14 months ago
So, I was building my computer for the first time yesterday, and I had most of the parts and cables connected. So, I decided to test my computer. I plug in the power cable into my PSU, which is the EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply, and pressed the power switch and everything turned on. The graphics card was running, the MOBO was fully running, and everything seemed to be working. HOWEVER, at the time, I didn't have my cpu cable connected to the MOBO, so I wasn't getting any signal on my motherboard.
So, today, I connected it to my motherboard (taichi x399), and plugged my psu in, and I tried turning the power button on my computer on, and nothing really happened... The only thing that was lighting was the slowly blinking blue light on the MOBO that was lighting up the ASROCK logo on the cog... Nothing else was on. Not even my PSU. Thought it could have been that CPU cable, so I unplugged it, but still same results. Tried a few other things like moving both the RAM and GPU, but to no avail.
I then tried testing the PSU just by itself. I unplugged all the cables, and took it out of my case and I plugged it into the wall, and it didn't turn on... I tried switching eco mode on and off to see that would help, but nothing.
Is it possible that the CPU connector was the last straw. or it just happen to fry yesterday when I tested it? When I tested it yesterday, I couldn't turn it off through the power button on my case, so I just turned off my PSU after a while. I don't know if that would fry my PSU or not. I'm also guessing that 850 gold PSU isn't enough for what I have, which you can see in my system build.
And I also did test my PSU, by itself, right out of the box yesterday before I started working on my computer. When I tested it, it was running fine. Light was on, and the fan was running.
Link to my build: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/pentalway/saved/