>PSU is only 7 years old

>PSU is only 7 years old
>Capacitor explodes and makes a loud pop, smell of plastic burning, quickly pull out power lead. Circuit breaker switched off this part of the house
>Warranty was for 10 years
>luckily had a spare PSU to test and see if everything was fine, nothing was fried

did you replace your PSU yet?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    mine is over a decade old i think and i use it daily and it just werks

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Same bro, don't fall for gnomish tricks OP is a gay garden gnome

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Generally if components have lasted that long, they're going to keep on going. Like cars with old engine blocks that are so worn in at this point they'll never stop running.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Even those cars have to be well maintained. That guy who drove his Toyota for 1 million miles went for a full service like 4 times a year.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Back in the day I had an OCZ psu with a 5 year warranty and it died on the 6th year. No wonder the company went under.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      those OCZ PSU's were just cheap rebranded ones. lot of companies do this.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I still haven't replaced my PSX.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >7 year old PSU dies
    >10 year warranty
    You keep your receipts for exactly this kind of thing to harass the manufacturer.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >corsair
    surprised it took 7 years and not 2.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Coursair PSU
      >not even once
      Found your problem, OP. They're fucking dog shit and you fell for a scam. Buy a decent brand next time.

      My Corsair PSU has lasted 10.5 years.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I replaced my out-of-warranty EVGA 450 BT with a Be Quiet Pure Power 11 700w, to have a bit more headroom for upgrades and something higher quality since that PSU was pretty much the weakest link left

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Should’ve bought with Japanese capacitors

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what even causes a capacitor to explode?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      usually shitty Chink capacitors which Corsair is known for even on the Platinum/Titanium PSU, not all caps are the same quality and construction and all it takes is a tiny nano crack and pop

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >which Corsair is known for
        lol I've always heard the exact opposite.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Experience is different than hearsay. Work was being cheap and bought me a origin pc to replace my aging workstation. I don’t do 3D work but do a lot of visualizations for monitoring and metrics. Hardly taxing the old girl. Sounded like a 9mm when it blew. Origin was going to take 2 days to replace it with the same model 700 so I went to Best Buy and got an 850x instead. That way it would still be under warranty and less likely to explode if I was doing a little work.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, I have not replaced the rust-encrusted PSU I got from a crypto farm for $30.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    got a great price on a 1000w platinum psu back in 2014 for 90€
    works fine still

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pic rel? Because I have had only bad experiences with Corsair hardware. Be it their RAMs or PSUs or even periphery like mice. Everything failed after 2 or 3 years.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    should have gotten a seasonic insatead

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've had a different model Corsair. It's fan bearing went bad in a year, they sent a replacement and this one's been going fine for 2 years now.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >corsair
    you're lucky your house didn't burn down.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i have 11 year old corsair tx650 that has been in daily use. no problems whatsoever. dont buy random corsair shit. only buy seasonic rebrands

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >only buy seasonic rebrands
      Which ones?

      Why not just buy Seasonic?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        just buy seasonic anon

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >2013
    >bought corsair PSU because it was highly recommended
    >would shut down under any load
    >return it
    >didn't even want a replacement
    and that's why story with corsair.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >2009
    >bought some shitty coolermaster 650w PSU that I can't even remember the model or any detail of
    >3 computer gens later, still works fine
    I'll worry about it when it blows up

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >10 year warranty
    then go get a free new one bruh

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Since I cannot afford next gen GPUs what is the minimum required for the 30xx series?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      TDP*2

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    should have bought eVGA Supernova

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Coursair PSU
    >not even once
    Found your problem, OP. They're fucking dog shit and you fell for a scam. Buy a decent brand next time.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >corsair
      surprised it took 7 years and not 2.

      had no problems with mine so far
      but next time i think i'll go seasonic

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        lol but Corsair PSUs are just rebranded Seasonics aren't they? That means Seasonic is trash too. Get a BeQuiet, bro.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Corsair order from 500000 different OEMs

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Well, I had two of them premium gold standard ones that where the highest end models they had at the time. Both were Seasonic rebrands and both lasted less than a year. The second one especially like maybe 6 months before it started acting up. Didn't even bother RMAing that shit a second time and went for another manufacturer. There are products where Corsair is fine - like their RAM used to be good. Think that's what they started out with. But PSUs? Nah. Get that shit out of here. And I've read enough anecdotes about these things failing, sometimes taking other components with them.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          follow your own advice and be quiet, moron

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >getting triggered over chad german engineering vs. east asian chinkshit
            sorry your build is garbage anon

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              follow your own advice and be quiet, moron

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >have superflower PSU
    >works as advertised
    They make some of the best psus on the market even today and are an OEM for a few of the other big name companies.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      my evga g3 850 which is superflower stopped working last month.

