I've done some insurance claims or inspections as it were to prove damages or fillings in the blanks on the form. In most cases, you can see the line of damages and sometimes the length of the time it took. Sometimes it instantous or if left "ON" it just poofs on the users. Those that crash immediately are either new or very old PSU. New, the PSU was defective or wasn't capable of the power required or darn cheap PSU. Most older PSU had been so clooged with dust or just reached the end of life cycle, it had to happen sooner or later. Generally speaking most OEM supplied PSU work rather well its usually the replacements that crap out. Now, all this is an observational POV but i wouldn't trust anything that offers its X-watts rated then light as a feather and having wiring that seems 1-2 gauges below a good brand name. You take you pick, but most PSU that I have seen fail are cheap or over-burdened. That that fail but didn't cause a fire or excessive burning had a good SFC=safety fail circuit besides a fuse which usually doesn't blow. the SFC did its job abd cut-off the power from continuing to be drawn yet still connected at AC. I can't say, this is the case for most PSU, but IMHO it seems to represent typical finding and I find they repeat more than once.
Take my advice, I wouldn't trust any component after such, unless test elsewhere by themselves or they are the only swapped part being tested. Even, return components together create a toxic mix that fail or become iffy, yet elsewhere alone do find.
Well, this is a first. Quick history, I've build over 100 desktops of various kinds, and not once has this happened. Everything was double and triple checked via MOBO manual, and the PSU was working fine in another desktop, same with the RAM, and SSD.
Corsair CS Series 450W 80+ Gold
Corsair 4GB RAM (2x2GB)
Crucial M500 120GB SSD
AMD A6 6400K
MSI A78M-E35 motherboard
Within a second of turning the desktop on, I immediately turned off the power via PSU switch on the back. I saw an orange light near the (20 pin) power cable and the SysFan1, which had nothing plugged in. There is a slight singed area, light brown like a toasted marshmallow.
Already tested the RAM, SSD, and PSU in another build and it works perfectly. The CPU has also exploded, something I've never ever seen before. There's literally a chunk that didn't come out of the socket, which is also melted.
No overclocking of any kind whatsoever, and the PC was plugged into a surge protector.
Contacted Amazon and they said they'll send a new one and to send in the fried and they said they'd send a new one.
Think any of the current leaked out into other hardware or stayed isolated on the MOBO?