Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Power Supplies › Want to buy a QUIET quality PSU in Canada
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Want to buy a QUIET quality PSU in Canada

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
My system is:
i7 3770k
Asus Maximus Formula
16GB ram
Samsung 840 PRO 256 x 2
WD Caviar black 2TB x2
Asus GTX 760x2
Thermaltake TR2RX 1200 watts
2x 27" monitor
Cooler Master 690 Tower

My roommate told me these forums are sweet so Im giving it a go.
My computer turns off while I am playing games very often and I think my PSU is loud and sound weird and smells pretty bad. It's not smoking or anything crazy but the smell I can smell from my desk is coming from my PSU. I got really close to look around and the smell is definitely coming from my PSU! and I think it might be the problem...
My case and my tower are from my old comp so I think that doesnt help either. They were both really good when I got them though. I have checked my ram and there is no problems with my ram.

I shop using NCIX.ca and Newegg.ca
I'd like a PSU that is honest to goodness very reliable for my 2 video cards and I hope very quiet! If I can spend $40 more for a quieter more better PSU then I would be very happy.


Thank you everyone again for your hard work I really appreciate it:thumb:
post #2 of 6

I'm short on time at the moment, but all you need for this is a good quality-made 550W PSU. However, I recommend looking at a 650W PSU in order to make it easier to find one that has enough PCI-E connectors so that you don't have to use those ugly adapters.

 

For now, look at this list:  http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

 

;)

It's a computer!
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.400-1.424V in Manual Mode) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
  hide details  
Reply
It's a computer!
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.400-1.424V in Manual Mode) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 6
well unless something crawled into it and died, I'd say don;t use the thing till you get another powersupply. A bad PSU can wreck your whole machine.

Step one is to find out how much power you need. http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp is a powersupply calculator. Take what ever it spits out, add 20% and you'll know what you need.

Step two: look through the reviews and the site favorites section. Another good resource is quietPC.com and endPCnoise.com. You don;t need to buy from them, just find out what will work for you.

if you can handle paypal with US shipping there should be several good used power supplies in the Marketplace section of this forum. Look at both the power supply section and the complete system section, because many of them are parted out, and frequently the PSU is the last to go.
New gaming rig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k some mid range asrock. extreme 4 maybe? 2x gigabyte windforce 7950 2 x 8 corsair balistix sport 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
crucial ct960 LG blu-ray used venamous x win 8.1 pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Crossover 30Q5 PRO 30" 2560X1600  cheapest piece of crud I could find antec HCG 750 some thermaltake microcenter blue-light-special... 
MouseMouse PadAudio
came with the cheapass keyboard who cares? some $30 no name 2+sub speakers I bought at mic... 
  hide details  
Reply
New gaming rig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k some mid range asrock. extreme 4 maybe? 2x gigabyte windforce 7950 2 x 8 corsair balistix sport 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
crucial ct960 LG blu-ray used venamous x win 8.1 pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Crossover 30Q5 PRO 30" 2560X1600  cheapest piece of crud I could find antec HCG 750 some thermaltake microcenter blue-light-special... 
MouseMouse PadAudio
came with the cheapass keyboard who cares? some $30 no name 2+sub speakers I bought at mic... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 6

The problem with using that PSU calculator and then adding 20% is that you could end up thinking that you need to buy an 850W PSU because to start with: it's extremely easy to get a very inflated calculation, and then adding 20% to that doesn't help any. His power consumption while gaming will never exceed 500-525W, so a high-end 550W PSU would be fine. However, a finding a good 650W PSU would make it easier to find one that has enough PCI-E connectors.

 

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_760_sli_review,4.html

 

With two GTX 760s under full load, their PSU pulled 449W from the wall outlet. Their CPU was idling, so I have to add 150W for the 3770K if it's at 5 GHz (this is for the sake of "good measure). This then makes the PSU pulling 599W from the wall outlet. So, let's call it 600W. If the PSU is 90% efficient while pulling 600W from the wall outlet, then the computer is pulling 540W from the PSU. However, the gaming power draw will be even lower, at about 500-525W. A good high-end 550W PSU would handle this just fine, but of course again, a good 650W would essentially guarantee having 4 x PCI-E connectors.

It's a computer!
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.400-1.424V in Manual Mode) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
  hide details  
Reply
It's a computer!
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.400-1.424V in Manual Mode) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
I understand. I need 550-650. and here I was going to buy 1000+again haha!

I have stopped using computer. I do not think anything is dead inside it but I do get spiders and centipedes but I did not see any. I will shake it out in the morning.

thank you for your knowledge everyone.
I will wait for cooler master v650s or get sea sonic x series or platinum. I hope cooler master psu release soon,, shilka says great things for that one so I hope for it.

thank you!
post #6 of 6
Or you could get a BeQuiet! Dark Power Pro P10 or a Fractal Design Newton R3

But those are not really cheap

http://www.overclock.net/t/1392492/be-quiet-power-supplies-information-thread#
http://www.overclock.net/t/1391520/fractal-design-power-supplies-information-thread
Seravee
(24 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD30EZRX  WD Green WD40EZRX  WD Green WD60EZRX  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  LG CH12NS30 5x Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit Asus PG279Q Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone XTD Laser Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 CableMod E series PSU cable set CableMod LED Strips 
  hide details  
Reply
Seravee
(24 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD30EZRX  WD Green WD40EZRX  WD Green WD60EZRX  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  LG CH12NS30 5x Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit Asus PG279Q Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone XTD Laser Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 CableMod E series PSU cable set CableMod LED Strips 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Power Supplies
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Power Supplies › Want to buy a QUIET quality PSU in Canada