PSU questions, again
I bought a Sunbeam modular PSU after my stock raidmax unit fried. I wasn't too bright on the subject at the time and didn't realize anything about dual 12v rails and when I got it and hooked it up, it worked for a while and then I got errors from my vid card stating the the card was automatically downclocking itself due to low power issues.
The sunbeam is a 450 watt unit, and the card I want to power is a old school (600 bucks at the time I bought it, darn it) ASUS 6800 hybrid with two power connectors.
I thought I'd be smart to go and get a cheap EVGA 6200 card that takes less power and not have to fuss about the power supply, but the performence drop was very not worth it. I can play HL2 on lowest settings with this combo, and my older games stutter sometimes.
I want to spend no more than 60 dollars, and I'm giving myself a ten dollar leeway for shipping costs, so 70 total. I need healthy 12v dual rails and stability. My machine encodes video and plays games frequently and also runs almost 24/7.
Sleeved wires is a plus that I enjoy from my modular PSU I have now, so I hope we come up with something with sleeved wires again.
Thank you guys for all your help, any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.