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December 10, 2012 3:57:44 PM

Ive been having issues with my computer and im really beginning to think that its my power unit. When i stress test my GC i can here my tower make a noise likes its bogging down then it crashes. When it reboots the error shows up as a blue screen error and displays as a driver issue. Ive tried all the possible driver versions and performed clean installs on each one. So its kinda making sense.

Heres my build

I5- 2500 quad core sandy bridge (not oc'd)
Extreme 3 gen 3 mobo
1 old hdd with 300 gigs of storage, don't even make em anymore stickers illegible
1 other old 250 g laptop hard drive, illegible as well
GTX-570 (not oc'd)

2 dvd rw drives (i have 2 cause ones a light scribe i use for work)

3 permanent usb devices

4 4g DDR3-1333 sticks

3 120mm fans
3 95 mm fans, that i run at max speed consistently

any body got a good idea on what i should get?
at least the cheapest of what i need to run this thing smoothly?

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December 10, 2012 5:34:34 PM

What psu do you currently have? Something like corsair TX650 would be enough.
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December 10, 2012 5:44:16 PM

i only have a 550 and it aint enough
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December 10, 2012 6:12:00 PM

mantinziza said:
i only have a 550 and it aint enough


Technically, according to this:
http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt...

550 watts is the minimum for your video card, so you have met the requirements to run the card. However you may have a low quality power supply which fails to put out the labelled wattage. Let us know your power supply model.

Edit: As sayantan has replied, if looking to upgrade 650 watts is a good spot to go for, will help in future upgrades since 650 watts is usually enough for single video cards.
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December 10, 2012 8:16:04 PM

mantinziza said:
Ive been having issues with my computer and im really beginning to think that its my power unit. When i stress test my GC i can here my tower make a noise likes its bogging down then it crashes. When it reboots the error shows up as a blue screen error and displays as a driver issue. Ive tried all the possible driver versions and performed clean installs on each one. So its kinda making sense.

Heres my build

I5- 2500 quad core sandy bridge (not oc'd)
Extreme 3 gen 3 mobo
1 old hdd with 300 gigs of storage, don't even make em anymore stickers illegible
1 other old 250 g laptop hard drive, illegible as well
GTX-570 (not oc'd)

2 dvd rw drives (i have 2 cause ones a light scribe i use for work)

3 permanent usb devices

4 4g DDR3-1333 sticks

3 120mm fans
3 95 mm fans, that i run at max speed consistently

any body got a good idea on what i should get?
at least the cheapest of what i need to run this thing smoothly?

Your definition of cheap and your location would be helpful

mantinziza said:
i only have a 550 and it aint enough

550 watts from any decent line is plenty for those specs
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December 10, 2012 8:46:34 PM

A single 570 needs 260W on peak (furmark) so your PSU IS enough. You dont need a new one.

BUT tell us the brand/model just to be sure !
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