Originally Posted by JBVries;11978616
I just crunched the numbers on the Enermax website with their handy little widget and it seems I was about 80 watts under powered. :-)
As I was reading through the thread, this is exactly what popped in my head when I saw that you were running an i7 with only a 650w PSU. Whatever your requirements are, be sure to get a PSU that exceeds the max by approximately 15% or more.
Originally Posted by Citra;11978660
There is your problem, get a reliable power supply this time, preferably a Seasonic. Although you should wait for Phaedarus to confirm the best power supply for you. By the way power supplies degrade over time.
Enermax PSU's are one of the better brands out there. Sure they've had a model or two that was crap (Liberty series I believe), but most of the other ones are quality.
Originally Posted by JBVries;11978714
I thinks it be duh PSU me maiteees!!!!
A Seasonic you say? Any other suggestions on a new one? I'm gonna order within the next few hours to avoid downtime in the studio. Bad for biz niz.....
Yes sir, Seasonics are some nice PSUs' for sure. Nice clean steady power. On an old 939 rig I had I could up the OC by 200 MHz, at the same core voltage, just because of Seasonics superior ripple suppression.
Originally Posted by basenne;11978741
I thought I had read that seasonic's quality had gone down the tubes lately?
PM phaedrus... he knows all.
Originally Posted by JBVries;11978757
Thank god for my 5 year old Macbook Pro that's still kicking just as stong as the day I got it. That Apple guy is really on to somethin' hahaha. Is it possible to flame ones self?
Yea, he's on to how charge you a premium for outdated hardware, and then drop support for it two years later.