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Old 06-12-2010, 01:07 PM   #31 (permalink)
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While the 24pin adapter may work, which I suspect it will. You really need to get a power supply designed for todays modern systems. Even thou PC Pwr. & Clg. is an excellent company, all power supplies will degrade over time and yours has had a long time. And while they may say it's good for a Lifetime it isn't and when a Power Supply goes out they sometimes take other components with them.
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Old 06-12-2010, 01:38 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Yeah Slay, I went to the computer store and the guy said basically what you just did.

He told me not to get the adapter, that the Mobo should post even if only 20 are plugged in.

He has a PSU he says will do the trick for $80, and I can return it for refund if it's not the problem.

Does that sound like what I should do?
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Old 06-12-2010, 01:52 PM   #33 (permalink)
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we need more info than just, "a psu that will do the trick for $80", he is a salesman after all so ofcourse he'll say something like that.

what brand? what model is it?
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Old 06-12-2010, 01:58 PM   #34 (permalink)
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ThermalTake 600W 600CR2

Haha when I asked him for the Model # he said well if you're getting one online you can probably get a better one this is just what we have.

The only thing is they will Refund it if it doesn't work for me. I think Newegg just does replacement or restocking fee.

There is also this though: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153116 Which is $10 cheaper after rebate but I don't know what their restocking fee is, if it's not the issue.
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if you can buy from newegg, get this.
Newegg.com - Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
that will handle your system, no problem.

it's $65 w/ free shipping and you can get around $13 off with this promocode, "bigsave20".
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Are you sure 520W is enough? Did ya read my system specs? GPU alone uses 450.

The one I linked is only $5 more with rebate - 650W

Which one is better?


And does anyone know their restocking fee? We're going under the assumption that it is the PSU and not a bad Mobo
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Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!

"Most products can be returned for either a Refund or for a Replacement of the same item. Refunds are subject to a 15% restocking fee, which is deducted from the refund amount."

thermaltake is not exactly the best brand. the antec on the other hand is a very good psu, it won't have any problems.
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Newegg.com - Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

And it will handle my build fine, your sure?

AMD Phenom II 955
Asus Evo M4A7
XFX 5770 GPU...

Just seems like a low wattage cause my old one is 510-650peak



And also, given I've replaced EVERYTHING but the PSU and Optical Drives... This really should be the last thing I have to buy right? This thing is turning into a money pit. Original budget was $500, up to $700. Otherwise if the problem is with one of the new components I can just get a replacement for free.
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im positive it'll handle your build. higher wattage doesn't mean it's better. plus you can't really compare yours with that one, you have a 6+ year old psu.

in their test system, max power draw was 256w with a 5770.
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edit: sry, i was looking at the load draw from two 5770's, which they got as 390w. for a single 5770, it's 256w load power draw. you'll be fine dude.
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Thanks Muff Man.

And should be the last thing I have to drop money into? All the other new parts have a return for free replacement... Like if the mobo was bad.

Just ordered the PSU, should be here by Wednesday. Let's hope that's the end of it. I'm bout sick of computer building now.. Sigh
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