I was wondering if someone can help. I've just bought all the bits required to build a PC. With help I've put it all together and it was all working fine for a couple of days.
I was in the middle of a game and the PC just shut down. I opened it to check all the cabling and nothing seemed to be hanging lose. Tried a different power cord and it all started for about half a second before cutting out again.
I've managed to get a different PSU and installed that into the PC. Both are 700w.
On turning it on with the new PSU everything started to run, but a component on the Graphics Card (SLB4 and 5) started to glow and then smoke. I turned off immediately.
As these are all new bits I'm trying to understand what the problem is.
Could a dodgy PSU damage the Graphics Card and cause this when more power is supplied. Could the Graphics Card of been faulty? (not sure why the original PSU didn't work though)
Or could the motherboard be at fault here?
I've now removed the Graphics Card and it seems to run okay, I've not had the confidence to put the old PSU in to see if that works now without the Graphics Card as I don't want to cause any more damage.
If anyone has any ideas please let me know.