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Windows 7: Faulty power supply or something else?

23 Nov 2012   #11
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Not really. However, a modular (or semi-modular, as I have), can really help towards a neater build and can aid airflow (and therefore cooling) because there won't be any (or as many) unused cables to tie back out of the way.

As regards PSU wattage, a decent PSU rated at 850W is capable of providing that amount of power. Contrary to some beliefs, the PSU only draws the amount of power that is required by the load placed upon it (plus a small overhead consumed by the PSU itself).

A cheap PSU, such as one that comes bundled with a case, might be rated at 500W but in reality is only capable of sustaining much less than that. In addition, the overhead consumed by the PSU itself will tend to be greater.


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23 Nov 2012   #12
Losyak

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks youve all been a great help. Ill probably go with Corsair CX600, it looks like very decent value for a very small fee. Everywhere Ive looked so far lists Corsair products as one of top choices when picking psus. Although its not modular, I dont think Ill be having too many unused cords and wires for them to clog up the space and the airflow.

Once again, thank you and happy holidays!
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23 Nov 2012   #13
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The CX600 is a good choice too, I was only looking at the ones on sale.

I have 2 modular PSUs and I love them! One only has the cables needed.
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23 Nov 2012   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Very good choice Losyak. If you do find a higher than 600W priced right buy it. No such thing as to much power. It's kind of like a care with 800 HP you can still drive around town with no problems. The horsepower is there but only used if and when needed. Their is a problem with modular power supplies. Once you use one your hooked. That is all you will ever use again.
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23 Nov 2012   #15
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Their is a problem with modular power supplies. Once you use one your hooked. That is all you will ever use again.
That is absolutely spot on and so true. I only ever look at modular power supplies for myself (except once when an Newegg.com - ENERMAX NAXN ENP450AST 450W ATX12V Power Supply was on sale for silly money and I stuck it in a media PC). I have a draw full of unused connectors in the nice case they provided to put the cables in.
Oh yeah hooked....
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