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  18:34:17  13 September 2012
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nashathedog
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A Kick in the nuts.

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?

HP P6300uk
upgrades done so far:
Phenom 2 x 4, 3.00ghz, 8mb cache
4gb ram,
GTX560 ti

The psu I get must do handle this and also remember I will get an ssd at some point soon.
  18:43:51  13 September 2012
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Vikingstalker
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Well, I have an 5 year old 500W Enermax PSU and it runs my GTX560ti OC just fine.
  18:49:34  13 September 2012
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nashathedog
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2 possibles maybe?

Corsair CMPSU-800GUK Gaming Series GS800 High Performance 800W Power Supply


Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2UK Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 High Performance 850W Power Supply


Price wise there both just under 100 quid (UK)
  18:51:49  13 September 2012
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nashathedog
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Well, I have an 5 year old 500W Enermax PSU and it runs my GTX560ti OC just fine.
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I bought a cheap and cheerful Alpine, what can I say. It's dead. I'm only online now because I replaced it with my old 400watt cit (also cheap and cheerful).

But to get it running with the 560 I need a decent quality one presumably. I thought the fact that it was a 700 watt would cover and stress it might get but obviously not.
  18:55:34  13 September 2012
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Vikingstalker
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Can't do much wrong with Corsair, thats for sure.
If there's not much difference in the price I'd take the 850W, that way you have even enough resources for installing a 2nd card.

I thought about getting one of those too, but the guy in my trusted Shop told me that my 500W should be sufficient and he was right so far.
  18:58:33  13 September 2012
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nashathedog
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Cheers, I would of liked to have got something cheaper but I think I need to just get something reliable otherwise I'll be doing this again in a few months.

This one has a 30 quid saving, If there anygood, I'll have to go look for reviews.


Powercool 850W Black 80+ Standard ATX Computer PSU Power Supply Unit with 12cm Fan (White Boxed) - Perfect for gaming and high performance computing

Scrap this powercool, The first review I found says not enough cables etc, don't buy.
  23:18:38  13 September 2012
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I would suggest using PSUs from this FAQ (It's updated regularly):

http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

It's got all the wattage range covered.

This PSU calculator might also prove useful:

http://images10.newegg.com/BizIntell/tool/psucalc/index.html


I've got a budget Corsair 600 watt at the moment. Running this quietly without any hiccups.

Core 2 Quad Q6600
2 x 2GB DDR2
7200 RPM 500GB HDD
3 case fans and LEDs (Cooler Master Storm Scout)
GTX 560 Ti OC (2 fans)

Just like Viking said, can't go wrong with Corsair.

The best PSU brands in my opinion are:

Seasonic (This is probably the best one, they made/make most of Corsair's PSUs)
Corsair
Antec
  00:23:06  14 September 2012
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nashathedog
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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,

http://www.dabs.com/products/ocz-technology-120gb-agility-3-ssd-series-sata-6gb-s-2-5--solid-state-drive-7HR2.html

What do you think? Theres a 60gb and a 120.
  01:42:46  14 September 2012
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I don't know much about SSDs but take a look at the Tom's Hardware "Best SSDs For The Money: August 2012" article:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-recommendation-benchmark,3269-3.html

Scroll down, there's a drop down menu for other price ranges.
  01:02:06  15 September 2012
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DrSwizz
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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.
 
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