A few years ago I replaced the PSU in my son's computer. At the time I didn't have a lot of money for a replacement so I purchased a generic power supply for about 25 Euros. About a week after the install, my son was sitting at his desk when he heard a loud bang. Later he told me it sounded like a firecracker. immediately following the small explosion, smoke rose out of the back of his desk. When I came into the room small flames were jumping out of the back and side vents of the case. I quickly hit the breaker, disconnected the PC and tossed it out onto his balcony. After that I poured bottled water into every orifice I could find. I should have known better than to buy a cheap, no name power supply.
Needless to say, I'm extremely grateful that nothing happened to my son ... he usually falls asleep with the PC on.
Advice on which power supply unit is right for your system and tips on how to install a PSU.
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CPU: Intel i5 3.2 GHz * RAM: Crucial 2x 8 GB * Motherboard: ASRock H97 Performance * Video Card: Sapphire RX 570 Nitro Plus 8 GB * Hard Drives: Crucial 256 GB SSD, 3x Seagate 1 TB * PSU: bequiet! 700 watt gold * Case: bequiet! SilentBase 800 * Speakers: Logitech 5.1 * Displays: 2x Eizo 19" and 1x Samsung 27" * Keyboard and Mouse: Logitech K800 and G500S * Headphones: Philips SHP8900