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Topic # 215016 8-Jun-2017 16:02
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Hi, sorry if this is in the wrong forum.

My gaming Pc has been playing up lately, randomly turns off while gaming or doing simple things like web browsing.
I have to either leave it unplugged for 20+ minutes or flick the on and off button on the power supply while turning my Pc power button on to get it working again.
It never gets hot.

Most people I've mentioned this to have told me it is most likely the power supply, but I am not sure, so I am in need of a new one to see if it fixes the problem, my psu is over 3 yeas old so I can't take it back to computer lounge where I bought my Pc from.

My power supply is a seasonic ssp 450rt

I am looking for something under $100.

I was looking at


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  Reply # 1796792 8-Jun-2017 16:26
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May we ask, what specs would it be powering: 








Any overclocking?




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  Reply # 1796797 8-Jun-2017 16:38
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I prefer Silverstone or Corsair PSU's myself, never had an issue with them.  Most systems are more than happy with 500W but as mentioned above, let us know what specs youre running etc.



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  Reply # 1796951 8-Jun-2017 22:24
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 Hey tehgerbil




CPU: Intel core i5 4670 Haswell 3.40ghz 6mb lga1150




GPU:  Asus GTX660-DC20-2GD5 GeForce GTX660 Overclocked




HDD: Crucial m500 120GB sata3 SSD & Crucial m500 240GB sata3 SSD




Any overclocking? No, apart from my GPU being the ti version

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  Reply # 1797054 9-Jun-2017 08:54
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Go to the outervision PSU calculator .. plug in your parts and it will tell you the real world load you will see :




Once you know if the 500W units you are considering are OK then you can check reviews etc. Best review sites on PSU are Johnny Guru or Hardware Secrets



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  Reply # 1797077 9-Jun-2017 09:28
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Slightly overbudget @ $133 ANTEC 550W EARTHWATTS GOLD, BLACK, ATX, 80 PLUS GOLD


Or a modular 500W Silverstone for $116


Or the under budget FSP 500W for $76


If you're not happy with any of these - a good place to help give you an idea as to the reliability of models 


All of them offer the minimum 24amp on the 12V rail for your GTX660 ti.

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  Reply # 1797308 9-Jun-2017 14:00
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This is a review on the 400W version .. it got 7.5/10




Assuming the 500W is just a "more power" version then its pretty solid and at that price you wont find a better name brand deal 


I have the enermax 500W which serves me well -


this got a good review too -

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  Reply # 1797320 9-Jun-2017 14:15
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Fsp are a decent OEM. I understand that make alot of the EVGA PSUs.

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  Reply # 1797735 10-Jun-2017 15:20
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Is Okay?



Back when I was gpu mining for crypto, I bought a whole load of fsp supplies.


I ran them hard 24/7 for months on end.


They all performed perfectly which is more than I can say for some of the brands I tried.


I still have those PSUs in an assortment of desktop systems. Clearly they all have an easier life now but they are still going strong.



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