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  1. S

    Question Was I given the wrong CPU cables by Thermaltake? (Z790 Hero and Thermaltake GF3 1200W)

    Extremely important edit: All models of the Toughpower GF3 come with this cable, as per HardwareBusters: I'm very confused, that pin just doesn't actually seem to fit in any of the two CPU power connectors. Hey, I'm in a bit of a stump, I've never seen this before. My two CPU cables have the...
  2. FardinAhsan146

    Question PC won't boot after shutdown or sleep. Otherwise fine for weeks when turned on.

    My PC often refuses to boot post shutdown or sleep. No motherboard lights nothing. To circumvent this problem, I just leave the PC on for weeks, months on end. But that obviously isn't sustainable. When this issue does occur, I usually just wait around 12-24 hours and the PC boots when I try...
  3. AspectSaber

    Question Computer fans spin for a second then nothing

    So I recently upgraded my office computer's power supply, and now when I put all of the cables back, the computer fans (CPU, GPU, and exhaust fan) spin for a second when I hit the power button, but stop and nothing happens. However the power supply light is on. Pressing the power button again...
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    Question What needs to be plugged in to a power supply?

    I'm building my first pc and I'm at the stage where I plug everything into the power supply. The problem is I don't know which cables I need to use since my power supply is fully modular (hx1000). People tell me to just plug in all the cables, plug in everything that needs to be plugged in, and...
  5. Maurofrietas173

    Question Is my seasonic S12II 520W 80 plus bronze enough?

    I want to upgrade my gpu and the estimated wattage is 369W(pcpartpicker) Do you guys think the 520W seasonic Will be enough? Thanks😃
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    Question What's the safest way to use a Corsair HX1200 with an RTX 4090?

    Hi! I have a Corsair HX1200 which I'm planning to use in my new build that has an Asus RTX 4090 TUF OC. The adapter bundled with the card has 4 8 pin PCIe power connectors, they recommend using 4 dedicated cables and not use pigtails. I watched this video and from what I'm getting here he's...
  7. Danrley

    Question I'd like to know for what is the black 'n' white cable on SeaSonic PSUs

    I'd like to know for what use exists the black and white cable on SeaSonic PSUs. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CbjCNLZ3GAu1xM5EGoech0WpWhywCLw6/view?usp=drivesdk PS.: If the first link don't work, try this: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1CZ2X1psmjv6cS3wLaRy7v8Sm9sTjLq1j If even...
  8. tygzy

    Question What wattage should I get for overclocking this build?

    I am upgrading my pc in the short future, and this being my first fully custom build I wanted to overclock my CPU, RAM and possibly GPU unless it is not recommended for somewhat beginners. This will be my build: CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800x GPU: RTX 3080/3080ti ( not entirely sure which to get yet )...
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    Question Strange Chirping Noise From PSU

    I've attached a short video to demonstrate the sound I'm hearing View: https://imgur.com/a/UMNWBTM This is a closer video View: https://imgur.com/a/IvNEr1m it shows the fan somewhat slowing when the noise occurs Fairly certain at this point the noise is coming from the PSU. The noise only...
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    Question Is there a good replacement for Corsair Enthusiast Series TX850 power supply?

    In the past week I've noticed that my power supply sometimes does not come on. I juggle the spot where the plug is in the back of the cpu and that seems to wake it up. But I have a feeling I need to replace it. But with what? Here is my current pc setup: Intel Core i7-10700K Comet Lake...
  11. M

    Question Power supply cable guide

    I’m completely stumped with my new power supply, it’s the be quiet dark power 12 850w titanium and I can’t figure out the power cables. I’m guessing the mother board is the 20+8 pin that goes to a 24 as that’s the same as old power supply. However I can’t figure out the cpu, on my old power...
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    Question PC Will Not Turn On

    Over the past week, my friend's pc has been having the same problem multiple times a day where the screen will freeze and then all usb ports will disconnect, and he found the only way to fix it was to turn the power supply off and on again. Today, it happened again and he thought it might be the...
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    Question Is my CPU causing my PC to not boot up?

    Recently my power supply died so i went and got a new one, once It got here i set it up but once I try to start it the PC won't boot up. I asked if it was the PSU but it isn't cause everything connected to my PC like my external hard drive and some LED's i have turn on once I turn the switch on...
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    Question 4 Pin Power Connecter for DIYPC case, no 4 pin connector on PSU

    Hello yall, I recently purchased a DIYPC Vanguard case which uses a four pin power connector to power the four integrated fans. It would appear that there are no available inputs on the PSU, and even if there were, it does not appear that the connector would fit being that the shroud is solid...
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    Question BSOD and RAM stick dead 24 hours after replacing failing PSU

    Good morning, So my PSU EVGA 750 watt Bronze had been failing for a little while. I probably continued to use it for a month as it started to make a grinding noise under high load, but eventually would calm down. Once it started to make the noise consistently I replaced it with an EVGA Gold 750...
  16. bruh1

    Question Which Power supply should I go with?

