Is my PSU big enough? Tags: Power Supplies Components Last response: August 21, 2012 11:36 PM in Components Share CoderX71 August 19, 2012 11:10:04 PM Hi All, Recently I built the following system, some parts were from my previous build namely HDD, Case and PSU. New Parts: Intel Core i7 3930K G.Skill 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 Kit, PC-12800 (1600Mhz), RipjawsZ, 9-9-9-24-2N Asus Rampage IV Formula, X79 Gigabyte 7970 3GB x 2 (Crossfired) Cat 12.8 3 x 23" Samsung LCD monitors (5760x1080) Existing Parts: 2 x WD 500GB HDD 1 x OCZ Agility 3 120GB 1 x OCZ Agility 3 240GB Thermal Take tough power 850W Raven II case OS Win 7 64bit Pro Now the the issue I have is the system locks during gaming, usually after about 15 min or so. I can't even use the reset boutton on the case, I have to physically cut the power. With general apps like Firefox for example I'm getting corruptions in the text and then a black viewing area, with IE9 I'm only getting corrupted text. With 2 HDDs, 2 SSDs, 2 7970s and 4 120 fans running, do I need beefier PSU? More about : psu big jemm a b ) Power supply August 20, 2012 12:48:36 AM Unless your PSU is faulty it is enough. What are the temps while playing games? m 0 l clutchc a c 142 ) Power supply August 20, 2012 2:05:00 AM Although I prefer single rail PSUs, there is nothing wrong with that PSU powering a pair of 7970s. You should have room to spare... depending on what other power hungry components you have in the system. http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/ m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer CoderX71 August 21, 2012 11:36:55 PM I've fixed the issue by rolling back the video card drivers to Cat 12.4 Strange that I had issues with 12.8 where so many others don't. Need look into this more. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedIs my PSU big enough? Forum SolvedDid I buy a big enough PSU for my build? Forum SolvedIs my Corsair CX430M a big enough PSU for R9 280X? Forum SolvedPSU big enough for this rig? Forum SolvedIs my PSU big enough for GTX 770? - need answers quick Forum SolvedPSU Big Enough? Forum SolvedIs this PSU Big enough Forum SolvedDo I have a big enough PSU? Forum SolvedBig Enough PSU? Forum SolvedIs this PSU big enough? Forum SolvedIs my PSU big enough? Forum SolvedIs my PSU big enough for SLI? Forum SolvedBig enough PSU? Forum SolvedBig enough PSU? Need advice! Forum SolvedIs my PSU big enough for dual 6870s Forum A few questions about cf, sli and whether my psu is big enough Forum Is my psu big enough for my system Forum SolvedIs my PSU big enough? Forum Is my PSU big enough for my build Forum SolvedBig enough psu? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !