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What caused my PSU to fail?

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Go to solution Solved by tkitch,

The game 110% did not cause the PSU to fail.

Either it was a surge, or the PSU just failed.  (Since it seems like the hardware survived fine.)

 

And an 850W PSU is mooooore than enough for that hardware. 

So a few days ago my PSU popped and was dead. This happened while I was playing Frostpunk endless mode, where I was pretty late into it. It was a 6 year old EVGA 850G2. Today I just installed my new PSU, a Corsair RM850X. I enjoy playing Frostpunk, but am now hesitant to play endless mode again. Do you think it was the game's late game content that caused the crash? Or that I had a lower end 6 year old PSU?  

Any input would be great
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The game 110% did not cause the PSU to fail.

Either it was a surge, or the PSU just failed.  (Since it seems like the hardware survived fine.)

 

And an 850W PSU is mooooore than enough for that hardware. 

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1 minute ago, tkitch said:

The game 110% did not cause the PSU to fail.

Either it was a surge, or the PSU just failed.  (Since it seems like the hardware survived fine.)

 

And an 850W PSU is mooooore than enough for that hardware. 

Awesome! thank you for the reassurance. 

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To reinforce: games do not kill PSU's.

Your "PC master race" thing is cringe. 

 

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3 hours ago, umbles said:

So a few days ago my PSU popped and was dead. This happened while I was playing Frostpunk endless mode, where I was pretty late into it. It was a 6 year old EVGA 850G2. Today I just installed my new PSU, a Corsair RM850X. I enjoy playing Frostpunk, but am now hesitant to play endless mode again. Do you think it was the game's late game content that caused the crash? Or that I had a lower end 6 year old PSU?  

Any input would be great
TY


JIC people needed to know I have

5900x
GTX 1080
32gb 3600 RAM
TUF X570 Pro

The PSU failed because it's a 6 year old PSU that was kind of mediocre to begin with.  Nothing more.  Play on.

 

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Not sure why the G2 would be mediocre, it was a great PSU. There could be other reasons to this such as bad house wiring, etc. If you're getting dirty power from the outlet, eventually it could murder even the best PSUs, just some food for thought.

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4 hours ago, Motifator said:

Not sure why the G2 would be mediocre, it was a great PSU. There could be other reasons to this such as bad house wiring, etc. If you're getting dirty power from the outlet, eventually it could murder even the best PSUs, just some food for thought.

Superflower has fantastic engineering.  But the QC can be sometimes lacking.  That's all.

 

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