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Worth it to buy a new PSU?

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#1 printerandink


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Posted 03 January 2012 - 10:51 PM

I'm thinking of just keeping my old 520 watt corsair HX series, but I wonder if I should replace it. Years ago I had a back up ups and while it was connected to my pc it started shooting blue sparks all over the place. I've also had my ram, hard drive, and vid card fail on me (at later dates after the exploding ups). Could the PSU cause the failures?

I don't want to have to waste a butt load on a new power supply that's as quiet as this one, but I will it if will save parts.

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#2 LucheLibre


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Posted 03 January 2012 - 11:10 PM

PSUs can kill hardware, yes. Considering your situation, I would definitely get a new PSU.

If it looks like I know what I'm doing, there's a pretty good chance the only reason for that is because
I once asked someone to run chkdsk /r and a BC Advisor smacked me in the back of the head.

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