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Well, you can see my system in my sig, I am powering it with a Corsair TX650w. However, lately I have been unable to overclock at ALL- I think it is the motherboard, but I also suspect the PSU..

System history: Since I have built this system, it has been used a LOT, and then for the past two years it has run nearly 24/7 at moderate loads.. (My roomate and I use it for a server, to compile code overnight, to render video and images overnight, etc...) it also games. This means I can easily say it has over 10,000 hours on it, AND a good amount of on-off cycles.

In addition to this, I am considering upgrading the motherboard to something that supports SLI and finding another video card like mine. That or get a newer card.. However, I dont think that I want to use my current PSU for that. What is a good PSU that can run that fine, and maybe last through a mobo/cpu upgrade as well, without being extremely expensive?

If I were to upgrade my PSU, is my old one good enough to sell? Or is it a risk? Good to sell with a disclaimer to only use it on lower load systems and sell it cheap? or do hours not matter much?


Thanks!
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It's not your PSU. That PSU is more than adequate for your setup. You could do and overclocked i7, 3-4 drives, and a gtx 580 with that 650 I would say(maybe even with room to spare)
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your rig MIGHT use 350W and even that is pushing it.
    
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Originally Posted by strap624 View Post
It's not your PSU. That PSU is more than adequate for your setup. You could do and overclocked i7, 3-4 drives, and a gtx 580 with that 650 I would say(maybe even with room to spare)
This. Your PSU could power another identical rig to go along with the one you're already running.

Edit: woo, 1000 posts. I'm supposed to celebrate right? Where's my pie.
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post #5 of 11
Yea that PSU should be just fine for that rig. Honestly I would start with the motherboard and go from there.
    
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I would sell your current mobo/cpu/ram and upgrade to something new. I can't say that getting another 775 mobo would be a good thing to do. If your going to upgrade, grab a i7-950 from microcenter for $200, an open box x58 mobo from newegg for $170, and some memory ~$50. you'd be looking at probably $460 max.
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post #7 of 11
Not the PSU.
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Originally Posted by christian_piper View Post
Well, you can see my system in my sig, I am powering it with a Corsair TX650w. However, lately I have been unable to overclock at ALL- I think it is the motherboard, but I also suspect the PSU..

System history: Since I have built this system, it has been used a LOT, and then for the past two years it has run nearly 24/7 at moderate loads.. (My roomate and I use it for a server, to compile code overnight, to render video and images overnight, etc...) it also games. This means I can easily say it has over 10,000 hours on it, AND a good amount of on-off cycles.

In addition to this, I am considering upgrading the motherboard to something that supports SLI and finding another video card like mine. That or get a newer card.. However, I dont think that I want to use my current PSU for that. What is a good PSU that can run that fine, and maybe last through a mobo/cpu upgrade as well, without being extremely expensive?

If I were to upgrade my PSU, is my old one good enough to sell? Or is it a risk? Good to sell with a disclaimer to only use it on lower load systems and sell it cheap? or do hours not matter much?


Thanks!
i have own a TX650 and they are not good two time this PSU fail on me so since that time i never bought PSU from corsair now i have a sparkle and it is a great one no problem at all.
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Ok- not the PSU. Thanks! How many more hours should I be able to put on the PSU before worrying about replacing it?

Also- $460 is a bit much for me.. unless I get really luck with selling stuff this spring break. (I would also want to do SLI- I need more power for running my games at full setting again!) So.. perhaps.

Question. My father has a dual core in a similar system. Could I drop in my quad and my RAM without reinstalling anything on his system? (Windows 7) He would be willing to pay me better than market prices (and know it too- I am not cheating him!)


Quote:
Originally Posted by marduk666 View Post
i have own a TX650 and they are not good two time this PSU fail on me so since that time i never bought PSU from corsair now i have a sparkle and it is a great one no problem at all.
Well, remember this PSU is still running fine after over 10,000 hours of use. I just didn't know if it was reaching the end of its service life.
Edited by christian_piper - 2/24/11 at 2:18pm
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If you want to upgrade but to keep the cpu i will recommend that you get a p45 motherboard (Asus mobos are great for OC/quality), i personally wouldnt SLI 8800xxx , maybe you can grab a GTX 460 or something cheaper like an AMD 5750 plus any of those cards would destroy 8800GTS/GT SLI.


Edit.

As strap624 and Phaedrus2129 said definitely NOT THE PSU!!
Edited by deadjc - 2/24/11 at 2:26pm
    
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