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    hey everyone, my current power supply won't handdle both my CPU and GPU overclocked at the same time. So I'm thinking to up grade it. I'm using an I5 2500K at 4.5 Ghz and a gtx 580 twiin frozr (limited to 850Mhz cause of the lack of power). This is the current power supply I have. https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...ctId=45780What what would you suggest I get? I also have running two optical players (dvd and a bleu ray), one ssd and a hard drive, and 7 fans. When I try to test my card with furmark it will instantly shut down or I get artifacts in other programs when overclocked higher then 850Mhz. In the hardware section people mentionned that it was a PSU not giving enough power.Thanks for you help

  • #2
    You could try RMA it, that PSU should manage fine

    If not, then maybe this XFX:
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...roductId=53991

    The components are made by Seasonic, which are the top IMO.

    If you plan on SLI or something in the future, look into the 750/850W version of that, or if you want modular:
    https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials...roductId=53995

    Not bad for a few extra quid.
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    • #3
      How can i know for sure if it is the PSU the problem?

      I'm thinking of getting a 850W (just to be safe). Which one is better?

      http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=54321
      http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=53993
      or what would you suggest I should get? (850W around 100)

      Does it make a big difference if they are bronze rather then gold power supply?

      Do they come with all the cables I need? or do I need to buy more cables?
      Last edited by Sidistic; 20-03-13, 12:52.

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      • #4
        Had a problem with my computer at the office, couldn't write properly

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        • #5
          If your looking at getting an 850w psu either of the two you have linked above are great, they come with all cables required.

          Here is an artical regarding efficiency http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/80_Plus

          Afaik the oem for both is seasonic.. (correct me if im wrong)

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          • #6
            OEM for all XFX psu's is Seasonic. The latest OEM for the Corsair TX 850 is Chicony Power Technology.

            Don't be surprised if it does'nt fix your problem though. Unless your current psu has a fault it is more than capable of powering your rig. I still reckon it's the overclock on your card that is not stable.
            Last edited by pastyman; 20-03-13, 13:50.
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            • #7
              I just found here http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages..._review,7.html
              it is said: "On your average system the card requires you to have a 650 Watt power supply unit."

              On my previous thread I was told that maybe my it was me over stressing the 12v rail with my heavy overclocking.

              http://forums.aria.co.uk/showthread.php/124357-instant-shutdown-when-GPU-and-CPU-are-OC

              SO anyone has any idea on what is the problem? and what I should do?

              I've just found this site, it says I should need at least 578w (http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine)
              Last edited by Sidistic; 20-03-13, 16:22.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Sidistic View Post
                I just found here http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages..._review,7.html
                it is said: "On your average system the card requires you to have a 650 Watt power supply unit."

                On my previous thread I was told that maybe my it was me over stressing the 12v rail with my heavy overclocking.

                http://forums.aria.co.uk/showthread.php/124357-instant-shutdown-when-GPU-and-CPU-are-OC

                SO anyone has any idea on what is the problem? and what I should do?

                I've just found this site, it says I should need at least 578w (http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine)
                I think the heavy overclocking might be pushing the PSU to be honest, the shut down is just a fail safe mechanism. I'd go for the XFX personally, or the 850W modular version:
                http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=53996
                Main Rig: A8 7670k @4.5GHz // Gigabyte F2A88-XM D3H // 8GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400MHz // Sapphire Nitro R9 380 // Samsung 850 250GB // Samsung F3 500GB // EVGA SuperNOVA 550 G2 // Dell U2312HM // Zowie EC2
                Dell Inspiron 15 Special Edition:
                i7 3612QM // 6GB RAM // 7730M // Samsung 840 250GB // Backlit K/B // 1080p Panel // Soundblaster Evo Wireless

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                • #9
                  Is that difference between modular and non modular worth the 10 difference?
                  Which one should I go for?
                  http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=53996
                  http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=53993

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                  • #10
                    It's definitely worth it because it will mean the cables will be tidier and tidier cables = better airflow in the case.
                    Originally posted by jointhedotz
                    I admit it, it's so damn good! following Alan on the downs, just getting a feel

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Sarky View Post
                      I think the heavy overclocking might be pushing the PSU to be honest, the shut down is just a fail safe mechanism. I'd go for the XFX personally, or the 850W modular version:
                      http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=53996
                      ^^This

                      Originally posted by Chaz View Post
                      It's definitely worth it because it will mean the cables will be tidier and tidier cables = better airflow in the case.
                      ^^And this

                      Id go for the modular 850w xfx

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                      • #12
                        If I take it, Am I garrantied to have enough power then? or should I aim higher?Thanks a lot for the help I will get it next week on pay day

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                        • #13
                          Play around with the 580's overclock first before spending money on a potentially un-needed psu. 600w should be far more than your rig needs unless there is a fault with the psu. My old GTX480 with the rig in my siggy (not the 670) only pulled 400w from the wall and even then only by running Linx and Furmark both together. A unstable overclock would cause the symptoms in your original thread. Overclocking takes time and patience. It's not a case of moving some sliders and it's stable. I just don't want to see you spending the best part of 100 only to come back and have the same problem.
                          i5-4670k@4.5Ghz, Asus Maximus VI Hero, 16GB Samsung Green 2133Mhz@9-10-10-21/1N, Sandisk Extreme 240GB SSD, Crucial M500 240GB SSD, 1TB Hitachi 7K1000C, Seasonic G series 750w, EVGA GTX780 FTW ACX Watercooling / Pump 2x AquaXtreme 50z / CPU EK Supreme HF / GPU XSPC Rasa VGA / 25cm XSPC Passive res / Rads, Thermochill PA120.3 + CG360

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                          • #14
                            Here is a little video that shows what my problem is hope you enjoy, and sorry it was taken using my phone (htx one X on low quality)
                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4T7B...ature=youtu.be

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                            • #15
                              Replied in your other thread.
                              i5-4670k@4.5Ghz, Asus Maximus VI Hero, 16GB Samsung Green 2133Mhz@9-10-10-21/1N, Sandisk Extreme 240GB SSD, Crucial M500 240GB SSD, 1TB Hitachi 7K1000C, Seasonic G series 750w, EVGA GTX780 FTW ACX Watercooling / Pump 2x AquaXtreme 50z / CPU EK Supreme HF / GPU XSPC Rasa VGA / 25cm XSPC Passive res / Rads, Thermochill PA120.3 + CG360

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