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What's a good brand of psu? Mine is fap group

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I recently had to replace my PSU, it was hitting 10 years by a couple of months. Bought way back when I build a 3770k system.

    Seasonic 1000w Platinum.

    It wasn't an outright failure, but it was failing. Games would BSOD anytime the 2080ti GPU needed to kick into high clocks.

    Bought a new Corsair HX1200 due to the rumors about the 4090 being a power hog.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      1200w wont be enough. You need 1600w

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm doubtful of that, the 3090Ti supposedly used the same power design of the 4090. Safe to assume power draw will be similar if not the same

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What do you need a 4090 for?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Recently purchased a high refresh 4k monitor, would had bought a 3090 but with the 4090 here in a couple of months I see no reason to get it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      1000w+ power supplies are a meme and you only need that much if you are using SLI/Crossfire.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >sli/crossfire
        does that shit even exist anymore? There's practically zero reason to use more than a single gpu in a system since you can't have a dedicated gpu per monitor, allowing for overall better performance than one driving all 3 and the other just sitting there looking pretty doing nothing but using power.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No, multi GPU systems still exist though, for more specialist work.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            For gaming Multi-GPU is a dead meme.
            It has uses in other sectors still.

            for 3d rendering shit or the likes which use workstation cards that are designed for such an intended usecase though, right?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Doesn't have to be workstation cards.
              It's best for tasks that can be heavily parallelized.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Gaming cards work just fine.
              You don't even need the bridge for it to work.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          For gaming Multi-GPU is a dead meme.
          It has uses in other sectors still.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You may be right if this was 5 years ago, but the 3080/3090 series have known issues with power spikes that cause system stability issues with the only way around the problem is to not have a PSU run a near full capacity. 1000w is pretty much required if you have the appropriate CPU and paired with those cards and are also overclocking.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Name one game that justifies overclocking a high end card.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I've been trying to overclock my GB 3080 Aorus Extreme and in 99% of the games I can lower the power limit to like 80% and still get the same performance as overclocking it out the ass at 120% power limit.
            That and picking an AMD cpu 2 years ago has made me sad that overclocking seems to be on it's way out.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Back when Vega came out this was an issue too.
          Eventually Seasonic admitted it was their fault and released revised models that no longer trigger protections.
          So the answer is to wait for PSU manufacturers to get their shit together.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Last time I lost a PSU was in the late 90s. They've never broken since. I replace them every 8-10 years out of habit though and just got a new one.

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've been using pic related since 2015 (7 years old) how fucked am I?
    Never had any problem and already in my 3rd build

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      PSUs last decades along with CPUs. Literally no point in switching unless one goes bad.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      honestly, you're fine, if it was a dud, it would have failed a long time ago.

      I would say keep it till it fails or replace it in 3 years.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    my OCZ PSU was making some bad noises under load.
    pulled it out of the case and it was just so full of dust that it was making the fan blades vibrate.
    shook the dust out and it continues to this day, 8 years of use.

    i'm building a new system with ryzen 7000 and rtx 4000 as soon as that drops.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    my bfg 450 watt still works perfectly, same with my antec earthwatts ea650 that I used up until 2016, which now drives another PC. My seasonic 660xp is 6 years old already and it failed 2 years ago mysteriously but seasonic honored the warranty and fixed it.

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    > +1000w PSU will become the norm bc of next gen GPUs

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      4080 power draw is literally the same as the 3080s. Its not going to be an issue unless you're buying the super top end of the card series which only a very small percentage will.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      and yet plenty of people are using 750w or 850w PSUs with a 3090

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Got a new one a week ago. All good so far. I thought my GPU made a humming noise but it might have been the CPU or PSU but whatever, it's gone now and my PC noise is consistent whatever I have playing.

