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My specs:

Intel i7-5820K - 4.2 GHz @ 1.265V

Corsair Vengence LPX 16GB DDR4 4x4 kit

MSI X99S SLI PLUS

Boot drive: Samsung 950 Pro 512GB

Scrap drive: OCZ Vector 150 240GB

Hard Drive: Seagate 1TB

Sapphire R9 Fury (2x Crossfire)

 

 

And so my PSU just crapped out yesterday.

When issues started to appear it coincided with the release of Radeon Crimson (so end of november) - when shutting down windows 60~70% of the time windows would shut down fine and screen went to black but the PSU kept running and the components were still on so I had to turn it off by holding power button. I would not imagine that would be PSU related so I thought to myself that has to do with drivers and crossfire setup probably and will get fixed soon enough.

Yesterday while playing GTA Online with friends I got a sudden system reboot - like nothing, I again thought to myself "hmm... probably the power went off, that's weird none of the other devices turned off, maybe it was a power surge or a voltage spike in the main line and the PC is more sensitive so it probably shut down to prevent damage".

After the reboot everything seemed fine, kept playing GTA for another hour or so. Then I turned to another game called FlyFF, after about 40 minutes of that BAAM, got another system shut down, this time motherboards 24-pin connector lit up a red LED indicating "Bad Power". I turned off PSU for a couple of seconds, turned it back on - seems to be fine. Thought to myself - "oh, there's definitely something going on in the main power line, that's weird" .

Turned back the PC and just to make sure run some stress tests to validate there's nothing damaged and nothing's wrong with PSU, run a fast 10-loop standard IntelBurnTest - came out a success,

run a Furmark for a couple of minutes - came out fine. Opened up browser to watch myself some youtube - BAAAM, I get another system reboot.

When it came back I put Firestrike Extreme Combined test on loop and as it finished 4th loop I was about to leave it and go away for an hour - I get a system reboot and the PC locks up in a restart loop without being able to run POST.

 

Damn it!! I turned off PSU again, went for a shower. When I came back I decided to rip it open and look for some connector that might have fallen out or something.

To my satisfaction I find that 24-pin is quite loose on the PSU side, it was definitely in place and was connected just fine but the security clip didn't clip. So I decided to check the rest of them - next was CPU 8-pin, it was hard in there, like too hard I kept twisting it until I got out and it turns out one of the power pins had melted the connectors plastic.

 

Just brought the PSU to my retailer and they were as shocked as I was.

I came in and told my PSU died, the clerk smiled at me and then I pulled out the Seasonic 1000W platinum series box, he stood there with eyes wide open and ask @.@ - "this one died??"

- Yeah, the CPU connector melted on the PSU side

- @.@ the CPU connector? On this PSU... wow...

- Yeah, I know... didn't do anything crazy to it, I promise.

- Okay, we're taking it in for warranty service.

- Maybe you have something to fill in for the service time?

- Nothing of that caliber is in stock... the best we have is a CX550 but it's in order for a client

- Yeah, no that ain't going to work...

 

So boo-hoo I'm without a gaming rig for 2 to 4 weeks....

 

 

And as promised, here are some d*cpics

(​Dead Power Cable PICtureS):

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And as you were about to post something along the lines of - don' t cheap out on your PSU:

That's a Seasonic SS-1000XP Platinum Series power supply unit that is placed in God Tier on PSU Tier liest

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STATUS UPDATE:

A.K.A my experience with RMA 


CPU: Intel i7 5820K @ 4.20 GHz | MotherboardMSI X99S SLI PLUS | RAM: Corsair LPX 16GB DDR4 @ 2666MHz | GPU: Sapphire R9 Fury (x2 CrossFire)
Storage: Samsung 950Pro 512GB // OCZ Vector150 240GB // Seagate 1TB | PSU: Seasonic 1050 Snow Silent | Case: NZXT H440 | Cooling: Nepton 240M
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I think i'm with the clerk on this one: 0_o

did you accidentally apply some absurd Voltage or something?


