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Hello,

My nephew just came running down the stairs, telling me his Xmas gift PC just started smoking, so he shut it off. I took it apart, and found the stench & source of the issue is the PSU, but what im weirded out by is that there is Moisture in the PSU o_O ... he didnt spill anything in there, but there is an odd liquid. im going to try to get a pic or two if i can, but i wanted to see if this is something anyone else has encountered?? maybe a capacitor or something popped??

thanks in advance, hopefully pics incoming. if for no other reason than pure morbidity

issue found, blown capacitor
 
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The CX600 isn't exactly a world-class PSU. As you can see here, I've had some trouble with mine myself. As for what actually caused that to happen... I wouldn't know. I just know the unit isn't top notch quality.
 

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Well, no chance of an RMA now.
 
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found the culprit . almost 7 years service. she was a reliable PSU, and she will be missed :(








The CX600 isn't exactly a world-class PSU.
its lasted as long as many so called "world class PSU's" so ime it is a fine unit
 

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Handy with a soldering iron?
 
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Handy with a soldering iron?
not as handy as i am with a Debit card ;)

it cost me $40 7 years ago, ill just buy a new one. r.i.p :laugh:
 
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The TX models on up has solid caps
 
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That lived well past its warranty.. job well done. :D

Glad it didn't decide to take anything else with it. :)
 
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The TX models on up has solid caps
amazon had a decent deal on the 550W TX i might go that way, otherwise its EVGA, as i have always had great exp with them, or NZXT, but i dont hink they make the ones i have fro mthem any longer.
 
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amazon had a decent deal on the 550W TX i might go that way, otherwise its EVGA, as i have always had great exp with them, or NZXT, but i dont hink they make the ones i have fro mthem any longer.
Antec VP450 is a damn good unit and pretty cheap. Otherwise, the Seasonic 520 and 620 watt units have been going on sale lately
 
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Ewww, Samxon. :( You're very lucky that one lasted as long as it did.
 
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The CX600 isn't exactly a world-class PSU. As you can see here, I've had some trouble with mine myself. As for what actually caused that to happen... I wouldn't know. I just know the unit isn't top notch quality.
Your issue is not a fault of the PSU. That is a fault of the motherboard design and overloading the current draw through the PCI-E bus.
 

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not as handy as i am with a Debit card ;)

it cost me $40 7 years ago, ill just buy a new one. r.i.p :laugh:
The qubit approvez of said strategy. :cool:

I've got one of those PSUs, a bit younger than yours...
 

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Your issue is not a fault of the PSU. That is a fault of the motherboard design and overloading the current draw through the PCI-E bus.
Possible, but even that doesn't make much sense to me because those cards only draw 150w which is exactly what the 8 pin pcie connector provides... So it shouldn't be drawing that much through the 24 pin anyway...
 
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EVGay=Money Grab. Lie all you want about there quality, but they are a business simple n true. BS life time warranties, etc. Some take a long time to dezombiefy, funny how they delete most all negative feedback on there forums.
 
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EVGay=Money Grab. Lie all you want about there quality, but they are a business simple n true. BS life time warranties, etc. Some take a long time to dezombiefy, funny how they delete most all negative feedback on there forums.
All my EVGA power supplies work fantastic and Are priced pretty well compared to the competition. I'm certainly no fanboy of any brand, I base my purchases on experience over a few decades and regarding psu's,EVGA hasn't done me wrong so I'll gladly go with them again(i only own EVGA PSU's though).no one can deny their quality(my Exp is with the g1 units) unless they're being irrational

out of curiosity , where have you seen their reviews biased like you mention in your post?

also, who is lying about their quality? im assuming your referring to me as im the only one who mentioned EVGA here, but thats out of line to say im lying, i assure you im not a liar, my exp has always been great with them


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EVGA G2 is actually the Model im familiar with, my bad & the reviews are just about as good as your gonna find 'em.
 
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The CX600 isn't exactly a world-class PSU. As you can see here, I've had some trouble with mine myself. As for what actually caused that to happen... I wouldn't know. I just know the unit isn't top notch quality.
Your issue is not a fault of the PSU. That is a fault of the motherboard design and overloading the current draw through the PCI-E bus.
Possible, but even that doesn't make much sense to me because those cards only draw 150w which is exactly what the 8 pin pcie connector provides... So it shouldn't be drawing that much through the 24 pin anyway...
@BUCK NASTY has something similar to that happen a while back. (I don't have the time to look it up and link to it) I think the problem is that these boards truly aren't designed for multiple GPU's at full load 24/7.
 

