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antec 550watt enough?

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I've used a few psu calculators and generally it says 500 watts is fine, I have an AMD 8150 3.6ghz, 8gb corsair vengeance ram (2 sticks), 6870, 1 HDD at 7200 RPM, 1 DVD drive, 4 case fans and my motherboard is a gigabyte 990fx ud3. I was wondering if even though it says It is enough that it could be the reason for my computer turning off within around 5-10 minutes of playing most games, I can play a couple of games that don't force my pc to turn off but may not be as demanding as the others.

Games that i can run: League of Legends, SC2, Quake live and cs 1.6

Games that force my pc to turn off: CoD4, BF3, Guild Wars 2 and CS GO
post #2 of 6
Ya I think a 400 watt would be fine too but not too much lower

Sounds like a bad psu. You have another to check it with?
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Your golden at 550w check all your wiring, sounds like yous psu is faulty if its not ur psu it maybe your mobo. do a swap and check thumb.gif
    
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no i dont have another to check it with, do you think for certain its a problem with my psu causing my pc to turn off or could it be something else? i dont want to have to buy a new psu and still have the problem
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Run prime95 for 30mins and tell me if your pc shuts off but watch temps
    
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sorry it took me so long to reply, getting wrecked in all my classes >_>, hope you still see it, first off i just tried playing those games again today and instead of my pc shutting off it just froze entirely and i had to turn it off with power button... i did the stress test and my pc froze like it did before in about 5 minutes and it got up to 85 degrees celcius, and usually in games that make it freeze it gets to like 40-50C if that makes a difference
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