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Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:49 pm     Super secret spam barrier
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Psu help please. URGENT!!!!!!!


So last night i may of blew up my psu.. Let's just say it decided to be a smoke machine rather than a power supply. I have put in a low voltage Chinese rubbish psu at the moment to check that my motherboard is still working. It starts up all fine but i havent done any other tests to see if i have fried anything.
So my last psu was 750w but it was some upbranded make. So do i get a 750w corsair or similar brand or do i go for something like a 1000w corsair or similar.
I just installed a gtx 760 which is 450w which i guess put me right at the limit maybe but its worked fine for about a week with no problem at all.
So can you guys help me please

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SkinnyMarge


Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:54 pm     Super secret spam barrier
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I think you just answered your own questions.

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I got 1000w corsair and its still going 4 years later. Its a bit overkill but the extra power and modular is a nice touch.

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I got 1000w corsair and its still going 4 years later. Its a bit overkill but the extra power and modular is a nice touch.


The extra overhead is worth the cash as Cat says.

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Yes, don't save cash on a poor PSU.
Get one with a higher power rating than you need so it's not running at max all the time.
In my experience modular is nice, but unnecessary unless you rebuild very often. Otherwise it goes in and doesn't get touched again for a couple of years.

Try this calculator to help you decide what power output you need:
http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp


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