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Old 01-03-2013, 10:39 PM
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Default New build, 2 failed power Supplies

Hi All,

I built a new x 79 system in November and after a little research got it up and running. Asus P9x79 pro, i7 Intel 3930k, 16 Gg Corsair 2133 RAM, WD black drives, nvidia 550 ti GPU, and a Corsair HX850 watt gold PSU.

After a couple of weeks of use, the box wouldn't power up the next day after working fine the night before. I RMA'd the power supply, installed the new one and voila...worked great..no issues for over a month. The other night, in the middle of working, it simply turned off without warning. it didn't shut down, it went from working to dead in an instant.

Frustrated, I took the box to a reputable repair shop for a diagnostic. They found that the PSU was dead (again) and didn't find any other issue with components, or builder error.

What can be causing these failures? Am I just getting incredibly unlucky? I need to understand what is causing the failures and make sure it doesn't continue to happen. Any and all help is appreciated.

Thanks,

David
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