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GPU went up in sparks; new PSU too?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So last night I was playing some GTA V when my computer suddenly died and my room fell dead silent. Confused, I looked to said computer and saw a couple nasty lookin sparks come out from the power connector on my graphics card. Now I'm left with a dead 1070 and must buy a new card. At least it gives me an excuse to upgrade, right?

 

Anyway, as I woke up this morning, I was thinking about what happened and it occured to me that the culprit could've been my PSU. It's an old EVGA unit, probably 5-6 yrs old and I bought it refurbished (had no idea, this is why you read product descriptions!). Is it possible that the PSU could've fried my card like this? Should I get a new one? If so which one should I get (around 650W)?


My rig: Intel Core i7-8700K OC 4.8 | NZXT Kraken X62 | ASUS Z370-F | 16 GB Trident Z RGB 3000 (2x8) | EVGA 1070 SC | EVGA SuperNova NEX650G1 | NZXT H700 | Samsung 250GB 850-EVO | 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda HDDs 

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11 minutes ago, Alienware 15 R2 said:

I just think it might be good enough to buy a new power supply Unit.

Try diagnosing the motherboard with another PSU and check if its damaged or not.

 

Then what id recommend is this PSU:

https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-SuperNOVA-Modular-Warranty-120-G1-0650-XR/dp/B00K85X2AW

Seriously, you recommend the model that could have caused the problem in the first place?


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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47 minutes ago, Alienware 15 R2 said:

I just think it might be good enough to buy a new power supply Unit.

Try diagnosing the motherboard with another PSU and check if its damaged or not.

 

Then what id recommend is this PSU:

https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-SuperNOVA-Modular-Warranty-120-G1-0650-XR/dp/B00K85X2AW

seens really expensive for just a 650 watt 80+ gold affair. Isn't the Corsair TX650M close to $100?


Trash beauty:

CPU: Xeon X5550

GPU: RX 570 4GB (defective)

SSD: Fattydove Racing 240GB

HDD: WD Blue 320GB

Motherboard: HP Z400

Ram: 6x2GB DDR3 1066

PSU: Corsair TX650

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