Well, I got my 560ti today and an hour later the regular mailman delivered my replacement fan. I got it all set up and it seems great the card hits 7.7 on the WEI scale. The gutter was that even with the new fan it still claims it needs replacing. So thats two new fans that do not meat the criteria the pc wants. Anyway that's not the kick in the nuts. I loaded COP had a run all great paused the game and went to do something came back 20 minutes later and the pc is dead. It won't turn on.
To get it going I had to replace the 700w psu with my old 400w psu. Which meant removing the 560ti card. All the psu calculators I tried said 700watt was more than enough yet it fizzled out within an hour. Leaving me stuck unable to even use my old 5770 or 6770 as they where what I got the 700watt one for. I am back with a 5570 now. I pushed over my spending limit to get the 560ti and now I have got to find money for another psu tomorrow. I just blew a 700watt Alpine. It was cheap an cheerful admittedly but it was silent and performed great till today. It is only about 4 months old aswell. I hope it has not damaged the graphics card.
So it looks like I am not ordering an SSD tomorrow now but a psu instead. Taking into account what I have already added does anyone have a suggestion on what one to get please?
upgrades done so far:
Phenom 2 x 4, 3.00ghz, 8mb cache
The psu I get must do handle this and also remember I will get an ssd at some point soon.
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Thanks, that's the calculator I use, I think it was you that gave me the link before. It tells me I only require under 600, I think it was 540watt.
I think my cheap and cheerful Alpine must of shit a brick or something.
I looked at Seasonic and there not cheap so I'm gonna get the 850watt Corsair I mentioned earlier. The Antec look nice though but the corsair has more than I should ever need. I'm gonna have to wait for an SSD now but was settling on this,
The OCZ Agility 3 is in the low-end of the spectrum when it comes to performance and endurance for the flash memory. A Samsung 830 would be a better choice.
You will run out of space too quickly if you choose a 60GB drive.
Also when comes to SSDs, don't let the specified max read/write rates fool you, those high speed are only achieved in certain unusually favourable conditions. The real read/write tend to be lower.