Tell ASUS that the mobo just died. No need to tell them your PSU explosion story. Otherwise they may not be as co operative.
well i could but unfortunately the warranty for either the mainboard (Asus) and PSU (OCZ) has expired in December.. not only that but OCZ is in a real mess; the storage part is now owned by Toshiba and the PSU part is now owned by pcpower, so if it was under warranty i could talk with them to see if they would honor it, but since it is out of warranty...
You got bang for your buck. Sorry to hear it.
If you're mainboard, cpu, ram , etc was hosed due to that PSU, I'd fire off an email to OCZ and see what happens. Never know, you might get new components.
it's out of warranty
Pics of the explosion pls.
I came here looking for a picture of an exploded PSU.
so here are they; in the first pic you can see clearly the power filter capacitor has swollen to the rupture point and in the second one you can see it all "wet" (in fact it's the electrolytic that was spreed from the capacitor; most of it vaporized into white smoke...) and damaged; sorry for those that wanted to see a PSU like it came from a Michael Bay movie.
Anyways, i went into buying a MSI board; apart from the blown up PSU and dead mainboard, everything is working as should (i've tested every component). So right now i'm using a Corsair CX600 and a new 970A-G46 MSI board (i wanted a newer Asus, but it wasn't available, only a Gigabyte (that is incompatible with the rest of the hardware i have) and some ASRock's boards (since i owned 2 ASRock mainboards and both of them died from capacitor leakage after 4 years of use i wont buy anything from that brand so soon).
right now i'm happy with the new board; thanks for some of the funny posts and some insightful comments.
btw: sorry for the quality of the pics.
Edited by Praetor, 06 April 2014 - 03:29.