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is this psu good enough?

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So I've had some problems with my pc, and still havent gotten my msi r5670 video card to work with it yet, (or at least not for more than a few hours)

So the very first thing I'm going to do is replace the psu I bought from computer discount. (its a 430w with no brand name) I was thinking about getting the Cooler Master - Elite 460-Watt ATX CPU Power Supply.

How is that psu? will it run my card, on my pc?


My current problem is that after a completely random amount of time, my pc goes into what seems like sleep mode, and refuses to wake up unless I restart the pc. This only happens with my msi r5670 card, which was tested 3 days straight at the store on their pc, where it worked fine. Yet on mine I cant get it to last more than 3 hours.

Do you think the no brand name psu is my problem?

Thanks for the help
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post #2 of 4
Open up that no-name so we can ID just how terrible it is and laugh at it.


As for the CM Elite 460W, the 460W version is completely identical to the 400W--and both of them simply shut off at 420W. So if the 400W version is cheaper, it's the better deal.

BUT they aren't particularly good PSUs to begin with. Probably better than what you have, but still solidly mediocre at best. What else does that store have?
post #3 of 4
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well I plan to shop at bestbuy for it. I had first chosen the corsair 600w gaming series for $80, but then decided it might be considerably more than what I needed, and maybe I could get a smaller one for a better price.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Computer...d=abcat0507009

Hoping to be able to get it at the store instead of online, but those are my options, if I shop from there.
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Hah, I like how they're selling the Tt TR2 430W (a mediocre 350W) for $25 more than the CM Elite 460W (a mediocre 490W).


To be honest, nothing on there is jumping out at me as a good deal, and they have nothing decent in the 350-450W range at all, just a bunch of mediocrity (Tt, CM, Dynex) mixed with the criminally terrible (Startech).


I would recommend simply buying from Newegg.com and swallowing the couple days wait. They're currently selling the Antec NeoECO 520C for $60, or $45 after rebate, which is an excellent deal for a SeaSonic S12II Bronze unit (albeit an older version that doesn't meet 80+ Bronze).
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