Hi, My computer has this power supply problem where it shuts down when i launch a game. Anyways, I want to upgrade my PSU. My current one was a Coolmax 550B(550w) and it was unreliable and died within a year.
Now, My PC build is:
-AMD Phenom ii x4 965 BE(Not overclocked)
-EVGA Nvidia GTX 650 Ti Superclocked(2GB VRAM)
-Two sticks(2x) 2gb ram DDR2
-Asus M4a78 Plus Motherboard
-2 HDD's Setup in RAID
A friend told me that my old power supply(550w) was more than enough for my build. So what do you guys recommend on me getting? Not too overkill on PSU and not to little. Is 500w fine? or should I get a more trusted brand 550w PSU?
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
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Another question. I heard that when doing gaming under heavy load like BF3 on ultra your GPU tends to draw out more power than the Manufacturer's recommended wattage. Is this true? If so are you guys sure 500w is more than enough?
I'm not calling you liars I just don't want money to go to waste.
Alright. Thanks man! I'm going to sort Amazon's results in best reviews and just get one that is certified and has really good reviews.
Gonna do some searching now. Thanks again! I was a little worried thinking 550w was too low
Quality over Quantity matters.
Getting a non-certified 700W PSU might not be sufficient compared to a certified 500W PSU. I have had 3 RMAs for my CM Thunder and still to get a working one... I'm now asking for upgrade to one of their Silver certified PSUs.
Certified 550W is more than enough for your build.