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#1
the fireworks were impressive but my default 800w solytech psu that came with the case couldnt handle my GTX 570 folding and HD7970 gaming at the same time.... any recocmmendations for my setup? budget 220 and read my system specs to see what i have + the gtx 570

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ordered a SeaSonic Platinum 1000W, thanks everyone for the suggestions,
 

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#2
pics or GTFO.

seasonic ones are solid. but im no PSU expert. im just interested in the pics :p
 
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corsair are good. some are oem seasonic

seasonic labeled guaranteed quality.
 
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You were easily pushing 700 watts or higher. maybe close to 800 watts.

Seasonic X 1250 is $250


Corsair AX 1000 is $199 US
 
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I like my Ocz 850w ZX... If you can find it on rebate for $130 - $140 get it!

Everybody here is gonna suggest seasonic or corsair. They are overhyped IMO :eek:
 

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#7
pics or GTFO.

seasonic ones are solid. but im no PSU expert. im just interested in the pics :p
i was too dazed in watching the the gun bang flashes to even know to turn off the pc, at first i thought it was my cat scratching at my chair, it popped some more then i actually seen like sparks, looked like a light bulb blowing out, fricken crazy! then my pc turned off and i said oh fuck....
 
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hopefully No Other Damage.
 

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Our prayers are with you hoping that nothing else is dead.

I trust Seasonic and Corsair AX. Only those 2 cards would go well over 500W
 
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Someone should sticky this thread for all the idiots who come to TPU asking what they should upgrade first and they have a no name PSU and ignore older members advice to upgrade the PSU before anything. Or the jackasses who say the PSU is not that important.

Not talking to you T4C. Just saying in general. Man I hope you didnt lose anything.
 
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and... that is why we TPU users never use PSUs that come with cases cause they are pure junk. as said before, hope nothing else is damaged. god bless you sir!
 
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I only look for PSUs that are 80Plus Gold rated or higher (if I can afford them), as having high efficiency seems to be a barrier to most of these no-name companies. Rosewill power supplies are a mixed bag because they have so many OEMs fulfill their orders, but my Capstone 550w is internally a Super Flower (although Rosewill seems to like Teapo caps a lot, which are alright these days but aren't as nice as Japanese caps).

This one was a $99 several times recently. Design's been around for a few years but is excellent. SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 ...

Other than that, I'm tempted to test out those digital Corsair PSUs by Flextronics, but the price of them is rather ridiculous.
 
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i was to dazed in watching the the gun bang flashes to even know to turn off the pc, at first i thought it was my cat scratching at my chair, it did it more then i actually seen like sparks, looked like a light bulb blowing out, fricken crazy! then my pc turned off and i said oh fuck....
Picture an oncoming train at a RR crossing, car is dead and the seatbelt won't unbuckle.

Anyway... like everyone else's morbid hardware self-destruction curiosity, I WANT SOME PICTURES TOO! :laugh:

And, yes too, hope you didn't suffer collateral damage. I lost a motherboard to a faulty Hiper PSU.
 

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Someone should sticky this thread for all the idiots who come to TPU asking what they should upgrade first and they have a no name PSU and ignore older members advice to upgrade the PSU before anything. Or the jackasses who say the PSU is not that important.

Not talking to you T4C. Just saying in general. Man I hope you didnt lose anything.
Its important but you dont need a high end unit, unless you want to. PSU elitists are just as bad imo.
 
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Its important but you dont need a high end unit, unless you want to. PSU elitists are just as bad imo.
No I agree. You don't need a 1000w PSU. You just need a high quility PSU period. Most people don't need more then 650w on TPU.
 

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You were running an AMD card and an nVidia card at the same time???
 
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You were running an AMD card and an nVidia card at the same time???
And? There is no issue with that for what he was doing.
 
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No I agree. You don't need a 1000w PSU. You just need a high quility PSU period. Most people don't need more then 650w on TPU.
Yep, I'm fine with my 550w for my Sys Specs rig. Might want a little more for the 7970 but it seems sufficient for me.
 
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the mobo i actually might nto care about because i may be gettign one for christmas, what are the chances that my ssd's and hdd's and video cards blew out too?

im on teh forum using my server pc btw lol which is ALOT weaker then my gaming pc that exploded

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the mobo i actually might nto care about because i may be gettign one for christmas, what are the chances that my ssd's and hdd's and vide ocards blew out too?
GPU's very good chance.
 

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Benchmark Scores GTX 1080 please?
#24
I think it would also depend on which side of the PSU the failure occurred. I'm no PSU expert, but I'm going to guess the primary (high voltage) side went if it was able to run for a while when it was "popping." Usually when you short the DC side the unit will instantly shut off, but who knows with these off-brand units.
 

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#25
You cant say the GPUs are more likely to fail with the psu over any other component,the truth is anything powered by the line that blew out is at risk of failing. Honestly I bet your PSU went out but didnt take anything else with it.