Question PC suddenly died

ironman33155

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Hello,
My PC died suddenly. I played Skyrim last night and when I turned it on today, it showed no sign of life. I took it out and tested the PSU. I guess the PSU is ok because I connected the green and the black wires of the connector and the fan was working. I think it might be the motherboard because the mouse and the keyboard randomly turned off for a few seconds earlier. I did notice one thing this morning before I tried to turn on the PC. The mouse light was faintly blinking every few seconds and the speakers made a bup noise at the same time. So I guess the usb ports were being powered every few seconds, but the PC was not turning on.

Specs
CPU: Intel I5 4440
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-S-LGA 1150
Ram: Hyperx Fury 8GB
SSD/HDD: WD Black 1 GB + Seagate 1 Gb (Don't Know the exact one)
GPU: Zotac GTX 960 4Gb
PSU: Corsais CX430 (5-6 Years old)
Chassis: Intex Case (A cheap case from an Indian Brand)
OS: Windows 7 + Windows 10 Dual Boot
 
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Lutfij

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The paper clip test on a PSU is a failed test and does not indicate how much power the PSU can effectively output to the entire system.

Speaking of system, please list your specs like so:
CPU:
Motherboard:
Ram:
SSD/HDD:
GPU:
PSU:
Chassis:
OS:

and include the age of your PSU.
 

ironman33155

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The paper clip test on a PSU is a failed test and does not indicate how much power the PSU can effectively output to the entire system.

Speaking of system, please list your specs like so:
CPU:
Motherboard:
Ram:
SSD/HDD:
GPU:
PSU:
Chassis:
OS:

and include the age of your PSU.
I didn't know it was not an efficient test. What do you recommend I should do? And I also listed my system specs
 

ironman33155

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Could be dead PSU or dead board, problem with gpu.
Try with a different PSU first.
Try to start your pc using integrated GPU (graphics card removed).
I don't think it could be the GPU because the PC does not turn on at all. The fans do not work either. I could be wrong as I don't know much about it
 

mgallo848

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I would lean on the side of the PSU failing. I'm not saying it can't but a Intel CPU and mobo at stock speeds have less of a chance of failing than the PSU (unless you've had a recent storm in the area or an electrical surge in the house).
 

ironman33155

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I would lean on the side of the PSU failing. I'm not saying it can't but a Intel CPU and mobo at stock speeds have less of a chance of failing than the PSU (unless you've had a recent storm in the area or an electrical surge in the house).
I have another PC (my old one), which I have not used for almost 2 years. I can test the PSU on that one.
 

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