Motherboard (78LMT-USB) and processor (AMD FX6300) have died TWICE

I've just AGAIN found that my motherboard (78LMT-USB) and processor (AMD FX6300) have died.

I haven't overclocked, all I did was use it for a full day and night. Then the next morning - no power at all.

I tested the PSU, memory and case and they work fine. I replaced the motherboard and CPU and it was fine again (until it went AGAIN) today. I had to replace both the CPU and Motherboard as it didn't work though with the old cpu in the new motherboard or vice versa.

I tested the temperature all day and it hovered between 20 and 50 degrees - even when gaming.

Now when I try to turn on the PC - nothing! No lights, no power, no fans. Just completely dead (I suspect until I replace the motherboard and CPU).

Any thoughts on what has caused this and how I can avoid again?
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  1. Sounds like your PSU is killing those parts. Maybe try a different PSU?
    Reply to celtic_warrior99
  2. What exact make and model PSU?
    Reply to sizzling
  3. sizzling said:
    What exact make and model PSU?

    PSU is Corsair CP-9020097-UK VS Series ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Power Supply Unit, 550 W
    Reply to KBPHARVEY
  4. Best answer
    It's not a fire hazard PSU buts its still a low quality unit with little protection circuitry. It could be failing and killing other parts.

    See tier 4
    This list is a little old but it supports what I'm saying.
    Reply to sizzling
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