PSU upgrade

Hey guys,

I'm looking to upgrade my PSU as my current one is a very cheap one, and I'm worried it will blow up at some point. I am occasionally getting BSODs when playing BFBC2 for long periods of time - might this be to do with the PSU? I am planning on upgrading my system with a new CPU, SSD and GPU in the coming weeks, so I'd like some help on which PSU to buy.

This is my current PSU - not great I know:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alpine-Watt-120mm-Gold-Retail/dp/B0056YB0OK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1353349584&sr=8-2


My system:

CPU: currently Phenom II X4 965T, will be FX8350
Motherboard: Asus M5A87
GPU: currently Asus 6770, will be 7870 (not sure what brand)
RAM: Corsair XMS3 8GB
SSD: currently none, will be Samsung 830 256GB
HDD: Hitachi Deskstar 500GB
Heatsink: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7
PSU: the one mentioned above
Case: Xigmatek Asgard with 2x 120mm fans

The PSU I'm thinking about upgrading to is the Corsair CMPSU-600CXV2UK Builder Series 600W http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMPSU-600CXV2UK-Builder-Series-Supply/dp/B0050AFU46/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353348449&sr=8-1

Will that be enough to power my system with plenty of headroom?
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  1. leeskiramm said:
    Hey guys,

    I'm looking to upgrade my PSU as my current one is a very cheap one, and I'm worried it will blow up at some point. I am occasionally getting BSODs when playing BFBC2 for long periods of time - might this be to do with the PSU? I am planning on upgrading my system with a new CPU, SSD and GPU in the coming weeks, so I'd like some help on which PSU to buy.

    This is my current PSU - not great I know:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alpine-Watt-120mm-Gold-Retail/dp/B0056YB0OK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1353349584&sr=8-2


    My system:

    CPU: currently Phenom II X4 965T, will be FX8350
    Motherboard: Asus M5A87
    GPU: currently Asus 6770, will be 7870 (not sure what brand)
    RAM: Corsair XMS3 8GB
    SSD: currently none, will be Samsung 830 256GB
    HDD: Hitachi Deskstar 500GB
    Heatsink: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7
    PSU: the one mentioned above
    Case: Xigmatek Asgard with 2x 120mm fans

    The PSU I'm thinking about upgrading to is the Corsair CMPSU-600CXV2UK Builder Series 600W http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMPSU-600CXV2UK-Builder-Series-Supply/dp/B0050AFU46/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353348449&sr=8-1

    Will that be enough to power my system with plenty of headroom?


    Yes - more than enough!
  2. Fantastic!

    Does anyone know if it is possible that my current PSU is causing the BFBC2 issue?
  3. Yes, that is a descent power supply and should give you plenty of headroom for any single CPU and single GPU.

    I use the builder series when I can get them on a good sale.
  4. leeskiramm said:
    Fantastic!

    Does anyone know if it is possible that my current PSU is causing the BFBC2 issue?


    Yes, that would be my first guess. When it gets warm in your case the cheap PSU tend to overheat.
  5. leeskiramm said:
    Hey guys,

    I'm looking to upgrade my PSU as my current one is a very cheap one, and I'm worried it will blow up at some point. I am occasionally getting BSODs when playing BFBC2 for long periods of time - might this be to do with the PSU? I am planning on upgrading my system with a new CPU, SSD and GPU in the coming weeks, so I'd like some help on which PSU to buy.

    This is my current PSU - not great I know:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alpine-Watt-120mm-Gold-Retail/dp/B0056YB0OK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1353349584&sr=8-2


    My system:

    CPU: currently Phenom II X4 965T, will be FX8350
    Motherboard: Asus M5A87
    GPU: currently Asus 6770, will be 7870 (not sure what brand)
    RAM: Corsair XMS3 8GB
    SSD: currently none, will be Samsung 830 256GB
    HDD: Hitachi Deskstar 500GB
    Heatsink: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7
    PSU: the one mentioned above
    Case: Xigmatek Asgard with 2x 120mm fans

    The PSU I'm thinking about upgrading to is the Corsair CMPSU-600CXV2UK Builder Series 600W http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMPSU-600CXV2UK-Builder-Series-Supply/dp/B0050AFU46/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353348449&sr=8-1

    Will that be enough to power my system with plenty of headroom?


    Yes - more than enough!
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