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March 12, 2014 4:38:13 PM

Hey Tom's Hardware duders,

So I have a gaming PC that I tried to switch to a different case and in the process I fried my 800w PSU.. The only PSU my local shop had was a 500w coolermaster.. I wanted to play Titanfall so I said screw it, I'll buy it and completed my set up..

It has been working so far, but I want to know if I'm risking any damage to my computer or anything like that..

Here is my set up:
Motherboard - Asus P8P67 LE
GPU - EVGA 2GB GTX 660 SC
CPU - i5 2400
RAM - 8gb DDR 1333
Storage - 2 1tb HDDs, 1 128gb SSD
1 hyper 212 evo
2 120mm case fans
1 lg dvd/cd drive

let me know if I am forgetting anything...

thanks for the help!

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March 12, 2014 4:41:25 PM

Yes, the GTX 660 requires 450 watts.
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March 12, 2014 4:48:52 PM

terry4536 said:
Yes, the GTX 660 requires 450 watts.


Ah ok. I did read that but I figured it meant I would need 450w dedicated just to the GPU, leaving 50 left over for everything else.. Am I interpreting that wrong or are GPUs just crazy power heavy compared to everything else?

Thanks!
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March 12, 2014 4:49:41 PM

Most CoolerMaster power supplies are very poor, I recommend you look for a more a reliable , quality option.
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a c 823 U Graphics card
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March 12, 2014 4:51:01 PM

Don't buy that Coolermaster , can I have the model of the CM supply.
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March 12, 2014 4:58:37 PM

Tier 4 - Not Recommend for stressful situations. May not be able to put out full rated power above room temperature, and may slightly fail to meet ATX specs.

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March 12, 2014 5:03:13 PM

Go Seasonic.
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March 12, 2014 5:03:35 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Tier 4 - Not Recommend for stressful situations. May not be able to put out full rated power above room temperature, and may slightly fail to meet ATX specs.

Aerocool
Asus Atlas
BFG 1000 watt
Cooler Master eXtreme (only use 75% of labeled wattage)
Cooler Master GX (except 450w)
E-Power
Futurepower
Hale82n 650w
Hiper Type-M
HIPRO
Masscool
MGE XG
Mushkin HP
NorthQ 4775-500S/BU
OCZ Modstream (if manufactured before December 2007)
OCZ GameXStream <1000 watt (if manufactured before December 2007)
OCZ StealthXStream (if manufactured before December 2007)
OCZ GameXStream 1010 watt (essentially a 850watt power supply)
Scythe Kamariki
Sigma Shark
Sintek
TTGI/Superflower
Ultra Xfinity
Ultra X2 <less than 700 watt
Ultra XVS
Xion Real Power PowerReal


Uh oh.. So it has been working for me so far... Granted it has only been like 4 days.. with a few Titanfall marathon sessions. Does this mean it is pretty much a ticking time bomb to fizzle out? Am I damaging any other components by using this?

Thanks!
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a c 823 U Graphics card
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March 12, 2014 5:05:58 PM

Upgrade as soon as possible to protect you other components.
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March 12, 2014 5:08:51 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Upgrade as soon as possible to protect you other components.


What do you think of this as a replacement?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And is swapping PSUs very complicated? When I changed CPU fans I messed up the thermal paste and when I changed cases I fried my thermaltake 800w PSU.. I don't really want to break anything else. :p 
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March 12, 2014 5:11:40 PM

Don't go cheap on the PSU.
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a c 823 U Graphics card
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March 12, 2014 5:13:06 PM

Power supplies are easy to change , just be patient , take your time.

More than enough POWER FOR YOUR SPECS and made by the best SEASONIC.


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Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
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March 12, 2014 5:13:38 PM

terry4536 said:
Don't go cheap on the PSU.


I'm low on funds. :'( 

That EVGA one has pretty good reviews, not that I know if newegg reviews really mean anything or not and I do like EVGA as a company.. I had a faulty GPU and they replaced it immediately.
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March 12, 2014 5:14:27 PM

Get the high quality one , I posted above.
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March 12, 2014 5:18:38 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Get the high quality one , I posted above.


Kk. Is switching PSUs very complicated? I imagine it will screw in to my Fractal R4 case easily but I haven't actually messed with the power cords from the PSU to the motherboard/gpu/etc..

Does that PSU come with all the cords I'd need to hook up all my junk?
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a c 823 U Graphics card
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March 12, 2014 5:21:16 PM

Yes , it will have everything you need , easy to do.
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March 12, 2014 5:23:50 PM

Switching a PSU is basically four screws plus making the connections.
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March 12, 2014 5:24:10 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Yes , it will have everything you need , easy to do.


Cool. Just ordered. thanks for the help all!
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March 12, 2014 5:26:58 PM

We are glad to assist thanks for posting on the forum. :D 
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March 17, 2014 5:10:44 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
We are glad to assist thanks for posting on the forum. :D 


This is directed towards Terry too, not sure how to multi-quote, sorry! But thanks for the help guys. Just got my power supply in and installed it and it is working great so far! My computer seems much quieter now.. Not sure if that was the PSU or some better cord management, but none the less I like my computer much more now. Thanks!
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March 17, 2014 5:55:37 PM

You're welcome.
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March 18, 2014 5:43:46 PM

Glad to assist you.
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