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My power supply exploded, advice is warmly welcomed...

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So I had this incident a while ago where my monitor went off multiple times and I started restarting my system over and over again, until eventually due to how old it is (and/or maybe due to the fact that I accidentally unplugged it lol) my power supply exploded. No joke, literally exploded. So as one would normally do I decided to build a new one but I'm kind of terrified of using the same case. Does it affect my new parts or not? I would appreciate recommendations.
 
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Not unless the PSU explosion physically damaged the case.
This might sound weird but , this is my friend he told me about what happened , it turned out that he was running an old Chinese PSU , the case is fine.
 
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I might stink a tad form the old burning components; that's all that comes to mind....

How bad did it go? did it leave black powdery dust everywhere?

Just get some 90% alcohol and wipe her down; you should be good to go....
 

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I would be more worried about the parts that you had hooked up. There is no telling if its toast or danish toast. You might need to fork out for a new everything apart from the case.

Always buy a reputable PSU always always always. None of this cheap chinese junk that you can buy off ebay, amazon or aliexpress that boast 600w for $25. thats asking for trouble.
 
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I would be more worried about the parts that you had hooked up. There is no telling if its toast or danish toast. You might need to fork out for a new everything apart from the case.

Always buy a reputable PSU always always always. None of this cheap chinese junk that you can buy off ebay, amazon or aliexpress that boast 600w for $25. thats asking for trouble.
He killed the mobo , he was running a C2D E7500 paired with GA-G41M-ES2L.

I might stink a tad form the old burning components; that's all that comes to mind....

How bad did it go? did it leave black powdery dust everywhere?

Just get some 90% alcohol and wipe her down; you should be good to go....
The explosion left literally nothing the case was clean , the PSU , Mobo both were dead.
 

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Not a serious loss then! Time for a 9900K and 128GBs of DDR4 and 6 2TB SSDs with 4 GTX2080Ti's



Just make sure you dont power it with a $30 power supply.....
 
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A better answer than my first one: Cases, since the ATX standard, are essentially inert. The only hazard a case can present is if the damage would cause a short.
He killed the mobo , he was running a C2D E7500 paired with GA-G41M-ES2L.
He may want a new case anyway since that case might not have the ventilation that a modern computer needs.
 
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A better answer than my first one: Cases, since the ATX standard, are essentially inert. The only hazard a case can present is if the damage would cause a short.

He may want a new case anyway since that case might not have the ventilation that a modern computer needs.
He already has a 1050TI , will be getting an i5 2400 and 16GB of RAM.
 
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I can see a new line-up of spontaneously self-combusting PC cases from Cooler Master...with RGB of course.
 
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my power supply exploded.
videos or it didn't happen haha

(gosh, I feel like an a******)

jokes aside, your case should be fine. I'd worry more about using anything that was inside it at the time of the incident...

Edit: And please get a good PSU.
 
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