I'm starting to get a little ........ed. When I built my new computer this past christmas, I put a fairly cheap 550W XPower PSU in it. Not surprisingly, it burnt up in about 2 months. So I replaced it with a Thermaltake 480W PSU that appeared to be working great...
So I go on vacation this past weekend, turning my PC off for about 4 days straight. I came home last nite, plugged everything back in, and powered up. It booted into Windows and was up for about 10 seconds when it just shut off for no reason whatsoever. Many attempts after this to power it back up resulted in nothing. The mobo lights were on, it had enough power to show the watt usage on the panel that came with the PSU, and it even spun the fans just slightly whenever I pushed the power button... but alas, it would not come back to life.
So now I'm on my 3rd PSU in less than 6 months. Does anyone have any good suggestions? In the meantime, I'm using an industrial 510W PSU from work (the one that gets all the high marks in all the PC gamer mags). I think I may end up just keeping this one and buying work a replacement. My only beef is that it is loud (I used one before when the first PSU died).
Here's my specs if anyone is curious and can tell me why I might be burning up PSUs:
3.4 GHz P4
1GB PC3200 DDR
2 SATA 120 GB HDs
1 12x CD burner
1 6x DVD player
128mb Geforce 6600 PCIe vid card
SATA Raid card
2 x 120mm fans
Everything else is onboard (sound, network).