    My system is i3-10100 + GTX 1660/RX5500XT. I need a 450W PSU to go along with this PC. Which one these should I buy? Gigabyte P450B https://www.gigabyte.com/pk/Power-Supply/GP-P450B#kf Corsair CV450...
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    Question Computer shutting off abruptly after adding RAMs, even after taking them back apart

    This has been my computer components, and I never experienced any problem until today. Crucial P5 2TB PCIe M.2 GIGABYTE Radeon RX 6500 XT GAMING OC 4G(GV-R65XTGAMING OC-4GD) ASRock Z690 Phantom Gaming 4/D5 INTEL TWO Crucial DDR5 4800_32G 12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-12900KF Cougar Gex 1050...
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    Question 3060 XC wont work with bigger working psu from other computer but other graphics cards will.

    I have a 750watt bronze psu i have tested it and everything seems to work, except it wont work with my 3060 xc previously I used a 550 watt power supply from my old prebuild so everything should be better, on the 750w I have the cord labed vga. I didnt see one labed pcie or anything so...
  19. Nephern

    [SOLVED] What power supply do i need for a RTX 2070S?

    Im thinking of buying a 2070S but EVGA says i need a minimum of a 650w psu, i only have a 600w and i can only get either the gpu or the psu at the moment. Will i be safe to run the card?
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    Question energy efficient and quiet power supply for dell precision t5400

    hi i'm looking for a power supply for dell precision t5400 desktop computer that is energy efficient that will use the bare minimum electricity without effecting performance and it needs to be as close to silent as possible. this computer that this power supply will be going into will be on...
  21. alienomane

    [SOLVED] Missing a 4 pin atx connector from power supply

    Hello, I was considering to upgrade my motherboard and cpu, and i was going to upgrade my current mobo for a Asus prime x570-p, but putting my system on partpicker gives me this note/error: "The Asus PRIME X570-P ATX AM4 Motherboard has an additional 4-pin ATX power connector but the Corsair CX...
  22. jsh0

    [SOLVED] What if my UPS is lower wattage than my PSU?

    Power Supply: 850W Unbreakable Power Supply: 700W System Wattage Usage: 400W These numbers are just an example, but the takeaway is: UPS capacity is lower than the PSU capacity, and the System usage is lower than both. What would happen if the lights went out and the system had to run through...
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    Question PC Shuts Down Suddenly When Trying To Startup Demanding Game

    I just built a brand new PC, Windows freshly installed and upon starting a very demanding game like Star Citizen, it just abruptly shuts off, no errors or blue screens and then it will reboot itself shortly after. I was watching the CPU temps when it happened and at most I saw it hit the 80s...
  24. indouswr

    Question Monitor no signal (then goes black) but I can still hear audio ?

    So I just build this pc a little more than a week ago, 4 days ago the problem starts happening, my monitor would go to black screen then no signal then black again when the gpu is under heavy load (I think, because everything was fine when i was just watching YouTube or small stuff and I was...
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    Question Kernel-Power Error 41 (63) happening consistently while playing specific games

    Hey everyone, I asked this question previously but never got a fix, so I'm back with the same issue along with some updates. My computer reboots wihtout warning while playing games sometimes. I have been having this issue with a couple games, but consistantly Sea of Thieves, for about 2 years...
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    Question Should I change my power supply already?

    My PC has a problem, there are times when it won't turn on unless I disconnect and then connect back the 24-pin to the motherboard. This happened 3 times already. The 2nd time it happened, one of my ram sticks and the ram slot it was installed before doesn't work anymore.
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    Question Computer won't turn on

    My PC won't turn on.. kinda. So earlier today my PC was working just fine, like it has for the last 2 years. However when I tried to turn it on, nothing happend. When I tried pluging it into another socket everything starts running and all the lights turn on for a few seconds and then turn off...
  28. patrickfeeney

    Question What graphics card should I get for a Dell Optiplex 7020 ?

