Hi everybody, I'm 15 and this is my first build so please go easy on me
I built this computer early February last year with no problems. Here are the specs: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/P972Ps
I was playing Rust the other night with my friends and the game started lagging for everybody and my controls had gotten weird. My movement keys worked individually from where my character was looking and I couldn't look behind me, I am unsure if this was signs of the computer giving out or if it caused it or if it's completely unrelated. I do remember speaking about a sharpie-like smell but I was stupid and didn't realize something was up. The computer shut down suddenly with a small pop noise but no light. It could have been louder because I had headphones on but nobody in my house heard it. I tried to turn it back on but nothing happened, not even the fans turning on or anything. I took the top off and the CPU fan was hot but still touchable, and the GPU was almost too hot to touch, but I heard this is semi-normal. I disassembled it this morning to see what could have burned and caused the sharpie smell but I found nothing but a hair and some dust.
I put the power cord back in and it blipped for a second, with what I thought was GPU lights and the fans spinning for a moment before rapidly shutting back off. The thermal paste was like a clay so we're going to be replacing that and we're getting a new CPU fan. Our consensus was that the PSU had died so we're going to wait until my dad gets home from work so he can test it. I would like a third party's thoughts on this. Any help? Thank you!