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Friend of mine bought this kit:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=401989&CatId=4910

I told him i'd put everything together for him and I did so. When I installed the graphics card, GT 210, the computer, which had been running fine on intel graphics, would start for a few seconds and then shut down.

It would last sometimes for 2-3 minutes, and then it would shut down.

I tried 2 different 210's and am going to try a 48XX Radeon card shortly to see if its both cards.

Judging how little power this card uses, I wouldnt expect it to be the PSU but any suggestions?
Edited by Haseo461x - 10/30/11 at 5:27pm
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*cringe* diablotek, that is not a 600W PSU, closer to a mediocre 300~350W PSU. Don't risk your cards in that machine with that PSU. Trash it and get a quality PSU.
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yea, i would definitely stay away from diablotek psu's. they are famous for over rating their stuff and their build quality is an all around POS. as XAslanX stated, ditch it and get better quality one.
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There's Rosewill, Antec, Thermaltake, Corsair, Seasonic and CoolerMaster. Those are the ones I would personally recommend buying from. You can check tigerdirect or newegg.
    
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post #5 of 6
It is crap unit and it really doesn't matter if it's a 600W unit or a 250W one, if should power up that system considering you won't draw more than ~220W at full load with a GF 210, that was a faulty PSU from the beginning.

ps. pretty poor kit, if he can return it he should do it asap.
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I just puked in my mouth a little. That poor system, being powered by that pathetic Diablotek. Even a $25 FSP unit would probably power that system better....
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