Originally Posted by brodieman
if I may ask why are my fan lights dimming / fans slowing down.. the noise is noticable aswell when I load heavy things IE games. large files. etc etc. mostly during game play.
because the power supply cannot actually supply 550W for a sustained amount of time. 550W would be its peak output, which it can do if it has to
, but not for sustained amounts of time.
A good quality power supply will be able to output all of its rated output stably, and even more if it has to.
I have a Hiper 580W Type-R, and I would definitely recommend it.
for the record, my Hiper PSU is powering:
8800 GTS 320MB
Athlon 64 X2 4600+ at 2.8GHZ, 1.5V
3 x 120mm fans
water cooling (Swiftech MCP655 pump, high powered)
108MB/S wireless card
2 x Seagate hard drives (200GB IDE, 320GB SATA)
1 x DVD burner