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Basically my current psu is not giving enough power to my video cards, Im running now with a dell 1000 watt. Want to know whether to get the Corsair Pro 1200 AX Gold, or the Silverstone 1500. The 1500 is only about $20 more than the 1200, but in terms of reliability which is better?
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Your current PSU is giving enough power to your video cards, all you need is a good 750W. Having said that, power isn't everything, that Delta unit is pretty poor. If I were you I'd grab yourself a Seasonic X-750, Rosewill Capstone 750W or something similar
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Your current PSU is more than enough mate, don't waste your money.
 
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No its not, my computer spontaneously shuts down when gaming on cpu/gpu intense games. How would you explain that?
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post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by Jov4nTh3Yu9o View Post

No its not, my computer spontaneously shuts down when gaming on cpu/gpu intense games. How would you explain that?

Overheating, check your temps both on CPU and GPUs. 1 kw is overkill for your system.
post #6 of 19
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No its not, my computer spontaneously shuts down when gaming on cpu/gpu intense games. How would you explain that?
It's a bad power supply, the wattage isn't the issue.
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post #7 of 19
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Overheating, check your temps both on CPU and GPUs. 1 kw is overkill for your system.

The temps are always fine. Planetside 2 on the lowest setting gave me shutdowns as well.
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post #8 of 19
I would agree with a quality 750w/850w psu. It would be more than enough unless you plan on getting a third gpu soon.
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post #9 of 19
You need quality not wattage 750 watts is more then enough for any 2 way video card set up (not counting the dual GPU cards)
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post #10 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by AndyM95 View Post

Your current PSU is giving enough power to your video cards, all you need is a good 750W. Having said that, power isn't everything, that Delta unit is pretty poor. If I were you I'd grab yourself a Seasonic X-750, Rosewill Capstone 750W or something similar
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It's a bad power supply, the wattage isn't the issue.
This is pretty much exactly what I was going to say. Any 750+ watt power supply from a decent brand will be fine.
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