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Hi all,

Rebuilt my PC over Christmas and I now think my PSU is over loaded :-( When playing battlefront putting full load on my GPUs the system will just restart.... It has happened in other applications but not as frequently.

My current PSU is a corsair ax760 (seasonic based)

System is:

Asus Maximus Gene VIII (antisurge disabled)
Intel 6770K (currently not over clocked)
2 * 8gig ddr4
2 * EVGA 980ti hydrocopper
1* 2.5" SSD
1* NVMe SSD
D5 pump
Aquacomputer
Flow sensor
2*140mm fans
3*120mm fans
Strip led lighting
USB sound card
Few other usb bits

I think I am right on the limit.

So looking at upgrades what would you recommend the corsair 860i (if powerful enough) or go for more headroom with a EVGA or superflower 1000W TI unit? I want fully modular and it can't be more than 180mm in length due to where the aquacomputer is mounted, gluss needs the hybrid fan ideally as the watercooling setup is very quiet :-)
post #2 of 54

The AX760 should be plenty for this. If you don't have the 980 Ti's overclocked, then your power consumption while gaming should be very easy for the AX760 to handle.

 

If you want a new PSU anyway just to see if it is the solution, then I can help you. What store(s) can you order from?

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post #3 of 54
Your PSU should be more than capable of running 2 980 TI + your I7. It's a very high quality Seasonic design PSU.
Rebooting also doesn't sound like a clear PSU issue to me. If the PSU is overvolting/loading, i would expect your system to either freeze or completely shut down.

Does it only happen under big load or also in normal windows application usage?
Edited by stin0 - 2/29/16 at 1:47am
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post #4 of 54
Seasonic units are multi rail so you might be overloading one of the rails causing OCP to kick in and shut the PSU off.
This will cause a restart.
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post #5 of 54
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Seasonic units are multi rail so you might be overloading one of the rails causing OCP to kick in and shut the PSU off.
This will cause a restart.

Is there any way of switching rails? Or does it not work like that?

This only happens when pushing my GFX Cards, fallout 4 for example usually sits 50% on each card only going higher in high loads areas.
I have not noticed it benchmarking but those tests are quite short in 3D mark.
post #6 of 54
No you cant switch rails around.
Look in your manual and see if there is info about which port on the PSU goes to which rail.

If you switch the cables around so one rail wont be overloaded then your problem should go away.
Edited by shilka - 2/29/16 at 2:21am
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post #7 of 54
The AX760 has only one 12v rail.


"The Corsair AX760 power supply runs quieter, generates minimal excess heat and it’s earned the 80 Plus® Platinum seal of approval, your guarantee that you’re making the right choice for smart, efficient power delivery. Because the AX760 is so efficient it operates without the fan even spinning at low and moderate loads.
All cables detach from the power supply. During installation, this gives you the flexibility of using only the cables you need for a clean system build with optimal airflow.
Built with High-quality 105C capacitors and upgraded components the AX760 is rated to run at 50°C and provide rock solid power throughout its seven year warranty.

- The latest ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 standards and it is backward compatible with ATX12V 2.2 and ATX12V 2.01 systems.
- Silent at low to moderate load due to high efficiency and zero RPM fanless mode. Ultra quiet at high loads with 120mm dual-ball bearing fan.
- 80PLUS Platinum certified, delivering over 92% energy efficiency at real world load conditions.
- Active Power Factor Correction (PFC) with PF value of 0.99.
- Universal AC input from 90~264V. No more hassle of flipping that tiny red switch to select the voltage input!
- A dedicated single +12V rail offers maximum compatibility with the latest components.- Over-voltage and over-current protection, under-voltage protection, and short circuit protection provide maximum safety to your critical system components.
- High-quality Japanese capacitors provide uncompromised performance and reliability.
The completely modular cable system allows you to use only the cables you need. Power supply upgrade and replacement is easy, as the cables only need to be disconnected at the power supply.
- Low-profile, flat cable design reduces air friction and helps maximize airflow through your computer¡¦s chassis.
- A Seven year warranty and lifetime access to Corsair¡¦s legendary technical support and customer service.
- Safety Approvals: cTUVs, TUV, CB, CE, FCC, CCC, RCM, GOST-R, KC, IRAM, BSMI. "
post #8 of 54
Seasonic units are branded as single but they are in fact multi so no your info is wrong.
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post #9 of 54
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Will have a look at the manual and see what i can find out. With my old ivy bridge cpu and one air cooled cpu it never used to even spin up the fan, now it's on quite a lot and is by far the noisiest part of the system.

Just run the calculator thing on outervision.com and it said a would draw 775w under load.......
Edited by indyjones - 2/29/16 at 3:48am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by indyjones View Post

Will have a look at the manual and see what i can find out. With my old ivy bridge cpu and one air cooled cpu it never used to even spin up the fan, now it's on quite a lot and is by far the noisiest part of the system.

Just run the calculator thing on outervision.com and it said a would draw 775w under load.......

 

ugh... that calculator is always wrong; it always adds 200-300W or more than the actual.

 

I asked you a question in my first reply to your thread here. I've been wondering if you're ignoring me.

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Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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