    Hello, I just got a Dell Optiplex 7020 MT. It has an i7-4790, 16 ram ddr3 (4 sticks), 500 sata ssd 3d nand, 290 watts power supply. It's a fullsize tower. I would like to get a graphics card for it. I think I should go second hand and get something like a Gtx 1070 or something with similar...
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    Question PC won't POST after playing heavier games

    Good day, everyone! I've been having problems with a PC that I built for a friend. I built it this March and started having issues with it after 2 months of usage. I'll detail all the issues I've had with it so far below. The first instance was in late May wherein the PC won't POST after...
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    Question Is the Gigabyte P650B 80 Plus Bronze 650W Okay for my Setup?

    I am using an AMD Ryzen 3 2200G with integrated Radeon Vega Graphics (no dedicated gpu), 6 fans, 1 ssd and 1 hdd in my current setup. I am currently using a generic psu on it and I am planning to upgrade my psu with Gigabyte P650B. Will this psu be enough and safe for my current build/set up?
  31. K

    [SOLVED] Corsair cv450 or Silverstone st50f es230

    I don't know which power supply to choose, i read some reviews saying that the Silverstone st50f is good, it's a little bit cheaper than the cv450, but Corsair seems like a reliable brand, I'm having trouble choosing since i want to save some money. I'm planning to buy an i5-3570, gtx 750 ti...
  32. jacobpounds101

    Question Possible to power a motherboard with adaptor instead of PSU?

    Hi, I'm trying to build a small computer out of old parts. Is there any way of powering a motherboard with some kind of adaptor from the mains power? Instead of a traditional PSU?
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    Question HP Z400 Red Light PSU Issue

    I have a HP Z400 with the following specs: CPU: Intel Xeon X5550 2.67 GHz Motherboard: Hewlett-Peckard 0B4Ch RAM: 8 GB RAM DDR3 @ 533MHz (dual channel) GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti Windforce Gigabyte 2 GB VRAM Power Supply: Stock HP Z400 Power Supply 475W Now a little bit of background. A...
  34. N

    Question Tried upgrading PSU but motherboard won't take it

    Hey guys! I need some help getting my motherboard to accept my new power supply. I have a Dell Optiplex 7010 desktop. It has an Intel I7, 16GB of RAM, Running windows 11. I recently upgraded my graphics card to a MSI 1660 GTX and had to upgrade my stock Dell power supply in order to supply my...
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    Question PSU Fan(?) Rattling noise. Need advice.

    PSU Rattling noise Hello. I need some help regarding how to fix the PSU Rattling noise I'm having. Here is video of the problem, and overview of the PSU's position inside the case. I previously installed it on a case where the PSU is hanging. This is what I mean by hanging The fan seems to be...
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    Question Is 200 watts PSU that comes with the casing is enough for i3 8100 and gt 1030?

    Yesterday my 500w PSU was dead (probably burned) and I replaced it with the PSU that came with my Maxgreen casing. It says 500w on the PSU's body but it's actually 200w. So is 200w enough for my pc? Note that I play Rainbow Six Siege 10 hours daily. My PC specs are: i3 8100 gt 1030 (gigabyte...
  37. dark.lucifer9999

    Question Random popping/knocking sound came from pc

    Yesterday night when I gaming I heard some strange noise came from my PC. Its like knock or pop sound(just like you tap your pc case like knocking a door). I heard it only one time but couple days back I heard sound like this too and when it happens pc was in idle. After sound there aren't any...
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    Question On NewEgg it differentiates between "ATX" and "ATX12V" power supplies. Which one do i need for my build? What's the difference?

    On NewEgg it differentiates between "ATX" and "ATX12V" power supplies. Which one do i need for my build? What's the difference? My build list has following components: Intel Core i9-12900K - Core i9 12th Gen Alder Lake 16-Core (8P+8E) 3.2 GHz LGA 1700 125W Intel UHD Graphics 770 Desktop...
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    Question Issue with HDD not being recognised ?

    Hi, So i recently ran into a big problem, where 1 of my 3 drives wasn't being recognised. It happened suddenly. I have 3 outputs from the power supply that can be used for drives., but whenever I try to connect my SEAGATE BARRACUDA ST2000DM008 the PC turns on extremely slow and the harddrive...
  40. jakedutton24

    Question Upgrading my PC, but am I wasting my money on parts I dont need ?

    Specs: RAM: 16.0GB Corsair Vengeance 3200MHz CPU: Intel Core i7 9700K 3.60GHz(4.60GHz OC) Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX Z390-F GAMING (LGA1151) GPU: ROG Strix NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Had for 3 years) Storage: 1tb HDD, 2tb HDD, 500Gb SSD m.2 CPU Cooler: Corsair CX550M Bronze (Had for 4 years)...