    I hope the 4000 series cards are actually decent.

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Often when I use my computer there's a burning plastic smell coming from it but it's been that way for like 3 years and is still running without issue so I guess it's nothing.

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    my Seasonic is 12 years old and is on 18h per day.

    Dont buy cheap crap PSUs.

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My previous PSU was almost 10 years old. Had issues with sudden shutdowns and cold boots.

    Swolen capacitors everywhere, so I bought a bequiet Straight Power 11. Should be good for another 10 years unless the ATX12V meme comes true.

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I replaced a 10 year Cooler Master that was used when I bought it. Didn't want to run the risk of damaging my new components. PSUs are relatively inexpensive so it's worth the peace of mind.

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    think I have some 620w corsair in mine, no idea of the efficiency. really should get a newer and more efficient one with better connectors incase I ever get a new GPU in the future.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      lol I just checked the website I ordered it from, nov 2007. it's been going for 15 years.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        think I have some 620w corsair in mine, no idea of the efficiency. really should get a newer and more efficient one with better connectors incase I ever get a new GPU in the future.

        hx lineup ? damn i own hx520 but i stopped using it because 12v dropped to 11.8.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          wait I'm retarded it's a coolermaster realpower m620. I just saw 'C' and auto filled in corsair in my brain.

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Only reason I bought a new PSU a couple years ago was because of a new video card. Power draw was just too much when using VR with all the motion control shit hooked up.

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I try to replace my PSU every 5 years
    Even if it will -probably- last for a decade, I'm very risk averse and the possibility of a cascade failure taking out far more expensive components just means I sleep better at night if I don't fuck about with it

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That’s the Corsair difference. Luckily for you it was only one of the small caps that asploded

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    whatever you do just avoid gigashit

  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've been using mine for 11 years with no problems.

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have a DeepCool 600w, how shitty is that brand?

  42. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I bought this in 2013 and I'm actually surprised it still works.

  43. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >turn computer on
    >it begins to boot and then shuts off for a second
    >turns itself back on but forces me to go into bios to proceed
    I was sure it was my PSU dying that was the issue but I replaced it and I'm still getting the same problem, anyone have a similar experience?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      check the motherboard error LEDs if it has it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I was sure it was my PSU
      What made you so sure? rebooting to bios during boot is usually a ram or cpu issue not a psu issue

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I checked the ram first to no avail and the psu was the oldest thing in my rig so I figured if anything was on its last legs it would be that.

  44. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just had the same thing happen to me a couple months ago. except it was an EVGA PSU
    I've never had an issue with any corsair product. and I'm not trying to shill them. the dice just rolled that way.
    I wouldn't be afraid to use EVGA either, I think I just got unlucky.
    you're downplaying how fucking loud it was though. almost a gunshot. my ears were ringing.
    rest of PC was fine (and I had a spare power supply that I hadn't used because I didn't want to re-cable the whole thing just to change colors on the cables)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      cap explosion can be violent
      if the tantalum caps on your graphic card explode, the PCB is 99% shot and there's 0% chance of repair. This is even worse than a dead GPU die.

  45. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >not buying evga
    Sucks to be you

  46. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Seasonic 80+ plat 1200w bought in early 2014. Still running just fine today almost 9 years later.

  47. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    New fucking PDU I've had for less than 3 weeks blew yesterday. This is why you don't buy cheap PSUs, even if they're gonna be temporary. Also, fuck MSI.

  48. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Had a Corsair TX650 from 2008 that I used through like 4 builds till january 2021.
    Still works just as quiet as it did on day one in my wife's WFH rig.

  49. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >10 year old CX600
    >MTBF: 100,000 hours (11 years)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you had kept it cool and dust free you can easily add 25-50% more hours before it fails.
      But then again it doesnt have OCP and OVP, so I'd replace it and put it in some low power use PC instead.

  50. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >did you replace your PSU yet?
    No. It has been working daily for like 15 years and still works fine. It just makes a really loud clicking or ticking sound super fast but that's it.

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