Asus M5A78L-M LX
AMD 960T Black Edition 3.0GHz
HIS HD 6850 IceQ X Turbo 1GB GDDR5
2x Kingston 4GB DDR3 1333MHz Memory Module Non-ECC CL9 1.5V
Seagate 500GB 3.5" SATA-III 6Gb/s Barracuda Hard Drive 7200RPM
Powercool 550W 80plus Certified Efficienty PSU - Manufacture ID PSUPC550AUBA
I used a power calculator and got an estimate of 500W (I rounded it up).
I wish to ask you wonderful people on what PSU you could advise me on getting.
The PSU I currently have is a cheap 35 pound thing: http://www.ebuyer.com/160349-powercool-550w-80plus-cert...
I recently bought the 6850 and have had random reboots (I uninstalled the drivers correctly, used CCleaner etc.) and I keep getting these random reboots where the screen goes blank or blue with vertical lines and reboots.
The video card is less than 4 days old, so.... and every other component is less than 5 months.
I posted on another thread for help but none has helped. So the last option is to obtain a new PSU in hopes that these issues go away! Plus I'm worried about the current PSU as it is a cheap piece of junk.
I choose this PSU as a replacement: http://www.ebuyer.com/200489-coolermaster-gx-550w-psu-r...
Why? I saw it as the cheapest option on 'AMD's Certified Power Supply List'. Do you think the GX 550 is any good? I might one day upgrade to a better video card, to keep up with the games so is it worth this PSU or a bit bigger?
My budget is 50 to 60 at the most - excluding delivery charges. So max of 65/70 in total.
Does AMD's certified PSU list mean anything or is it just to help sell?
Many thanks everyone!
**Sorry for spelling - these past four days have been a crazy
So do you guys think, powerwise it was just not enough to able keep the system up? I could play a game for a hour or two but then I'm doing small things and it would reboot on me.
If the new PSU doesn't solve my problem I think I will give up and as for a refund.
That is also a good PSU. Either the one I recommended or that one would be fine. Forget the AMD certified power crap. It's just marketing hyperbole.
Excellent! Thanks abekl.
I don't want to close this thread jsut yet, I would like to see if someone could explain to me the wats and ampers. I always assumed if: sys x needed about 450W then any 500W PSU would do. I guess I'm very far off the mark!