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Discussion Is my power supply strong enough?

Apr 8, 2019
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Hi All,

so recently I built my PC (about 3 days ago) everything was working fine for a day and then suddenly it stopped.

The problem is : No display at all
At first I thought it was the motherboard but then I got it looked at by a technician and he has advised that my graphics card has failed(card is about a year old) and he has tested it with a different card and it was working

below are my specs:
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/q9QmsZ

please tell me by experience or knowledge whether this power supply is strong enough fro this build?

Thank you
 
Mar 22, 2019
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I guess you got just "enough", it's an ok PSU, components are good, but i think you should upgrade for something like 550 at least. Yet your card dying was probably just bad luck.
 
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Hi All,

so recently I built my PC (about 3 days ago) everything was working fine for a day and then suddenly it stopped.

The problem is : No display at all
At first I thought it was the motherboard but then I got it looked at by a technician and he has advised that my graphics card has failed(card is about a year old) and he has tested it with a different card and it was working

below are my specs:
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/q9QmsZ

please tell me by experience or knowledge whether this power supply is strong enough fro this build?

Thank you
You need to look at the PSU tier list, https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1045610-new-psu-tier-list/?tab=comments#comment-12402695

your power supply is in the "just don't buy" section, a.k.a it's not the most reliable, the power supply is the most important thing in a computer, it dies your pc components might die too, or it'll kill itself only in which case you'd be lucky.

your psu should last a long time or could die tomorrow i couldn't tell you, just stay aware and upgrade to a more reliable and efficient psu eventually, it'll help you in the longrun, trust me.
 
Apr 8, 2019
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You need to look at the PSU tier list, https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1045610-new-psu-tier-list/?tab=comments#comment-12402695

your power supply is in the "just don't buy" section, a.k.a it's not the most reliable, the power supply is the most important thing in a computer, it dies your pc components might die too, or it'll kill itself only in which case you'd be lucky.

your psu should last a long time or could die tomorrow i couldn't tell you, just stay aware and upgrade to a more reliable and efficient psu eventually, it'll help you in the longrun, trust me.
cool thank you , I,ll take a look at that. at the moment i cant get a new PSU for about a month , will it be fine to use my PC until then?
 
Apr 8, 2019
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DSzymborski

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Im just curious as to why the one i mentioned isnt any good
Because, like the Corsair VS, it's a basic entry-level power supply that uses low-quality capacitors and an old platform. Cooler Master PSUs tend to use third-tier (or worse) manufacturers for their PSUs until you get the high end; there's no budget Cooler Master I would recommend as a matter of course unless you were really down in the garbage tier.
 
Apr 8, 2019
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Because, like the Corsair VS, it's a basic entry-level power supply that uses low-quality capacitors and an old platform. Cooler Master PSUs tend to use third-tier (or worse) manufacturers for their PSUs until you get the high end; there's no budget Cooler Master I would recommend as a matter of course unless you were really down in the garbage tier.
oh i understand, does this PSU have peripheral/ molex cables as i need one fro my case fans ?
 

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