Background: Over the past few weeks, I've noticed my computer cutting off at random times. Until now I thought I was just inadvertently unplugging the power strip that (shouldn't be but) is located next to my feet. About an hour ago, it cut off in the middle of a game match, my feet propped up away from the power strip--checking the event log, apparently it's been turning off while I've been away. Event Viewer: http://screencast.com/t/rhm9ygciKue
So to my question: My power supply is something like a Diablotek PSDA600 DA Series 600W Power Supply; it was bought with a barebones kit in a good deal. With my system specs that follow, what's the chance that this PSU is my issue? How quickly should I get a new one, if so?
I don't have a UPS. Core i5-2500k 3.30 GHz OC'd to 4.0 on stock cooler Sparkle GeForce GTX 460 1GB, stock speed Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 rev. 1.0 RAM: 2 x 4GB Corsair CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 (for 8GB DDR3) C Drive: Intel SSDSA2M080G2GC (Solid State Disk, 80GB) Other HDDs include a 5200 RPM terabyte disk and a 7200 rpm 580 gb disk. My resolution is 1920x1200, but beyond that I think the hardware is irrelevant?
If you need more information, do ask. I want to know if there's much risk of this PSU dying and taking my GPU and components with it...
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Its absolutely your psu. Diablotek is a terrible brand. What is your budget for a new psu?
Yep should be your PSU. That brand is crap. When looking at them these are the ones I look at. Corsair, OCZ, XFX, PC Power and Cooling, Antec and SeaSonic (they are in no specific order). I hope it didn't take any parts with it.
It hasn't completely died quite yet.
Also, I see some good PSUs for 90. I might be able to do that, if it gives peace of mind.