my PC exploded

Ok so I live in a country where the voltage is 220. I bought a iBuyPower PC from the United States and therefore I use a voltage converter. I recently noticed that the PC had a slider to choose the voltage at the back. I swapped the slider to the wrong place, accidently and got rid of the voltage converter. I turned on the switch and heard an explosion as if my PC had been destroyed. I thought PC was done for but I later went back to my original set up and my PC is working is it safe to use it?
The main reason I stopped the original set up with the voltage adapter was because it would heat up to very high temperatures. What should I do? Showing it to the supplier is no good because I live in a different country. Was there a fuse in the PC? Should I replace it? Should I get rid of the adapter? Please help me. I'll send a link to my PC off Best buy.
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/ibuypower-desktop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-120gb-solid-state-drive-1tb-hard-drive-gray-black/6032004.p?skuId=6032004

My PC is just lik this one just less storage and different color case.

Thanks for your time
Mikail Hassan.
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  1. It could be that part of the PSU circuitry popped. And judging by the advert, they are not forthcoming about what brand, model or power the PSU is. It's probably a cheap piece of junk tbh. If it were a decent PSU, then it would have protection built in to stop it from powering up after over volting, or fault.
    As you say it seems to be working fine, personally, i would replace the PSU as a matter of course - and make sure you set the input power to the correct voltage! Only time will tell if it has effected anything else.
    Reply to Kenton82
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    Question from mikisuckswithcomputers : "My PC exploded"

    mikisuckswithcomputers said:
    Ok so I live in a country where the voltage is 220. I bought a iBuyPower PC from the United States and therefore I use a voltage converter. I recently noticed that the PC had a slider to choose the voltage at the back. I swapped the slider to the wrong place, accidently and got rid of the voltage converter. I turned on the switch and heard an explosion as if my PC had been destroyed. I thought PC was done for but I later went back to my original set up and my PC is working is it safe to use it?
    The main reason I stopped the original set up with the voltage adapter was because it would heat up to very high temperatures. What should I do? Showing it to the supplier is no good because I live in a different country. Was there a fuse in the PC? Should I replace it? Should I get rid of the adapter? Please help me. I'll send a link to my PC off Best buy.
    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/ibuypower-desktop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-120gb-solid-state-drive-1tb-hard-drive-gray-black/6032004.p?skuId=6032004

    My PC is just lik this one just less storage and different color case.

    Thanks for your time
    Mikail Hassan.
    I want to make it clear that I heard a sound I'm not sure if I saw Sparks.
    Reply to rgd1101
  3. mikisuckswithcomputers said:
    Ok so I live in a country where the voltage is 220. I bought a iBuyPower PC from the United States and therefore I use a voltage converter. I recently noticed that the PC had a slider to choose the voltage at the back. I swapped the slider to the wrong place, accidently and got rid of the voltage converter. I turned on the switch and heard an explosion as if my PC had been destroyed. I thought PC was done for but I later went back to my original set up and my PC is working is it safe to use it?
    The main reason I stopped the original set up with the voltage adapter was because it would heat up to very high temperatures. What should I do? Showing it to the supplier is no good because I live in a different country. Was there a fuse in the PC? Should I replace it? Should I get rid of the adapter? Please help me. I'll send a link to my PC off Best buy.
    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/ibuypower-desktop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-120gb-solid-state-drive-1tb-hard-drive-gray-black/6032004.p?skuId=6032004

    My PC is just lik this one just less storage and different color case.

    Thanks for your time
    Mikail Hassan.


    ibuypower doesn't have the best reputation for being a quality PC supplier. The basic specs always look good, but they seem to skimp somewhere, and that include the PSU. I would indeed get a new PSU, one that covers you range of mains power voltage. Meanwhile I wouldn't use it, let alone leave it plugged into the mains.
    Reply to shrapnel_indie
  4. shrapnel_indie said:
    mikisuckswithcomputers said:
    Ok so I live in a country where the voltage is 220. I bought a iBuyPower PC from the United States and therefore I use a voltage converter. I recently noticed that the PC had a slider to choose the voltage at the back. I swapped the slider to the wrong place, accidently and got rid of the voltage converter. I turned on the switch and heard an explosion as if my PC had been destroyed. I thought PC was done for but I later went back to my original set up and my PC is working is it safe to use it?
    The main reason I stopped the original set up with the voltage adapter was because it would heat up to very high temperatures. What should I do? Showing it to the supplier is no good because I live in a different country. Was there a fuse in the PC? Should I replace it? Should I get rid of the adapter? Please help me. I'll send a link to my PC off Best buy.
    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/ibuypower-desktop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-120gb-solid-state-drive-1tb-hard-drive-gray-black/6032004.p?skuId=6032004

    My PC is just lik this one just less storage and different color case.

