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    i37 broke my PC.

    Yeah big problem lads, posting this from a different PC... was just about to upload my pics of i37 when my computer turned off. Won't turn back on, and there's a smell which seems to be coming from the PSU. Monitor and crap are still working so it's not the power strip that's the problem. I tried using a different power cord but that didn't work. Probably just that the PSU has fried somehow, coincidence it happened right after i37? Could being damaged in transit affect the power supply?

    So got any other suggestions? Anyone have some sort of COMPUTER GUN that will make it AS GOOD AS NEW?
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    Re: I37 broke my PC.

    If the smell comes from the PSU I guess that's the problem, it could have got knocked about a bit in transit, a bit unlucky if that's the case though. How old is it? You'll probably need to buy a new one, get a decent quality modular one for about 60-70 and it will last you a long time.

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    Re: I37 broke my PC.

    I'd put a bet on the PSU then, luckily it was after i37!

    THIS PSU should easily be up for the job, it's modular, and cheap.

    Changing a PSU can be hard, just plug in the cables on the new PSU straight after you plug in the ones from the old PSU so you can see what goes where and that should make the job a lot easier.

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    Re: I37 broke my PC.

    Cheers guys, hopefully the warranty hasn't expired if I need to get a new one. Any chance that the PSU being knackered would have broken anything else?
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    Re: I37 broke my PC.

    Quote Originally Posted by VoX View Post
    THIS PSU should easily be up for the job, it's modular, and cheap.
    That looks very suspect, very low price, very high wattage, and modular. I just screams, 'I'm made of cheap low quality components'. 800 watts for Chaz's PC is totally overkill anyway.

    This would run your PC fine, however you would need to buy a new one if you wanted to upgrade any other components. This would also be fine but it isn't modular.

    This Antec PSU would be fine too.

    It might be worth spending a bit more on a higher wattage PSU so you don't have to buy a new one when you upgrade, in that case it might be worth buying the HX520, I've had one for 2 years and it's currently running an i7 920 and GTX280 with no problems.. I've also heard good things about the PC Power & Cooling (ignore the generic name) PSU's, this one in-particular would be a good buy.

    Hope that helps if you need to buy a new one!
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    Re: I37 broke my PC.

    That's what I thought Phant, but OCZ are a good name.

    The Antec Basiq Plus 550W is pretty much what you had, so should do fine.

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    Re: I37 broke my PC.

    Quote Originally Posted by VoX View Post
    That's what I thought Phant, but OCZ are a good name.
    Yes I know, they are not the best but are a decent brand, which is why it seems a little strange. If I was going to buy one from them i'd spend a bit more for better quality.

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    Re: I37 broke my PC.

    Well all the StealthStream and ModXtreme range are cheap as chips, the Z-Series are more expensive, and OcUK are the only people with stock of them, and they have a higher price than other PSUs.

    Corsair 450W should be fine, but limited upgrades.

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    Re: I37 broke my PC.

    I RECOMEND THIS:

    http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Pr...8cm-fan-1-SATA

    Insert slating below

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    Re: I37 broke my PC.

    *Face-palm*

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    Re: I37 broke my PC.

    Haha Mitch.

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    Re: I37 broke my PC.

    Dam, bad to hear. Somthings wrong with mine as well, apart from heat up loads its like 10x louder, im gonna check out the fans and stuff.

    Probably find some random bits of crap in there

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    Re: I37 broke my PC.

    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Mitch View Post
    I RECOMEND THIS:

    http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Pr...8cm-fan-1-SATA

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    I'm not joking...... Its like 500% cheaper FFS.......

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    Re: I37 broke my PC.

    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Mitch View Post
    I'm not joking...... Its like 500% cheaper FFS.......
    It's also made from cow turd.

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    Re: I37 broke my PC.

    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom View Post
    It's also made from cow turd.
    And does exactly the same job as the more expensive one :P

    Its not like chaz is ever gunna push it...

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