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Yeah, the PSU is probably being thrown into a 'safe mode' so that it doesn't blow. Sound like it's time to go shopping smile.gif.

What kind of power supply would you recommend wattage wise?
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I'll be honest with you; I haven't kept up with a lot of hardware in the past year, so I'm not greatly qualified to recommend one.

I will say that even the 850W PSU I have for my system is overkill. I think the wattage you are at is fine, but I wouldn't go under that. People will tell you that anything over 750 is probably overkill and is a waste a money...blah blah blah, but if you want to make headroom for the future and if your budget allows it, go for the best you can get.

Personally, I have had good experiences with Antec, Corsair and Seasonic (current PSU).

EDIT:

Here is a good thread to look at. Don't be deterred by the start date as it was updated a bit earlier this year. This will be good to look at, and even search through the later pages to pick a model based on the design, power, and features that you want.
Edited by pez - 10/8/13 at 10:26am
 
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What components do you use?

Use a calc online (http://images10.newegg.com/BizIntell/tool/psucalc/)

It sounds like a grounding problem to me imho. I have never heard of anything quite like it. For weird problems like this I would check memory first, then HDD (next paragraph), then double check mobo seating / bios. It could be a PSU like you guys suspect, I have never heard of the brand that makes it.

If your CHKDSK takes a long time, DFT using Hirens Boot Disc. If you need help doing that let me know, but I'm sure there are videos on youtube.

And if it IS a PSU issue, and you decide to get a new PSU, I recommend Thermaltake (Recently got a 600w Thermaltake after almost 5 years with a Rosewill, and WOW is it cool.) I then recommend Antec, we use Antec for all PSU replacements at work.
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