( burns through the wires), or somehow manages to be cut through by the case and short Circuits, its not generally going to cause a problem. Some people can do really good and tidy Wiring installs, which makes for better airflow through the case where as some its just all thrown in and hangs where it wants (real mess).

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    Default Re: My PC went "bang" last night as I was suing it

    Was it a CX Corsair?

    All power supplies have dud's in their lineup

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    Default Re: My PC went "bang" last night as I was suing it

    Stop suing it then

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    Default Re: My PC went "bang" last night as I was suing it

    Corsair is just another brand.
    They dont make Power supplies, they just put their sticker on other companies products .

    Its unusual for new power supplies to do that, but can happen.
    It could have been a fake , the Chinese sell & supply fakes of everything , especially well known brands.
    Could also have been a bug crawled in there and shorted something out .

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    Default Re: My PC went "bang" last night as I was suing it

    higher power usage? I'm well aware I'm on the borderline on the wiring here. If I leave my 2 PCs, laptop, oil heater on while the fridge and microwave in the hallway are on, and someone runs the toaster at the same time, it blows the circuit.

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    Default Re: My PC went "bang" last night as I was suing it

    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    Corsair is just another brand.
    They dont make Power supplies, they just put their sticker on other companies products .
    Not true actually, whilst Corsair do not have their own manufacturing/production plants they do design all their power supplies. Corsair PSU's are manufactured by Channel Well, Seasonic, Chicony and Flextronics.

    So like AMD/nVidia who design their GPU's but they are manufactured by TSMC... Corsair uses the same methodology.. they provide the design/architecture and the manufacturers build/assemble the PSU's according to the specifications provided.

    Ryzen 5 5600X
    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro Wi-fi
    Corsair Hydro H100x
    32GB DDR4 @ 3200MHz
    WD 512GB M.2 PCI-E 4 NVMe
    WD 1TB M.2 PCI-E 4 NVMe
    Gigabyte RTX 2060 OC
    Corsair 4000D Airflow
    Corsair RMx 850W

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    Default Re: My PC went "bang" last night as I was suing it

    Quote Originally Posted by chiefnz View Post
    they do design all their power supplies.
    Do you have a reference for that.
    A quick google shows that that actually just rebranded existing Seasonic PSU models
    Why would they try to re-invent the wheel , rather than use an existing proven design , designed by companies with vastly more experience


    from many years back admittedly
    https://www.overclock.net/threads/on...r-psus.654983/

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    Default Re: My PC went "bang" last night as I was suing it

    This is the article from Toms Hardware I referenced and this article also from Tom's Hardware lists the best PSU's (2021) - there are references to the OEM Manufacturer for each unit on the list - these correlate with the table provided in the previous article.

    Ryzen 5 5600X
    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro Wi-fi
    Corsair Hydro H100x
    32GB DDR4 @ 3200MHz
    WD 512GB M.2 PCI-E 4 NVMe
    WD 1TB M.2 PCI-E 4 NVMe
    Gigabyte RTX 2060 OC
    Corsair 4000D Airflow
    Corsair RMx 850W

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