Question Not powering on. Unable to identify which part causing it

SpicyOtter

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Sone PC help needed for someone special to me. I'm asking for them. So i'll try and provide all the relevant details I can.

So they were gaming the other day. And they noticed stuttering/lag. No frame dips or anything like that. They tried with different games (Overwatch and Garry's mod) both did the same.
They powered off the PC and pulled out the power supply to power cycle everything. Only issue is now when he presses the power button. The PC isn't coming on. He's tested the parts as best as he could to see if they're still recieving a current and the parts do work in an older PC he has.
He's extremely frustrated because he can't seem to identify which part is causing trouble and is looking at potentially taking it into a repair centre which will charge £100 just to look at it. Yet alone any further costs for the actual repair and worse if any parts need replacing since most PC parts right now are so flippin expensive!
Any help, insight, suggestions would mean the world right now. This PC is his livelihood and he does a LOT of PC gaming and he's extremely stressed out and upset by this and I hate seeing him like that.
I can ask him for more details if need be. Thanks.

Apologies if this in wrong place. I've posted this to here and component as I'm not sure what the problem is.

Here is his system specs which should help!
Intel i7 7700k, GTX 1070 8GB, MSI Z270 Pro Carbon, 512GB NVMe (2x256gb) + 1 TB HDD, Gamemax 550w Gold-rated PSU
Vetroo V5 CPU cooler
 

Darkbreeze

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I'd start by replacing the power supply with something that is at least halfway decent quality. Gamemax power supplies are not decent quality. They are cheap crap. Very good chance this is the problem but even if it isn't I'd still highly recommend replacing it.




 
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SpicyOtter

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I'd start by replacing the power supply with something that is at least halfway decent quality. Gamemax power supplies are not decent quality. They are cheap crap. Very good chance this is the problem but even if it isn't I'd still highly recommend replacing it.




Okay thank you. I'll be sure to pass that on to him.
 

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