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    PSU blew a fuse then sparked twice... but its alive and kicking again??? So...

    do i continue to use it? It seems to be firing on all cylinders and no problems at all *yet* (kiss of death). It all started last night, my lamp blew a fuse and took the computer power cord out with it...

    so i stuck another power cord in and it sparked like hell. Now... having experienced this before, im pretty much on for throwing this one in the bin. But as a last ditch effort, i replaced the fuse in the original power cord, and it sparked again but that was the last.

    Now it appears to be working fine! Or is it guys....

    Kev

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    well all depends if you have important stuff on your system, you can take the risk of using it but it could end up damaging your other components, worst case for me would be my hd's getting wiped.

    in your position I rather be safe and get a replacement psu..not like they cost too much unless you need a 500W+ sli one.

    better safe than sorry
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    What PSU is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatalSaviour
    What PSU is it?
    cheap 300w psu i guess that came out of a old pentium 4 system from pc world

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    Put it in the bin - it's worthless anyway and i wouldn't risk house/life/toys over it
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    Agreed,

    If you've got nice components in your PC, then there's no point scrimping on the PSU.

    What's in the rest of your rig anyway?
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    if you dont need pci-e go with the seasonic 430, gr8 psu, I got one, pure silent
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    hes not going to have nice components with a 300W PSU...
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    No point risking it, just ditch the PSU and get a decent one. Better safe than sorry
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExceededGoku
    hes not going to have nice components with a 300W PSU...
    Its a computer built around audio mixing, not graphics so it doesnt need uber power
    Pretty hefty soundcard, 2 gigs of ram, 2 HDD's up at around the 400gig mark total and a amd 64 running at speeds of 3700+... oooh- and my very own hand wired system to switch between jumpers haha.

    I'm sure you'd love to see the sound card, so here it is if you havent seen it before



    Quote Originally Posted by Ady168uk
    if you dont need pci-e go with the seasonic 430, gr8 psu, I got one, pure silent
    thanks man, might look into this! Would be handy though to have a pci ex connection just in case...
    Just wondering also, can you make a pc near silent? Does the majority of noise come from the psu itself or cpu fan/other fans?

    Kev
    Last edited by themaidenmaniac; 03-07-2006 at 10:40 PM.

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    All that and a 300w PSU, I am surprised it didn't blow before! I would def get the seasonic, I have one and it is perfect, and cheap, especially with scan free shipping!

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    Quote Originally Posted by itswesty
    All that and a 300w PSU, I am surprised it didn't blow before! I would def get the seasonic, I have one and it is perfect, and cheap, especially with scan free shipping!
    haha, might be running it slightly on edge...

    Are these silent power supplies really SILENT lol? I was looking at this one, any ideas if it would be loud?

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=136445
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    I would advise getting one of the branded PSU's rather than a budget 500 watt one. Very cheap high wattage PSU's tend not to live up to there rateings.

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    Bin it ASAP. Its not worth possibly destroying other components or causing a house fire.
    Buy a Seasonic to replace it.

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    All together lads---- BIIIIINNNNN it!!! and dont mess about with it just not worth it

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    bin the PSU - also, if your looking for something a little quieter, maybe consider getting an Antec sonata 2 case - come with a decent PSU and various bits and bobs to help keep noise down (although it's hardly silent - if you want that, avoid anything with fans, but that really limits your options)

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