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    I think my PSU has gone kaputt

    Copy-paste from a thread I made on OcUK...

    Was restarting my PC randomly as I sometimes do, and when it tried to turn itself on, it turned itself off again. Now, whenever I turn it on, it lights up, makes some startup noises, then turns off after a few seconds, before trying all over again, endlessly. I initially thought the reset switch had gotten stuck, but I disconnected the reset switch and it still happened. I tried unplugging all peripherals, the graphics card, sound card, and hard drives, but nothing helped.

    Did some quick searching and it seems like the PSU is at fault. It's a Corsair 520W PSU, but it's over three years old and has been put under quite a lot of load (overclocked i7, overclocked 560Ti). Is this definitely the problem because I don't want to order a new PSU without knowing for certain.

    If I was to get a new PSU, does anybody have any recommendations? It would probably be around 700W, enough to give me some upgrade room in the future if I need it, but I also don't want to spend a lot of money.

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    Re: I think my PSU has gone kaputt

    Do you want my reccomendation :P

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    Re: I think my PSU has gone kaputt

    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Mitch View Post
    Do you want my reccomendation :P
    Might be worth it for the entertainment value xD.

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    Re: I think my PSU has gone kaputt

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/750w-...s-12v-quiet-fa

    I'd probably recommend that tbh if you actually need the wattage.

    If you only needed 500 id be reccomending something half the price :P

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    Re: I think my PSU has gone kaputt

    Ow he mad

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    Re: I think my PSU has gone kaputt

    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Mitch View Post
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/750w-...s-12v-quiet-fa

    I'd probably recommend that tbh if you actually need the wattage.

    If you only needed 500 id be reccomending something half the price :P
    That was actually one of the ones I was looking at myself. Anyway, I need to make sure it's my PSU before I order something, could be the motherboard in which case I'm royally fucked.

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    Re: I think my PSU has gone kaputt

    Just an update on this, turns out the power supply is fine (ha Mitch), and it's the motherboard that has died. Thankfully my current motherboard is under warranty but it will probably take a few weeks to be returned which is longer than I'm willing to wait. So, I'm going to buy a new motherboard now, and when I get a new one from the RMA I'll sell it and only be out of pocket about 30 with a new working motherboard!

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