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Your PSU was definitely your problem, but don't think you need a 650-750w unit for that rig because you don't. A quality 350w unit would be overkill for it. Your old Thermaltake Light power was likely a 300w at best, mediocre qaulity unit, that was probably rated by "MAX" power anyway (not continuous).

Replace it with a Corsair CX430, Rosewill Green 430, Antec Earthwatts 430, or Antec Neo ECO 400, and you'll be just fine again for a very long time.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371044
if you can find this psu that grab it , its a great reliable psu
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Your PSU was definitely your problem, but don't think you need a 650-750w unit for that rig because you don't. A quality 350w unit would be overkill for it. Your old Thermaltake Light power was likely a 300w at best, mediocre qaulity unit, that was probably rated by "MAX" power anyway (not continuous).

Replace it with a Corsair CX430, Rosewill Green 430, Antec Earthwatts 430, or Antec Neo ECO 400, and you'll be just fine again for a very long time.
I love you man, but come on now...

The guy is running an overclocked x4 955, is adding another GTS 450, and you're recommending 400-430 watt PSU's?
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I love you man, but come on now...

The guy is running an overclocked x4 955, is adding another GTS 450, and you're recommending 400-430 watt PSU's?
Oh, he's going GTS450 SLI?

My bad.

A good quality 550w would be more than enough then. Grab the Antec Neo ECO 520 in that case (or substitute a Rosewill Green / HIVE, or another Antec if cheaper).
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Yikes. I am more and more sceptical about useing such utilities as Prime95/OCCT..

So far on my new build, the only things that have caused high temps or instability has been OCCT..

Think outside the box.
You shouldn't be skeptical at all; if utilities such as Prime95, OCCT, and IBT are causing unnecessarily high temps, or instability...you have issues (cooling, BIOS settings, etc.) that need to be addressed.
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agreed the only companies to EVER trust your PSU needs with are corsair, seasonic, and antech... If you buy anyone else you're rolling dice.
Not true if you do your hw. This is what pro reviews are for.

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post #17 of 25
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Oh, he's going GTS450 SLI?

My bad.

A good quality 550w would be more than enough then. Grab the Antec Neo ECO 520 in that case (or substitute a Rosewill Green / HIVE, or another Antec if cheaper).
That's more like it Pioneer...

Just offering an alternative viewpoint; if the OP and I were hitting up the store together, a Corsair GS600 would be going in his computer.
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That's more like it Pioneer...

Just offering an alternative viewpoint; if the OP and I were hitting up the store together, a Corsair GS600 would be going in his computer.
Most Corsair units are solid enough too. Only reason why I rarely recommend them is simply because EVERYBODY recommends Corsair, and its silly when they're not the only quality manufacturer.

But yeah, the GS600 would be completely overkill, but would work.
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post #19 of 25
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Most Corsair units are solid enough too. Only reason why I rarely recommend them is simply because EVERYBODY recommends Corsair, and its silly when they're not the only quality manufacturer.

But yeah, the GS600 would be completely overkill, but would work.
I know what you mean; after awhile, I'm asking myself "is there an echo in here"?

Yeah, looking at benchmarks (http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforc...-sli-review/14), and doing a little math (400 + 150, and figuring in the efficiency factor), the Corsair gives him a little headroom to play with...
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I know what you mean; after awhile, I'm asking myself "is there an echo in here"?

Yeah, looking at benchmarks (http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforc...-sli-review/14), and doing a little math (400 + 150, and figuring in the efficiency factor), the Corsair gives him a little headroom to play with...
That's showing 400w at the wall, with furmark load by the way. Add in say 150w for his CPU, that's 550w pull from the wall (and that's being EXTREMELY generous since the CPU had some sort of load anyway already). Assume the PSU is 90% efficient (best case scenario), that's 495w power draw from his PSU at the absolute MOST doing an absolute full system load. If the PSU is less efficient that they used (I didn't look), then the load at the PSU itself would be even less (80% efficient would put you down at 440w load at the PSU).

So a good quality 500w unit is more than enough. The Neo ECO 520 would do the job nicely. Assuming its still cheaper. I admittedly haven't checked.

EDIT:
They also used an overclocked 1366 i7 machine. His Phenom II x4 will use a LOT less power than that, even under the highest overclocks.
Edited by pioneerisloud - 10/13/11 at 12:22am
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