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April 20, 2014 2:07:05 AM

My computer today, while browsing the internet made a loud sound, like the fans had been drinking red bull for a few seconds. It then turned off, and restarted. I am not sure what this is??

Specs:
Intel i5 3470
Nvidia GTX760 2GB Windforce OC
Gigabyte B75-D3V
Seagate Barracuda 2TB Hardrive
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600Mhz 8GB

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April 20, 2014 2:10:33 AM

What Power Supply do you have - make and model. What were you doing at the time on the pc?
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April 20, 2014 2:37:32 AM

replace that psu immediately. that psu has no business being in ANY system let alone a nice gaming rig like yours.

if you value your pc, replace that psu immediately. it's very very bad.
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April 20, 2014 2:47:05 AM

Oh, whats bad about it?! And what else should i go for?

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April 20, 2014 2:47:34 AM

And also what is it doing to my pc..?
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April 20, 2014 2:49:02 AM

bad psus fail to deliver the power they say they do and the electricity fluctuates. basically they can damage anything inside your pc. get rid of it. it is quite bad. hold on, ill get you a list for psu buying.
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April 20, 2014 2:49:34 AM

Tier one - The highest quality and most stable PSUs available on the hardware market today. Highly recommended for any situation -

Antec -
High Current Pro - 1200 watts
High Current Platinum series
Signature series

Be Quiet Dark power pro P10 (Greater than 750 Watts)
Corsair AX / AXi series (MK1 AX series is also an excellent choice)
Enermax Revolution series (87+ and 82)
Kingwin Lazer platinum series
PC Power & cooling Silencer series (Only above 610 Watts)
Sapphire Pure series

Seasonic -
S / M12 II Bronze series
Platinum series (Fanless or not)
X series

Silverstone -
OP / DA series (power greater than 700 Watts)
ZF series (Etasis series 85 / 75 / 56)
ZM series

Seventeam ST series (greater than 600 watts, SSI, V2.91)
Ultra - X3 greater than 1000 Watts

XFX -
Black edition series
XXX series

Zippy -
SSL
GSM
PSL
HG2
HP2

Tier two class A - Excellent quality units, if not, as good as the Tier one class of units. For people who have a limited budget, but still want a reliable unit for the price -

Antec -
Earthwatts series (Only from 700 Watts and up)
High Current Gamer series
Neo HE
Truepower Trio
Truepower Quattro
Truepower New - 700 Watts only

Akasa Powergreen 80+
Coolmax GTG-750 / 850 / 1000 Watts

Cooler Master -
V series
VS series

Be Quiet -
Power zone series
Straight power E9 (Greater than 400 Watts)

Corsair -
GS series (GS600 / GS800)
HX / HX v2 series
RM series
TX / TXM series

Cougar - SX and GX 700

Enermax -
MaxRevo 1350 Watts
Platimax series (under 1250 Watts)
Triathlor (550, 650, 700)

Enhance ENP-GH
Lepa G500
NZXT Hale82 Modular (650 and 750 Watt models)

OCZ -
EliteXStream series
EvoXStream series
Fatal1ty series
GameXStream series (less than 1000 Watts, if manufactured from December 2007 or later)
ModXStream series (Again, if manufactured from December 2007 or later)
ProXStream
StealthXStream (400 Watt only)
StealthXStream MK2 (greater than 700 Watts)
ZT / ZS series (less than 1000 Watts)
ZX 850 Watts

PC Power & Cooling -
Silencer (Less than 610 Watts)
Silencer MK2 series

Rosewill -
Capstone series
Silent Night 500 Watts
Tachyon series

Seasonic -
G series
M / S12 MK1 series

Setney Golden Steel Power 850 Watts
Seventeam ST series (less than 600 Watts)
Silverstone OP / DA series (less than 700 Watts)

Superflower -
Golden green series
Golden King series
Leadex Platinum series

Supermicro / Ablecom

Thermaltake Toughpower series (greater than 600 Watts)
Thortech Thunderbolt plus (800 Watts only)
Topower Powerbird (900 Watts only)
XClio Stablepower series

