reply to Archivis
Re: Troubleshooting a PSU Throwing it in my friend's rig, as I am wary of hooking anything up to the Kingwin since I am still not sure if it is what caused the mobo to blow out.
I'll give him back the Kingwin and have him take that and the mobo back to the original vendor and give him a chance to buy the shit back from him, since my friend specifically stated a Corsair PSU and a mobo with SLI capability. He got the cheapo Kingwin PSU (not even bronze certified) and a $50 MSI AM3 mobo that lacks any multi-GPU capability (and even has only one PCIe 2.0 slot).
If the computer builder guy laughs him off, we'll both hit him with bad reviews on Google, lodge a complaint with the BBB, and then feed it to Reddit as well to devour.
This guy is making false promises to non-technical customers about the capabilities of the computers he is selling them and also agreeing to use name-brand components but putting the cheapest shit he can find in there--the mobo was probably around $50 (lacked the SLI/Crossfire capability he assured my friend it had), the PSU is unreliable (uncertified, cheaper than a 750w PSU should be), the ram is a mix of bargain Crucial and ADATA, cooler is stock, and he actually removed one of the two 120mm fans in the front of the HAF-912. This probably lead to some of the heat problems that may have precipitated the computer's failure (not helped by the Galaxy 560ti, a version of the card that runs a little hot).
If we lose this freedom of ours, history will record with the greatest astonishment, those who had the most to lose, did the least to prevent its happening.