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I think my PSU is about to die????

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Well, my 5870 should be here in a few days, good news.
Bad news, I think my Silverstone is dying. WHY!?!?!?!?

It was working perfectly 3 weeks ago. I took it out because I had a smaller modular psu that I wanted to use for my new case. However, that PSU doesn't have enough AMPS for my 5870.

So, my friend and I put my Silverstone back into my system, everything went pretty smooth. Until we tried to power it, nothing. It's strange, it just wouldn't power on. Everything was plugged in properly, we knew for a fact that everything worked, but it just wouldn't start. No lights, no beeps.

So about 10 minutes ago I decided I'd take a look at it again. I put in my modular psu, it worked fine. I put the Silverstone back in, nothing.

Then I decided that maybe there was a loose connection somewhere. Well, where all of the wires come out of the PSU, since it's not modular, I thought I'd wiggle them for the hell of it. =P

I pulled them while pushing the power button, and wallah, it turned on. Just like that. However, when it started, I heard this low whining noise coming from it. I just restarted it but don't hear any whining. Is my PSU on the verge of dying?

Thanks,

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im conserned by the wiggling bit could be very loose but if i was you, i would be replasing it ASAP dont trust it for a second

if you just bought a 5870 i wouldnt trust tht cheap psu buy a corsair more stable
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I only moved the wires up and down. lol

It's running fine now with no problems, currently typing/gaming on it. lol
If it fails I'll just put in my 500watt for the time being until I sell my 5770.

As much as I like Corsair, I feel as though I can get the same quality for a better price. I love Rocketfish Gaming PSU's, so I might just buy their 900 watt.
    
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Originally Posted by Jaguarbamf View Post
As much as I like Corsair, I feel as though I can get the same quality for a better price. I love Rocketfish Gaming PSU's, so I might just buy their 900 watt.
Goddamn right. I wish more people would realize that.
Be careful with Rocketfish, they really are hit or miss, but the 900W you mentioned is actually good.
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Originally Posted by ryanbob1234 View Post
if you just bought a 5870 i wouldnt trust tht cheap psu buy a corsair more stable
Yeah corsair isn't the best by the way, Silverstone tends to have some really good units in their line up. I'd rate them to being just as good as the rest.

edit: Rocketfish isn't all bad they have some decent to good units and some really bad ones.
Edited by Eagle1337 - 1/19/11 at 11:48am
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I guess if my PSU does die, or if I get a second 5870, I'll be getting another Rocketfish. It doesn't quite have enough amps for my 5870 sadly, or I'd keep it.

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