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Gateway FX6860-Ef10p has a good enough power supply or not?

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July 17, 2012 9:54:27 PM

I bought a prebuilt Gateway FX6860-Ef10p and not sure if it's safe to play at max setting Crysis 3 or any highest end games out there currently with the power supply I have,:

750w
12v rail - 18A

Also have 2 case fans.

Specs:
intel core i7 2600 --- TDP?: 95 W
GTX 560 Ti ---- Min Power: 170w Max Power: 210
16gb ram
2Tb drive + 120Gb SSD

Thanx in advance for the help.

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a b ) Power supply
July 17, 2012 10:44:55 PM

Being that the computer is made by Gateway the 750w PSU is most likely garbage. It will play at max settings but the question is for how long. It could last for 6 months or longer but you can bet that psu will not last like other major brands like corsair or seasonic
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a c 246 ) Power supply
July 17, 2012 10:47:39 PM

Are you sure it is a 750 watt power supply with just one +12V rail rated at 18 amps? That is way off. A good 750 watt power supply would have a single +12V rail rated somewhere around 60 amps or two +12V rails rated somewhere around 38 amps each:

http://www.johnnylucky.org/power-supplies/psu-recommend...
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a c 132 ) Power supply
July 17, 2012 11:00:45 PM

both the card and supply are installed by gateway and I'm sure they'd rather not to have to work on either the gpu or psu while its under warranty...
gateway - also why the psu specs are 'low' for a 750w. Probably has 30a on the 3.3v.
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July 30, 2012 9:41:04 PM

JohnnyLucky said:
Are you sure it is a 750 watt power supply with just one +12V rail rated at 18 amps? That is way off. A good 750 watt power supply would have a single +12V rail rated somewhere around 60 amps or two +12V rails rated somewhere around 38 amps each:

http://www.johnnylucky.org/power-supplies/psu-recommend...


well not sure if it's a single rail, but positive on 18amps and said 12v. and if my power supply breaks or does not work can i replace it when my gateway has problems or when the power supply breaks does it destroy or corrupt my motherboard, cpu, and other components of the computer also.
and how do I know it's a single or multi rail where does it say. THNX for the replies so far guys.
Yea I have like 1 year warranty on it and 3 years from futureshop.

But again, can i replace my powersupply on my computer once it doesn't work anymore, I play Very High end games? So im worried. How can I keep the power supply to last longer, do I stop playing high end games?

Thnx in advance.
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a c 246 ) Power supply
July 30, 2012 9:58:08 PM

popatim might be on to something.

Just how old is your pc?
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July 31, 2012 9:06:36 PM

JohnnyLucky, this pc bought like 2 weeks ago. This is the newer version of GatewayFX6860, there was an older version but that was without the Solid state drive. I don't know if this info helps, but could give it a try.

got it from here:

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/gateway-gateway-...

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August 13, 2012 12:19:24 AM

I still haven't got an answer to my question :( 
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August 13, 2012 2:17:15 AM

OKKKO52 said:
I still haven't got an answer to my question :( 


Post a picture of the power supply...18 amps on the 12V rail seems really low. Even my soon to be replaced 300 watt Bestec has 19 amps on the 12V.

Dave
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February 3, 2013 12:42:23 AM

popatim said:
both the card and supply are installed by gateway and I'm sure they'd rather not to have to work on either the gpu or psu while its under warranty...
gateway - also why the psu specs are 'low' for a 750w. Probably has 30a on the 3.3v.


I checked and poptaim is right. it has 30amp on the 3.3volt. its been a like 6 months and still working on most games. games that i played latest is batman arkham city and DMC which was released just on january 25th.

So...if poptaim is right, that means everything is fine?
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February 3, 2013 12:43:25 AM

Also played them on hi res resolution on 24inch and everything else max settings.
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