60 months ago
Just a standard APU build. A10-6800K w/ Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H. (the only build I currently have under my profile if you want to see more details)
So this thing has gone through 3 PSUs.
*1st EVGA 500B (yea tier 4 psu, but this is (should be) drawing way under 500W so it shouldn't matter) lasted about 72 hours of total "run time"
*2nd EVGA 500B lasted about 48 hours
*3rd Corsair CX430 lasted about 6 hours
Used connected to a decent fused power strip. Computer works what appears to be perfectly until it just goes out and will not turn on again. I have never been in the room when it "blows". All other computers (store bought refurbs usually) run on this power strip have had no issues, many running at least 6 hours a day for over 2 years. I don't have (but I guess I could get) a meter that is checking how much power is being drawn from the wall, so I don't know if that is the issue.
I really can only assume it's a motherboard issue at this point. I double checked all power connects each swap. Can motherboards just have a situational short that just draws way too much power and blows the power supply? Needless to say, I'm getting pretty fed up with this.