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My power supply might be faulty, I need a new recommendation for my gaming pc

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December 4, 2013 4:51:44 PM

Hello everyone,

So recently I have found out my psu makes a huge squeaking noise when I play video games, and that I need a new one. I was not aware that ENERMAX makes pretty bad psu, my computer is custom made and I need a new recommendation to replace it. This is what I have right now http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

this is what I am thinking of replacing it with, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-182-...

my specs:
Intel Core i5-4670k 3.40GHz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
Power Supply: ENERMAX NAXN ADV. 82+ ETL650AWT 650W
MB: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. Z87X-UD3H-C
RAM: 8GB

Thank you for reading and answering,

Armbuck

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December 4, 2013 4:58:25 PM

Rosewill Is not known for great quality PSU's either.

Commonly recommended brands, Antec, Seasonic, Corsair, high powered XFX. These will usually cost more but the quality is much better than what you are looking at.


EDIT: have a look at this one. It will have every thing you need and wont break the bank. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 4, 2013 5:04:51 PM

Oh thank you bgunner, yeah I just want to make sure my pc does not fail on me again, thanks for the recommendation!
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December 4, 2013 5:05:21 PM

Enermax makes very good power supplies. Even good units can fail though. If it's still under warranty I would just replace it with another one.

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Rosewill Is not known for great quality PSU's either.


Completely incorrect. Their 80 Plus Gold and Platinum units made by Super Flower and Sirtec are excellent. In some cases the equal of the Seasonic X.
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December 4, 2013 5:07:30 PM

anort3 said:
Enermax makes very good power supplies. Even good units can fail though. If it's still under warranty I would just replace it with another one.

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Rosewill Is not known for great quality PSU's either.


Completely incorrect. Their 80 Plus Gold and Platinum units made by Super Flower and Sirtec are excellent. In some cases the equal of the Seasonic X.


okay, so i am being told two things now, what would you recommend, I have to bring it into the shop soon any ways and I will see if it needs replacing or not, which I think it will, but what would you recommend? anything around $100?
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December 4, 2013 5:23:49 PM

The difference is one of us knows what we are talking about ;) 

Enermax Naxn 82 Tier 2b. Notice no Enermax unit is lower than tier 3 and the ones that are tier 3 are all old discontinued "value" units. Every unit in current production is 2b or higher.

http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
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December 4, 2013 5:31:56 PM

I listed these in my PM but these are my standard recommendations.

Any Corsair ( except the CX and RM series ), Seasonic ( the best ), XFX ( all made by Seasonic and excellent ). Silverstone, Enermax, Antec, PC Power and Cooling, OCZ or higher efficiency Rosewill unit.
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December 4, 2013 5:32:38 PM

I would be gaming on this PC, do you think I would go for a tier 2 or tier 2b one? if tier 2 which one would be a good fit for my pc? I am not all to sure on how to make sure all my computers parts are compatible with a psu.
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December 4, 2013 5:33:48 PM

anort3 said:
I listed these in my PM but these are my standard recommendations.

Any Corsair ( except the CX and RM series ), Seasonic ( the best ), XFX ( all made by Seasonic and excellent ). Silverstone, Enermax, Antec, PC Power and Cooling, OCZ or higher efficiency Rosewill unit.

oh, wonderful, thank you very much for all your information =)
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December 4, 2013 5:36:54 PM

anort3 said:
I listed these in my PM but these are my standard recommendations.

Any Corsair ( except the CX and RM series ), Seasonic ( the best ), XFX ( all made by Seasonic and excellent ). Silverstone, Enermax, Antec, PC Power and Cooling, OCZ or higher efficiency Rosewill unit.


I was going to go with a Seasonic before, but changed my mind. based on my specs I guess I would be needing a psu greater than or equal to 650? If i go over the needed amount of watts will it ruin a pc? I am not sure what range to get the power supply at.
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December 4, 2013 5:42:12 PM

Power supplies, cases and motherboards are built to a standard called ATX so they all work together. As I said above if the Enermax is still under warranty I would just RMA it.

As far as that tier list goes you want tier 2b or up for a mid to high range gaming computer with overclocking. Tier 1 for multiple graphics cards. Tier 3 is fine for a general use computer or even a gamer with a lower end GPU like an HD 7850/GTX 650. For your system tier 2b or tier 2 is fine even with overclocking.

If you just want to replace the Enermax the Rosewill you listed above is excellent. You don't get a jonnyguru recommendation by being anything less than excellent. You can save money and get the 550w version though. That's all you need. The 750w model is the same price as the 550w after rebate though. And that would leave you plenty of headroom to upgrade in the future, even adding a second GTX 760.
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December 4, 2013 5:42:48 PM

A good quality 650W PSU with at least a gold rating will be fine for your system specs.
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