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hahaha

inb4 seasonic is BS cause it broke onetime and will never be recommended on the Forum again :P


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I think i'm with the clerk on this one: 0_o

did you accidentally apply some absurd Voltage or something?

not really was running the same overclock for almost a year straight.


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Storage: Samsung 950Pro 512GB // OCZ Vector150 240GB // Seagate 1TB | PSU: Seasonic 1050 Snow Silent | Case: NZXT H440 | Cooling: Nepton 240M
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I really thought you said dickpics....

 

 

But that sucks, could have been the connector on the motherboard that caused the failure, which given that its MSI it wouldn't surprise me at all.

I kno' right, best bait topic title ever.

 

the weird part is that it's just one wire and it's the plastic that got melted and it's on the PSU side, probably got a spark or something,

saw a 180*C rating printed on the wire itself though


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Storage: Samsung 950Pro 512GB // OCZ Vector150 240GB // Seagate 1TB | PSU: Seasonic 1050 Snow Silent | Case: NZXT H440 | Cooling: Nepton 240M
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hahaha

inb4 seasonic is BS cause it broke onetime and will never be recommended on the Forum again :P

)))) yeah... never expected it to crap out like that,

I was maybe expecting the MoBo to die first or the reused 4 year old hard drive.

 

On the other hand rest of the components seem to be unharmed which I am very glad for,

if it was a CX builder PSU I'd probably be in a hospital with 3rd degree burns right now, lol, jk


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Storage: Samsung 950Pro 512GB // OCZ Vector150 240GB // Seagate 1TB | PSU: Seasonic 1050 Snow Silent | Case: NZXT H440 | Cooling: Nepton 240M
FireStrike // Extreme // Ultra // 8K // 16K

 

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)))) yeah... never expected it to crap out like that,

I was maybe expecting the MoBo to die first or the reused 4 year old hard drive.

 

On the other hand rest of the components seem to be unharmed which I am very glad for,

if it was a CX builder PSU I'd probably be in a hospital with 3rd degree burns right now, lol, jk

haha probably :D


CPU: Xeon 1230v3 - GPU: GTX 770  - SSD: 120GB 840 Evo - HDD: WD Blue 1TB - RAM: Ballistix 8GB - Case: CM N400 - PSU: CX 600M - Cooling: Cooler Master 212 Evo

Update Plans: Mini ITX this bitch

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My specs:

Intel i7-5820K - 4.2 GHz @ 1.265V

Corsair Vengence LPX 16GB DDR4 4x4 kit

MSI X99S SLI PLUS

Boot drive: Samsung 950 Pro 512GB

Scrap drive: OCZ Vector 150 240GB

Hard Drive: Seagate 1TB

Sapphire R9 Fury (2x Crossfire)

 

 

And so my PSU just crapped out yesterday.

When issues started to appear it coincided with the release of Radeon Crimson (so end of november) - when shutting down windows 60~70% of the time windows would shut down fine and screen went to black but the PSU kept running and the components were still on so I had to turn it off by holding power button. I would not imagine that would be PSU related so I thought to myself that has to do with drivers and crossfire setup probably and will get fixed soon enough.

Yesterday while playing GTA Online with friends I got a sudden system reboot - like nothing, I again thought to myself "hmm... probably the power went off, that's weird none of the other devices turned off, maybe it was a power surge or a voltage spike in the main line and the PC is more sensitive so it probably shut down to prevent damage".

After the reboot everything seemed fine, kept playing GTA for another hour or so. Then I turned to another game called FlyFF, after about 40 minutes of that BAAM, got another system shut down, this time motherboards 24-pin connector lit up a red LED indicating "Bad Power". I turned off PSU for a couple of seconds, turned it back on - seems to be fine. Thought to myself - "oh, there's definitely something going on in the main power line, that's weird" .

Turned back the PC and just to make sure run some stress tests to validate there's nothing damaged and nothing's wrong with PSU, run a fast 10-loop standard IntelBurnTest - came out a success,

run a Furmark for a couple of minutes - came out fine. Opened up browser to watch myself some youtube - BAAAM, I get another system reboot.

