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PSU advice

Postposted on Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:46 pm

Hi Guys

About a week ago my pc stop powering up, the lights on the mobo come on but no fans or booting or anything. My local pc expert (which is usualy right) said to me over the phone it wont be my psu because if its giving all 1 voltage it should be giving all of them. He advised me its the mobo. Bought a new mobo and still got the same prob :( doh! Ive used a multi meter on the plugs inside the case and get 5v on some things nothing on alot of the plugs. Its broken right? :) (psu fan not spinning either)

system; intel Q6600 @ stock (gonna oc it to 3GZ if i ever get my machine working)
asus P5q pro turbo mobo
4GB Corsair value
BFG 9800GT OC
2HDD both WD 1x 250GB 1x 1T
2x dvd/lightscribe drives
Multi card reader
Creative extreme gamer sound
Sagitta raid max case

Can someone pls surgest a decent and cheap psu that will run this and leave some room for expantion. My old power supply is a galaxy 850w.

Thanks
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Re: PSU advice

Postposted on Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:59 pm

Newegg has plenty of good PSUs.
How about the OCZ ModXStream Pro 600 for $75 - 25 MIR?
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Re: PSU advice

Postposted on Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:11 pm

How old? Enermax Galaxy has a 5 yr. warranty you know?
I'd look at RMA. :wink:
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Re: PSU advice

Postposted on Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:51 pm

Newegg doesnt ship to England unfortuntely, but i`ll deffinatly check that make of psu out. Ive voided any warrenty on my Galaxy by opening it to look for internal fuses, there isnt any btw. Thanks for the advice, Anyone thats got a reliable cheap psu they recomend that will run the above system please let me know. To many to choose from all with 5 star reviews as usual :)


Thanks jubbster
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Re: PSU advice

Postposted on Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:05 pm

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Re: PSU advice

Postposted on Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:14 pm

Cheers thats just the ticket
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Re: PSU advice

Postposted on Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:49 pm

jubbster wrote:My local pc expert (which is usualy right) said to me over the phone it wont be my psu because if its giving all 1 voltage it should be giving all of them. He advised me its the mobo. Bought a new mobo and still got the same prob :( doh! Ive used a multi meter on the plugs inside the case and get 5v on some things nothing on alot of the plugs. Its broken right? :) (psu fan not spinning either)
If he is local why not just bring it to him for some troubleshooting?
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Re: PSU advice

Postposted on Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:15 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:How about the OCZ ModXStream Pro 600 for $75 - 25 MIR?


I've heard people mention poor performance on those ModXstream PSUs. They claim the problems come from cheap capacitors in the ModXStream units.
This is all second hand info though...so take it for what it's worth.
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Re: PSU advice

Postposted on Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:55 am

Was lucky i went for the Corsair 650TX then :) Hopefull tomorrow i might be up and running again. While i remember, as i bought a new mobo and didnt need 1, i have a xfx 750i sli for sale if anyone wants it. Used ofc but in good nick and still boxed.

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Re: PSU advice

Postposted on Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:19 am

Brands don't matter so you shouldn't worry about that.


Right.....I have this YUGO,
and since Brands don't matter,
you'll gladly trade it for your Mercedes right? :roll:

Why bother with Ebay, there are plenty of $15 PSU (Well actually about 1/4 of the parts really required to actually be called a PSU) available on Newegg.

If you want to see fry your computer, go for it. :roll:
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Re: PSU advice

Postposted on Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:13 am

Corsair 650TX or Corsair HX650 is the way to go. They make great PSU's with 7 year warranties. I use to be an OCZ fan but ever since I got my first Corsair PSU I've been using them/recommending them in any build that I have been a part of.
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