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I have done my first build about 3 years ago,
and now I am getting a buzzing from my GPU.

and some research says it could be my PSU overloading?
how do I test if my PSU is still good as I am going to get a new GPU soon?
     
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Originally Posted by GusManB View Post

I have done my first build about 3 years ago,
and now I am getting a buzzing from my GPU.

and some research says it could be my PSU overloading?
how do I test if my PSU is still good as I am going to get a new GPU soon?
Swap the PSU out with a friend. You could also remove some components from being used (i assume) To lessen the load on the PSU... but if you are using the Antec TPQ-1200 1200W I would suggest getting a new more efficient PSU anyways, as you will not use more that ~600 watts of power for a build with 1 card.
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I have tried disconnecting other devices but still getting it. I have vary few fans going and water blocked the GPU so I know its not coil whine.

Have a PSU recommendations to power 1 and later 2 GPUs R9 290x x2 to be exact?
Should I look for the Gold labled PSUs and what wattage?
     
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If you are going to water cool the cards, I do not know. If you are going with stock cooling, I believe it was recently recommended to use a gold rated, 750 watt PSU here on this forum for cross firing that card.

Here is that thread I mentioned http://www.overclock.net/t/1441559/290x-crossfire-real-world-power-consumption-750-watt-psu
Edited by zemco999 - 11/11/13 at 7:32am
post #5 of 7
80 plus has very little to do with quality

I know more then one gold rated PSU i would call crap
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80 plus has very little to do with quality

I know more then one gold rated PSU i would call crap
I was kind of waiting for you to see this thread...

Listen to this guy, he knows his stuff.
post #7 of 7
The Cooler Master V850 or the new EVGA SuperNova G2 850 watts is what i would consider to be the best bang for buck 850 watts units

Despite the V series says gold rated on they box they can actually do platinum at room temperature
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