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post #1 of 9
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I made a post earlier and people were saying that I needed a new power supply. My computer was able to install the OS but now it loads into the OS and then restarts and then i have to log in again then it reboots.

Could someone take a look at my computer components listed below and let me know what I should be running with? I current have 12gb of trip chan ram now and the PSU is a 500w ThermalTake.
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post #2 of 9
With estimation on certain parts using extreme Calculator came in at 436W which would make me suggest at least a 550W maybe even a 600w Power supply.

Note: IS that supposed to say 2x 560?

If so you would need recommended 558w to power rig so 600 or 650

I have used a Thermaltake Tough Power 680 in my previous builds and can vouch for it.

Otherwise get a corsair they are hot right now -_- and they look sexy too
Edited by NitroNarcosis - 3/17/11 at 11:30am
post #3 of 9
You're cutting it pretty close, *theoretically* it should be good but power calculations can never be fully accurate.
It may also just be a bad PSU. Get a new one, perhaps 600w this time.
post #4 of 9
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I ordered an Antec 650W TruePower 80 Plus Bronze Certified and I tried to cancel it but it was already shipped within 15 minutes from Newegg.com so I guess it was meant to be. The "6x" is part of the RAM because I have 6x2GB Sticks. I only have one graphics card. If I do decided to go SLI which I was planning would 650Watts be good or would that be cutting it close again?
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post #5 of 9
The tr2 series are notorious for being very poor supplies. I can't say that you are having that as your problem but it's certainly a good idea to replace it. Antec true power is a good unit.

650 watts will be plenty to run sli 560s with room to spare.
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i7 2600k @ 5.0Ghz 24/7 ASUS P8P67PRO AMD 5870x2 8GB GSkill Ripjaw X 1600 @ CL8 
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post #6 of 9
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I got the ThermalTake as a present so I didn't want to complain about it without reason so now I have one. Hopefully the Antec 650W will work and I will be able to use the computer that is sitting in my room taunting me after I waited a month to collect all the parts and assemble.

I will game and over clock on it and there is nothing it can do to stop me!

I know this is a lot to ask but would anyone be able to give me a breakdown on the wattage that each part of my computer requires. From what I found just doing a basic search through google was I need about 750+.

CPU: 130
GPU: 170
H70: 200
MOBO: 300+
HDD: 7
CDROM: 7
120mm Fan(2): 10
200mm Fan: 4

That is all that I was able to find and I don't know if that is correct or not. I am still missing the wattage of RAM. I am a noob at this still so it may not even have any since it is feeding off the MOBO but I still tried to see if I could find anything. If the above data is correct that would mean that I would need 850+ Watt PSU just to run SLI.

The CPU I got straight from the newegg description but I was unsure if that included the stock heatsink/fan or was the CPU alone. Even if it is including the stock heatsink that isn't taking that much wattage off the sum.

Help a noobie out for some rep <3
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Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
SAMSUNG Spinpoint 1TB 7200 RPM Windows 7 Home Premium Logitech G510 Antec 700W 
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Antec 902 V3 ATX Mid Tower 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-960 Bloodfield 3.2GHz MSI X58 Pro-E LGA 1366 Intel ATX MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (6 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
SAMSUNG Spinpoint 1TB 7200 RPM Windows 7 Home Premium Logitech G510 Antec 700W 
Case
Antec 902 V3 ATX Mid Tower 
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post #7 of 9
The wattage numbers for the motherboard and H70 are incorrect, they use far less power than either the GPU or CPU. You could actually SLI that video card easily on a quality 600 watt PSU. The Antec TPN 650 will power your system with ease.
post #8 of 9
Here you go man, use this:
http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

Take 10 minutes and make sure you fill in all the details and it'll give you a pretty good estimate
post #9 of 9
Your system could run on a quality 400W.

Which "500W Thermaltake" do you have, and what is its W***** code?

Your problem does not scream "PSU problem" to me. You may have wasted money.
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