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Corsair HX1050 Fried A Lot Of My Components


Flinty94

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On the 23rd December I was in the middle of a game when my computer shut off, when it turned back on a few moments later it start spitting flames and producing a lot of smoke before shutting off completely.

 

Most people that I've asked say it was most likely the PSU that caused it but how exactly would this have happened?

 

I have a damage claim form to fill in with Corsaid then I'll send the components to them

 

The other thing people have suggested that it could be is my EVGA 980TI because that also has a big burn mark on the side of it.

 

Link to the pictures of the components https://imgur.com/a/TOGA6

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How was the PC powered at the time?

Was it hard-wired to the mains, or was there a powerstrip/surge-protector thing in the middle? Was it properly grounded? Did it have enough juice?

I've had some weird experiences with cheap "surge-protectors" including coil whine at certain wattages, chirping/clicking sounds, system time errors. Some PSU designs don't play nice with a UPS "artificial sine-wave" AC current. Lots of variables. A forensic examination by an engineer could shed some light into what actually broke but not maybe why.

 

The fact you burned stuff at drawing peak wattage could indicate it was receiving dirty power and overheated a cap with weird power pulses and wave distortion.

More info at https://blog.codinghorror.com/power-surge-protection-pcs-and-you/

 

Fact is, a lot of the PSU issues can be traced back to the AC supply voltage. And a lot of crap "line-conditioners" are out there. Also some components that share the same AC input as the PC could introduce its own EMI and harmonic distortion and can even be reactive. AC quality / proper grounding is often ignored and is the mother of all evils.

 

Sorry for your loss as a fellow gamer, just my 2 cents.. Peace.

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On the 23rd December I was in the middle of a game when my computer shut off, when it turned back on a few moments later it start spitting flames and producing a lot of smoke before shutting off completely.

 

Most people that I've asked say it was most likely the PSU that caused it but how exactly would this have happened?

 

I have a damage claim form to fill in with Corsaid then I'll send the components to them

 

The other thing people have suggested that it could be is my EVGA 980TI because that also has a big burn mark on the side of it.

 

Link to the pictures of the components https://imgur.com/a/TOGA6

 

Looking at the pics I wonder if a loose cable shorted something?

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