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PC crashes ingame, please recommend PSU!

Hey,
not too long ago I had this strange burning plastic smell from my PSU, it was pretty creepy, but all what I could find is that the center of the smell is PSU, in there there were some burnt plastic (tape like thingy) I believe it wasn't so important that the PC didn't shut down or crash.
Now about a week ago the PC started to suddenly turn of ingame (I was playing Skyrim and suddenly PC turns off, no sounds, nothing. Then it doesn't boot up and after 20 minutes you can again turn it on. Now it happened only few times and really rarely, but yesterday it began to happen like each 10 minutes or so. I'm not even able to launch some software without the PC turning off and me having to wait.
I suppose my problem is PSU it's pretty old one (I don't know the brand) it has only 400 watt supply. Some of my friends ran GTX560 Ti Successfully on it and it held fine. Now I need to replace it, I'd really love to keep the price below 100$. Thanks!
My current setup is
GTX560 Ti
Intel Pentium Dual Core 2.8 Ghz
4Gb Of memory
1Tb HDD
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  1. 400-watts is borderline for 560Ti, really needs minimum 500-watt unit (as per GeForce recommendation), plus you should have replaced it anyway if it shows any sign of damage or burning.

    It's worth remembering that when a PSU fails it can easily take out a graphics card too. For that reason alone, pairing an expensive graphics card with a old, flakey or poor quality PSU is false economy.

    best brands are Seasonic, Corsair or Antec.
  2. Here is a hierarchy list of sorts to help you decide on a new PSU: https://community.newegg.com/eggxpert/computer_hardware/f/135081/t/45344.aspx?Redirected=true
    It's not totally up to date but close enough. Generally, you won't go wrong with a 550W or better, XFX, Antec, Seasonic, Corsair, FSP... just to name a few.
    What is your budget, and can you buy in the US?
  3. I live in Lithuania, Middle Europe. As I said my budget is >100$. Now thanks for your support, guys :D What do you think of Corsair Builder CX600? I'm pretty new to PSU's and their cables so it's compatible with my current GPU right?
  4. It's not the greatest , but better than what you have.
  5. ArasTM said:
    I live in Lithuania, Middle Europe. As I said my budget is >100$. Now thanks for your support, guys :D What do you think of Corsair Builder CX600? I'm pretty new to PSU's and their cables so it's compatible with my current GPU right?


    OK. I was wondering if you could buy from US retailers, is why I asked.
    That PSU is a 3rd tier unit. It should be OK for your situation. That's a popular seller. It has the necessary 2 x 6/8 pin connectors and a strong 46A, 522W (+12V) rail.
  6. What would you guys recommend? What would you get? (links would be great!) I've read some reviews about the CX600 and about 20% have it dead after 8 months of usage, I pretty much don't like it. Thanks!
  7. http://www.electronics.balticmart.eu/index.php?mact=Products,cntnt01,details,0&cntnt01productid=112613&cntnt01returnid=56&hl=lt_LT

    seasonic S12II-620 PSU 620W 80 Plus Bronze retail



    OR


    http://www.electronics.balticmart.eu/index.php?mact=Products,cntnt01,details,0&cntnt01productid=112614&cntnt01returnid=56&hl=lt_LT

    seasonic M12II-620 PSU



    OR


    http://www.electronics.balticmart.eu/index.php?mact=Products,cntnt01,details,0&cntnt01productid=112535&cntnt01returnid=56&hl=lt_LT

    Antec PSU High Current Gamer HCG520-EC 520W 80 Plus Bronze
  8. Hm, these are somehow expensive compared to 600 watt CX600 Corsair. Oh and it doesn't have to be on baltic mart or something :D I'd either order it from Amazon (England or Germany) or maybe the locals here. Any other suggestions?
  9. http://www.amazon.co.uk/XFX-ATX-550-Power-Supply/dp/B004RJ8EKI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404846337&sr=8-1&keywords=xfx+550w+80%2B+bronze+certified+atx+power+supply

    XFX ATX 550 Power Supply
  10. That's pretty good, but how about Corsair VS 550w ATX? Would it be compatible with my GPU? (I know I'm kinda picky)
  11. VS , CX , RM , CS all poor power supplies cheap capacitors.
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  13. The EVGA that SR-71 suggested would be a good choice at a decent price.
  14. Yes it's pretty great. I'll again recheck compatibility with stuff tomorrow and let you guys know. I'm marking that as a solution. Thanks!
  15. ArasTM said:
    Yes it's pretty great. I'll again recheck compatibility with stuff tomorrow and let you guys know. I'm marking that as a solution. Thanks!


    I would try getting a XFX 550W power supply or Seasonic 520W power supply but that EVGA one will just do fine.
  16. @Sora, thanks but I'm building a new workstation - gaming PC soon. I just need to end one contract. So it's more like a fix not an upgrade and any saved money is great for the next PC. Thanks!
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