    Thanks for your time
    Mikail Hassan.


    ibuypower doesn't have the best reputation for being a quality PC supplier. The basic specs always look good, but they seem to skimp somewhere, and that include the PSU. I would indeed get a new PSU, one that covers you range of mains power voltage. Meanwhile I wouldn't use it, let alone leave it plugged into the mains.

    Hey dude could you recommend what things i should swap out of my pc? I'm a noob this is my first pc and I'm not sure what i should replace.
    Reply to mikisuckswithcomputers
  5. mikisuckswithcomputers said:
    shrapnel_indie said:
    mikisuckswithcomputers said:
    Ok so I live in a country where the voltage is 220. I bought a iBuyPower PC from the United States and therefore I use a voltage converter. I recently noticed that the PC had a slider to choose the voltage at the back. I swapped the slider to the wrong place, accidently and got rid of the voltage converter. I turned on the switch and heard an explosion as if my PC had been destroyed. I thought PC was done for but I later went back to my original set up and my PC is working is it safe to use it?
    The main reason I stopped the original set up with the voltage adapter was because it would heat up to very high temperatures. What should I do? Showing it to the supplier is no good because I live in a different country. Was there a fuse in the PC? Should I replace it? Should I get rid of the adapter? Please help me. I'll send a link to my PC off Best buy.
    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/ibuypower-desktop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-120gb-solid-state-drive-1tb-hard-drive-gray-black/6032004.p?skuId=6032004

    My PC is just lik this one just less storage and different color case.

    Thanks for your time
    Mikail Hassan.


    ibuypower doesn't have the best reputation for being a quality PC supplier. The basic specs always look good, but they seem to skimp somewhere, and that include the PSU. I would indeed get a new PSU, one that covers you range of mains power voltage. Meanwhile I wouldn't use it, let alone leave it plugged into the mains.

    Hey dude could you recommend what things i should swap out of my pc? I'm a noob this is my first pc and I'm not sure what i should replace.


    Overall, the specs look good. The weakest element has already made itself suspect: the PSU. There is only one other thing I'd consider replacing, but it might not be an issue for you at all, which if it is the case, it can be left alone unless it shows it was damaged with the current PSU: the GTX-1060 3GB graphics card. I'd rather have a GTX-1060 6GB or a RX-580 there instead than a 1060 3GB. (it's badly named and weaker than, not equal to, a 1060 6GB).

    Outside of my above preference, and what is more than likely a bad PSU, I'd only recommend changing out the other parts only if they show themselves bad.
    Reply to shrapnel_indie
  6. mikisuckswithcomputers said:

    Hey dude could you recommend what things i should swap out of my pc? I'm a noob this is my first pc and I'm not sure what i should replace.


    You just need a new PSU (power supply unit).
    I would chose a 80 Plus Gold rated PSU of around 550 Watts or more.
    I assume that as long as a PSU has the 120V/220V switch on the back you wont need a specialized 220V PSU.
    The ones I saw were kind of expensive.

    These may be good.

    Seasonic 550W $70
    https://www.amazon.com/Seasonic-S12G-550-SSR-550RT-ATX12V-Supply/dp/B013SQDMRU/ref=sr_1_10?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1510331630&sr=1-10&refinements=p_n_feature_keywords_two_browse-bin%3A6906985011%7C6906984011%2Cp_89%3ACorsair%7CSeasonic

