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July 29, 2013 10:08:15 PM

I'm having issues with my computer randomly restarting, I made a thread about this and came to the conclusion that it's likely my PSU.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/314712-28-please-read...
I read the thread above and checked out the wattage calculator but I'm having difficulty understanding a lot of the words and acronyms.

I'm going to send back my (faulty) Corsair CX600 and while it gets replaced, I'm going to require another PSU so I can use my computer.
I need help picking one out that is reliable, enough wattage and is not too expensive. I'm looking in the ~75s range.
I would appreciate the insight from the experienced.

CPU: Intel i5-2500k Sandy Bridge (stock fan)
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7850 (MSI Twin Frozr III)
Mobo: Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x4GB
Case: CM HAF 912 (stock fans)
HDD: 500GB Seagate Barracuda
: 320GB (from an old HP)

I don't OC, I just want a computer that doesn't die on me every 2 hours.

Thanks in advance.

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July 29, 2013 10:17:45 PM
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crossriver said:
I'm having issues with my computer randomly restarting, I made a thread about this and came to the conclusion that it's likely my PSU.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/314712-28-please-read...
I read the thread above and checked out the wattage calculator but I'm having difficulty understanding a lot of the words and acronyms.

I'm going to send back my (faulty) Corsair CX600 and while it gets replaced, I'm going to require another PSU so I can use my computer.
I need help picking one out that is reliable, enough wattage and is not too expensive. I'm looking in the ~50s range.
I would appreciate the insight from the experienced.

CPU: Intel i5-2500k Sandy Bridge (stock fan)
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7850 (MSI Twin Frozr III)
Mobo: Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x4GB
Case: CM HAF 912 (stock fans)

I don't OC, I just want a computer that doesn't die on me every 2 hours.

Thanks in advance.


It's very hard to recommend a 500 watt PSU for $50 bucks. The reputable ones start at around $65 and the cheap ones are too dangerous to use. The closest one that I can recommend is this one

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
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July 29, 2013 10:35:16 PM

Pinhedd said:

It's very hard to recommend a 500 watt PSU for $50 bucks. The reputable ones start at around $65 and the cheap ones are too dangerous to use. The closest one that I can recommend is this one

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


Then I would rather spend more money on something reliable than another Corsair. Recommend me something else please!

~75 is my new price range!



Thank you, but I don't want another Corsair product and I would also like to know if I need 500 or 550W?
July 29, 2013 10:55:16 PM

Do I need 550W, 520W or 500W? Are there no high quality ones for 500W? I just want to spend a good amount for what's ENOUGH, nothing more, thanks.

EDIT: I updated my HDD information and I have never addressed transferring the harddrive of my old HP into my new computer, is it even a good idea to do so?
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