I couldn't get down to the shops to replace it, so I called the computer guy to replace it. The PSU he brought scared me. 'Twas a SHAW EVO-775MAX. After finishing his work and charging a ridiculous price for this PSU ($60) I decided to check it out on the net. Except I couldn't find anything.
Took at a look at the spec sheet on the PSU, I knew it couldn't be 775 watts, so I wonder:
What is the wattage of this PSU?
And I know I'll be getting a better one soon so:
My budget is about $100, I need 600 to 700 watts. Would preferably like modular, doesn't need to be though. I have been looking at Corsair's and Cougar's PSU's.
Amps x Volts = Watts so that unit has a whopping 17 amps on the 12v rail. Since that is the only part we need to be concerned about really in a modern system and 17 x 12 = 204 you have at best, a 250w power supply there. A 250w power supply of iffy quality.
Try and stay at 2b and up on this list. Thermaltake is typically junk as a power supply seller as well with a few exceptions.