[SOLVED] My power supply just exploded when I put max graphics on my new graphics card (RX 580 4GB) will my other components be safe?

Feb 3, 2023
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My specs: I7-3770 3,90GHz/RX 580 4GB Sapphire Nitro+/8GB of ram by Kingston/EZMAX Varro Prime 500w 80+ Silver

What happened: I was testing some games on the new graphics card (RX 580) and used a max graphics on Genshin Impact, few seconds after I set my resolution to 1080p, Power supply just exploded. I heard a loud pop and plastic burnt smell (from the power supply), and I don't know if this is necessary but my house also shutted down, everything electronics is off after that loud pop. My theory why it exploded is probably because I used a 8 pin to a 2x 6+2 pin adapter for my graphics card

My question is: Will the other component be safe after that power supply explosion? And what new power supply should I buy? 500w? 550w?
 
Feb 3, 2023
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Thanks A Lot!! I bought a new power supply which is called Aerocool United power 500w 80+. I hope it does better than the power supply that I had
 

geofelt

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Best to ask for advice BEFORE you buy.

Return the aerocool if you can.

500w is insufficient for the RX580, particularly if it is of poor quality.
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

If a psu does not have a suitable 8 pin connector, it will not have the power to run one through an adapter.
When a cheap psu fails under load, it may not have sufficiently good circuitry to prevent damage to other parts.
The first thing I look for is quality.
Tier lists are nice opinions.
I look for the warranty. If a psu has at least a 7 to 10 year warranty, it will be of decent quality.
Then, I like to overprovision.
If a 650w psu will do, a 750 or 850w unit will not cost much more.
That allows for a future gpu upgrade.
A psu will only use the power demanded of it, regardless of the max capability.
Corsair rmx or Seasonic Focus are good places to start.
 
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Okay... I returned it, brought my pc to a service repair, and got a 850w Thermal take Tough Power PSU, the repairer guy tested my pc and everything is working, Motherboard, CPU, Ram, GPU, Everything, and 1 more question, is this PSU good?
 

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