XFX -
Pro series
Core series

Xigmatek -
HC Series
MC Series

Ultra -
X3 series
X-Pro series

Zalman ZM series (Less than 1000 Watts)

Tier two Class B - Lower life span or slightly lower power output than rated. These are still great units, all of which are still within standard ATX specifications -

ABS-Tagan ITZ / BZ series (less than 1000 Watts)
Antec VP series (350, 450 only)

Cooler Master -
GX series (450 Watt only)
Real power Pro (Greater than 800 Watts)

Cougar S700
Enermax -
NaXn 82+ (550 to 750 Watts)

EVGA -
Supernova NEX (greater than 750 Watts)
Supernova G2

Fractal Design Newton R3 Series

FSP -
Aurum Gold
Aurum Xilencer

Hiper -
Type M (Greater than 600 Watts)
Type R (Again, greater than 600 Watts)

Huntkey Jumper series
Kingwin Lazer gold series
Lepa B series (B650, B850 only)
Mushkin Enhanced series

NZXT -
Hale 82 series (Non modular, apart from 650 Watt model)
Hale 90 V1 / V2 series

OCZ -
Powerstream series
StealthXStream (Less than 700 Watts, if manufactured from December 2007 or older)

Silverstone Strider Element series (EF series)

Tagan -
U95
U25
U15
U22

Topower Powerbird (1100 Watts only)
XClio Greatpower series
Zalman ZM 1250 Watts

Tier three - Meets standard ATX specifications, though closer to the edges than Tier two units. These are still solid units, which still supply stable power to your system, though not ideal for serious overclocking -

Acbel Polycom series

Akasa -
Paxpower
Powerplus (Greater than 500 Watts)

AMS Mercury series

Antec -
Basiq series
Earthwatts series (greater than 700 Watts)
Neopower 480 Watt (Old model)
Truecontrol MK2
Truepower MK2 / MK3

Athena Power space shuttle series

Be Quiet -
Dark power pro (Less than 750 Watts)
Pure power L8 / Purepower L8 CM series
Straight power E9 400 Watts

Cooler master -
GX II 750 Watts
i Series 700 Watts
iGreen series
Real power pro (less than 800 Watts)
Silent pro M2 / Gold / Platinum series

Corsair -
CX / CXM series
VS series

Enermax -
CoolerGiant series
Maximum Plus series
naXn ADV 650 Watts
Noistaker MK1 / MK2 series
Triathlor / Traiathlor FC series
Whisper MK2 series

Enhance ENS-G
Epower Xscale series

EVGA -
Supernova 750 Watts
Supernova Classified 1500 Watts

Fortron / FSP Aurum 92+ 650M

Fractal Design -
Integra R2 650 / 750 Watts
Tesla R2

Kingwin -
Lazer series
Mach 1 (the negative 12v rail may go slightly outside of spec in some loading conditions)

Lepa G900

OCZ -
ModXStream (rated at 40° C)
Z series 1000 Watts

Rosewill -
Fortress Series
Hercules 1600 Watts
Hive series
RP 2 (temp. Sensitive)
Xtreme / RX series

Seasonic Super versatile series
Sigma SP series
Silversone F prefix
Sparkle FSP units
Spire Rocketeer V/VI
Rocketeer V/VI
Sunbeam Nuuo

Thermaltake -
Litepower series
Purepower RX
Toughpower <less than 600 watts

Topower 1000w Gold
XG Magnum
X-Spice Kira series
Zalman ZM 850 / 1000 watts

Tier four - Not for overclocking systems or high end gaming rigs. May not even output labeled power and fail standard ATX specifications slightly. May even use cheap components to meet a price -

Aerocool -
Strike-X series
Templarius Imperator series

Asus Atlas

Cooler Master -
GX / GX lite series (The GX 450 non-lite Watt model is fine)

