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December 30, 2012 11:45:59 PM

I've had this computer for about 2 years: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... only adding on another 6870hd card for crossfire and replacing the ram.

Since I got it I've been experiencing constant freezing/blue screen issues like the numerous other people that have gotten cyberpower pcs. It turns out the crappy Xtreme Gear Psu may be causing it.

I need advice on what new power supply to get and how difficult is it to replace the power supply.
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December 30, 2012 11:50:47 PM

zentaki said:
I've had this computer for about 2 years: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... only adding on another 6870hd card for crossfire and replacing the ram.

Since I got it I've been experiencing constant freezing/blue screen issues like the numerous other people that have gotten cyberpower pcs. It turns out the crappy Xtreme Gear Psu may be causing it.

I need advice on what new power supply to get and how difficult is it to replace the power supply.


Hi - What is your PSU budget & where are you located?

Tom
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December 30, 2012 11:51:55 PM

toyftw said:
Hi - What is your PSU budget & where are you located?

Tom


Under $150~ I'm in the U.S
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a c 297 ) Power supply
December 30, 2012 11:54:31 PM

zentaki said:
Under $150~ I'm in the U.S


OK - give me a couple minutes.
Good news is you won't have to spend $150.

You are using 2 - 6870's in CF right?
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December 30, 2012 11:59:45 PM

toyftw said:
OK - give me a couple minutes.
Good news is you won't have to spend $150.

You are using 2 - 6870's in CF right?

Yes
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a c 297 ) Power supply
December 31, 2012 12:10:01 AM

zentaki said:
Under $150~ I'm in the U.S



Hi again - realhardtech on their PSU req for 2 6870's in CF is 900w.
You don't need that much, you could probably get by with a
quality 750w unit, I'm going to suggest at least one 850w unit
to be on the safe side.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... nets to $120

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... nets to $140

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... nets to $130

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... nets to $110

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... nets to $100

Any of these will power your sys with 2 - 6870's in CF. My personal pref of these
is the Seasonic X-850
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December 31, 2012 12:12:43 AM

toyftw said:
Hi again - realhardtech on their PSU req for 2 6870's in CF is 900w.
You don't need that much, you could probably get by with a
quality 750w unit, I'm going to suggest at least one 850w unit
to be on the safe side.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... nets to $120

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... nets to $140

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... nets to $130

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... nets to $110

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... nets to $100

Any of these will power your sys with 2 - 6870's in CF. My personal pref of these
is the Seasonic X-850


How difficult is it to change psu's?
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December 31, 2012 12:25:11 AM

zentaki said:
How difficult is it to change psu's?


Hi - not difficult at all. I consider myself lousy at mechanical stuff
and I changed mine. There are tutorials online, there are also
demo's of how to do it on you tube.

Here is the one I used:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/362

Tom
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December 31, 2012 12:26:06 AM

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a c 297 ) Power supply
December 31, 2012 12:43:51 AM

zentaki said:
Best answer selected by zentaki.
nnHi again - plz - no need for the 850 - save some $$ the psu reqnI was looking at didn't seem right, so I dbl checked andnthe 900w was for 6870x2 & CF (so 4 cards, not 2).nnGo with either of the last 2 I linked & they leave a lot of headroom.nSorry, for the screw up.nnIn fact you could be OK with a quality 650w unit.nnnTomnnlet me know if you want me to find a 650w unitnnhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 31, 2012 1:04:09 AM

toyftw said:
Hi again - plz - no need for the 850 - save some $$ the psu req
I was looking at didn't seem right, so I dbl checked and
the 900w was for 6870x2 & CF (so 4 cards, not 2).

Go with either of the last 2 I linked & they leave a lot of headroom.
Sorry, for the screw up.

In fact you could be OK with a quality 650w unit.


Tom

let me know if you want me to find a 650w unit

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


It's all good, the 850 is perfect for future upgrades I may get.
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December 31, 2012 1:13:12 AM

zentaki said:
It's all good, the 850 is perfect for future upgrades I may get.



OK - just wanted you to have the right info, I have a Seasonic X series,
outstanding PSU's.

Tom

Good luck with your rig
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