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post #11 of 18
Make sure you get something from the Recommended PSU List. If it isn't on that list be very careful and ask here to make sure you get something that works and will hold up. There are a lot more junk and low quality PSU's out there that will fail and take your motherboard, cpu, ram, graphics cards, and other hardware with it than there are good ones that won't.
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post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by Kabalyero View Post
Thanks. My PSU is a Thermaltake Litepower 600W and it's only 6 months old. Is Thermaltake a good brand?
Thermaltake has good and bad PSUs. The Toughpower XT and Grand are good, the only units I'd consider using from TT. (But there are other brands that offer more bang for the buck really). Otherwise they are crap to mediocre.
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post #13 of 18
IMO anything Corsair PSU wise is excellent..
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post #14 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
Make sure you get something from the Recommended PSU List. If it isn't on that list be very careful and ask here to make sure you get something that works and will hold up. There are a lot more junk and low quality PSU's out there that will fail and take your motherboard, cpu, ram, graphics cards, and other hardware with it than there are good ones that won't.
Thanks for the list. By the way, how much power do I really need for my computer? My computer specs are below. Do I really need 600W or lower will be okay?
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post #15 of 18
A good 400w is actually enough to run it since the 5770 doesnt take that much power.
     
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post #16 of 18
6 months only and the warranty is gone? was it like a refurb or something?

Anyhoo, I think the next step would be to get another PSU. A 500w psu from a good brand should be all good. There's XFX, Corsair, Antec which have some good offering under $70.

There's a deal on this Corsair 500w for $37AR over at newegg --> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...t-_-17-139-027
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post #17 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Raiden911 View Post
6 months only and the warranty is gone? was it like a refurb or something?

Anyhoo, I think the next step would be to get another PSU. A 500w psu from a good brand should be all good. There's XFX, Corsair, Antec which have some good offering under $70.

There's a deal on this Corsair 500w for $37AR over at newegg --> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...t-_-17-139-027
6 mos. was the warranty (replacement or repair) given to me by the shop where I bought it but TT Litepower has 2 years warranty from the manufacturer (according to the warranty card). I guess I'll have to return it to the shop then the shop will return it to the manufacturer. That may take some time.
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post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by smorg View Post
IMO anything Corsair PSU wise is excellent..
Not really. While most of their psus are good, they've had a couple of clinkers like everyone else. That's why you can't go by the Brand Name alone.
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