I was about to do some stuff on my main PC. I went to the wall outlet, flicked the switch next to the socket (A 4 way adapter is using this wall socket, which I use to connect my PC, Monitor, and Network switch) and BANG!
I immediately turned off at the wall outlet and pulled the plug out! My partner said she saw a spark around the PC. With this, all sockets were shut off thanks to the switchboard. I turned my switchboard back on, turning back on the TV, etc.
Of course, I have not attempted to turn on the PC at the wall. I have unplugged everything behind it PC, opened the case and checked the inside. There was no smell and I cannot see any signs of where the issue is based.
I immediately thought it could have been the PSU as I only turned on at the wall outlet. I did not hit the POWER button on the PC!
I have had experience where an old PC I had made a 'bang'. However, this was much more obvious as the PSU made a distinct burning type smell and it was very hot in one area. In this case, I just purchased a new PSU and all was fine.
However, with this new incident, the bang was much LOUDER and happened before I actually turned the PC on. Of course, having no smell completely separates my current situation from the last.
I don't have another PSU. So, before I start buying things, or take it in to be seen, has anyone else came across something like this before?
Motherboard: Intel DX58SO
PSU: Corsair TX-850
Graphic Card (PCI-e): Inno3D's GeForce GTX 260
If anyone has any input regarding, I would greatly appreciate it!!!