Computer shuts down from playing Crysis 2

I have looked on many forums and they are all saying it's a PSU problem but I just want to make sure this is 100% correct before I spend money. All of my temperatures are fine, my CPU never goes over 50c when playing any game.... my GPU temps are fine as well... when I Alt and tab the temps are about 80-85c. Do I have enough power for my system?

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8400 @ 2.66GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHz cooled by Corsair H50 CPU cooler

Memory: Corsair XMS2 1066Mhz 4096MB RAM

Hard Drive: Seagate 500GB + Samsung 1TB

Video Card: XFX ATi 4890 OC ( 870Mhz GPU clock - 975 Memory clock)

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2 GeForce 7100 Socket 775 mATX Motherboard

Computer Case: Antec 900 hundred 2

PSU: Storm 700w

This is my PSU I have at the moment :- http://www.scan.co.uk/products/700w-storm-lpk19-35-120mm-silent-fan-20plus4pin-m-b-4-pin-plus12v-psu-atx-22
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  1. Whaat PSU would you recommend?
  2. Buy corsair, antec or seasonic. XFX psu has excellent reviews as well...

    Your PSU is running short of power.

    Here's a site that review PSU

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/index.php

    Calculate your PSU capacity through this site/s to assess the size of your PSU

    http://www.antec.outervision.com/


    Corsair, Antec, Seaonic, XFX should work for you
  3. Hi this is what I done on the PSU capacity calculator and this is what it came with:

    System Type: Single Processor
    Motherboard: Regular - Desktop
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3000 MHz Wolfdale
    CPU Utilization (TDP): 90% TDP

    RAM: 2 Sticks DDR2 SDRAM
    Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 4890
    Video Type: Single Card

    Regular SATA: 2 HDDs

    DVD-RW/DVD+RW Drive: 1 Drive

    USB: 1 Device
    Fan Controller: Yes

    Fans
    LED: 4 Fans 120mm; 1 Fan 140mm;

    Cold Cathodes: 1 Cathode

    Keyboard and mouse: Yes

    System Load: 90 %


    Recommended Minimum
    PSU Wattage: 410 Watts
  4. Before buying a new PSU (I recommend Seasonic), reduce your HD 4890 to stock speed to see if your PC continues to shut down.
  5. Buy something 500W and above. They are sold ~ $50US $60US


    Antec PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007657%2050001516&IsNodeId=1&name=Antec


    Corsair
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007657%2050001459&IsNodeId=1&name=Corsair

    XFX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007657%2050001669&IsNodeId=1&name=XFX

    Take note some PSU's are modular other's are not. Check the specs of the PSU before making the purchase.

    My personal preference since last year is Corsair... Well that's me(My PCS are on 34x7) you have to make your choice. Antec, Corsair are great PSUs.
  6. Electrical Power in Watts is the same...Your PC will consume the same amount of power here in the US and in UK. PC PSU are auto Volt and multi freq 50HZ EU or 60 HZ US. Make your pick any PSU above 500Watts.

    We can't do anything about the price structure in UK. You have to choose the best that would work for you.

    Same thing... Antec and Corsair are one of the best supplies for PC.
  7. ITGeek123... You have the needed information to choose the PSU for your PC...

    Cheers
  8. Guys what about cooler master power supplies? are they good or what?
  9. neo700 said:
    Guys what about cooler master power supplies? are they good or what?


    Generally no.

    Only some of the more expensive ones ($125+) are considered good because they actually use a decent OEM manufacturer to make them.
  10. Lost faith in Antec power supplies just had a 650w earthwatts failure, took a M/B and possibly the CPU with it, 2nd Antec power supply gone bad in a years time period, about the only thing I'll buy Antec wise now, is a computer case.

    I recommend Seasonic, Silverstone, and PCP&C, not necessarily in that order, those are all solid brand name power supply companies and I own and use one of each or I wouldn't recommend them.
  11. Its hard to make generic statement to cover all models. Its always a good practice to review specific brand and models. Since not all model from specific brands are good.

    Sites like this will provide you with more insites on the specific hardware...There are other sites that provides similar or equivalent reviews.

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/index.php

    User has to consider its specific needs and preference.

    As on my other posts pertaining to PSU... My personal preference is Corsair. Cost is not an issue. The computer downtime is more expensive in my case than the cost of PSU. Higher reliability is more important to me. I have 3 machines that run 24x7 for different requirements/needs.
  12. Corsair is my personal favorite... Both my son and I have the VX550 and our systems are on 24/7....Never a problem...and they are now about 2 years old and going strong!
    PC Power & Cooling are also top supplies....
    The feature I like best is the single +12Volt rail....Mine gives 42 amps and my brothers PCP&C silencer610 gives 60 amps.
    Hope this helps!

    JQ
  13. check out silverstone http://www.silverstonetek.com/products/power.php
    mine works great
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