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Need a new psu

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October 14, 2012 12:56:37 AM

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM

Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

EDIMAX EW-7128Gn PCI Wireless Adapter for PC and Mac

GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6100WMGUSBX

COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-550-PCAR-E3 550W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

my pc was working fine for a while and i started getting reboots in games like saints row 3. i thought it was my graphic card but it seems fine. i tried to stress test my psu and my pc completely shutdown. my pc is about 8 months old and this started happening about a month ago.

that's the psu i think ill get. im pretty sure its the psu its a pretty cheap one. if that seems like a good psu ill get it and see if it fixes the problem. would i be able to sli with another gtx 560 ti with this psu? and i am also thinking about getting 2 more sticks of ram.if you have any recommindations i would be glad to consider them. thanks

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a b B Homebuilt system
October 14, 2012 1:09:36 AM

I've had that power supply with the 560ti that I had its a pretty good one the one you choose.
October 14, 2012 1:10:28 AM

would i be able to sli with another gtx 560 ti with this psu? and i am also thinking about getting 2 more sticks of ram
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a c 81 B Homebuilt system
October 14, 2012 1:21:01 AM

Coolermaster power supplies are pretty bad and the Extreme Power Plus is among the worst of the worst. It can only produce around 350 watts.

That Corsair is plenty powerful enough for 2 x GTX 560 Ti cards in Sli. However it lacks the required power connectors. You need 4 x 6 pin power connectors for 2 of those card and that PSU only has 2. So you would either need to use adaptors ( not recommended ) or choose a different model power supply.

These models all have the connectors you need and are very high quality. The Seasonic X series are among the best power supplies made.

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a b B Homebuilt system
October 14, 2012 1:21:04 AM

this is attached photo of what my system looked like at the time.

You would probably want something like a tx750 because the tx650 does not come with 4 x 6+2-Pin. And the 750 does.
October 14, 2012 1:33:39 AM

im going to go with the tx750 it seems better and with the rebate its cheaper haha win!
October 14, 2012 1:34:11 AM

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October 14, 2012 1:54:07 AM

and i am going to get that set of ram thanks!
a b B Homebuilt system
October 14, 2012 2:20:01 AM

You know the funny think kwalker the components in that power supply the 750 are made by seasonic :p  and I thought the ram setup would favor you better so you don't have to occupy all your ram slots and you have room to expand more later enjoy!
October 14, 2012 4:19:58 AM

Thanks or pointing that out about the ram I decided to get those instead finding 2x2 sticks
a b B Homebuilt system
October 14, 2012 4:21:39 AM

Yea I think in the end you'll be happier with that decision :) 
October 18, 2012 12:39:01 AM

my new psu came and my pc works great thanks!