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I need help with a PSU

By gigadork
Aug 10, 2009
  1. ok so heres my setup and i need a psu for it. a good one:

    Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813153132
    Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227362
    HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136161
    Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspxItem=N82E16814161259
    CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103678
    Case: NZXT Mid tower steel case

    now the problem was my computer kept restarting and it was because the power supply as the Rowewill 430w psu (suggested by tech-forums which are horrible).

    So please help me. thanks
     
  2. Placebos

    Placebos TS Rookie Posts: 42

    Hi gigadork;

    The page for the video card doesn;t seem to work but it looks like you do not have a real power hogging system. I would suggest grabbing a 400-500watt psu.

    Personally i have the PC Power and Cooling Silencer:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703017

    It is not bad at all. It is quite. The only regret i have is that it is not modular. My next PSU will be modular so that it doesn't get messy in the box.

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. gigadork

    gigadork TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

  4. Placebos

    Placebos TS Rookie Posts: 42

    Ahh very nice, thats the same card as mine, different manufacture though.

    Yes i would probably go with something from 400-500watts. as for which one, it depends. Do you want one that is quiet or one that is modular. In the end it all does the same thing though. Like i said, i am using an PC Power and Cooling Silencer which is owned by OCZ.
     
  5. gigadork

    gigadork TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    i need a reliable psu for a good price. i was thinknig the pc power and cooling 500w for $80
     
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,055   +970

  7. gigadork

    gigadork TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

  8. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,291   +25

    Absolutely. That is a superb PSU, one of the best in the market at that price point. It should be able to handle a 4870 without issues too.

    FYI, you can get it slightly cheaper here
     
  9. gigadork

    gigadork TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    alright well i just ordered it i really hope this works. thanks guys
     
  10. gigadork

    gigadork TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    my computer still restarts guys! it lasts longer but still does. please help
     
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,055   +970

    Have you considered the possibility of CPU thermal issues? You haven't listed enough parts in the system to overload the PSU

    I just did a rough calculation on your system with Antec's PSU calculator, and came up with 335 watts, although with no overclock
     
     
  12. gigadork

    gigadork TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    I just found it its a virus lol. Lucky me. I'm tryibng to get rid of it through safe mode any suggestions?
     
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,055   +970

    And your AV "solution" won't take it out why? We do have Anti-
    Virus software installed don't we?

    Other than that, go to the "Malware Removal Forum", and read the threads at the top of the page.
     
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