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post #1 of 9
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hey guys, just after some input/ideas for a new PSU for my sig rig as the PSU i have now (Thermaltake Toughpower 750W) seems to be struggling with my system the config it is with the amount of overclocking ive got.

also to note is this PSU is almost 4years old now.

a local PC store has a Silverstone 1000W Gold PSU in stock that is the one im currently interested in, however it's a bit on the rich side and if i can avoid dropping a touch under $300 for a PSU i'd like to

the reason for concern is every time i attempt to put my pc under any type of load (games, encoding etc) the PSU fan cranks straight up to 100% and makes the system quite loud. also id rather not have the PSU suddenly give up and possibly take half my system with it.

thanks again in advance.
Edited by broke - 8/12/11 at 9:53pm
post #2 of 9
Whatever problems you're having, I'm pretty sure it's not your PSU. Your Thermaltake should be a decent Channel Well PSH unit, and you're only putting about a 500W load on it.

So unless the PSU is faulty it ain't your problem.
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the reason for concern is every time i attempt to put my pc under any type of load (games, encoding etc) the PSU fan cranks straight up to 100% and makes the system quite loud. also id rather not have the PSU suddenly give up and possibly take half my system with it.

thanks again in advance.
It's fine. It's most likely just dust that built up over the years that causes the PSU to heat up. Get a can of compressed air and spray it out.
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thanks for the replies, i'll definitely give this a try
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If i put a mesh filter below my PSU is that a good idea? that won't mess up the air flow or whatever rite?
    
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Yes that would help! On most newer cases, they have built in filters, that are removable, and can be cleaned.

If you have Everest, check the output of your 12 volt and 5 volt.
If you know what they were, and see what they are now, and it's a big difference, then your PSU may be wearing out.

Also check those values under load, and see what the values are, compared to idle values.

The Silverstone 1000W Gold PSU is an excellent choice!
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Thanks. There was a mesh filter that came with my case i took it out cuz i thought it was a placeholder lol.

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post #8 of 9
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so i gave it a good clean out and hasn't at all changed my issues. so im guessing it's just about running at capacity as it is.
post #9 of 9
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i just thought id show what i ended up doing. I went for a Silverstone Strider Gold 1200W overkill to the max but my local store had it on serious sale so it didnt break the bank.
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