When it came back I put Firestrike Extreme Combined test on loop and as it finished 4th loop I was about to leave it and go away for an hour - I get a system reboot and the PC locks up in a restart loop without being able to run POST.

 

Damn it!! I turned off PSU again, went for a shower. When I came back I decided to rip it open and look for some connector that might have fallen out or something.

To my satisfaction I find that 24-pin is quite loose on the PSU side, it was definitely in place and was connected just fine but the security clip didn't clip. So I decided to check the rest of them - next was CPU 8-pin, it was hard in there, like too hard I kept twisting it until I got out and it turns out one of the power pins had melted the connectors plastic.

 

Just brought the PSU to my retailer and they were as shocked as I was.

I came in and told my PSU died, the clerk smiled at me and then I pulled out the Seasonic 1000W platinum series box, he stood there with eyes wide open and ask @.@ - "this one died??"

- Yeah, the CPU connector melted on the PSU side

- @.@ the CPU connector? On this PSU... wow...

- Yeah, I know... didn't do anything crazy to it, I promise.

- Okay, we're taking it in for warranty service.

- Maybe you have something to fill in for the service time?

- Nothing of that caliber is in stock... the best we have is a CX550 but it's in order for a client

- Yeah, no that ain't going to work...

 

So boo-hoo I'm without a gaming rig for 2 to 4 weeks....

RMA time...


Main Gaming Rig:

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Secondary PC:

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)))) yeah... never expected it to crap out like that,

I was maybe expecting the MoBo to die first or the reused 4 year old hard drive.

 

On the other hand rest of the components seem to be unharmed which I am very glad for,

if it was a CX builder PSU I'd probably be in a hospital with 3rd degree burns right now, lol, jk

thank you people for giving me hope


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any psu can die...


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I think i'm with the clerk on this one: 0_o

did you accidentally apply some absurd Voltage or something?

i dont think if he applied absurd voltage to the cpu it would  smoke the psu.

are you an idiot?


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It's very possible that something is shorting out the connector solder points on the back of the motherboard. For the connector to melt like that for no reason whatsoever is... odd. Unless of course out of the four yellow pins this was the only one that made contact. I doubt that though.


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It's very possible that something is shorting out the connector solder points on the back of the motherboard. For the connector to melt like that for no reason whatsoever is... odd.

I would suspect that too, but even weirder is that's the connector on PSU side, if it looked like that on the MoBo side I would suspect the MoBo as well.


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i dont think if he applied absurd voltage to the cpu it would  smoke the psu.

are you an idiot?

Voltage X Current equals Power. power roughly equals heat. plastic melts. i accidentally applied 4 V (for like 5 seconds) because i didn't configure my adaptive voltage correctly.

 

I was attepting to find an explanation as to what could produce enough heat to melt a power connector.


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Voltage X Current equals Power. power roughly equals heat. plastic melts. i accidentally applied 4 V (for like 5 seconds) because i didn't configure my adaptive voltage correctly,

and did it smoke your psu?

every mobo i owned wouldnt let me go over about 1.9v any way...


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Could've been a lose connection on the PSU side that caused it.


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and did it smoke your psu?

every mobo i owned wouldnt let me go over about 1.9v any way...

no.

 

but to "er" is human  (or am I out of touch with humanity)


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I would suspect that too, but even weirder is that's the connector on PSU side, if it looked like that on the MoBo side I would suspect the MoBo as well.

Well the board itself could act as a heatsink for the connector on that side. Also, the connection itself is the point of highest resistance, so in the event of a short that's where the heat would be generated, and the PSU-side connector has the innermost layer of plastic around the metal pins.


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Yeah, that's the wrong one. What you show is a PCIe 8-pin, which is not identical to a CPU 8pin. Also, yellow wire means 12V.


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no.

 

but to "er" is human  (or am I out of touch with humanity)

whatever... also i think if you applied 4v it would kill your cpu.. maybe you mean or 0.4v over your previous voltage..


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that's neat... I would think they would use black wires for the ground to make it easier at for manufacturing,

so since it's a ground pin you think it's a SPARK SPARK SPARK that caused it?


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