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Well, no chance of an RMA now.
jboydgolfer beat me to it.

found the culprit . almost 7 years service. she was a reliable PSU, and she will be missed :(









its lasted as long as many so called "world class PSU's" so ime it is a fine unit
Was thinking he is a boy so he could of split some thing :p, but if he did not then it would have to be a cap to see liquid.

Didn't some one post a good deal on a new one over the last day or so on these forums ?.
 
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jboydgolfer beat me to it.



Was thinking he is a boy so he could of split some thing :p, but if he did not then it would have to be a cap to see liquid.

Didn't some one post a good deal on a new one over the last day or so on these forums ?.
Yeah someone p.m.'d me an offer , I tend to avoid power supply purchases when they're used because it cost so much to ship them that you end up paying like $20 short of what a brand new one would cost and with a used one you don't get the peace of mind of a warranty and the RMA coverage so unless the price is right it's just not worth it for me personally(its a loss for the seller often) ... but it is nice to have the option
 

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Possible, but even that doesn't make much sense to me because those cards only draw 150w which is exactly what the 8 pin pcie connector provides... So it shouldn't be drawing that much through the 24 pin anyway...
The GTX1070 will still pull a good 75w from the slot, so two would be pulling 150w or more from two small wires that were rated for 75w max. Under 24/7 load, those pins are going to get hot, and eventually fail. That is why any good multi-GPU motherboard that are designed for 24/7 load on the GPUs will have an auxiliary power connector to help power the PCI-E bus.

 
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All my EVGA power supplies work fantastic and Are priced pretty well compared to the competition. I'm certainly no fanboy of any brand, I base my purchases on experience over a few decades and regarding psu's,EVGA hasn't done me wrong so I'll gladly go with them again(i only own EVGA PSU's though).no one can deny their quality(my Exp is with the g1 units) unless they're being irrational

out of curiosity , where have you seen their reviews biased like you mention in your post?

also, who is lying about their quality? im assuming your referring to me as im the only one who mentioned EVGA here, but thats out of line to say im lying, i assure you im not a liar, my exp has always been great with them


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EVGA G2 is actually the Model im familiar with, my bad & the reviews are just about as good as your gonna find 'em.


You assume to much, I simply missed who posted it and thought it was the OP.
And you are right to a point, as they do or have produced bad units(it happens). For a price point they cant be beat. I was more talking of other items, again didnt SEE who posted it.
Arent you the same guy who cried cause I didnt buy you GPU? You see I had a heart attack in May and I died, doctor padeled me back(artery was 100% blocked). I drove myself to the hospital while having the heart attack. So yeah I wanted your GPU but cause of my health, im broke and would have spent my last money on it.
I say this cause you got all huffy puffy about it, you dont like me I really don't care. I come here to help people not win a contest for popularity, Im long past that point in my life.
Cheers!!!
 

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Yeah someone p.m.'d me an offer , I tend to avoid power supply purchases when they're used because it cost so much to ship them that you end up paying like $20 short of what a brand new one would cost and with a used one you don't get the peace of mind of a warranty and the RMA coverage so unless the price is right it's just not worth it for me personally(its a loss for the seller often) ... but it is nice to have the option
I was on about the one below.


Yeah that's the one :),

You assume to much, I simply missed who posted it and thought it was the OP.
And you are right to a point, as they do or have produced bad units(it happens). For a price point they cant be beat. I was more talking of other items, again didnt SEE who posted it.
Arent you the same guy who cried cause I didnt buy you GPU? You see I had a heart attack in May and I died, doctor padeled me back(artery was 100% blocked). I drove myself to the hospital while having the heart attack. So yeah I wanted your GPU but cause of my health, im broke and would have spent my last money on it.
I say this cause you got all huffy puffy about it, you dont like me I really don't care. I come here to help people not win a contest for popularity, Im long past that point in my life.
Cheers!!!
7 years does not make it a bad unit, a bad unit would of took the PC out. Being on there cheaper side i thinking it only has 1-3 year warranty.

They all have bad unit's as you know.
 
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