E-power units

EVGA -
500B
600B

FSP Raider series
Futurepower
Hiper - Type M (Less than 600 Watts)
HIPRO
LC power
Masscool
MGE XE
Mushkin HP series
NorthQ 4775-500S / BU

NZXT -
Hale82N 650w
Hale82 V2 700w

OCZ -
GameXStream (less than 1000 Watts, if manufactured before December 2007)
GameXStream 1010 Watts (it's an 850 Watt unit in disguise)
ModXStream (if manufactured before December 2007)
Fatal1ty 2013 550 and 750 Watts
StealthXStream (If manifactured before December 2007)

Scythe Kamariki
Superflower Amazon series

Ultra -
Xfinity series
U2 X2 series (Less than 700 Watts)
XVS series

Xion Real Power series

Tier five - Replace immediately. These units are NOT recommended for any system, no matter the purpose. Reference to higher tiered models for a better and potentially money-saving unit -

A-TOP technology
Apevia
Apex (SUPERCASE/ALLIED)
Artic / Ace (They're the same company)
Aspire (Turbocase)
ATADC
Athena Power
ATRIX
Broadway Com Corp
CIT

Cooler Master -
eXtreme series
Elite series

Coolmax
Deer
Diablotek
Dynapower
Dynex
Eagletech
Enlight
Evo labs
EZ-cool
Foxconn
FSP Everest
G7
HEC / Compucase Orion
Hiper Type-R (less than 600 Watt)
Huntkey (Apart from jumper series)
iStar computer co.
In win (Despite some reputable reviews, they are known to fail quickly)
Jeantec
JPac
Just PC
Kingwin (their budget models)
Linkworld electronics
Logisys computer
Macron
MGE
MSi (just stick to their GPUs and motherboards)
NMEDIAPC
Norwood Micro/ CompUSA
NorthQ
Okia
Powercool
Powmax
Pulsepower
Q-tec
Raidmax
Rocketfish
Rosewill (their older PSUs)
SFC
Sharkoon
Shuttle
Skyhawk
Spire micro
Startech
Storm
Sumvision
Tesla

Thermaltake -
Purepower NP / RU
TR2 and TR2-RX

Trust (Stick to their peripherals)

Ultra -
X-connect series
X2 (Greater than 700 Watts)
LSP series

Wintech
Winpower
Xion
Youngbear
Zebronics
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April 20, 2014 2:56:30 AM

Thanks, jeez I thought my CPU coils were going or my GPU was messed up!

Is it still ok to use for a few days??
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April 20, 2014 2:57:57 AM

probably but at the same time it is showing signs of problems. chances are it would be ok. up to you if you want to risk it though. pretty big loss if it does decide to take your system out.

the fact that it did it while you browsing the internet isnt promising either.

you will notice powercool is tier 5 on that list.
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April 20, 2014 3:03:14 AM

I am looking for somthing 500w to 600w, for under 65 pounds, is that possible while maintaining a tier 2?
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April 20, 2014 3:05:00 AM

i would go a step up from that at least. you have some nice parts, insure they stay safe by dropping a lil more on the psu.
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April 20, 2014 3:07:12 AM

Ok, I have 120 pounds saved, so I am willing to go for 60 pound to 80, have any ideas?
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April 20, 2014 3:08:44 AM

i gave you a list, you can search through the list by hitting ctrl-f and then scrolling up a bit to see which tier it is in.
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April 20, 2014 3:22:01 AM

Ok
thanks dude, saved me lots of money
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April 20, 2014 4:02:40 AM

You need a minimum of 30A on the 12V rail and 500W. A good one you have to pay for. But please don't get another crappy PSU. Try Seasonic, XFX, Antec or Corsair as first choice.
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April 20, 2014 4:05:53 AM

I am getting 850W-1000W, Corsair Gold range
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April 20, 2014 4:23:25 AM

750 watts is my sweet spot
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April 20, 2014 4:54:36 AM

1000W is overkill. But Corsair should be good - RM1000 or RM550
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