[SOLVED] Defective PSU

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I'm kinda new to this but I just bought parts to make a custom PC and tried to use an old power supply but it wouldn't turn on. The next day my brother tested the power supply and figured out that wasn't the problem because it powered up another motherboard. So we think the motherboard is defective but not too sure. If you guys can let me know other ways to check please do. So I have ordered another power supply and motherboard because I've heard stories of psus dying and taking out the whole computer. So my question is if I get a defective Psu is there any way for me to protect my other parts if it explodes? Like would a power surge outlet help?
 

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So the better the quality the power supply the more likely it is to protect the other pc parts from going as well correct?
Absolutely.

Amongst other things. Good quality also comes with (usually) more and better warranty, better customer service, potentially quieter systems, cooler systems, less likelihood to fail within warranty period, better power regulation and distribution etc.
 

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Please post your entire system spec including PSU make and model (original and the one you've bought).

So my question is if I get a defective Psu is there any way for me to protect my other parts if it explodes? Like would a power surge outlet help?
No.
It comes down to the quality of your PSU. Good ones won't randomly explode.
 

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Ok I've just seen reviews and all the products have at least a handful defective products. I have just ordered
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B084TSDNKT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
should this be fine?
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Ok I've just seen reviews and all the products have at least a handful defective products. I have just ordered
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B084TSDNKT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
should this be fine?
looks solid enough
 

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Here's the build https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Wani06/saved/#view=7n9Ncf
I couldn't find the specific power supply on pcpartpicker tho
The SS GM is excellent and would be more than enough.

The #1 point here might shed some light on the PSU concern you referred to: https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/top-not-as-obvious-mistakes-made-when-selecting-parts-for-a-custom-pc.3510178/

It's not that good quality units don't fail, it's just they will have a much longer shelf life and if and when they do fail, they won't spread it to your other components.
 
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The SS GM is excellent and would be more than enough.

The #1 point here might shed some light on the PSU concern you referred to: https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/top-not-as-obvious-mistakes-made-when-selecting-parts-for-a-custom-pc.3510178/

It's not that good quality units don't fail, it's just they will have a much longer shelf life and if and when they do fail, they won't spread it to your other components.
So the better the quality the power supply the more likely it is to protect the other pc parts from going as well correct?
 

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So the better the quality the power supply the more likely it is to protect the other pc parts from going as well correct?
Absolutely.

Amongst other things. Good quality also comes with (usually) more and better warranty, better customer service, potentially quieter systems, cooler systems, less likelihood to fail within warranty period, better power regulation and distribution etc.
 
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Absolutely.

Amongst other things. Good quality also comes with (usually) more and better warranty, better customer service, potentially quieter systems, cooler systems, less likelihood to fail within warranty period, better power regulation and distribution etc.
Thank you
 

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