    Corsair 650W $70
    https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CS650M-Modular-Supply-Certified/dp/B00GH9NA2I/ref=sr_1_11?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1510331630&sr=1-11&refinements=p_n_feature_keywords_two_browse-bin%3A6906985011%7C6906984011%2Cp_89%3ACorsair%7CSeasonic
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  7. shrapnel_indie said:
    mikisuckswithcomputers said:
    shrapnel_indie said:
    mikisuckswithcomputers said:
    Ok so I live in a country where the voltage is 220. I bought a iBuyPower PC from the United States and therefore I use a voltage converter. I recently noticed that the PC had a slider to choose the voltage at the back. I swapped the slider to the wrong place, accidently and got rid of the voltage converter. I turned on the switch and heard an explosion as if my PC had been destroyed. I thought PC was done for but I later went back to my original set up and my PC is working is it safe to use it?
    The main reason I stopped the original set up with the voltage adapter was because it would heat up to very high temperatures. What should I do? Showing it to the supplier is no good because I live in a different country. Was there a fuse in the PC? Should I replace it? Should I get rid of the adapter? Please help me. I'll send a link to my PC off Best buy.
    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/ibuypower-desktop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-120gb-solid-state-drive-1tb-hard-drive-gray-black/6032004.p?skuId=6032004

    My PC is just lik this one just less storage and different color case.

    Thanks for your time
    Mikail Hassan.


    ibuypower doesn't have the best reputation for being a quality PC supplier. The basic specs always look good, but they seem to skimp somewhere, and that include the PSU. I would indeed get a new PSU, one that covers you range of mains power voltage. Meanwhile I wouldn't use it, let alone leave it plugged into the mains.

    Hey dude could you recommend what things i should swap out of my pc? I'm a noob this is my first pc and I'm not sure what i should replace.


    Overall, the specs look good. The weakest element has already made itself suspect: the PSU. There is only one other thing I'd consider replacing, but it might not be an issue for you at all, which if it is the case, it can be left alone unless it shows it was damaged with the current PSU: the GTX-1060 3GB graphics card. I'd rather have a GTX-1060 6GB or a RX-580 there instead than a 1060 3GB. (it's badly named and weaker than, not equal to, a 1060 6GB).

    Outside of my above preference, and what is more than likely a bad PSU, I'd only recommend changing out the other parts only if they show themselves bad.


    Thanks for the advice but i just remembered that i have a one year warranty and changing the power supply would cancel its eligeblility. But i will definately change the psu after a year :)
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  8. mikisuckswithcomputers said:
    shrapnel_indie said:
    mikisuckswithcomputers said:
    shrapnel_indie said:
    mikisuckswithcomputers said:
    Ok so I live in a country where the voltage is 220. I bought a iBuyPower PC from the United States and therefore I use a voltage converter. I recently noticed that the PC had a slider to choose the voltage at the back. I swapped the slider to the wrong place, accidently and got rid of the voltage converter. I turned on the switch and heard an explosion as if my PC had been destroyed. I thought PC was done for but I later went back to my original set up and my PC is working is it safe to use it?
    The main reason I stopped the original set up with the voltage adapter was because it would heat up to very high temperatures. What should I do? Showing it to the supplier is no good because I live in a different country. Was there a fuse in the PC? Should I replace it? Should I get rid of the adapter? Please help me. I'll send a link to my PC off Best buy.
    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/ibuypower-desktop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-120gb-solid-state-drive-1tb-hard-drive-gray-black/6032004.p?skuId=6032004

    My PC is just lik this one just less storage and different color case.

    Thanks for your time
    Mikail Hassan.


    ibuypower doesn't have the best reputation for being a quality PC supplier. The basic specs always look good, but they seem to skimp somewhere, and that include the PSU. I would indeed get a new PSU, one that covers you range of mains power voltage. Meanwhile I wouldn't use it, let alone leave it plugged into the mains.

    Hey dude could you recommend what things i should swap out of my pc? I'm a noob this is my first pc and I'm not sure what i should replace.


    Overall, the specs look good. The weakest element has already made itself suspect: the PSU. There is only one other thing I'd consider replacing, but it might not be an issue for you at all, which if it is the case, it can be left alone unless it shows it was damaged with the current PSU: the GTX-1060 3GB graphics card. I'd rather have a GTX-1060 6GB or a RX-580 there instead than a 1060 3GB. (it's badly named and weaker than, not equal to, a 1060 6GB).

    Outside of my above preference, and what is more than likely a bad PSU, I'd only recommend changing out the other parts only if they show themselves bad.


    Thanks for the advice but i just remembered that i have a one year warranty and changing the power supply would cancel its eligibility. But i will definitely change the psu after a year :)


    Well, take advantage of it then, and meanwhile save up for that better PSU.
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