12-14-2014, 06:46 AM
Join Date: Dec 2014
I have a very weird case here , I recently bought a new desktop with the following specs .
M.B : GA-Z97X-UD3H
CPU : intel coreI7 4790
Graphics Card : GigaByte GTX 660-OC
RAM : HyperX fury 8GB (X2)
Chassis : CoolerMaster K380(500W PSU)
I assembled everything together and it all worked fine for about 15mins untill it suddenly powered off ... I tried to power on once again but nothing happened .
I reopened the chassis and I found out that there was one of the CPU fan wires jamming the fan , so i released it and plugged all the wires again but still no luck . Then i came to think that what happened must've destroyed something so i tried to test each part separately and the result was all working great except the PSU . when I tool it out and tried to connect the pins 16 and the 17 together to see if it would work (the PSU fan) but it didn't , all what It did was that "tick" sound and the PSU fan moved a tiny bit every time I try to connect them .
I realized it was a faulty PSU from the begging so I returned it and got a new CoolerMaster K281 (500W also) . I then put everything together and started working on the PC again and this time I made sure everything was working fine without any fans jamming on it's own wire , 3mins and it went off once again ... all I can tell is that everything that happened before happened again .
now i know you might say the PSU was not enough for these components .... well when i bought the first one I bought 2 not just one as i wanted to make Two copies of the same PC and the other one actually is working really well right now .
so My question
What is the possibility for a motherboard or any other component to fry a PSU dead ?
Could this by any means be caused by the graphics card ?