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post #1 of 18
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Hello everyone.
I'm having problems with my rig ( the one in my sig ) explained in the following couple of threads :
http://www.overclock.net/t/1320811/periodic-lag-freezing-and-no-max-performance/
http://www.overclock.net/t/1391679/insane-fluctation-in-fps-and-gpu-usage-crysis-3
Plus the fact that my GPU downclocks in StarCraft 2, especially when running replays.
Long story short, I've narrowed it down that the problem is most likely in the PSU. I currently am short on cash and I can't buy a high quality PSU.
Will an Antec VP450P be enough to power up my sig rig at stock? Keeping in mind that my GPU boosts up to 1215 MHz and it has 6+8 pin power. I won't be overclocking and I'll most likely use the PSU to be sure that my current PSU is the one causing the problems. Then if it turns out to be so I'll return that PSU for a refund and get a SeaSonic most likely.
I just want to make sure that using a 450W Antec for a few days won't blow up my PC ( and if it's actually enough for my PC @ stock for some time it won't blow up that'd be even better ).
Thanks everyone in advance. Sorry for the long thread.
Edited by Skorpian - 6/3/13 at 3:34pm
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post #2 of 18
Power supply is more than capable to handle the job and won't blow your pc up!

But now you'll have to use a pci-E adapter, and you'll need to plug that adapter in the appropriate 12v rail on the Antec.
    
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If it is a HEC Cougar CMX 700W V2 you have then you are good but if its a V1 then you are £$#¤%&
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post #4 of 18

Please remove "+rep to any help". No one here is concerned about that (no one here is going to care about getting Rep for helping you). All we want is to make sure that you get the help that you came here for. Promising that you'll give Rep to anyone who helps is not going to make any difference in the amount of people who help you or anything like that. If anything, it'll reduce the amount of people who help because no one wants to look like they're only replying just to get a Rep out of you.

 

Besides, it's against OCN's rules to verbally offer Rep like that. There are good reasons, but let's put it this way: it's like going to a restaurant and telling your server that you will tip them if they give you good service. A good waiter or waitress doesn't care about that: all they care about is providing good service. By doing that, they earn their tips without even trying. It's the same with Reps here on OCN.

 

Anyway, your current PSU has way more than enough power and I sincerely doubt that it's the culprit. Even Hardware Secrets seems to like it:

 

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cougar-CMX-V2-700-W-Power-Supply-Review/1686/13

 

So I'd say that you have other problems. What they are, I don't know.


Edited by TwoCables - 6/3/13 at 3:25pm
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post #5 of 18
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Thanks for all the help.
TwoCables, I apologize for that. I don't really mean that I want more people to help me by promising rep. I just wanted to show appreciation for any help. I hope you guys didn't take it the wrong way. I removed it either way.
I know that my PSU has enough power but I've changed practically everything inside my PC. I previous had an i5 3450, a gigabyte p61a-d3, a GTX 560 Ti. I replaced those with what I have above now and the problem persisted. I even changed the RAM and the HDD and upgraded the monitor to a 1080p and the problem persisted.
If I get it and it doesn't solve my problem it wouldn't entirely go to waste, I have an old PC with a generic crappy PSU and I think it could benefit from a quality PSU.
So the question is, is the Antec VP 450P enough for my sig rig or not?
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post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by Skorpian View Post

Thanks for all the help.
TwoCables, I apologize for that. I don't really mean that I want more people to help me by promising rep. I just wanted to show appreciation for any help. I hope you guys didn't take it the wrong way. I removed it either way.

 

Oh, it's all good. No one here has to worry about that kind of thing: I feel that we all know that the appreciation and gratitude is automatic because I think we've all been there at one time or another asking for help and hoping that everyone knows just how grateful we'll be for receiving it.

 

So yeah, we know. :)

 

 

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Originally Posted by Skorpian View Post

I know that my PSU has enough power but I've changed practically everything inside my PC. I previous had an i5 3450, a gigabyte p61a-d3, a GTX 560 Ti. I replaced those with what I have above now and the problem persisted. I even changed the RAM and the HDD and upgraded the monitor to a 1080p and the problem persisted.
If I get it and it doesn't solve my problem it wouldn't entirely go to waste, I have an old PC with a generic crappy PSU and I think it could benefit from a quality PSU.
So the question is, is the Antec VP 450P enough for my sig rig or not?

 

It's more than enough. If it turns out it's the Cougar PSU, then I would RMA it if possible instead of subjecting another computer to it.

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post #7 of 18
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I can't RMA due to location issues. If it has problems it's going back to the shop. I meant if the Antec VP 450P doesn't fix the problem I'll put it in the old PC.
The problem is it has only 1 x PCIE 6 pin connector. I'm thinking of upping up a bit and getting a Corsair CX 500W V2 builder series instead. What do you think?
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post #8 of 18
The CX500 is pretty "meh".

It sports a CWT DSA-II platform with CapXon capacitors, and its wattage is only rated to 30 degrees Celcius instead of 40-50 like better units are.

It's not a system-killer, but it's not optimal either.
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post #9 of 18

Yeah, all of the Corsair CX series have been taken off of the list below because they're just not good enough to recommend:

 

http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

 

You'll notice though that the 450W Cougar CMX V2 is on there. Check this list to see what else you can find.

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The problem is that I'm buying locally so my choices are limited.
SeaSonic S12II 520W? Thoughts?
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