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budgets PSUs

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by grim, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. grim

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    this is why you dont buy cheap PSUs

    vid here

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  2. greenbrucelee
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    lol:) The camera man crapped himself.
     
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  3. grim

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    blowing stuff up rocks :rocks

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  4. greenbrucelee
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    As long as it's not your own computer it does:)

    When I Was at uni, I was in a class and all the PCs were switched off or on standby. One lad (who we call Sherlock as he is so clever :biggrin) couldn't turn on his PC. He was trying all sorts, he even switched the voltage on the back of the PC to the American voltage. He eventually found the on button but didn't switch the voltage back.

    It didn't half go, cracked the monitor screen too.:D
     
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    ive had capacitors catch fire before, they smoke loads :)

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    I have seen a CPU and mobo catch fire but that was in a test environment at uni.
     
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    Did I see a 'Cooler Master' (sp?) box there towards the end of the video? :biggrin
     
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    Exactly right! Great video!!
     
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    i cant watch the video till i get home from work, but one of my good friends had an old pc that suddenly started making a ticking noise around the power supply. at first he freaked out and just turned it off, which was the right thing to do. and then after a while he figured he'd turn it back on again to see if it made the noise again. it did, and then it seemed to be getting louder. he slowly brought his ear closer to PSU to hear it better and just as he got close the back of the PSU pretty much exploded out. Imagine an old car backfiring and apparantly it was exactly like that. I saw the aftermath and ended up buying the new PSU..

    he's never going to investigate weird noises again.
     
  10. dales

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    anyone else think that blown psu's smell like salt and vinegar snack-a-jacks.... or is that just me!
     
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    Good stuff!!
     
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    they have a unique smell, you can even tell ones that are working but wont be for long by the smell

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    The one I had that was failing smelled like burnt paper, I'm glad I replaced it before it went pop.8)
     
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    its a kinda warm electronicy burny smell lol

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    It gets kind of intoxicating after a while.:blink
     
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    i wouldnt advise getting a hit from burning components

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  17. greenbrucelee
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    nah, keep it closed and smell it through the PSU fan gaurd :D
     
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