Comments on Profile Post by Slam Jones

  1. Slam Jones
    Slam Jones
    Just hope nothing else got fried when it died...
    Apr 9, 2016
  2. Furian
    Furian
    Scheiße!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Apr 9, 2016
  3. N99024
    N99024
    Just a quick question slam, don't have to answer it if you don't feel like it. But do you know exactly how much wattage your PSU could output at max? and the amount of Watts your system needed. or was it just from old age? (sorry if im intruding, huge tech nerd)
    Apr 11, 2016
  4. Tyrax Lightning
    Tyrax Lightning
    Apr 12, 2016
  5. Slam Jones
    Slam Jones
    Heya, no worries N99. The PSU I was using was a Thermaltake TR2 TR-500 (500W), which, after doing my research, I've realized was not even 80+ certified!! The replacement one I ordered is a EVGA500B, Bronze certified. (to be cont'd)
    Apr 12, 2016
  6. Slam Jones
    Slam Jones
    (cont'd from previous) Based on all the psu calculators I've used, my pc appears to draw about 400 - 430W or so. Not sure what went wrong, but from what I've read, that model of psu tends to die after 2 years (mine qwas 2.5 years old). If I could afford a $90 psu, I certainly would, but budget constraints and all... :\ The replacement one I got should be better anyway :)
    Apr 12, 2016
  7. Slam Jones
    Slam Jones
    Also, yes, quite a sight to behold xD I'd heard of people's computers "exploding" before, but this is a first for me lol
    Apr 12, 2016
  8. N99024
    N99024
    Okay, just be careful, about it because a PSU unit going out like that isn't common but can be very dangerous
    Apr 12, 2016
  9. N99024
    N99024
    This is just me though, no need to follow it if you don't want to. But I typically would go for a PSU that is 150-300 watts above the needed for my system that I could calculate. I've also used PCpartpicker to help get a rough estimate of what it would look like(before overclocking) and add the amount above to that # as head room. And I my self would go for a gold 80+ :P but again, that's just me
    Apr 12, 2016
  10. N99024
    N99024
    But I can understand being Ina budget. Sometimes the nice stuff is never cheap lol
    Apr 12, 2016
  11. Tyrax Lightning
    Tyrax Lightning
    Hope ya remembered to check that new PSU that it'd give ya good amount of Amps on the +12V Rail. I would not settle for less then 40.
    Apr 12, 2016
  12. Slam Jones
    Slam Jones
    Ah, right on. The PSUs most often recommended by the calculators were in the 550W+ range, so similar to what you propose. Heh, if I had the budget, I'd probably go Gold (Platinum isn't a big enough improvement to justify the price, from what I've read). As it is, it looks like my replacement has 40Amps on the 12V rail ("[email protected]" is what it says on the site) so hoping that should be stable enough! :)
    Apr 12, 2016
  13. Tyrax Lightning
    Tyrax Lightning
    That oughta do it. :)
    Apr 12, 2016