PSU - Spark and Bang, ohhh no

By cracking7
Dec 12, 2005
  1. Hi
    Help me please, feeling puke:
    I have just put together my upgrades to my PC (new MOBO Graphics card, memory, cpu.
    Whilst trying to get around sorting out XP, turned on my PC / PSU supply button on the back, all of a sudden it sparked and went bang, with smoke.:dead:

    I have no power, its set for 230, which is correct - i'm in UK.
    My real concern, has this damaged my new upgrades? (MOBO etc)

    It was a CASECOM PSU 500W

    thanks for help, chris
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    It is possible that your psu has indeed damaged your other hardware.

    However, untill you try a new psu, you won`t know for sure.

    If you`ve been lucky then a new psu will be all you need.

    Regards and good luck Howard :)
  3. cracking7

    cracking7 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi Howard

    Thanks for reply, do you know of any good recomended PSU's to look out for, and approx prices - I guess the one I just brought was bad.
    Yes I do hope the PSU thats gone :dead: hasn't damaged my new upgrades:mad:

    regards Chris :) :)
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Psu`s by Antec/Enermax/Fortron are generally accepted as being of good quality, and reliability.

    Do a search on You should be able to find a psu that will suit both your system, and your pocket.

    You may also want to take a look at this Psu wattage calculator.

    Maybe this excellent thread HERE will also be of interest to you.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. cracking7

    cracking7 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    :) :) Thank you :) :)
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