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Why you shouldn't use a cheap PSU....?

post #1 of 21
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Well my OCZ stealthXstream died so i used a psu that came with a case i bought a while back.
I was playing COD4 and then i heard something pop and the computer shut off.
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whats a good psu for:
E4400
8800 GTS 512
2 gb RAM
Foxconn P9657AB
1x 180gb HDD

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this is what i discovered lol.....also the fuse melted onto the pcb.


cheap psu = fail!




piece of :turd: psu ^
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post #2 of 21
It was bound to happen; Using a 8800GTS with a cheap 450w PSU isn't the brightest idea. Just be lucky that it didn't take your PC with it.
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post #3 of 21
How about this $65 Corsair 550vx? Plenty of power for your rig.
post #4 of 21
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703005 there ya go this should be WAY more than enough

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Originally Posted by lessthanjake1241 View Post
It was bound to happen; Using a 8800GTS with a cheap 450w PSU isn't the brightest idea. Just be lucky that it didn't take your PC with it.
450w is plenty to run his rig
    
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Originally Posted by lessthanjake1241 View Post
It was bound to happen; Using a 8800GTS with only a 450w PSU isn't the brightest idea.

lol the box of the 8800GTS says the minimum is a 400W.....

im happy my computer didn't die!
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post #6 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by ricky33183 View Post
lol the box of the 8800GTS says the minimum is a 400W.....
How many amps on the 12v does that psu have?
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post #7 of 21
All I will say is hope to god it didn't damage any of your other components. With that much internal damage in the PSU you can run into issues with it damaging you other hardware.

Basically I see it this way a PSU is the single most important part of your computer, much like speakers are the single most important part of a stereo. Your budget should be for an extremely nice PSU even if that means having to get less in other areas.
post #8 of 21
Haha, same thing happened to me. luckily it didn't dmg anything else.
    
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post #9 of 21
PSU's are not only over-rated watt wise, but are also not always powerful enough due to the rail ratings and other complexities. If you want a PSU which will power your system, is power-efficient, and is very reliable due to it's quality and the fact it is single rail so you will not have to worry about rails, get the 450W corsair.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139003
I would say that is the best Non-SLI single PCI-E PSU you can buy, as they have even offered on Newegg to RMA one that someone broke by rubbing it all over the carpet and killing it with static electricity.
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post #10 of 21
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Thansk all +rep...

Im getting this one : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703009
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
180gb LITE-ON DVD+RW SOHW-822S XP home 32-bit 17"LCD/32"LCD TV 
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