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September 15, 2012 5:51:12 PM

:hello:  When i play games that makes my components running on high load i experience hearing my PSU's transformer buzzing. Should i be worried? I realized this ever since i upgraded to a Radeon HD 6850 from a GeForce GT 240. My power supply is a Corsair CX430. I think this is most likely happening because the PSU is on high load but then again is it normal?

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September 16, 2012 2:59:48 AM

Corsair TX650 will give you plenty of head room, with power left over for future builds or upgrades.
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September 16, 2012 8:02:18 AM

knightdog56 said:
Corsair TX650 will give you plenty of head room, with power left over for future builds or upgrades.


That does not answer my question. I asked is it normal for me to hear the PSU's Transformer
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September 16, 2012 1:57:20 PM

No, normally the PSU is one of the quietest components in a computer. I think you may be pulling too much power from that CX430.
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September 16, 2012 3:27:16 PM

Engima said:
No, normally the PSU is one of the quietest components in a computer. I think you may be pulling too much power from that CX430.


Look. Its been going like this since january 20th. I ordered an Antec HCG 620W and it will arrive in the beginning of october. Do you think will the CX430 last until then?
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September 16, 2012 5:48:17 PM

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September 16, 2012 5:50:53 PM

Engima said:
No, normally the PSU is one of the quietest components in a computer. I think you may be pulling too much power from that CX430.


I also wanna ask you how is your PII X4 965 BE + radeon 6850 setup working? I have a 6850 myself and i plan on buying the i5 3550. I will be using the PC for gaming. So is it worth getting the 3550 instead of the 965 in terms of price/performance ratio.
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September 16, 2012 6:35:47 PM

I haven't overclocked my 965 since it's doing everything that I need it to. I've played Fallout 3, Borderlands, Unreal Tournament 2004, Orcs Must Die, Modern Warfare, and others that I don't remember.

Personally I'm sticking with the 965 until the day it either dies or bottlenecks but I don't believe either of those events will happen. If anything, I would upgrade my 6850 before I upgrade my 965 since how well your games look and perform depends more on the GPU than the CPU.
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September 16, 2012 7:45:47 PM

Engima said:
I haven't overclocked my 965 since it's doing everything that I need it to. I've played Fallout 3, Borderlands, Unreal Tournament 2004, Orcs Must Die, Modern Warfare, and others that I don't remember.

Personally I'm sticking with the 965 until the day it either dies or bottlenecks but I don't believe either of those events will happen. If anything, I would upgrade my 6850 before I upgrade my 965 since how well your games look and perform depends more on the GPU than the CPU.


So i have an athlon II X3 which is bottlenecking my 6850 so i think that a large difference would be with a 965 BE since i hear it won't bottleneck a gtx 670 to which i was planing on upgrading
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September 16, 2012 9:08:26 PM

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